Reno, Nev., July 06, 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, welcomes Thomas Nagel as the newest Senior Analytical Chemist as part of its continued acquisition of highly-competitive technical talent and of the expansion of their research and development division that focuses on battery metals extraction and qualification processes.

Prior to joining ABTC, Nagel worked for five years at Tesla within the Gigalab quality laboratory at its Reno Gigafactory, holding various positions including Production Associate, Maintenance Technician, Analytical Chemistry Technician, and Associated Analytical Chemistry Scientist.  During these roles, he was actively involved in developing several analytical methods for a variety of battery materials compounds using GC-MS, ICP-OES, ion chromatography, and TOC. He was also part of the development of a Gage R&R study for routine analytical testing methods to determine statistical repeatability and reproducibility, error of measurement, and improvements to Standard Operating Procedures.  Additionally, Nagel has over a decade of experience working in the electronic circuitry, machining equipment, woodworking, and automotive industries.

In 2016, Nagel co-founded Brewton Brothers, a small business that developed technologies involving crystallization and oxidation of bismuth metal. During this period, he authored a scientific paper discussing the process of anodization of bismuth metal that was published in the Journal of Chemical Education. He has also worked at Diversified Advanced Technologies as a Furnace Operator/Production Manager. In this role, Nagel managed production for recycling of magnesium fluoride, operated and maintained several high-temperature furnaces with different conducting materials for heating, and gained laboratory experience working with a variety of metal carbide chemistry, boron oxide reactions, and nano-powders.

Nagel Graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a certified engineering intern in the state of Nevada.

As a Senior Analytical Chemist at ABTC, Nagel will be part of the company’s growing technology team currently housed at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Center for Applied Research (NCAR). 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.

“Building a company with extraordinary ambition requires extraordinary people,” said Dr. Mark McDaniel, Senior Staff Analytical Chemist at American Battery Technology Company. “Having worked with Thomas for many years within the Tesla Gigalab, I have experienced first-hand the quality of his work and his ability to rapidly learn new techniques.  I have no doubts that he will be a strong contributor to advancing our efforts and in-house analytical capabilities.”

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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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SOURCE: American Battery Technology Company