American Manganese (AM) has reported reaching a “great milestone” in its work towards “a complete lithium-ion battery recycling process” by beginning operation of its five stage pilot plant operation in Canada.
AM’s processing partner Kemetco Research has started processing a select sample of cathode scrap material at AM’s lithium-ion recycling pilot plant in British Columbia.
The cathode scrap material is being processed through stages 1 and 2 of the pilot plant, which will see the sample undergo pre-treatment and then leaching.
Canadian metals company American Manganese has started proof of concept testing of its large-scale lithium-ion cathode material recycling process.
Research and development firm Kemetco Research will undertake tests of the company’s proprietary hydrometallurgical process for the recycling of cathode materials, specifically lithium–cobalt.