VANCOUVER, BC Aug. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Century Lithium Corp. (TSXV: LCE) (OTCQX: CYDVF) (Frankfurt: C1Z) (Century Lithium or the Company) is pleased to report successful progress in its collaboration with Koch Technology Solutions (KTS), a Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) company. As reported previously (see April 17, 2023 news release ) Century Lithium and KTS are working together on the application of KTS’s Li-Pro ™ system at Century’s Lithium Extraction Facility (Pilot Plant) in Amargosa Valley, Nevada , USA.
“Century Lithium is delighted to see the progress made in our collaboration with Koch Technology Solutions” stated Bill Willoughby , President, and CEO of Century Lithium. “Our team, with KTS’s input has successfully incorporated and operated the equipment at our Pilot Plant with significantly improved results.”
Since October 2021 , Century Lithium has been continuously testing the extraction of lithium from the claystone found at its 100%-owned Clayton Valley Lithium Project (Project) in Nevada utilizing a chloride-based leaching process. Testing of the Li-Pro ™ system was conducted to evaluate potential improvements in the direct lithium extraction (DLE) area of the Pilot Plant.
Adam Sackett , President of Koch Technology Solutions, added, “The steady state results generated onsite with the Koch Technology Solutions Li-Pro™ Direct Lithium Extraction process has hit all our key milestones for the Century pilot program. We are excited to move towards engineering and executing a Li-Pro™ installation with commercial process guarantees.”
With the integration of KTS’s DLE process, the grades of the intermediate lithium solution produced at the Pilot Plant have increased to the highest levels to date, with an average grade of 7.5 grams/liter (g/l) (7,500 parts per million) lithium. These lithium concentrations are four times higher than previously generated, with sodium concentrations almost an order of magnitude lower.