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Pure Battery Technologies – WA pCAM Hub

Direct Investment Energy Goldfields-Esperance

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Seeking investment value of +$500 million

PBT, an Australian company, utilises smart, efficient and environmentally-friendly technology to produce and recycle critical battery minerals domestically. The company is in the process of completing a bankable feasibility study for a new PCAM refinery in Western Australia.

The WA pCAM Hub is the first facility in Australia to refine various metals into precursor Cathode Active Material (pCAM) used in Lithium-Ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). The patented processes known as NMC Direct™, discovered in Australia, are efficient, clean, use less energy and chemicals, and emit less CO2 compared to other methods. The hub is a cleaner option for local nickel producers to meet ESG goals and offers full traceability of raw materials from the mine to recycling and end-of-life battery waste.

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Investment sought: +$500 million

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Expected start date:
31 July, 2023

Expected end date:
31 March, 2025

Funding round finish date:
30 June, 2023

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