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EnergyX announces enhanced Direct Lithium Extraction process

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Global Mining Review,

EnergyX has announced the latest breakthrough to its suite of sustainable energy and climate solutions. EnergyX, founded in 2018 by Teague Egan, is a Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) and refinery technology provider that offers solutions to minimise both capital and operating costs for lithium customers.

In a newly released Technical Brochure, EnergyX describes how its comprehensive LiTASTM DLE Platform combines multiple technologies including Adsorption (AX), Solvent Extraction (SX), and Selective Membranes (MX), using both Electrodialysis (EDR), and Selective Bipolar Electrodialysis (sBPED) to create a robust DLE system for lithium production. When used together, EnergyX patented technologies can provide increased efficiencies, including faster separation times, with more concentrated and purified lithium solutions. EnergyX CEO Teague Egan says, “EnergyX is innovating and disrupting the lithium supply chain – from brine to battery – at lightning pace. The platform we have built around LiTAS is a game changer for the entire industry. Not only have we proved recovery rates at higher than 94% lithium, but our technology uses a fraction of the freshwater to other DLE competitors. Due to the integration of our multiple technologies, we use less energy and create incredible cost savings. This makes LiTAS an extremely attractive choice for governments and industry.”

Amit Patwardhan, EnergyX Chief Technology Officer, adds that, “We have taken a ground up approach. Our team of industry leaders and experts in each area surveyed the competitive technologies and addressed specific shortcomings of each technology by developing new adsorbents, extractants, membranes, operating and control philosophies, and process arrangements to deliver the best techno-economic solution for every brine.” With the brine handling capabilities provided by DLE, previously unviable lithium sources can now be activated. EnergyX recently announced a key investment from POSCO, a major lithium producer in Argentina, as well as multiple planned demonstration plants in both North and South America.

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