Element 25 Limited (ASX: E25) has executed its port access agreement for the Utah Point facility in WA’s Pilbara region, with first shipment of manganese planned for June 2021.

The mining company signed a multi-user access agreement with the Pilbara Port Authority for the bulk export of manganese from E25’s 100%-owned production facility at the Butcherbird project.

E25 managing director Justin Brown says this is another important milestone for the company on the way to its first sale of manganese concentrate.

“We are excited to be closing in on our first shipment of Butcherbird’s material to our offtake partners,” he said.

The terms of agreement satisfy the mining company’s capacity requirement for the first stage of production up to 390ktpa.

E25 is also targeting the world’s first zero carbon manganese for EV cathode manufacture.

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(Image source: Pilbara Ports Authority. Utah Point bulk loading facility.)

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