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Frontier Lithium Inc. produces battery quality lithium hydroxide with mini-pilot plant

The lithium salts were produced from 'ore-to-hydroxide' sulphate conversion.

October 19, 2021  by CM Staff

Frontier Lithium, LiOH (CNW Group/Frontier Lithium Inc.)

SUDBURY — Frontier Lithium Inc. has produced battery-quality lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LiOH-H2O) through a third-party firm using its crystallization process technology from a purified lithium hydroxide (LiOH) solution produced by Frontier Lithium. The lithium salts were produced from ‘ore-to-hydroxide’ sulphate conversion route by a mini-pilot plant using core samples taken from the PAK Lithium Project’s PAK deposit.

“We continue to progress, de-risk and execute on our plan to build a fully-integrated lithium chemicals company to service the global battery and electric vehicle industry,” said Trevor Walker, President and CEO of Frontier Lithium stated, in a company statement.

“We are looking to complete lithium chemicals process selection by year-end and will then commence subsequent piloting and demonstration programs necessary to deliver the feasibility of an optimized process with innovative technology necessary for building a commercial lithium chemical processing plant in North America.”

The Government of Ontario is financially supporting the program of conventional direct conversion sulphate and novel sulfate-free processing of spodumene concentrates. The test work will support the PFS study currently being conducted to assess the viability of a vertically integrated chemical company through operation of a spodumene mine and concentrator at the PAK Lithium Project to feed lithium chemicals plant operation in the Great Lakes region of North America.

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