From Chris over at Stockhouse
I recently got more info from the horses mouth then our own "CEO" puts out in pr's & it shows at MINUMUM, the lack of clarity, communication from that guy :
On 2012-09-22, at 5:04 AM, chris wrote: Good morning Mr. Chow. Thank you for presenting at the recent Denver conference on behalf of American Manganese Inc. I have one question after reading the presentation in denver that is on the company website.Page 26 lists a total of 27 variables under the headings Processing Variables, Material Properties & Optimize Battery Performance . Is this saying the current Kemetco work is or can be used to improve on each of the 27 variables at their own respective stages?
I believe these are the variables you briefly mentioned about being able to adjust in the May conference call, but would prefer to ask you directly over assuming. http://www.americanmanganeseinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/American-Manganese-for-Battery-2012-Conference-Sep-19-2012.pdf
Thank you again for the continued work, presentations & speakings you & your staff have done on behalf of AMY, as this is truly exciting to watch these multiple breakthroughs occur through Kemetco.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:30 PM : Hi Chris Thanks for your interest in our work.
The process variables listed in the presentation are example of "tools" that can be made available when we use hydrometallugical processing. The only important goals that need to be optimized for batteries are:
2. Cycle Life
3. Specific Power
4. Specific Energy
We are using the available "tools" to produce cathode materials with different physical properties. We then produce test batteries to test the performance criteria in items 1 to 5 listed above.
This is a simple explanation of the work that we are undertaking. In actuality the science is more complicated.
Most encouraging is the process to make manganese dioxide while by-passing processes that are known to introduce metallic impurities. These metallic impurities cause shorting, thermal run away and catastrophic failures in lithium ion batteries.
Norman Chow, P.Eng
Kemetco Research Inc.
An excerpt from the next day on the 26th : We are making button cells for research purposes on the chemistry.
Even though we are making button cells the chemistry will be usable to other formats of batteries.
Thanks again for you interest
Norman Chow, P.Eng
i mentioned here last year about Button Cells & posted a junk load of DD on them. That is a HUGE market & Kemetco is improving on MULTIPLE specs. DD how many billions a year are sold. As usual, this CEO can't even point out why Button Cells or the potential of any of these markets. Instead just makes AMY look like a confused company that will HOPEFULLY, be a EV story BUT not with results until next March. I really, really thought AMY would be past this CEO by now & every day i see that junk PPS for certian people who got into this because of me....oooh. This is the worst CEO i have ever seen, & tied to such a rare potential.
but thank YOU, Kemetco for putting your reputation on the line in advance of events over and over. Maybe one day the Mgt will learn how to compliment it. Even if myself & the market obviously doubt it.
Glta the honest people here stuck in this.....which way is up, Mgt., because any holder of this stock is surely on their own with figuring out potential markets. To the market, buying at a cheap pps does not justify such horrible Mgt.. They actually reward the opposite & that's my point....AMY has had MULTIPLE things occur. At some point, you have to listen to the market.
Btw, in case it flew over anyones head, Norm is saying none of his batteries have had those failures due to impurities.
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