Company on schedule and budget to achieve first commercial production by mid-2022
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.
Evaporation will be replaced with an electrochemical water treatment
The carbon footprint of the production process could even be negative
Companies agreed agreed a license and royalty deal for lithium extraction and processing methods.
One Pot avoids the need for lithium hydroxide and the cost and effort of further processing.
Decision to look at chloride leaching for lithium extraction follows from recent test results.
Companies ink deal to advance process technology.
SiLeach enables low-energy recovery of lithium from micas and clays.
Pastos Grandes pilot commissioning underway.