E3 Lithium announces field pilot plant on track as construction continues
Mike EdwardsNews People in Process Alberta Chris Doornbos direct lithium extraction E3 Lithium field pilot plant
E3 Lithium Ltd. of Calgary has announced that construction of its Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) field pilot plant is progressing according to schedule.
E3 Lithium began receiving equipment, including tanks for brine containment, pipe racks and supporting structural equipment, to site in June and construction has been taking place concurrently. When the DLE equipment arrives in skids all pilot equipment will be piped and wired together. Construction is on track and E3 Lithium estimates commissioning will start and finish in August.
“The E3 Lithium team, in coordination with our local partners, has been steadily advancing the field pilot plant and ensuring it remains on schedule, a testament to the quality of the planning work that began more than a year ago,” said Chris Doornbos, president and CEO, E3 Lithium.
“The success of the pilot de-risks our ability to commercialize our resource, one of the world’s largest, and accelerates us on our path to providing made-in-Alberta battery-grade lithium.”
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