Reno, Nev., Aug. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Battery Technology Company, (ABTC) (OTCQB: ABML), an American critical battery materials company that is commercializing both its primary minerals manufacturing and secondary minerals lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, recently welcomed Lane Belanger as its Staff Analytical Chemist as part of its continued acquisition of highly-competitive battery materials technical talent and of the expansion of their research and development division that focuses on battery metals extraction and qualification processes.

“As we continue our aggressive transition to commercialization, acquiring top technical talent within a highly-competitive pool directly advances our efforts and in-house analytical capabilities,” said Dr. Mark McDaniel, Senior Staff Analytical Chemist at American Battery Technology Company. “I am pleased to welcome former Tesla Analytical Chemist Lane Belanger as part of our technical team. His experiences span across various sectors within the environmental services sector specifically including the development of analytical methods for the characterization of upstream battery metals.”

Prior to joining ABTC, Belanger worked over four years at Tesla within the Gigalab quality laboratory at its Reno Gigafactory.  During that time, he was actively involved in developing several analytical methods for a variety of lithium-bearing and other battery materials using GC-MS and ICP-OES instruments. While at Tesla, he was designated as the Chemical Hygiene Officer, and worked closely with the safety administration to develop and implement hazard communication policies, as well as monitor the procurement, use, and proper disposal of chemicals.

Additionally, Belanger has over eight years of experience working in waste and environmental services at Clean Harbors including laboratory supervisory roles overseeing the complex analysis, management, and compliance of hazardous and non-hazardous waste for corporate clients, including several Fortune 500 companies.  While at Clean Harbors, he obtained a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification under the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management and he worked alongside the company’s Health and Safety division to ensure all field and laboratory safety protocols were strictly followed and compliant with federal, state, and local regulations.  Dedicated to resource conservation and wildlife preservation, Belanger has also worked at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection conducting field research for the state’s inland fisheries department.

Belanger has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology with a minor in General Sciences from Central Connecticut State University.

As a Staff Analytical Chemist at ABTC, Belanger will be part of the company’s growing technology team currently housed at the Nevada Center for Applied Research at the University of Nevada, Reno. He will play a significant role in the company’s abilities to advance and implement the rigorous methods of material characterization that are needed to certify in-house manufactured battery grade materials, from both the recycling of spent batteries and primary materials, to meet all customer specifications.

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About American Battery Technology Company

American Battery Technology Company, which recently changed its name from American Battery Metals Corporation, is uniquely positioned to supply low-cost, low-environmental impact, and domestically sourced battery metals through its three divisions: lithium-ion battery recycling, primary battery metal extraction technologies, and primary resources development.

American Battery Technology Company has built a clean technology platform that is used to provide a key source of domestically manufactured critical and strategic battery metals to help meet the near insatiable demand from the electric vehicle, electrical grid storage, and consumer electronics industries. This ESG-principled platform works to create a closed-loop circular economy for battery metals that champions ethical and environmentally sustainable sourcing of critical and strategic materials.

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