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SX Eco-Mining $SX.ca $SXOOF Secures Future EV Batteries Recycling Plant & Engineering $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:17 AM on Monday, April 19th, 2021

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CNSX:SX.CN)(OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) is pleased to disclose that it has entered a binding term sheet to secure the site and building for its proposed battery recycling plant in the deep seaport of Baie-Comeau on the Québec North Shore.

The parties will have 30 days to finalize and execute a long-form agreement conditional on the positive outcome of the feasibility study already underway. Part of the binding agreement concerns the access to the engineering expertise that will allow the Company to have trained professionals working in the facilities from day one of operations planned for later this year.

Important milestone reached allowing equipment vendors to share information with the newly secured engineering team to accelerate the design of the Baie-Comeau proposed electric vehicle, or EV, battery recycling plant with a target phase 1 production capability of 10,000 annual metric tonnes.

The agreement, a long-term lease with an option to buy the targeted plant, was executed on April 16, 2021, and calls for a long-form agreement to be signed within 30 days. Additionally, a long-form engineering and technical services agreement, with the option to acquire the engineering firm, Roberge Industries Inc., will be included in the final agreement.

St-Georges will design the battery recycling plant to be modular and preassembled to reduce construction and installation costs, timelines, and other challenges. The approach is to have a universal battery recycling plant that can use the procedures for process, safety, and maintenance anywhere in the world, including maintenance management systems with a technology allowing real-time auditing and the generation of tradeable carbon credits as well as machine learning management systems allowing real-time optimization of the process as well as the output based on market needs.

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SX Eco-Mining $SX.ca $SXOOF Releases Initial Cathode Material EV Battery Test Results $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:22 AM on Monday, April 12th, 2021
  • 100% of the targeted metals were recycled in situ or selectively leached in solution

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CNSX:SX.CN)(OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) is pleased to disclose the results of its initial electric vehicle (EV) cathode material battery recycling tests aimed at specific car makers and OEM battery specifications.

As previously disclosed in a press release titled Initial Recovery Battery Test Results” dated February 22, 2021, the Company has set aside a significant portion of its laboratories resources to be able to perform “(…) additional tests to optimize the process of recovery of critical elements (…) using synthetic compounds to move the development along faster.” In a subsequent press release titled EV Batteries Recovery Tests Results: Lithium” dated March 18, 2021, the Company disclosed that it had “(…) completed EV battery characterization for the following car makers: Tesla, General Motors (GM), Ford, Toyota, and Nissan. The batteries were sourced from industry aggregators. The Company’s chemists and metallurgists created synthetic powder clones of the metal’s components allowing the testing’s acceleration (…)” Additionally, leveraging the support of some important stakeholders in the success of Company initiatives, St-Georges’ metallurgists were able to gather data on the composition of certain batteries in development or about-to-be commercially deployed in the coming year that are Lithium-Iron-Phosphate or LFP (LiFePO4) based. These not-yet-on-the-market batteries have been conceptually characterized, synthetically reproduced, and tested with the Company’s processing technology.

Four sets of battery category, covering all current car makers previously mentioned, along with the addition of the LFP batteries, have been processed in St-Georges’ contracted pilot-plant installations:

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 |Main Core Powder|Chemical Formula      |
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 |LCO             |LiCoO2                |
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 |LMO             |LiMn2O4               |
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 |NMC             |LiNi0.33Mn0.33Co0.33O2|
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 |LFP             |LiFePO4               |
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Cathode materials results

This initial test campaign’s objective was to determine which metals were put in solution from cathode materials using St-Georges’ proprietary acid-blend. From those experiments, it can be deduced that Lithium, Iron, Phosphate, Cobalt, Nickel, and Magnesium can be expected to be found in solution when using commercial batteries, on top of other metals such as Aluminium, Manganese, and Copper that can be recuperated in situ.

It is important to note that the LFP batteries might require a slightly different process to recycle 100% of the metals. Iron content generates a small amount of magnetism during the process while everything else remains in line with other battery compounds.

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SX Eco-Mining $SX $SXOOF: Received Latest Shipment of Bulk Test Lithium Material from Iconic $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $CRE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:34 AM on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX)(OTC:SXOOF) (CNSX:SX.CN) (FSE:85G1) is pleased to disclose that it has received the latest shipment of bulk material from Iconic’s (TSXV:ICM) Bonnie Claire Lithium Project in Nevada.

As previously reported, St-Georges’ metallurgists were able to concentrate through mineral processing and selective leaching the original feedstock by 25 folds, down to 4% of its initial mass where 99.99% of the lithium was leached into solution after 5 minutes at low temperature and normal atmospheric pressure.

Work on the Bonnie Claire Lithium Project material will now resume along side the on-going work being conducted on other hard rock lithium resources. Current efforts of flow sheet optimisation will focus on front-end challenges, like concentration, and also on the later purification stage, where testing of a newly designed bounding solution should reduce the number of steps required to achieve a 99%+ lithium purity.

