lithium brine extraction

U.S. Department of Energy Analysis Confirms California’s Salton Sea Region To Be A Rich Domestic…

Analysis Concludes the Region Could Meet the Nation’s Need for the Critical Mineral through Extraction from Geothermal Brines Using Innovative Technologies in Development WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced results of the most comprehensive analysis to date quantifying the domestic lithium resources in California’s Salton Sea region. … [continued]

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GM Leads $50 Million Funding Round In EnergyX To Unlock US-Based Lithium

General Motors Inc. (GM) and Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. (EnergyX) recently disclosed a strategic partnership to advance EnergyX’s General Motors extraction and refinery technologies in addition to the disclosure that GM Ventures is leading a $50 million Series B investment round in EnergyX. By employing EnergyX’s cutting-edge method to maximize … [continued]

Exhausted: How We Can Stop Lithium Mining from Depleting Water Resources, Draining Wetlands, and Harming…

To mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, we must transition away from fossil fuels like petroleum and coal and toward clean energy generation and zero-emission transportation options. However, many green technologies, such as electric vehicles and renewable power plants, depend on lithium-ion batteries, which require lithium. Lithium resources are … [continued]

Compass Minerals Found A Way To Convert Sustainable Lithium Brine To Battery-Grade Lithium Hydroxide

Compass Minerals has announced the success of the conversion testing of its sustainable lithium brine resource into both lithium carbonate and battery-grade lithium hydroxide. The testing was performed by a third party, Veolia Energy, which used a proven, commercially viable conversion process. The company stated that at a concentration of … [continued]