Alberta grants $100,000 to develop lithium extraction tech
August 28, 2018
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E3 Metals Corp. has received a grant of $100,000 from Alberta Innovates to develop lithium extraction technology.
“The focus of this work is the scaling of the concentration and purification steps of E3 Metals’ lithium extraction flow sheet, both of which are critical to the future commercial production of lithium by the Company,” said E3 Metals Corp CEO Chris Doornbos. “This grant of $100,000 towards the continued development and scaling of our concentration and purification technology is an additional validation of E3 Metals’ extraction process and greatly assists the Company’s development plans. We are very excited to be working with Alberta Innovates.”
E3 Metals is a petro-lithium company advancing the development of direct recovery lithium brine projects in Alberta.
“This project supports the strategic objective of developing a thriving clean tech sector in Alberta,” said John Zhou, VP Clean Energy of Alberta Innovates, “via the development of a lithium extraction technology and resource that is essential to energy storage technology deployment.”
This work is being completed by a joint collaboration with GreenCentre Canada (GreenCentre), Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc (KPM) and the University of Alberta.