American Manganese Successfully Completes All Identified Milestones in the DLA Project Scope of Work Within the Project TimelineAmerican Manganese Inc. is pleased to have submitted its final report to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency signifying the completion of the Wenden Stockpile Reclamation and Advanced Material Processing project. The DLA project is AMY's second project to gain support from the U.S. ...

American Manganese Successfully Completes All Identified Milestones in the DLA Project Scope of Work Within the Project Timeline

American Manganese Inc. (TSXV:AMY)(OTCQB:AMYZF)(FSE:2AM) ("AMY" or the "Company") is pleased to have submitted its final report to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), signifying the completion of the Wenden Stockpile Reclamation and Advanced Material Processing project. The DLA project is AMY's second project to gain support from the U.S. Government

The project began in December 2020 with representative samples from the Wenden Stockpile and concluded in September 2021 with electrolytic manganese metal (EMM) production. The purpose of this project was to conduct bench-scale testing of unit operations to confirm that the American Manganese process flowsheet applies to the pyrolusite stockpile material, allowing for economic processing of the manganese resources into high purity manganese metal.

"As I said when this process started, this project presents an amazing opportunity for the people of Wenden, American Manganese, and the entire American mineral supply chain," said Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ). "At each step in the process American Manganese has been open and transparent on their work and is presenting a solution to transform the unwanted stockpile of low-grade material, long ago paid for by the U.S. taxpayer, into modern National Defense Stockpile material (EMM). The U.S. remains 100% dependent on foreign EMM and we simply cannot remain dependent on foreign supply when electrolytic manganese metal is a designated strategic defense mineral. Advancing this project is a strong first step towards securing a durable American source of supply."

As stated in the final project report:

"The patented American Manganese process represents a significant opportunity for producing electrolytic manganese metal, electrolytic manganese dioxide, and potentially battery-grade manganese sulfate using as feedstock the 350,000 short dry tons of National Defense Stockpile material grading about 22% manganese located just outside Wenden, Arizona."

Project highlights include enhanced process efficiencies in the Company's original manganese flowsheet and manganese metal production without the addition of toxic selenium. While meeting all project milestones, scoping study results indicate areas that would benefit from additional studies to achieve commercial-scale operation near the Wenden Stockpile.

"I'm proud that in the final report we have submitted to the DLA, American Manganese successfully completed all identified milestones within the project timeline, including an advanced material processing flowsheet that we tested on a lab scale," commented Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese. "I believe there is value in processing the Wenden Stockpile material with AMY's patented process, and we are actively seeking continued collaboration on advanced materials reclamation with the DLA."

There is no substitute for manganese in the production of steel, and as BHP Billiton's former CEO Brian Gilbertson has said, "You cannot make steel without manganese. And if you cannot make steel - the world stops." DLA, which oversees the U.S. National Defense Stockpile, released its 2022 Stockpile acquisitions list, which continues to include Electrolytic Manganese Metal.

About American Manganese Inc.

American Manganese Inc. is a critical minerals company focused on upcycling lithium-ion battery waste into high-value battery cathode materials, using its closed-loop RecycLiCo™ process. With minimal processing steps and up to 99% extraction of lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese, the upcycling process creates valuable lithium-ion battery materials for direct integration into the re-manufacturing of new lithium-ion batteries.

American Manganese's original patented manganese process is the cornerstone technology in developing the Company's lithium-ion battery cathode recycling process, RecycLiCo™.

On behalf of Management

American Manganese Inc.
Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 778 574 4444
Email: lreaugh@amymn.com

www.americanmanganeseinc.com
www.recyclico.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release may contain "forward-looking statements", which are statements about the future based on current expectations or beliefs. For this purpose, statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate or true. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by law.

SOURCE: American Manganese Inc.



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HydroGraph Clean Power


Overview

There's never been more attention on clean energy generation than exists today. Between the EU's push for clean energy for all Europeans, the passing of various state-level green laws throughout the US, and the US government's decision to invest $2 trillion in clean energy to support a green economy — when it comes to energy production — it's clear the future is leaning green. The goal of these initiatives is to transition our energy production from non-sustainable sources like coal, gas, and oil into more sustainable options like solar, wind, and hydroelectric.

