The White House has released a 250 page report indicating Manganese use in battery cathodes may result in the metal becoming the preferred element in next generation cell construction due to its ‘relative safety‘ and ‘having by far the most supply stability‘.

The report released on 4 June 2021 was called Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalising American Manufacturing, and fostering broad-based growth.

The summary of the US Department of Energy’s section of report from on 14 June 2021 was titled:White House highlights manganese as potential preferred battery element contender.’

The highlights

The 250-page June document says manganese’s use in many battery cathodes may result in the metal’s preferred element emergence in next generation cells.

It ascribes manganese’s potential preferred status to its low cost, abundance and “the fact that many manganese-based cathodes are relatively safe”.

In its review of large capacity batteries, the US Department of Energy shows manganese in a table with its cathode element peers such as nickel, lithium and cobalt as having by far the most supply stability.

For more analysis please read the full article here and you can access the full White House Report below.

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Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited’s Los Pumas Manganese Project has a mineral resource estimate of 23.7Mt @ 7.81% Mn – (ASX release 25 March 2011 – Resources & ASX 2 February 2011 – PEA) and last week Southern Hemisphere Mining presented its EV Battery Market plans for Los Pumas (which is 100% SUH owned).

News Release
Date: 16 June 2021 | ASX Code: SUH


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