Euro Manganese commences plant commissioning
by CM Staff
Six companies from across the EV battery value chain and the speciality alloy industry have requested Demonstration Plant samples.
VANCOUVER — Euro Manganese Inc. announces the commencement of commissioning of the Demonstration Plant at the Chvaletice Project site.
After arrival at site in early September, the Demonstration Plant modules were unpacked and placed in position within two fully refurbished buildings. Inspection and installation, including wiring and power connections, piping, and utilities connection is now substantially complete. An emission scrubbing unit, manufactured in Europe, has also been installed.
Commissioning of the Demonstration Plant will occur on a module-by-module basis, including cold, hot and performance testing. The first module commenced commissioning this week. Photos of each of the nine core process modules are shown below.
Six companies from across the EV battery value chain and the speciality alloy industry have requested Demonstration Plant samples as they invest in the qualification process of Euro Manganese’s high-purity manganese products.
A further six companies, including European and North American automotive OEMs, battery manufacturers, and cathode manufacturers, who are currently testing Pilot Plant samples, are expected to request Demonstration Plant samples as part of their strategy to move to local supply chains with full traceability and the highest sustainability standards.
Euro Manganese says they are in advanced discussions on off-take arrangements, which are not conditional on these sample qualification tests being completed.
Dr. Matthew James, President & CEO of Euro Manganese, commented:
“With the arrival of the Demonstration Plant at site, the team at Chvaletice has worked hard to install the modules and connect them to utilities. This week is a major milestone with commissioning of the first module. We eagerly look forward to delivering samples from the Demonstration Plant to customers so they may continue their supply chain qualification of Chvaletice’s high purity manganese products.”