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First Phosphate and Ultion Technologies Enter MOU for Purchase of LFP / LFMP Commercial Production Technology and Offtake of 6,000 annual Tonnes of LFP Cathode Active Material for Specialty Products

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First Phosphate and Ultion Technologies Enter MOU for Purchase of LFP / LFMP Commercial Production Technology and Offtake of 6,000 annual Tonnes of LFP Cathode Active Material for Specialty Products

 

 

 

 

 

First Phosphate Corp.  (CSE PHOS) (OTC: FRSPF) (FSE: KD0) is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ultion Technologies Inc of Las Vegas, Nevada for the purchase of a non-exclusive, perpetual license to technology for the production of lithium iron phosphate and lithium iron manganese phosphate cathode active material.

 

The LFP technology contemplated by this MOU is currently in production in two facilities, one with 10,000 tonnes per annum of capacity and one with 50,000 tonnes per annum of capacity. The market value of 50,000 tonnes of LFP CAM can be estimated from USD $625,000,000 to USD $1,250,000,000 based on recent market price ranges. The LFMP technology contemplated in this MOU is currently under development and being produced at a quantity of several tonnes per month.

 

“The agreement is important to the Company because it provides proven, commercial-grade LFP production technology as well as offtake into the LFP CAM specialty products segment of the market,” says CEO John Passalacqua. “We are building our entry into LFP CAM production in careful and systematic manner. Access to various LFP production technologies reduces our technology risk and allows us to diversify industry exposure by servicing various markets and various client needs.”

 

“We are excited to be working with First Phosphate in developing the lithium battery supply chain in North America,” said Dr. Johnnie Stoker, CEO of Ultion. “With their secure source of high purity ore and commitment to develop downstream processing of Cathode Active Materials, First Phosphate will become a key player in the LFP/LFMP supply chain. It is critical that these materials be made in our region.”

 

The terms of the agreement between the parties include:

  • Ultion shall grant a fully paid, royalty-free perpetual license to First Phosphate for the transfer of the LFP CAM production technology.
  • Ultion shall transfer all documents necessary for First Phosphate to implement the purchased LFP CAM technology commercially, (The “Technology Document Package”).
  • A similar LFMP Technology Document Package will include all documents, technology and information as the LFP Technology Document Package. It will also include any equipment changes or modifications that are required to produce LFMP with the same equipment as specified for LFP production.
  • Ultion will also provide the following services to First Phosphate under certain conditions: equipment acquisition and installation, engineering support, equipment design, start up, and personnel training.
  • First Phosphate may purchase one or both technologies as well as pay an additional fee to secure an exclusive right to the LFMP technology for the North American market.
  • First Phosphate shall work to provide Ultion with up to 2,000 tonnes per annum of LFP CAM for its LFP battery cell manufacturing business for specialty products. Ultion is planning on beginning production in 2025 which will need up to 500 tonnes of LFP CAM and will ramp up to full production requiring up to 2,000 tonnes by 2029.
  • Additional cell production partners and facilities related to Ultion’s expansion are also expected to use First Phosphate’s LFP as recommended. Each additional facility is expected to ramp up to at least 2,000 tonnes per year LFP/LFMP CAM consumption by 2030. There are at least two additional production partner facilities being contemplated by Ultion at this time.
  • This MOU shall be effective as of the date of signature and shall remain in effect until The Parties enter into a definitive, written agreement or 365 days, whichever comes first.

 

This MOU with Ultion together with the MOU with American Battery Factory signed on September 13, 2023 provides First Phosphate with a total minimum offtake potential of 46,000 tonnes of LFP CAM to be fulfilled slowly starting in 2026 and ramping up by 2028/2029.

 

About First Phosphate Corp.

 

First Phosphate is a mineral development company fully dedicated to extracting and purifying phosphate for the production of cathode active material for the Lithium Iron Phosphate battery industry. First Phosphate is committed to producing at high purity level, in responsible manner and with low anticipated carbon footprint. First Phosphate plans to vertically integrate from mine source directly into the supply chains of major North American LFP battery producers that require battery grade LFP cathode active material emanating from a consistent and secure supply source. First Phosphate holds over 1,500 sq. km of royalty-free district-scale land claims in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean Region of Quebec, Canada that it is actively developing. First Phosphate properties consist of rare anorthosite igneous phosphate rock that generally yields high purity phosphate material devoid of high concentrations of harmful elements.

 

About Ultion Technologies

 

Ultion is a US-based private corporation focused on development and commercialization of battery materials, cells, and packs in North America. Members of Ultion’s technical and operations teams have been integral in the commercialization and production of lithium-ion materials, cells, and packs, particularly based on LFP for over 20 years. Ultion has developed and/or acquired valuable technology and know-how for the production of cathode active materials (CAM) including LFP and LFMP. Ultion plans to expand its operations in North America with its first facility for lithium ion cell and pack production by 2025. The initial facility will be capable of up to 1GWh of cell production and Ultion is exploring additional cell and pack production at several locations in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

 

Posted December 11, 2023

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