An independent lab ran a series of tests and average recovery rates ranged from 91.4% to 94%.
American Manganese Mining News
The company said the granting of the patent comes at a time of surging demand for lithium-ion batteries as part of the trend towards ‘the electrification of everything.'
The miner is the only private sector company taking part in the project to recover critical materials.
Together with an industry partner, the company built a pilot plant to recycle cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum.
The company plans to build and begin operating a hydrometallurgical plant to prove continuous recovery of cathode material
Manganese demand is closely tied to the global steel market. While there are questions about what 2011 will offer, in terms of steel demand, especially as China appears to be cooling off, there are other stories out there talking about India’s rampant appetite for raw materials for steel production in the face of rising prices.