INCLINE VILLAGE, NV / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2020 / American Battery Metals Corporation (OTCQB:ABML) (the "Company"), an American-owned lithium-ion battery recycling technology and advanced extraction company with extensive mineral resources in Nevada, which is in the process of changing its name to American Battery Technology Company (ABTC), today announced updates on critical milestones it has achieved on the path to opening its pilot lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Fernley, Nevada.
Over the past three months, ABTC has achieved three critical milestones that enable the Company to move ahead in permitting, constructing, and commissioning its pilot lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Fernley, Nevada:
Purchased the Pilot Factory Land - ABTC purchased 12.44 acres of undeveloped land located at 345 Winston Lane, Fernley, Lyon County, Nevada. ABTC will be constructing five separate building areas on this property to create a Pilot Plant campus that includes: Production Process Areas, Feedstock Sorting Area, Analytical Laboratory Spaces & Process Development Bays, a Storage Warehouse, and general Office Space.
Secured Water Rights - ABTC has secured multiple water allocations from the Fernley Area Basin 76 (Lyon, Washoe, Storey, and Churchill Counties) of Nevada's West Central Region (Hydrographic Region 5). By securing these water rights, ABTC ensures it can operate its pilot facility at full throughput with adequate water capacity for many years to come.
Hired Design/Build Construction Firm - After a rigorous national search, ABTC has selected Miles Construction as the design-build contractor for its Fernley pilot plant campus. The Miles team of talented architects, mechanical electrical & process engineers, HVAC system designers, fire protection engineers, and construction contractors are currently working with the ABTC team through construction design and the permitting process with the City of Fernley (City) and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP). ABTC is finalizing its permitting processes with the City and NDEP and will announce updated permitting and construction timelines in early 2021.
"ABTC is making great strides to construct our pilot lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Fernley, Nevada as quickly as possible. We are grateful for Nevada's support to do so. At full capacity, our pilot facility will recycle 20,000 metric tons of feedstock a year to recover critical and strategic materials needed to manufacture new EV and consumer electronic batteries - and to ensure these lithium-ion batteries do not end up in the landfill as waste," said CEO Doug Cole.
About American Battery Metals Corporation
American Battery Technology Company is uniquely positioned to supply battery metals through its three divisions: lithium-ion battery recycling, extraction technology, and primary resources. The Company recently announced the groundbreaking of its lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Fernley, NV, and issued a public statement outlining its principled approach to executing its ambitious business plan.
American Battery Technology Company has built a clean technology platform that increases production of primary metals used in the batteries that power electric cars, grid storage applications, consumer electronics and tools. The green platform creates a circular economy for battery metals that champions ethical and environmentally sustainable sourcing of critical materials.
For more information, please visit: www.americanbatterytechnology.com
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SOURCE: American Battery Metals Corporation