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The L1X™ System is our proprietary nano SEPARATION and EXTRACTION process that captures 98%+ of the available lithium with ZERO external water consumption.   Clean.  Efficient.  Sustainable. 

Clean Mining


L1X™ captures 98%+ of the lithium from the source feedstock and uses ZERO EXTERNAL WATER.

A true path to production and ESG compliance


This is a picture from one of our fully contained systems of separation and extraction membranes.  This eliminates the environmental damage caused by evaporation ponds and soar past the significant deficiencies and limitations found in filtration systems such as RO.


Once isolated the pure lithium brine is rapidly concentrate using less than $100 of energy per tonne of lithium (LCE) output

Not all solutions are the same

Zero Water
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L1X Lithium™: ZERO external water consumption is the world's first true path to profitable and sustainable lithium mining.

Effective at high elevation, the low energy requirements of L1X Lithium™ front end nano separation, lithium isolation and pre-output rapid concentration, makes this an efficient and complete path to lithium production versus absorption material with nano filtration systems.  



L1X™ lithium facilities are custom engineered to meet the needs of a dynamic environment: at L1X we design each system based on the brine content, to optimize the extraction and production process capturing 98%+ from the source feedstock and delivering battery grade lithium output. 

More Elements: to capture other elements from the brine, we add extraction loops to our process flow. 

DEMONSTRATION FACILITY: our brine production laucnh will be in Argentina scheduled to process 6000 M3 of brine per day producing approximately 2500 metric tonnes (LCE )per year.   

FULL EXTRACTION FACILITY: starts at 75,000+ M3 per day or 30,000 metric tonnes (LCE) per year with direct production to battery grade lithium.


All projects are supported by our full service, globally experienced professional (P.Eng) engineering team. 

L1X Summary of Benefits
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L1X™: the fundamental deliverables for full lithium production

  • ZERO external water consumption 

  • ESG Compliant

  • Bi-product from processing is Ultra-Pure Water (UPW)

  • Eliminates operational land, water and air pollution risk 

  • Almost eliminates the balance sheet site-risk liability cost

  • Total Extraction and concentration

    • optimal saturation (250,000 PPM to 400,000 PPM)
      or all the way to crystallization

  • $100 of energy used at the concentration stage per metric tonne of output LCE. (approx.)

  • 98%+ of the available lithium is captured and processed 

  • Expedites production day-one

  • Battery grade Output: Lithium Chloride, Carbonate or Hydroxide

  • Lower OpEx and CapEx than traditional methods


Evaporation Pond

Evaporation ponds are no longer tolerated. 

Other systems do not offer an efficient path to production.

DLE + R/O alone is NOT ESG compliant. 


Evaporation Ponds

Evaporation ponds only capture approximately 50% of the lithium from source, pollute the air,  they consume external water and can potentially dilute or pollute  local aquifers. 


DLE & Thermal

"DLE" on the front end alone is not enough.  With a consumption rate of 10-15% per cycle, the supply of material is a significant barrier to this technology - especially if it is not even commercialized.

Thermal energy is heat - it works in a lab, but it is 
very expensive at an industrial scale.  Industrial evaporators or crystallizers can have an OpEx of $20,000 per tonne of output for the concentration stage alone. In addition to costly maintenance and regular downtime - these types of technologies are not an efficient nor  practical path to production.

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DLE & Filtration/ RO

Filtration membranes such as reverse osmosis (RO) get clogged and cannot work in high total dissolved salts/solids (TDS) environments. RO stops when brine or concentration processes go past 3-5% which is not enough for cost efficient processing.

Low Water Recovery: In an industrial brine processing operation, you will still need to source millions of liters of clean EXTERNAL water per hour if using nano-filtration as your clean water recovery system.

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