Current hypothesis developed using an array of lithium feedstocks from different sources indicate the whole closed-loop initial cycle allows a recovery rate of 90% or better.  Reprocessing of the lithium bearing proprietary acid-blend solution eventually achieves higher total recuperation and achieves battery grade purity.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Enrico Di Cesare”

ENRICO DI CESARE
President & CEO of St-Georges Metallurgy & Director & VP R&D St-Georges Eco-Mining

About St-Georges

St-Georges is developing new technologies to solve some of the most common environmental problems in the mining industry. The Company controls all the active mineral tenures in Iceland. It also explores for nickel & PGEs on the Julie Nickel Project and the Manicougan Palladium Project on the Québec’s North Shore

St-Georges $SX $SXOOF: Iceland – The Floor is Hot Lava $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $CRE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:39 AM on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX) (CNSX:SX.CN) (OTC:SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) would like to provide an update on the volcanic activities from the Geldingadalir volcano located on its Reykjanes provisional mineral exploration license in Iceland.

The volcano has been the site of a minor eruption for approximately 11 days at the time of this release.  St-Georges’ geologists, working under the Company’s subsidiary, Iceland Resources EHF, have taken a few kilos of rocks to obtain additional mineral and metallurgic information about what is now some of the youngest rocks on earth. The material coming out of the volcano has been rich in Magnesium, Iron, and Titanium. This appears to be preliminarily corroborated by observing the samples collected by St-Georges submitted to a Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) reading.  

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According to the Icelandic government volcanologists, this is about to change with an influx of copper and potentially precious metals with lava originating from a different depth of the mantle.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) published a summary of the activities, commenting that: “(…) t he lava is basaltic and highly fluid with little explosive activity. It is a very small eruption, and the lava flow has been steady at 5-7 m3/s since its onset. Currently the extent of the lava field is within Geldingadalur but if the eruption keeps ongoing at a similar rate, it is modeled that the lava will flow east towards Merardalur valley. If the volcano continues to erupt it could eventually end up being categorized as a shield volcano. Shield volcanoes are generally formed over long time periods with lava fields extending from a few to several kilometers around its source. There is no way to tell how long the eruption will last.

The current magma is rich in MgO (8.5%) which indicates that it is from depths of around 17-20 km. There has been constant gas pollution close to the eruption site, spatially determined by local wind conditions. Gases can accumulate to life-threatening levels in certain weather conditions. There have been no indications of significant tectonic movements since the eruption started. There is currently no indication of new openings at other locations along the magma injection path.(…)”.

St-Georges and Iceland Resources would like to invite visiting geologists, volcanologists, journalists, and avid volcano tourists to get in touch with us. We can help organize visits to the site and provide geological support for scientific initiatives relating to the recent volcanic eruptions. We are also planning small group visits to the Thor Gold Project for people interested. Please send us a quick note via our website at www.st-georgescorp.com

About the Reykjanes exploration license

The Reykjanes provisional license is part of the license application for active exploration work that is being processed by the Icelandic authorities. It covers the area of the active volcano. It is located in the Reykjanes Peninsula near the towns of Keflavik and Grindavik and the International Airport.  Readers can see the prospect area in the map provided by ISOR in Figure 1 below.

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SX Eco Mining: EV Batteries Recovery Tests Results – Lithium $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $CRE.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:38 PM on Thursday, March 18th, 2021
  • 99.99% of the lithium leached in solution after 5 minutes at low temperature and without applying pressure.
  • completed EV battery characterization for 5 car makers
  • Pilot Testing Next

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX)(OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) (CNSX:SX.CN)is pleased to provide an update on the initial testing phase of an array of electric vehicles batteries it received at its testing installations in Québec.

The Company has completed EV battery characterization for the following car makers: Tesla, General Motors (GM), Ford, Toyota, and Nissan. The batteries were sourced from industry aggregators. The Company’s chemists and metallurgists created synthetic powder clones of the metal’s components allowing the testing’s acceleration.

This is in line with the results obtained previously by the Company’s metallurgical team that was able to leach more than 99% of the cobalt and 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.  

The Company expects to confirm these results via a series of pilot tests as it now is in possession of car makers’ specific testing protocols. Testing will be documented and independently confirmed.  The Company expects to initiate the next phase, metals purification, in April.  The Company hopes to be able to reduce processing time and increase acid re-usage.

EVSX and St-Georges have also identified some of the key equipment required from industrial equipment manufacturers. They expect to be able to receive the electrolysis equipment during the month of May, allowing the manufacture of lithium hydroxide.

The Company had already disclosed on February 22, 2021, that additional tests to optimize the process of recovery of critical elements were to be conducted using synthetic compounds to move the development along faster. Work is ongoing at multiple locations, speeding up delivery and further protecting intellectual property.

