Magnis Energy Shares Rise On ‘Exceptional Anode Results’ [ASX:MNS]

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Magnis Energy Technologies [ASX:MNS] rose on Thursday after announcing ‘exceptional anode results’.

After rising as high as 75 cents a share in November, the MNS stock retraced and has hovered around 40 cents since.

As it stands, MNS shares are up 25% in the last 12 months but down 25% year to date:

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Magnis reports ‘exceptional anode results’

Magnis today announced results for its Coated Spherical Graphite (CSPG) anode product, qualified using commercial grade lithium-ion battery cells.

MNS claims graphite procured from its Nachu Project in Tanzania is deemed both ‘high-purity’ and ‘high-quality’.

Classed as an electrochemical battery, the Nachu CSPG anode has now undergone required testing, with MNS confident its lithium-ion battery cells now qualify for the next step in commercial use.

Testing has undergone more than 1,000 cycles, and the CSPG anodes have kept 90% of their cell capacity, displaying long-life in anode materials.

Magnis said the production of commercial graded lithium-ion battery grade anode materials was demonstrated with the help of its tech partner, Charge CCCV.

Charge CCCV has given MNS exclusive access to its anode processing technology, which enables 30–40% higher yields in comparison with standard plants.

As well as its recently validated CSPG anodes, Magnis has also been working on high-purity natural flake graphite (NFG), which assist in high returns of CSPG.

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Magnis Chairman Frank Poullas commented on the test results:

We are blessed with such an amazing resource. Being able to produce a high quality, high performing green anode product at +99.95% purity or above without any acid, chemicals or thermal purification while using mechanical processes only, is truly remarkable.’

Today’s announcement comes a month after MNS’s subsidiary iM3NY closed US$100 million in financing, which the company explained would be used to lower capital costs and ‘fast-track expansion’ while it charges ahead with its New York gigawatt-scale lithium-ion battery plant.

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For Money Morning

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