E3 LITHIUM RECEIVES APPROVAL TO RUN DIRECT LITHIUM EXTRACTION PILOT IN CENTRAL ALBERTA
E3 Lithium, Alberta’s leading lithium developer and extraction technology innovator, announced it has received approval on its Facility Application from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for its 2023 field pilot plant. The license granted by the AER allows E3 to construct and operate the necessary equipment to run the direct lithium extraction pilot, planned to begin operations in Q3 2023.
The pilot plant will be located at the first well E3 drilled in its 2022 inaugural drill program, located east of the Town of Olds in E3’s Clearwater Project Area. In the February 2, 2023 news release, E3 outlined the details and timeline expected for the field pilot.
The field pilot is on schedule, with site construction and pre-operation planned to commence in early May. As outlined previously, E3 has been developing multiple potential flow sheets and the pilot is designed to be able to test several lithium extraction systems to define the optimal commercial design. Additional details and the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the process systems will be outlined by June of this year, ahead of the pilot operations.
E3 Lithium is a lithium resource and technology company working towards the production of lithium products to power the growing electrical revolution. Based in Alberta, E3 Lithium’s Clearwater Project is being developed on the backbone of the mature and sophisticated oil industry that will allow the Company to catapult its development.
(Source: E3 Lithium – Image Clearwater lithium project/E3 Metals)