Set For Delivery In 2021 Northern Summer
Euro Manganese Inc. (TSX-V/ASX: EMN) has placed an order for a state-of-the-art demonstration plant for its 100%-owned Chvaletice Manganese Project in the Czech Republic.
The Demonstration Plant is a seven-times scale up of the successful pilot plant that the company operated in 2018. It is designed as a locked-cycle, semi-batch, manually operated system of interconnected modules that can be utilised as a circuit or as stand-alone components.
The DP is intended to replicate the entire process flowsheet proposed in the Project’s 2019 Preliminary Economic Assessment. It will produce around 32 kg/day of high-purity electrolytic manganese metal (HPEMM) that can be converted into approximately 100 kg/day of dry crystalline high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate HPMSM.
Procurement and fabrication for the plant is to commence immediately and sets stage for initiation of Chvaletice high-purity manganese products supply chain qualification process with multiple prospective customers;
The company has now secured all land for the Chvaletice commercial plant, with three additional agreements for land purchase and leases, including a second rail line connection.
President and CEO, Marco Romero, said a dry stacking tailings operation has also been approved without the introduction of additional fees.
“We are delighted to report that we have ordered our Demonstration Plant for the Chvaletice Manganese Project,” Mr Romero said.
“Once commissioned, we expect to begin the test phase of the supply chain qualification process for our high-purity manganese products with multiple potential customers.
“We have also continued to make steady progress on the regulatory/permitting front, following our filing of the EIA notification in late June.
“We are also pleased to report the acquisition of three additional, but critically important pieces of land that complete our land assembly for the proposed Chvaletice commercial plant site.
“These provide additional room and flexibility for the plant layout and will provide us with a second rail connection, through a neighbouring rail siding, to the major line that runs adjacent to our Project.”