Hazen Appointed As Independent Lab to Produce Battery-Quality Lithium Carbonate
Lilac Solution's lithium extraction pilot plant module has successfully processed Kachi brine with high recoveries to produce lithium chloride, which is suitable for processing into battery grade lithium carbonate using conventional carbonate processing methods. Lilac has previously produced 99.9% pure lithium carbonate from this lithium chloride using the conventional lithium carbonate process.
Hazen Research is now tasked with producing larger lithium carbonate samples from the concentrated lithium chloride being produced from Lilac's lithium extraction pilot plant module in California, using brines from Lake's Kachi Lithium Brine Project.
An initial batch of the concentrated lithium chloride is now being couriered to Hazen, and as advised, the first battery quality lithium carbonate samples are expected to be produced in approximately 5 weeks from their labs.
Lake's Managing Director, Steve Promnitz said: "Hazen Research is well-regarded, established and independent provider of quality hydrometallurgy and their production of high-quality lithium carbonate within a reliable timeframe means we can confidently supply third party verified carbonate samples to interested parties. We continue to de-risk the new technology and will provide progress updates through to the first independent samples being reported."
About Lake Resources NL
Lake Resources NL (ASX:LKE) (OTCMKTS:LLKKF) is a clean lithium developer utilising clean, direct extraction technology for the development of sustainable, high purity lithium from its flagship Kachi Project, as well as three other lithium brine projects in Argentina. The projects are in a prime location within the Lithium Triangle, where 40% of the world's lithium is produced at the lowest cost.
This method will enable Lake Resources to be an efficient, responsibly-sourced, environmentally friendly and cost competitive supplier of high-purity lithium, which is readily scalable, and in demand from Tier 1 electric vehicle makers and battery makers.
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