How to Mine Cobalt Without Going to Congo

By Anna Hirtenstein November 30, 2017, 11:00 PM CST Recycling techniques can draw metal from lithium-ion batteries New source could meet 10% of car industry’s metal needs Why Electric Cars Aren’t Taking Over Yet Almost 9,000 miles from the dusty Congo savanna, miners have hit on an entirely new source of cobalt — the rare mineral at the heart of the electric-car boom. And not only can they take coffee breaks, when they take a break, they can grab a donut at Tim Hortons.Scientists working for American Manganese Inc., located in the suburbs of Vancouver, have developed a way to produce enough of the bluish-gray metal to power all the electric cars on the road today without drilling into the ground: by recycling faulty batteries. It’s one of many technologies that entrepreneurs are patenting to prepare for a time when electric cars outnumber polluting petrol engines, turning the entire automotive … Continue reading

TSXV:AMY – This Story Keeps Getting Better – Recycling Lithium Ion Batteries

      PCT International Patent Application Submitted For Lithium Ion Batteries Recycling Process and Recovery of Cathode Materials November 22, 2017 Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc., (TSX.V: AMY; Pink Sheets: AMYZF; Frankfurt: 2AM) (“AMI” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the Company has filed its Patent Co-operative Treaty (PCT) Patent Application on November 9, 2017. The PCT Application is a unified international patent application with 152 participating independent states and countries.  With the filing of the PCT Application, the Company’s proprietary technology becomes patent pending in these international jurisdictions. The PCT application is another important milestone as the company continues develop and assemble intellectually property assets to capitalize on its technology for recycling lithium ion batteries. A recent article published by Reuters, “Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution”, details the opportunity that exists for developing processes to extract metals from spent batteries … Continue reading