Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited presents its EV Battery Market plans for the Los Pumas Manganese Project in Northern Chile.

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The Los Pumas Manganese (Mn) Project is 100% SUH owned and has a mineral resource estimate of 23.7Mt @ 7.81% Mn (4% Mn COG) – (ASX release 25 March 2011 – Resources & ASX 2 February 2011 – PEA).

Manganese is the fourth most used metal on earth in terms of tonnage and the electrification of the global vehicle fleet requires vast amounts of cathode materials – and batteries are trending toward higher manganese content for safer, more cost-effective solutions.

  • SUH is engaging technical specialists to guide process and development option studies for the use of Los Pumas ore in Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) batteries or similar, aimed at the EV market.
  • SUH target is to provide manganese ores to produce High Purity Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate (HPMSM).
  • Manganese is used in the vast majority of NCM batteries. HPMSM is currently the lowest cost NCM cathode metal and lowers the cost of batteries.
  • SUH strives to produce Zero Carbon Manganese for HPMSM or similar.

The Los Pumas Project also now has access to the La Paz Railway line (it was re-opened after 15 years of closure in May 2021) which offers a significant lowering in transport costs to the nearest Chilean port of Arica – approx 175km away by road.

News Release
Date: 3 June 2021 | ASX Code: SUH


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