Magnis Resources (ASX:MNS) (“Magnis” or the “Company”), to be renamed Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd (subject to shareholder approval), is pleased to provide the following update with respect to accelerating development of its New York Gigafactory.

  • Imperium3 (iM3) New York Gigafactory work has commenced with design, process engineering and site preparations
  • Ex-Tesla Senior Manager and Gigafactory expert joins Advisory Board to accelerate the project execution
  • Majority of production already committed to strategic customers from the automotive and renewable industries
  • Magnis continues to make significant progress, rapidly advancing development of the project toward full scale production

Magnis Resources (ASX:MNS) (“Magnis” or the “Company”), to be renamed Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd (subject to shareholder approval), is pleased to provide the following update with respect to accelerating development of its New York Gigafactory. A number of major developments have commenced to fast track the New York Battery Plant into production.

New York Battery Plant

Work on design and process engineering has commenced along with site preparations following the successful move of the battery manufacturing plant from North Carolina to New York. Equipment manufacturers, engineers and the Imperium3 (iM3) New York team have been closely working together to meet the production time frames. Local government and environmental approvals are underway with all approvals expected in Q2 2019.

Ex Tesla Senior Manager Chaitanya Sharma joins Imperium3 Advisory board

Mr. Chaitanya Sharma has joined the Imperium3 Advisory Board. His extensive background in lithium-ion cell manufacturing will be highly beneficial as the New York project moves from a development phase towards production.

Recently Mr. Sharma held a senior role at Tesla, Inc and was an early employee of that company. He was part of the Tesla Gigafactory project team before any construction began on that project and was praised for his instrumental work in getting the factory built. His knowledge, creativity and efforts led to cost savings of tens of millions of dollars. Mr. Sharma is also highly experienced in the lithium industry through his senior role at Lithium Americas Corporation.

Mr. Sharma has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee and a Master’s degree from Stanford University. He has over 10 years of experience developing large-scale infrastructure projects with green/sustainable principles.

Battery Sales Agreements and Partners

As announced to the ASX on 15 November 2017, a significant portion of the planned production has been presold via binding sales agreements to clients mainly in the automotive and renewables industry, with further agreements expected in the coming months.

Recently, several potential partners have held high level discussions regarding being involved with the New York battery plant through an investment. The board will assess all proposals as they are received and will update the market according.

Management Commentary

Recently appointed Imperium3 Advisory Board Member Chaitanya Sharma said: “I am excited to work with the Imperium3 team as they look to start their lithium-ion cell manufacturing from their New York factory. Being an early employee at Tesla, I’m getting the same feeling with Imperium3 that something special is building.”

“The lithium-ion cell industry is moving at a rapid pace with the demand expected to grow at 17% CAGR for the next 6-7 years. Imperium3 is ideally poised to benefit tremendously from this growth as they bring their superior cell technology to the world.”

iM3 Chairman and C4V President Shailesh Upreti said: “The New York project is progressing nicely, and we are very excited to have Chaitanya join our Advisory Board. His knowledge about the different steps involved in setting up and running a lithium-ion cell manufacturing large scale facility is very applicable to the goals that Imperium3 has, as it looks to start production of its own lithium-ion cells from its New York factory.

Optimizing the supply chain to keep the cell manufacturing costs down is a core value for Imperium3 and Chaitanya’s understanding of the lithium industry right from the mining stage definitely aligns with this philosophy very well.”

Magnis Chairman and iM3 Director Frank Poullas said: “We are really pleased with the progress being made in New York and we will continue to tick the boxes until we reach full scale production. It’s an exciting time for the Company and shareholders.”

“It’s great to hear that C4V has been inundated by enquiries from some of the world’s largest automakers and tech plays following the successful demonstration of its Solid State Battery.”

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Significant Initial Fast Charging Battery Results In Optimised Commercial Cells

  • Initial successful results in Fast Charging [FC] battery program using commercial optimised multilayer 1.6 Ah pouch cells
  • After 600 cycles over 93% capacity retention with 30 min charge and 30 min discharge
  • Tests have begun with Extra Fast Charging [EFC] to deliver >85% charge in 6 minutes
  • Tests have begun with Extra Fast Charging [EFC] to deliver >85% charge in 6 minutes

Magnis Energy Technologies Limited (ASX: MNS) is very pleased to announce that the game changing results announced on 11 September 2020 for EFC batteries using unoptimised commercial cells, have continued with the current commercial optimised cell programs. The cells are developed by Magnis partner, Charge CCCV, LLC. (“CCV”).

FC Results
Cycling results from an optimised commercial size cell to date, using CCV technology, have produced exciting results, with the cycling life retention over 600 cycles, with a 30 minute charge and 30 minute discharge. This is the first step before starting more aggressive tests with 6 minute charge that started last week. The optimised cell is within 99% energy density of a regular iM3 energy cell, which means minimal energy density loss for an FC cell.

