Canadian Manufacturing

E3 Lithium begins field pilot plant site construction

by CM staff   

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Manufacturing of the lithium extraction process equipment and E3's sorbent continues offsite and is on track to arrive in early Q3.

CALGARY— E3 Lithium, “E3”, has provided a progress update on its field pilot plant. Since receiving the approval of its facility licence on April 11, E3 has been advancing preparation activities to ensure the site is ready for pilot operations.

On-site work is focused on the installation and operation of the downhole equipment in preparation for brine production for the pilot. E3 will also conduct a pre-pilot reservoir test that will add to our understanding of the reservoir fluid characterization for future development work. The site is being graded and prepared in advance of equipment arriving. The next stage includes installation of the piping and protective structure over the next four-to-six weeks.

Manufacturing of the lithium extraction process equipment and E3’s sorbent continues offsite and is on track to arrive in early Q3. The company anticipates it will require approximately four weeks to install and commission the equipment once on site prior to full operations commencing.

E3 will share key performance indicators for the lithium extraction processes at the pilot plant prior to commissioning. The company shared that it remains committed to industry-leading environmental and safety standards and has practices, policies and procedures in place ensure the site operates safely throughout 2023.


“We are happy to remain on track and on budget for a successful pilot beginning operations in Q3 of 2023,” said Chris Doornbos, President and CEO of E3 Lithium. “Protecting the environment and ensuring the health and safety of all those working on site is of fundamental importance to us throughout the construction and operation of our pilot plant, and this begins with thoughtful and well-executed site preparation.”


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