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  • Nano One Materials (NANO) has appointed Dr. Yuan Gao as its newest strategic advisor
  • Dr. Gao has authored dozens of journal publications and his innovations are at the core of today’s lithium-ion batteries
  • He will advise Nano One on its lithium-ion battery cathode technologies, supply chains, and business strategy
  • Nano One Materials is a clean technology company
  • Shares in Nano One Materials Corp. (NANO) are up 1.91 per cent, trading at $3.20 per share

Nano One Materials (NANO) has appointed Dr. Yuan Gao as its newest strategic advisor.

Dr. Gao will advise Nano One on its lithium-ion battery cathode technologies, supply chains, and business strategy. He joins current advisory committee members Joe Lowry, Robert Morris, and Dr. Byron Gates.

With a strong background in battery materials, Dr. Gao’s experience will enhance Nano One’s innovation, commercialization, and scale-up programs as the company accelerates its operations to address global battery demand.

Dan Blondal, Nano One CEO, commented on the appointment.

“Dr. Gao is an accomplished executive,” he said, “with a strong technical background and a successful track record in leading and growing businesses throughout the lithium-ion battery supply chain.

“I have tremendous amount of respect for his technical vision, business acumen and understanding of global supply chains as they relate to LFP, NMC, LCO and other battery cathode materials.”

Dr. Gao is the Vice Chairman of the board of Pulead Technology, a respected producer of cathodes for lithium-ion batteries. There, he served as president and CEO from May 2014 to September 2019. He also serves as a member of the board of directors for Lithium Americas Corp.

An internationally recognized expert in lithium-ion battery materials with over a hundred patents issued around the world, Dr. Gao has authored dozens of journal publications and his innovations are at the core of today’s lithium-ion batteries.

“As the global production of lithium-ion battery materials grows to millions of tons,” said Dr. Gao, “we will need technological innovation to eliminate environmental waste, economic inefficiencies, and complexity that persist in today’s battery supply chain.

“For this reason, I am inspired by what I’ve seen at Nano One over the years, and I am pleased to be collaborating with them on their technology and commercialization efforts.”

Nano One Materials is a clean technology company with a patented, scalable and low carbon intensity industrial process for the low-cost production of high-performance lithium-ion battery cathode materials.

Shares in Nano One Materials Corp. (NANO) are up 1.91 per cent, trading at $3.20 per share as of 9:36 am EST.

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