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Frontier Lithium receives funding from government of Ontario for lithium processing research

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The NOHFC grant will enable the construction of a facility that will demonstrate processes targeted at the conversion of sodium sulfate by-products to achieve a closed-loop system for lithium salt production.

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SUDBURY — Frontier Lithium Inc., received $2 million in grant funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to test the processing and conversion of by-products as it advances towards commercial lithium salts production.

The funding announced at the future headquarters of Frontier, by Ontario Premier, Doug Ford, Minister of Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs, Greg Rickford, Minister of Mines, George Pirie, and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli reflects the importance of the fully integrated PAK Lithium Project to EV and EV battery supply chains in the province.

The NOHFC grant will enable the construction of a facility that will demonstrate processes targeted at the conversion of sodium sulfate by-products to achieve a closed-loop system for lithium salt production. This testing is expected to lead to reagent input regeneration, process optimization, recycling, energy efficiency and waste minimization that will mitigate disposal risks associated with by-products.

This new grant builds on NOHFC funding received by Frontier in 2021 to test the production of lithium hydroxide, an important component of the lithium-ion battery. The findings from the 2021 tests have informed this next phase of the research process and reflects Frontier’s desire to seek and implement environmentally responsible solutions to advance commercial lithium production objectives in Ontario.

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