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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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St-Georges $SX $SXOOF Inks Definitive Agreement with Altair $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:21 AM on Friday, February 12th, 2021
  • License and Royalty Agreement for Altair to license St-Georges Metallurgy’s patent-pending extraction methods
  • Altair exclusive master agent to promote the licensing and deployment of the EV Battery Recycling Technology.

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CNSX:SX.CN)(OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) is pleased to announce that St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp., St-Georges Metallurgy Corp., and Altair International Corp. have entered into a License and Royalty Agreement dated February 11, 2021, for Altair to license St-Georges Metallurgy’s patent-pending extraction methods and technology in separation, recovery, and purification of lithium and to act as an agent of St-Georges’ developing technology in battery recycling.

Pursuant to the License and Royalty Agreement, St-Georges Metallurgy Corp. will grant Altair a non-exclusive license to use the Lithium Extraction Technology for any of Altair’s lithium-bearing prospects in the United States. In exchange for the license, Altair has agreed to grant SX a 5% net revenue royalty on all metals and minerals extracted and processed using any of St. Georges methods or technologies.  This royalty will apply to all  current and future properties in the United States in which Altair has claims. 

In addition, SX will provide Altair with full access to the EV Battery Recycling Technology for the purpose of Altair acting as exclusive master agent to promote the licensing and deployment of the EV Battery Recycling Technology. Altair has the right to appoint sub-agents, each of which will enter into an agency agreement with SX and Altair. In exchange for acting as master agent, SX has agreed to grant Altair a 1% trailer fee on any royalty received by SX from the licensing of the EV Battery Recycling Technology to licensees brought by Altair or its sub-agents. SX has also agreed that it will not solicit any third party with which Altair has initiated discussions to license the EV Battery Recycling Technology or act as a sub-agent for a period of three years from the date that such party initially entered discussions with Altair. Pursuant to the License and Royalty Agreement, SX and SXM retain all ownership rights to the EV Battery Technology and the Lithium Extraction Technology, respectively. In addition, SX retains the right to market, promote, license, and sell the EV Battery Recycling Technology to third parties. The License and Royalty Agreement may be terminated by mutual written consent of the parties. This agreement replaces the parties’ previous agreement, and no additional payments or additional share issuance is to be expected.

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St-Georges Eco-Mining $SX.ca $SXOOF Announces $10 Million Financing $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:18 PM on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE:SX)(OTC:SXOOF) (FSE:85G1) (CNSX:SX.CN)is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement offering of units at a price of $0.50 and “flow-through” units at a price of $0.60 as well for total gross proceeds of up to $10,000,000.

Each Unit is comprised of one (1) common share (each, a “Share”) in the capital of the Corporation and one (1) Share purchase warrant (each, a “Unit Warrant”), entitling the holder to purchase one (1) Share at an exercise price of $0.65 until first 18 months from the issuance and $1.05 for the 18 months thereafter, together 36 months expiry period (the “Unit Warrant Expiry Date”).

Each FT Unit is comprised of one (1) common share in the capital of the Company on a “flow-through” basis (each, a “FTShare”) and one (1) FT Share purchase warrant (each, a “FT Warrant”). Each FT Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one (1) Share at an exercise price of $0.75 until first 18 months from the issue and $1.25 for the 18 months thereafter, together 36 months expiry period (the “FT Warrant Expiry Date”, together with the Unite Warrant Expiry Date, the “Warrant Expiry Date”).

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St. Georges Eco $SX.ca $SXOOF Altair Provides Update on Lithium Extraction and Battery Recycling Technology $NNX.ca $OM.ca $ICM.ca $ATAO

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:43 AM on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
  • The two companies to jointly develop a patentable industrial scale process for Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion battery (LIB) recycling.

Altair International Corp. (the “Company” or “Altair”) (OTC: ATAO) is pleased to provide an update on its previously announced partnership with St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) (“St-Georges”) a Canadian public company engaged in the development of new Lithium extraction technologies.

On December 1, 2020 the two companies entered into a Binding agreement that would allow Altair access to St-Georges’ patent-pending Lithium processing technology for Altair’s Nevada based Stonewall project and most importantly bring together the two companies to jointly develop a patentable industrial scale process for Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion battery (LIB) recycling.

As the global Electric Vehicle (EV) market heats up over the coming decade, the demand for battery metals is expected to outpace current production. Even with increased energy density and charge cycles, Lithium based batteries for EVs, laptops, phones and other mobile devices will create cumulative waste challenges both in the environmental footprint of production and end-of-life LIB disposal.

Altair and St-Georges recognize that new optimized recycling technologies will offer valuable solutions to both a waste-management and battery metal supply. Selective, economic and responsible metal extraction of spent LIBs will be an integral part of the multi-billion dollar green economy and play a crucial part in the future of EV dominance of the automotive sector.

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