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Neometals Ltd. (ASX: NMT, FSE: 9R9) innovatively develops opportunities in minerals and advanced materials essential for a sustainable future.

Neometals has developed and is commercialising three environmentally-friendly processing technologies that produce critical and strategic battery materials at lowest quartile costs with minimal carbon footprint.

Through strong industry partnerships, Neometals is demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of sustainably producing lithium, nickel, cobalt and vanadium from lithium-ion battery recycling and steel waste recovery. This reduces the reliance on traditional mine-based supply chains and creating more resilient, circular supply to support the energy transition.  

The Company’s three core business units are exploiting the technologies under principal, joint venture and licensing business models:

  • Lithium-ion Battery (“LiB”) Recycling (50% technology) – Commercialisation via Primobius GmbH JV (NMT 50% equity). All plants built by Primobius’ co-owner (SMS group 50% equity), a 150-year-old German plant builder. Providing recycling service as principal in Germany and commenced plant supply and licensing activities as technology partner to Mercedes-Benz. Primobius targeting first commercial 50tpd plant offer to Canadian company Stelco in the DecQ 2023;

  • Lithium Chemicals (70% technology) – Commercialising patented ELi™ electrolysis process, co-owned 30% by Mineral Resources Ltd, to produce battery quality lithium hydroxide from brine and/or hard-rock feedstocks at lowest quartile operating costs. Co-funding Pilot Plant trials in 2023 with planned Demonstration Plant trials and evaluation studies in 2024 for potential 25,000tpa LiOH operation in Portugal under a 50:50 JV with related entity to Bondalti, Portugal’s largest chemical company; and

  •  Vanadium Recovery (100% technology) – aiming to produce high-purity vanadium pentoxide from processing of steelmaking by-product (“Slag”) at lowest-quartile operating cost. Investment decision with JV partner, Critical Metals pending on planned 9,000tpa vanadium pentoxide operation in Pori, Finland (NMT 72.5% equity). Feedstock sourced under 10-year conditional Slag supply agreement with SSAB and product offtake agreement with Glencore. MOU with H2Green Steel for potential second, larger operation in Boden, Sweden.

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