Recycled battery materials firm American Manganese has appointed lawyer Paul Hildebrand as a director of the company— eight years after he first worked at the firm.
The company’s CEO Larry Reaugh said Hildebrand had proven abilities in the field of litigation and was a welcome addition to the company.
Hildebrand was previously a director at the Canadian firm from 2007 to 2013.
The company’s board of directors granted Hildebrand 400,000 stock options with an exercise price of $0.80 per share and expiring five years from today.
Last month, American Manganese successfully produced lithium sulfate (Li2SO4) with 99.99% purity using its RecycLiCo™ lithium-ion battery recycling process.
The bulk sample of lithium sulfate was sent to an unnamed international lithium producer for validation.
The process first leached lithium-ion battery cathode scrap and black-mass material with an extraction efficiency of more than 99%.