Euro Manganese secures ESIA approval for Chvaletice

Euro Manganese (ASX:EMN) has received approval from the Czech Ministry of Environment of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for its Chvaletice Manganese Project. 

The ESIA approval is the key gating permit from which subsequent permits can follow, including land planning and construction permits. 

Euro, which has a market capitalisation of $34.62 million, says the approval also allows the company to progress to the final determination of a mining lease for Chvaletice. 

CEO and President Matthew James says the approval is a ‘major’ permitting and project milestone, and testament to the diligent approach and several years of effort by the company’s Czech and engineering teams. 

“What remains constant is our desire to minimise project impacts and maximise social benefits throughout the lifespan of our operations,” he says.

“We look forward to advancing the now more procedural follow-on permits to develop a world-class facility capable of producing high-purity manganese, an essential component in lithium-ion batteries for EV vehicles.”

The Chvaletice project lies 90km east of Prague in the Czech Republic and is considered to be a ‘unique and innovative’ waste recycling initiative that avoids the negative impacts of traditional hard rock mining.

Euro Manganese has also appointed Tim Kindred as Chvaletice’s Project Director, who will be responsible for leading the team that will work together to deliver Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) followed by Engineering and Procurement and Construction Manganese (EPCM), once a final investment decision has been made. 

Kindred will be based in Perth, Western Australia, and intends to relocate to the Czech Republic during the construction phase of the project. 

Euro Manganese is a battery materials company focused on becoming a leader producer of high-purity manganese for the EV industry.

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