American Manganese Inc. (TSXV:AMY,FWB:2AM) has successfully completed production of working, test lithium ion battery prototypes using chemical manganese dioxide generated from Artillery Peak material.
As quoted in the press release:
Producing working prototype lithium ion batteries represents a key breakthrough for American Manganese in the continuing development of the Company’s patent pending hydrometallurgical process. CMD manufactured with this process eliminates electrowinning and the need for any mechanical means of size reduction for the final product.
American Manganese President and CEO Larry Reaugh said:
The button cell batteries were made in Kemetco Research Inc.’s (Kemetco) laboratory in Richmond, BC, and are the culmination of the research program we announced on March7, 2012. This represents a significant technical step forward in the Company’s pursuit of opportunities in the emerging rechargeable battery market.