Arizona Lithium Limited (AZL), a pioneering company in North American lithium development, is thrilled to announce a major advancement in lithium extraction technology with the reception of the third-party Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) pilot plant at its Saskatchewan facility.
Highlights of the Announcement:
- AZL has received the third-party DLE pilot plant at its facility in Saskatchewan, Canada.
- Commissioning is underway with brine processing set to commence to produce lithium concentrate.
- The pilot plant testing of Prairie brine material will complete the third and final phase of the evaluation of the promising third-party supplied DLE technology.
The arrival of the DLE pilot plant signifies the start of a transformative phase for AZL, as it prepares to process brine and produce lithium concentrate. This development is a crucial component of the company's strategy to sustainably develop its two key lithium projects: the Big Sandy Lithium Project and the Prairie Lithium Project.
The commissioning of the pilot plant is progressing rapidly, with the AZL team eager to initiate the brine processing. The resulting lithium concentrate will be sent to the Company’s Lithium Research Center (LRC) in Tempe, Arizona, for further analysis and refinement. AZL has a track record of producing high purity lithium with this DLE technology and anticipates that the pilot plant will enable the production of larger quantities of this vital resource.
In addition to the pilot plant testing, AZL continues to refine its proprietary DLE technology at the LRC, with the goal of enhancing efficiency and sustainability in lithium extraction.
Arizona Lithium Managing Director, Paul Lloyd, commented: “We are very excited to have the pilot plant arrive at our facility in Saskatchewan, and even more excited to get it commissioned and into operation. I look forward to being able to share the exciting results with our shareholders”.