The US government is committing to decarbonizing the power sector by 2035, with the goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The UK has also followed suit by committing to cutting more than 50 percent of its emissions, which it believes could help bolster its economy through increased jobs. As governments around the world shift towards clean energy, the demand for various materials such as hydrogen and graphene is expected to rapidly increase.

HydroGraph Clean Power (CSE:HG) is a Canadian industrial materials manufacturer focused on commercializing its patented, green and cost-effective graphene and hydrogen manufacturing process. HydroGraph Clean Power's patented Synthetic Detonated Graphene (SDG) process is a clean energy production platform that produces hydrogen gas and the only synthetic detonated graphene.

SDG process

The SDG process produces identical batches of 99.8 percent of pure graphene without impurities from hydrocarbon gases. The process is cost-effective, digitally-controlled, customizable, decentralized, consistent and energy-efficient compared to other methods. More importantly, the company's graphene product can be produced on-site at an industrial scale and competitive prices.

The SDG process is a green, low-cost and low-energy process that produces virtually no emissions. The process is initially sparked from an electrode –– which requires very low energy –– and then relies on reactants to continually power the system. By enabling the energy within the hydrocarbon gases to power the system, the company can keep its energy costs low. The SDG process is also completely chemical and solvent-free resulting in low or net-zero emissions.

The company's graphene product is commercially superior to other graphene products on the market. HydroGraph Clean Power's SDG process produces one to five layers of graphene without impurities compared to conventional methods which produce less than 10 layers of graphene, often with impurities. Given the company's ability to produce high-quality graphene at low costs, HydroGraph Clean Power strongly believes that it will be able to market its graphene product at competitive prices with significant margins.

The company is positioned for strong growth in the near future with the recent commercialization of its graphene detonation chambers. The company plans to use its detonation chambers to develop advances in additive manufacturing, battery technology, conductive inks, industrial manufacturing and other applications.

HydroGraph Clean Power is expected to capitalize on graphene sales in various markets. The company's highly efficient SDG process is capable of producing consistent and customizable graphene for a variety of applications. The compact and modular detonation cylinders also allow the process to be deployed virtually anywhere resulting in significant market opportunities.

In May 2021, the company closed a private placement for gross proceeds of $6,505,000. The private placement was led by PowerOne Capital Markets Limited and Haywood Securities Inc. The funds from the financing round have been allocated towards scaling production of its SDG platform to commercialization, SDG platform automation and research and development focused on synthesizing nanotechnology products.

HydroGraph Clean Power, is led by a highly experienced management team with specialized experience in materials science. The company's technical team took part in the discovery of the detonation method at Kansas State University currently used in the SDG platform to produce graphene. HydroGraph Clean Power is the exclusive owner of the worldwide license from Kansas State University allowing it to produce valuable clean energy and nanotechnology products through their patented detonation process.

Company Highlights

  • HydroGraph Clean Power (CSE:HG) is focused on commercializing its patented, green and cost-effective graphene and hydrogen manufacturing process.
  • HydroGraph Clean Power's patented Synthetic Detonated Graphene (SDG) process is a clean energy production platform that produces hydrogen gas and the only synthetic detonated graphene at an industrial scale.
  • The company's SDG process produces identical batches of 99.8 percent of pure and graphene for a variety of applications. HydroGraph Clean Power's graphene is superior to other options on the market with very few layers and no impurities.
  • The SDG process is completely chemical and solvent-free resulting in low or net-zero emissions.
  • Led by a highly experienced management team with specialized experience in materials science - the company's technical team took part in the discovery of the detonation method currently used in the SDG platform to produce graphene.

Key Product

HydroGraph Synthetic Detonated Graphene Process

The HydroGraph Synthetic Detonated Graphene (SDG) process is a patented clean energy production platform that produces hydrogen gas and the only synthetic detonated graphene. The company's process effectively produces identical batches of 99.8 percent of pure graphene from acetylene and oxygen gas. The SDG process is cost-effective, green, digitally-controlled, customizable, decentralized, consistent and energy-efficient compared to other methods.

