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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Agreements Signed to Co-operate on Energy Research, Industrial Transition and Integration

  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Binghamton University, State University of New York, The University of Newcastle, Charge CCCV and Magnis Energy Technologies Limited.
  • Parties to collaborate on projects in new energy technologies, transition and integration into industry, and sustainable energy supply chains.
  • The University’s participation will be facilitated by The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), their flagship institute for research in applied energy and resources innovation.
  • Binghamton University is home to the NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage [NECCES], a world-leading battery R&D facility headed by Magnis Director and Nobel Laureate Professor M. Stanley Whittingham, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery.

Magnis Energy Technologies Limited (“Magnis”, or the “Company) (ASX: MNS) is pleased to announce that a Quad Party MoD has been executed by Binghamton University, The University of Newcastle, Charge CCCV and Magnis, for the purpose of collaboration in new energy technologies and the conduct of applied projects in industrial sectors and settings. Magnis has also signed a standing Research Deed with The University of Newcastle.

The umbrella agreements lay the foundations for specific pilot projects in energy transition and integration, in partnership with energy intensive industries adopting energy innovations without compromising production, employment and market supply imperatives.

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Magnis Energy Technologies: Quarterly Activities Report to 30 September 2020

Magnis Energy Technologies (ASX:MNS) is pleased to present its Quarterly Activities Report and overview of operations for the period ended 30 September 2020.

HIGHLIGHTS:

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