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Volt Lithium announces successful pilot project

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Global Mining Review,

Volt Lithium Corp. has announced the results from a successful pilot project to test its proprietary direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology in a simulated commercial environment.

The Pilot Project proved the company’s ability to achieve lithium recoveries of 90% based on concentrations of only 34 mg/L. The company also simulated operating conditions at concentrations of 120mg/L and achieved recoveries of up to 97% with operating costs under CAN$4000/t, assuming sustained average annual production of 20 000 t of lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM).

Further, in an unprecedented result, the Pilot Project proved Volt’s DLE technology can maintain 90% lithium recoveries in concentrations as low as 34 mg/L, and still maintain commercial economics – an achievement that has yet to be reported by other lithium producers.

Alex Wylie, President and CEO of Volt, comments:

“Volt has achieved remarkable and ground-breaking results through the Pilot Project, and achieved an impressive 97% recovery rate with 120 mg/L concentrations under simulated operating conditions. I want to thank the entire R&D, operational and engineering teams for their dedication and hard work in successfully executing this first phase.

“These results confirm that Volt’s proprietary technology is a true game-changer. With this accomplishment, we are poised to lead the way in North America as the first commercial producer of lithium from oilfield brines, which we are targeting for the second half of next year.”

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