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Nouveau Monde and Lithion Recycling Sign a Collaboration Agreement to Recycle Graphite for Reuse as Anode Material for Batteries – Showing Commitment to Full Life Cycle of Materials

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MONTRÉAL, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (“Nouveau Monde” or the “Firm”) (NYSE : NMG; TSXV : NOU; Frankfurt : NM9) and Lithion Recycling (“Lithion”) are happy to announce the signing of a collaboration settlement (the “Settlement”) for the restoration and value-added transformation of recycled graphite for reuse as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

The Settlement will leverage Nouveau Monde’s and Lithion’s proprietary processes and experience to advertise graphite circularity and higher place each corporations within the evolving international market. The native, Canadian, and North American ecosystem within the strategic minerals, battery supplies and electrification sectors may very well be strengthened by the event of an economical technical and business answer for recycled graphite.

Eric Desaulniers, Founder, President and CEO of Nouveau Monde, explains: “Recycling battery supplies is a vital part within the growth of tomorrow’s sustainable economic system. As a producer of superior graphite-based supplies aiming to play a dominant function within the Western World, Nouveau Monde is properly positioned with its proposed operations and proprietary processes to play a key function in reconditioning value-added graphite again to its authentic traits to fulfill our clients’ particular necessities. By working with Lithion, a world-class companion with acknowledged experience, we’re assured that we will outline the optimum restoration and transformation answer due to our respective complementary applied sciences. In the end, the aim is to insert an rising proportion of recycled materials into our transformation course of and, thus, probably enhance our general manufacturing capability, income, and margins, provide extra sustainable options and problem the established paradigm that the useful resource from our mining operation is inevitably non-renewable.”

Benoit Couture, Lithion’s founding President, provides: “Lithion’s patented and patent-pending lithium-ion battery recycling know-how has been optimized, due to our large-scale demonstration facility, with the imaginative and prescient of closing the loop on crucial and strategic supplies by reusing them in new battery supplies. In parallel to the work at the moment being carried out with companions on the cathode facet with our recycled supplies, we’re thrilled to crew up with Nouveau Monde Graphite’s crew of consultants to outline the optimum and most cost-effective approach to introduce recycled graphite from our sustainable and low carbon footprint know-how in new anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. We deal with a synergistic and collaborative strategy in addition to our complementary ability units to offer battery producers with recycled graphite containing anode materials.”

About Lithion
Lithion Recycling has developed an environment friendly and cost-effective course of to get well strategic supplies from end-of life and manufacturing waste of lithium-ion batteries. Lithion’s course of permits as much as 95% of battery elements to be recovered and handled in order that they’ll be reused by battery producers, enabling the shut of the lifecycle in batteries. This know-how accelerates the transition to inexperienced vitality and helps meet decarbonization targets by decreasing strain on pure useful resource extraction. In 2022-2023, Lithion is about to launch its first business recycling plant, drawing on operational knowledge from a extremely profitable Québec industrial-scale demonstration plant created in 2019. Lithion targets a worldwide deployment, by means of licensing agreements, aiming at 20 recycling crops. Extra on Lithion at

About Nouveau Monde
Nouveau Monde is striving to develop into a key contributor to the sustainable vitality revolution. The Firm is working in the direction of creating a fully-integrated supply of inexperienced battery anode materials in Québec, Canada. Focusing on business operations by 2023, the Firm is creating superior carbon-neutral graphite-based materials options for the rising lithium-ion and gas cell markets. With low-cost operations and enviable ESG requirements, Nouveau Monde aspires to develop into a strategic provider to the world’s main battery and car producers, offering excessive performing and dependable superior supplies whereas selling sustainability and provide chain traceability. Extra on Nouveau Monde at

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