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St-Georges Eco-Mining $SX $SXOOF Reports on Initial Battery Recovery Test Results $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:14 AM on Monday, February 22nd, 2021
  • Initial tests on lithium-ion batteries successful in the recovery of lithium, nickel and cobalt found as a coating on aluminium foil in the core of the batteries.
  • Leached more than 99% of the cobalt and of the nickel contained in the batteries.

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX) (OTC:SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) (CNSX:SX.CN) is pleased to disclose that its initial tests conducted on an array of lithium-ion batteries have been successful in confirming that the selective leach, conducted with its proprietary blend of acids, allows for the recovery of the lithium, nickel and cobalt that are found as a coating on aluminium foil in the core of the batteries.

The Company’s metallurgical team was able to leach more than 99% of the cobalt and of the nickel contained in the batteries. Furthermore, the aluminium foil used to hold the different metals in the batteries’ core remains intact and can be recycled.  

Company scientists are comfortable that the results obtained on these metals are repeatable and should scale. Initial lithium test results have been in line with expectations and require additional tests at scale prior to disclosure. These additional tests are ongoing, and results are expected sometime in March.

Fig. 1 The metals in solution, to the left the lithium / cobalt circuit, to the right the nickel copper circuit.

For testing, batteries were dismantled at the Company’s contracted pilot plant facility, CIMMS, under the supervision of qualified chemists and metallurgists. Enrico Di Cesare, St-Georges VP Research & Development, established the protocol and supervised the process. The batteries were dismantled manually, and the cores were immersed in St-Georges’ proprietary leach solution for 30 minutes. The Company expects to optimize and reduce this exposure duration with the aim of bringing it closer to the 5 min leach time required by the Nevada clays. Aluminium was taken out of the solution in its solid form and set aside. No test for residues was conducted on the aluminium in the preliminary tests. Metals were then targeted for recuperation in solution. The powders obtained were tested on-site and sent for independent testing by CIMMS

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St-Georges $SX $SXOOF Receives a Letter of Intent & Feasibility Study Partnership Proposal from Regional Industrial Development Agency $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:51 AM on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
  • Received formal offer to enter into a partnership to complete a feasibility study on a proposed site and plant to start EV battery recycling operations in 2021
  • Initiative to recover and recycle key materials from EV batteries in an ecologically sound manner

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX) (CNSX:SX.CN) (OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) has received a formal offer to enter into a partnership to complete a feasibility study on a proposed site and plant in Baie-Comeau, Québec, where the company could start its EV battery recycling operations in 2021.

The Letter of Intent received on February 16, 2021, from Innovation & Dévelopment Manicouagan underlines the local community’s support for the installing of St-George’s first battery plant. St-Georges has identified a specific site for the recycling battery plant, which is already permitted for similar types of operations. Innovation & Dévelopment Manicouagan proposes defining the parameters of the study to encompass all the financial, strategic, technical, and environmental aspects of the project. The partners expect to initiate work on the study by mid-March. Furthermore, they will assist the company in all of its negotiations and permitting process with the provincial and local governments.

Paul Pelosi Jr., President of St-Georges wholly owned EV battery recycling subsidiary, EVSX Corp, commented: “ Innovation & Dévelopment Manicouagan’s intent to partner with St-Georges to complete this feasibility study, validates our initiative to recover and recycle key materials from EV batteries in an ecologically sound manner. The team at St-Georges has done an outstanding job of pulling everything together expeditiously … we are purposefully setting a fast pace, now and in the future, for the development of our battery recycling technology.”

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