Mr. Frank Basa reports
CANADA COBALT LAUNCHES "RE-2OX UNLOCKS", SIGNS DEAL FOR FIRST REVENUE STREAM
Canada Cobalt Works Inc. has signed an agreement for its first revenue stream from Re-2OX, the company's proprietary and environmentally friendly hydrometallurgical process that bypasses a traditional smelter for efficient extraction of cobalt, precious metals and base metals.
In 2018, led by adviser Dr. Ron Molnar and SGS Lakefield, Canada Cobalt became the first company in Canada's Cobalt heartland during the electric vehicle revolution to produce a battery-grade cobalt sulphate test product from its own feed (Castle mine). Much broader plans for Re-2OX are now beginning to roll out, applicable to the Castle mine and beyond, starting with the company's Re-2OX Unlocks model, aimed at using the proprietary Re-2OX process to help public and private companies unlock asset value through leading-edge metallurgical and metal recovery solutions offered by Re-2OX. Canada Cobalt, which has initiated the patent process for Re-2OX (refer to April 30, 2019, news release), fully protects its intellectual Re-2OX property in the Re-2OX Unlocks program.
Marc Bamber, a director of Canada Cobalt, commented: "CCW's Re-2OX Unlocks is a powerful merging of technology with the 2020's resource sector and the global trend toward mass electrification. It's also an excellent example of how Re-2OX is a very adaptable process, technically, and can also be used in multiple ways to leverage value for shareholders. This first agreement with Global Energy Metals puts us on a big runway of opportunity while it heightens potential for GEMC at its promising cobalt-nickel-copper battery metal properties in Nevada.
"A very active second quarter is unfolding for Canada Cobalt," Mr. Bamber continued. "Re-2OX is one of four key pillars of a very focused strategy that will also be powered by our unique underground access/phase 2 drilling at the Castle mine, a simple but effective tailings program and discovery potential at Castle East."
Canada Cobalt signs agreement with Global Energy Metals Corp.
Canada Cobalt and Global Energy Metals have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) that allows for cobalt-nickel-copper-bearing mineralized material from the Global Energy Metals' Lovelock mine and Treasure Box property to be put through the Re-2OX process in order to confirm efficient battery metal extraction and create a battery-grade test product.
Canada Cobalt will supervise the program, protecting its intellectual property, and will be paid a $200,000 upfront first-stage Re-2OX fee, with costs related to sampling and lab work to be borne by Global Energy Metals (maximum $100,000). The companies may broaden their relationship.
Canada Cobalt will take an immediate equity position in Global Energy Metals, subscribing for two million units at 7.5 cents per unit for a total investment of $150,000. Each unit will consist of one common share and one transferable common share purchase warrant. Each warrant will entitle Canada Cobalt to acquire one common share of Global Energy Metals at a price of 10 cents per share for a period of 36 months from the closing date, subject to an acceleration clause. The private placement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and securities will be subject to a four-month hold period from the time of closing.
Chief executive officer comment on deal
Frank Basa, president and chief executive officer of Canada Cobalt, stated: "We are pleased enter into a strategic relationship with the Global Energy Metals team. We have a shared objective of advancing the metallurgical understanding of GEMC's promising Nevada-based battery metal assets using Re-2OX. The very adaptable Re-2OX process has shown very high recovery rates for multiple metals and the ability to create a compound suitable for end use in battery production."
Mitchell Smith, chief executive officer of Global Energy Metals, stated: "While the future of EVs and other green technologies is promising, North America is highly import reliant for those critical metals that are fuelling the road to electrification. Partnering with Canada Cobalt Works and utilizing their Re-2OX process is a crucial step in unlocking the potential Lovelock and Treasure Box provide for shareholder exposure to strategically important U.S.-based battery mineral assets. Significantly, Re-2OX has allowed Canada Cobalt to become the first company in Canada's cobalt heartland to produce a battery-grade cobalt sulphate test product with nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) formulations in their pipeline."
The technical information in this news release was prepared under the supervision of Frank J. Basa, PEng, Canada Cobalt's president and chief executive officer, who is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and a qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101.
About Canada Cobalt Works Inc.
Canada Cobalt is focused on immediate-term and longer-term value drivers at its past-producing Castle mine and adjoining land package in the historic Northern Ontario silver-cobalt district, Canada's cobalt heartland since the start of the electric vehicle revolution. The Canada Cobalt advantage includes underground access at Castle, an innovative tailings program with a plan to recover silver, gold and cobalt, a recently installed pilot plant to produce gravity concentrates on site, a proprietary hydrometallurgical process known as Re-2OX, and exciting exploration discovery potential at Castle East.
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