American Manganese to Demonstrate Solution for Wenden Stockpile
American Manganese Inc. (TSX-V: AMY) (OTC US: AMYZF) (FSE: 2AM) is pleased to announce continued recognition of the strategic importance of the Wenden Manganese Stockpile in Arizona and the recently awarded grant to American Manganese from the United States Defense Logistics Agency.
Shortly after DLA selected American Manganese Inc. for a grant to demonstrate the Company’s ability to process Electrolytic Manganese Metal from low-grade Wenden Stockpile feedstock (October 21, 2020 Press Release), Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) released a letter to U.S. Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt stating:
“I am asking that you work to direct BLM [the Bureau of Land Management] to be prepared to work with DLA/NDS [National Defense Stockpile] in finding a path forward for the potential siting an advanced manganese material processing facility at Wenden. This facility could allow an economical approach that produced a desired environmental outcome, while providing a needed national security material and jump-starting manganese production in the US which ceased in 1973…
This would open the prospect of:
Congressman Gosar concluded: “With an EMM processing plant at the Wenden Stockpile site, progressive reclamation/clean-up of the Wenden site would take place, in the context of an ongoing advanced material production facility.”
To read the full press statement from Congressman Gosar on the potential opportunity involving the Wenden DLA Stockpile – Click Here.
American Manganese Inc. is a critical metals company focused on recycling of lithium-ion batteries (RecycLiCo™) and the production of electrolytic manganese metal from low grade U.S. resources. The recycling process provides high extraction of cathode metals, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum at high purity, with minimal processing steps. American Manganese Inc. aims to commercialize its breakthrough RecycLiCo™ patented process and become an industry leader in recycling cathode materials from spent lithium-ion batteries.
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