HydroGraph Synthetic Detonated Graphene Process

Conventional graphene mass manufacturing involves reducing multilayer graphene from mined graphite feedstock to less than 10 layers of graphene. This conventional method is complex, energy-intensive, expensive and ultimately results in an inferior graphene product with impurities. HydroGraph Clean Power's SDG process produces between one to five layers of graphene which is classified as "very few-layer graphene" with no impurities. The process enables the energy within hydrocarbon gases to also power the system which reduces the energy requirements with virtually no emissions.

The company's graphene detonation chambers have already entered commercialization. Going forward, the company plans to use its detonation chambers to develop advances in additive manufacturing, field technology, conductive inks, industrial manufacturing and other applications. The company's graphene product can be produced on-site at an industrial scale and competitive prices.

Management Team

Harold Davidson - Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Harold Davidson has more than 30 years of tech experience with Fortune 500 technology companies and in executive positions at tech start-ups. He was vice president of marketing at INToo Software Corporation which was the fastest growing and best performing TSX-V tech stock at the time. Davidson is the CEO and a director of Core Workflows Inc. which is a private technology company that provides the underlying technology for Omada. He invented, patented and helped develop a revolutionary new system of engagement (SOE) to provide businesses with a more efficient means of visualizing workflows.

David Morris - President

Dr. David Morris has been a prolific entrepreneur for over 18 years. Morris has built many businesses from the ground up and taken others through the recapitalization and restructuring process. After graduating from the University of Toronto's dentistry program, Dr. Morris founded the Morris Group of Companies. Morris has overseen its growth from a simple partnership to an organization employing more than 200 people with 2020 revenues over $100 million. As president of the Morris Group, Dr. Morris is involved in a wide range of business activities, including land and housing development, the mining sector, employment services and telecommunications.

Logan Anderson - Chief Financial Officer

Logan Anderson is a businessperson who has been an officer and director of numerous different public companies over the past 40 years. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer & Director at International Battery Metals Ltd., Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Director at Scotch Creek Ventures, Inc., Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Director at Ovation Science Inc. (Canada) and Chief Financial Officer & Director at InsuraGuest Technologies Inc. and Corporate Secretary of St. James Gold Corp. He is also a current member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Kjirstin Breure - Chief Operating Officer

Kjirstin Breure has a 10-year background in emerging technologies and portfolio management. She was the director of operations for Frontline Crossings and the director and COO for Macht10. Kjirstin has also worked in investor relations for Omada Technologies. Her interest in technology and passion for problem-solving has led her to work primarily with tech start-ups. Breure graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering with a specialization in nanomechanics.

Ranjith Divigalpitiya - Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Ranjith Divigalpitiya is an adjunct research professor in the department of chemistry at Western University in Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura in Sri Lanka. He received his Master of Science degree and Ph.D. degree in solid-state physics from Simar Fraser University in Canada. He was a senior specialist and physicist at 3M Canada for more than 27 years. At 3M Canada, he invented 3M's graphene-like carbon coatings and contributed to 190 invention submissions and 20 granted US patents. He has authored more than 33 peer-reviewed papers in various areas of research, including digital x-ray imaging, electrically conducting adhesives, air and water purification, battery materials and nanoscale coatings.

Chris Sorensen - Technical Team Leader

Dr. Chris Sorensen is the Cortelyou-Rust University distinguished professor in the departments of physics and chemistry (adjunct) at Kansas State University. He received his Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Nebraska. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Sorensen also served in Vietnam. His areas of interest are particulate systems, light scattering and soft matter. He has nearly 300 publications and seven patents. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association for Aerosol Research.

Stefan Bossmann - Lead Chemist

Dr. Stefan Bossmann is a distinguished professor in the department of chemistry at Kansas State University. He received his Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Saarland in Germany. He was a postdoctoral research associate at Columbia University from 1991 to 1993. He was then an assistant professor and subsequently an associate professor in the department of chemical and process engineering at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. Bossmann received his Ph.D. in chemical and process engineering at the University of Karlsruhe. His areas of interest are organic and inorganic synthesis, nanoparticulate systems and soft matter. He has more than 200 publications and 14 patents.

Arjun Nepal - Lead Researcher

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