Element 25 and Circulor Partner to Develop the First ESG Transparent Manganese Supply Chain.
Circulor Ltd (Circulor) has announced a collaborative partnership with Element 25 Limited (ASX:E25) (E25) to establish full manganese traceability and dynamic tracking of CO2 and environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards for products produced from Element 25’s Butcherbird Project (Butcherbird).
E25’s partnership with Circulor plays a critical role in E25 demonstrating traceability and ESG compliance for its manganese products as part of its strategic pathway to Zero Carbon Manganese. Real-time, digital visibility of dynamic ESG metrics, including CO2 intensity and energy mix used, will be made available to downstream market participants, including offtake partners. Circulor’s platform will also enable E25 to demonstrate its fulfilment of United Nations Sustainability Development Goals and the European Commission’s Battery Regulation.
The tracking and tracing will include the current manganese concentrate products, as well as the planned production of high-purity manganese sulphate (HPMSM) battery materials that will be manufactured through the downstream processing of Butcherbird manganese concentrate.
Globally, there is increasing awareness about the impacts associated with extractive industries, including the supply of raw materials that are key to meeting growing demand for critical minerals in the lithium-ion batteries industry and electric vehicles. Together, E25 and Circulor can provide traceability and precise calculations for the embedded carbon for supply chain inputs.
Circulor CEO and Founder Douglas Johnson-Poensgen said: “We are thrilled to support Element 25 in their ambition to bring to market Zero Carbon Manganese. They are demonstrating that with real-time transparency, it is possible to work together with downstream customers to bring sustainably produced battery materials to market. With E25 joining our platform, Circulor’s network of battery raw material suppliers and customers gets stronger, bringing the whole industry’s goal of greater sustainability closer within reach.”
E25 Managing Director Mr. Justin Brown said: “The collaboration between Circulor and Element 25 is a fantastic example of the way the minerals industry is evolving to provide better traceability and accountability as it works tirelessly to provide the new energy sector with sustainable raw materials to power the global energy transition away from fossil fuels. It reinforces E25's commitment to forging a pathway to Zero Carbon Manganese production from the Butcherbird Project.”
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