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A PROPRIETARY SYSTEM

The L1X Lithium™ System is our proprietary nano SEPARATION and EXTRACTION process that captures 99%+ of the available lithium with ZERO external water consumption.   Clean.  Efficient.  Sustainable. 

Clean Mining
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THIS IS CLEAN MINING

L1X Lithium™ captures 99% 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 iscolated the pure lithium brine is rapidly concentrate using less than $100 of energy per tonne of lithium (LCE) outut. 

COMPARE SYSTEMS
Not all solutions are the same

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Zero Water
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ZERO WATER WITH L1X

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.  
 

Capacity

L1X DELIVERS
COMMERCIAL CAPACITY

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 99%+ 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. 

PILOT FACILITY: production brine as small as 1000 M3 per day or 400 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 Lithium SUMMARY

L1X Lithium™: the fundamental deliverables for full production

  • ZERO external water consumption 

  • ESG Compliant

  • 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.)

  • 99%+ 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

OTHER TECHNOLOGY

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. 

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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. 

Thermal

DLE & Thermal

"DLE" on the front end alone is not enough. Heat 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 lithium output for the concentration stage alone. In addition to costly maintenance and regular downtime - these types of technologies are obviously not a practical path to production.

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Filtration
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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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