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Century Lithium and Koch Technology Solutions collaborate on Li-Pro™ process for direct lithium extraction

by CM staff   

Manufacturing Operations Technology / IIoT Mining & Resources Century Lithium direct lithium extraction Koch Technology Solutions Li-Pro Pilot Plant

As part of the program, components of the Li-Pro™ process will be tested at Century Lithium's Pilot Plant

VANCOUVER — Century Lithium Corp., is collaborating with Koch Technology Solutions (KTS), a Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) company, in the application of the Li-Pro™ process for direct lithium extraction (DLE) at Century Lithium’s Lithium Extraction Facility (Pilot Plant) in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, USA.

“Century Lithium’s collaboration with KTS and KES has been productive, and we look forward to working together as we broaden our relationship,” said Bill Willoughby, President and CEO, Century Lithium. “Our DLE process in the Pilot Plant is performing very well and we are excited to work with Koch as we advance the Project.”

In March 2022, Century Lithium purchased a license to the Lionex DLE process and KTS subsequently acquired exclusive rights to the Lionex technology, which has been integrated into KTS’ Li-Pro™ process. Through an agreement completed on February 6, the companies will work together to evaluate the added features of the Li-Pro™ process at Century Lithium’s Pilot Plant. With the information obtained, KTS will provide engineering for a full-scale deployment of the Li-Pro™ process for Century Lithium’s Clayton Valley Lithium Project located in Esmeralda County, in west-central Nevada.

“Century Lithium has done a great job identifying and validating a world-class lithium resource,” said Adam Sackett, President, Koch Technology Solutions. “As the energy transformation accelerates, we are excited to collaborate with them on the path to commercializing Li-Pro™ technology with our expanding set of complementary capabilities.”


As part of the program, components of the Li-Pro™ process will be tested at Century Lithium’s Pilot Plant. KTS will provide engineering design and costs for the full-scale DLE portion of the processing plant for Century Lithium’s Project. This program is independent from the Project’s ongoing Feasibility Study and will begin upon delivery of KTS equipment to the Pilot Plant. Century Lithium will fund the study, installation, and operation of the equipment at the Pilot Plant, and KTS will provide training and technical support.


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