AUGUST 4, 2022
Largo Clean Energy signs a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Ansaldo Green Tech to negotiate the formation of a joint venture for the manufacturing and commercial deployment of Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFB) in power generation markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East
Ansaldo Green Tech, a subsidiary of Ansaldo Energia, is active in the field of renewable energy transition and storage developments
Signing of a Non-Binding Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to negotiate a Joint Venture (“JV”) for the commercial deployment of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (“VRFB”) projects in the European, North African markets and the Middle East (the “Authorized Markets”)
TORONTO – Largo Inc. (“Largo” or the “Company”) (TSX: LGO) (NASDAQ: LGO) is pleased to announce that the Company’s clean energy business, Largo Clean Energy Corp. (“LCE”) has signed a Disclaimer Agreement – Binding Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Ansaldo Green Tech SPA (“AGT”) to establish collaboration between the parties for the purposes of commercial deployment of the VCHARGE Battery The Company’s Vanadium Redox Flow (“VRFB”) consisting of the VRFB battery, the vanadium electrolyte and the balance of the system (“BoS”), in the European, African and Middle Eastern markets through the formation of joint venture (“JV”) between AGT and LCE in Italy. The parties have agreed not to enter into any discussions with third parties for the purpose of developing or commercializing flow battery technologies in the Approved Markets for a period of 150 days to allow negotiation of a definitive agreement. The parties believe that if successful, the potential joint venture could meet identified needs in the European energy sector. Although the Memorandum of Understanding sets out the anticipated terms of the joint venture, there can be no assurance that future negotiations will lead to the signing of a definitive agreement or other relationship between the parties.
AGT is a subsidiary of Ansaldo Energia SpA (“Ansaldo Energia”), which operates in the field of renewable energies with a view to innovation and with the aim of developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining products for the energy transition from from traditional energy sources to renewable energies. AGT has in-depth knowledge of the European, North African and Middle Eastern markets in the area of power generation. Ansaldo Energia is a leading international player in the power generation industry that provides complete solutions to its customers. Ansaldo Energia is headquartered in Genoa, Italy, and has over 3,500 employees worldwide.
Largo has a long and successful history as one of the world’s favorite vanadium companies through the supply of its VPUREMT and VPURE+MT products, which come from one of the richest vanadium deposits in the world at the company’s Maracás Menchen mine in Brazil. In an effort to improve value creation at Largo, the company is setting up a titanium dioxide pigment plant using raw materials from its existing operations in addition to advancing its clean energy division. based in the United States with its VCHARGE vanadium batteries. Largo’s VCHARGE vanadium batteries contain a variety of innovations, enabling an efficient, safe and ESG-aligned long-lasting solution that is fully recyclable at the end of its 25+ year lifespan. Producing some of the highest quality vanadium in the world, Largo’s strategic business plan is based on two pillars: 1.) vanadium production from its operations in Brazil and 2.) a storage business of energy in the United States to support a low-carbon future through its clean energy division. .
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