Nano One Announces Former U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Resources Frank Fannon as Strategic Advisor

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  • Hon. Francis (Frank) Fannon joins Nano One as a strategic advisor on energy resources and global affairs.

  • Accomplished public policy and business experience in the area of ​​energy and supply chain.

  • Appointed to strengthen Nano One’s North American commercialization and scaling programs.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 13, 2021) – Nano One® Materials Corp. (TSX: NANO) (OTC Pink: NNOMF) (FSE: LBMB) (Nano One), is a clean technology company with patented processes for the low-cost, low-environmental-footprint production of high-performance cathode materials used in lithium-ion batteries. Mr. Alex Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, is pleased to introduce the Honorable Frank R. Fannon as Nano One’s Strategic Advisor. Mr. Fannon’s experience and unique insight into the importance of a secure and responsible domestic supply of critical energy materials will complement Nano One’s accomplished advisory board, which supports senior management in its commercialization and the scale.

“Frank is a strong leader who has had a successful career in the private and public sectors in the United States,” said Mr. Holmes, “Frank’s work at the US State Department has increased global awareness of the critical role minerals play in the energy transition and his ambition to spur new positive energy initiatives will be an asset to Nano One. I look forward to working with Frank and the team as we move forward on the road to commercialization. »

In May 2018, Frank was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate as First Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, a position he held until January 2021. Energy,” he has led whole-of-government initiatives in the Indo-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East to advance free and open markets and resilient responsible supply chains. Frank also created the Multi-Country Energy Resource Governance Initiative to share global mining best practices and improve governance.

“Free nations are playing catch-up to determine who will shape the clean energy economy, and by what standards. In order to improve our environment and our security, we must develop and deploy advanced technologies on a large scale”, commented Mr. Frank Fannon. “I am thrilled to work with Nano One as an essential response to this call.”

Frank joins the Nano One advisory board along with Dr. Yuan Gao, Joe Lowry, Robert Morris and Dr. Byron Gates.

Frank is currently Managing Director of Fannon Global Advisors, a strategic advisory firm focused on geopolitics, energy transition and market transformation. He is also a Nonresident Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Visiting Senior Fellow at Purdue’s Center for Technology Diplomacy.

Prior to his time at the State Department, Frank established BHP’s US Corporate Affairs function as Managing Director and served as Chief US Advisor to the BHP Foundation, focusing on transparency and governance, environmental resilience and equity in education. Prior to BHP, Frank led government affairs for Murphy Oil Corporation, where he facilitated new country entry across multiple regions and developed the industry’s first point-of-sale consumer energy campaign. Previously, he served as an advisor to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he drafted, negotiated and helped pass key legislation. Frank also served as attorney for Senators Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) and Pete V. Domenici (R-NM).

Frank holds a JD from the University of Denver Law School, an MA in International Affairs, Economics, and Business from the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, and a BS from the University of Denver. University of Radford.


About Nano One

Nano One Materials Corp (Nano One) is a clean technology company with a patented, scalable, low-carbon industrial process for the low-cost production of high-performance lithium-ion battery cathode materials. The technology is applicable to electric vehicles, energy storage, consumer electronics and next-generation batteries as part of the global push towards a zero-emission future. Nano One’s One-Pot process, coated nanocrystalline materials and Metal to Cathode Active Material (M2CAM) technologies address fundamental performance needs and supply chain constraints while reducing costs and carbon footprint. Nano One has received funding from various government programs and the current “Scaling of Advanced Battery Materials Project” is supported by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Province of British Columbia’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. Nano One is a member of Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Chain Alliance, Accelerate ZEV, which represents the battery supply chain community. For more information, please visit

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