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Significant Initial Fast Charging Battery Results In Optimised Commercial Cells

  • Initial successful results in Fast Charging [FC] battery program using commercial optimised multilayer 1.6 Ah pouch cells
  • After 600 cycles over 93% capacity retention with 30 min charge and 30 min discharge
  • Tests have begun with Extra Fast Charging [EFC] to deliver >85% charge in 6 minutes
  • Tests have begun with Extra Fast Charging [EFC] to deliver >85% charge in 6 minutes

Magnis Energy Technologies Limited (ASX: MNS) is very pleased to announce that the game changing results announced on 11 September 2020 for EFC batteries using unoptimised commercial cells, have continued with the current commercial optimised cell programs. The cells are developed by Magnis partner, Charge CCCV, LLC. (“CCV”).

FC Results
Cycling results from an optimised commercial size cell to date, using CCV technology, have produced exciting results, with the cycling life retention over 600 cycles, with a 30 minute charge and 30 minute discharge. This is the first step before starting more aggressive tests with 6 minute charge that started last week. The optimised cell is within 99% energy density of a regular iM3 energy cell, which means minimal energy density loss for an FC cell.

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Magnis Energy Technologies


Overview

Magnis Energy Technologies Limited (ASX:MNS) is a vertically-integrated battery technology developer, manufacturer and near-term graphite producer. The company's flagship Nachu graphite project in Tanzania is one of the world's most advanced and shovel-ready graphite projects. The project is fully-permitted, has a bankable feasibility study (BFS), a power supply agreement and a favorable port authority agreement.

Magnis has demonstrated that Nachu represents a viable alternative for end-users seeking a greener and lower-cost supply chain for graphite anodes in lithium-ion batteries. The project is able to produce high-performance, high-purity graphite products without the use of any chemical or thermal purification methods.

The global graphite market is expected to reach $18.7 billion by 2022. The demand for graphite in recent years has been due to a rise in clean energy initiatives, new building materials and the demand for lithium-ion batteries. Graphite is an essential component in lithium-ion batteries and as electric vehicle sales grow, the demand for the metal could grow as well.

In addition to developing its graphite project, Magnis has been working with Charge CCCV LLC (C4V) and Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI) to develop two lithium-ion battery gigafactories in New York, USA and Townsville, Australia.

The New York factory is expected to be operational in the near term and is expected to initially produce one gigawatt hour, but can increase its capacity to 15 gigawatt hours. The factory has received $13.25 million in funding from the New York state government.

The Townsville gigafactory is planned for first production in Q3 2022. The feasibility study for the project was funded by the Queensland State Government. The report outlined an NPV of AU$2.55 billion and an IRR of 21 percent. It also suggested the adoption of a three-phased construction model to reduce capital costs and for the integration of new technology as the facility is built. Magnis and its operating partners have been engaged in discussions with various end-users to secure offtake and sales agreements. Additionally, Magnis is responsible for sourcing the anode material and technology to be used at the factories.

Company Highlights

  • One of the largest mineral resources of large flake graphite in the world: 174 million tonnes at 5.4 percent total graphitic carbon for 9.3 million tonnes contained graphite.
  • BFS released in March 2016 contained an after-tax NVP (10 percent of $1.69 billion, an IRR of 98 percent, a capital payback of 14 months and a capital cost estimate of $269 million.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce a greater than 99.95 percent purity coated spherical graphite anode product with no chemical purification processes.
  • Key environmental, mining permits and fiscal agreement in place.
  • Power contracts secured and port authority agreement nearly complete.
  • Arranging project financing and offtake and supply agreements.
  • Acquired 10 percent interest in C4V.
  • C4V has developed the first solid-state lithium-ion battery.
  • 50.8 percent interest (direct and indirect shareholding) in the New York gigafactory.
  • Recently a key member and stakeholder in delivering the feasibility study to Queensland Government for the planned Townsville battery plant (18 gigawatt hours).

Equipment purchase reduces overall capex and fast tracks production at the New York Battery Plant

  • Machinery acquired from lithium-ion cell manufacturer A123 Systems and is being relocated from Michigan to Huron Campus
  • iM3NY now has the ability to produce 20 and 50amp hour cells to cover all major markets for lithium-ion batteries
  • First production on track for late 2021

Magnis Energy Technologies Limited (ASX: MNS) is pleased to announce that Imperium3 New York (iM3NY) has acquired state-of-the-art machinery from lithium-ion cell manufacturer A123 Systems to reduce overall capex requirements while bringing forward production. Magnis has a direct and indirect holding of approximately 58% of iM3NY.

The new equipment includes formation lines, slurry making, coating, stacking machines, solvent recovery, and refining. The machinery will form part of a full assembly line enabling the company to further advance its technology while also expanding its production capabilities.

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Lake owns over 220,000 hectares (0.5 million acres) of leases in a prime location within the Lithium Triangle, alongside all 5 major lithium producers.

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