Facility will be modelled on Primobius' proprietary refining process
Rio Tinto's Jadar project has an estimated production capacity of 55,000 tonnes per year.
Mina do Barroso has a 27 million tonne resource containing 285,900t of Li2O
Chemionex will provide the equipment for the DLE section of the pilot plant.
Partnership aims to provide better understanding of the environmental impacts of battery production
Further testing is being planned to optimise leaching conditions.
Company plans to construct its lithium battery recycling pilot plant in Fernley, Nevada.
Project will have a nameplate capacity of 15,000t/y of high purity lithium carbonate
The Calix patented technology involves a calcination technology
Acquisition comes after Prairie Lithium's successful Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) pilot
Nornickel for supply of nickel and cobalt, and SQM for supply of lithium hydroxide
Evaporation will be replaced with an electrochemical water treatment