Manganese X Metallurgical Update: Receives Encouraging Results to Produce High Grade Battery Products for the North American Li-Ion and other Alternative Energy Markets
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Manganese X Energy Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX-V: MN) (FSE: 9SC2) (TRADEGATE:9SC2) (OTC PINK: SNCGF) is pleased to announce that in collaboration with Kemetco Research Inc. it has been able to produce manganese sulfate with a purity exceeding 99.6% and very low levels of base and alkali metals (Cu, Pb, Ni and Zn below 10 ppm and Na, K and Ca below 50 ppm) that are deleterious in battery-grade compounds. The company’s preliminary flowsheet using specific parameters for Battery Hill ore has yielded very encouraging results. The flowsheet incorporates leaching, followed by solid-liquid separation, purification and crystallization.
The company, together with Kemetco, will continue to develop a competitive flowsheet in the next two quarters, in order to produce a high-purity (>99.9%) battery-grade manganese product for the growing electric vehicle and energy storage sectors, using the safe and sustainable North America mineral resource from Battery Hill.
Martin Kepman, CEO of Manganese X states, “This is a significant step for us towards the development of a battery-grade manganese product; we are particularly excited with the fact that many of the critically deleterious elements are extracted from our manganese product at the beginning of the flowsheet, without the use of expensive or highly hazardous reagents and processes.”
Kemetco Research Inc. is a private sector integrated science, technology and innovation company providing laboratory analysis and testing, field work, bench scale studies, pilot plant investigations, consulting services, applied research and development for both industry and government.
Kemetco provides scientific expertise in the fields of Specialty Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Process and Extractive Metallurgy.
About Manganese X Energy
Manganese’s X mission is to acquire and advance high potential manganese mining prospects located in North America with the intent of supplying value added materials to the lithium ion battery and other alternative energy industries. In addition our company is striving to achieve new methodologies emanating from environmentally and geographically ethical and friendly green/zero emissions technologies, while processing manganese at a lower competitive cost.
For more information, visit the website at www.manganesexenergycorp.com.
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