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Saltworks’ lithium refining test centre opens to accelerate lithium projects

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VANCOUVER — Saltworks Technologies Inc., announced its Lithium Test Center, dedicated to accelerating and de-risking lithium processing projects. The new centre incorporates end-to-end lithium processing pilot plants and technical expertise in the production of battery-grade lithium chemicals.

This development consolidates and expands the company’s ongoing lithium offerings, including:

  • Processing direct lithium extraction (DLE) eluents to battery-grade lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide through Saltworks’ concentration, refining and converting (CRC) technologies,
  • Refining and upgrading lithium hydroxide using its SaltMaker MVR crystallizer technology, and
  • Producing metals from recycled lithium-ion battery hydrometallurgy processes.

“Saltworks’ technologies and engineering expertise are supporting the growth of the lithium extraction, refining and recycling industries at bench-, pilot- and full-scale,” said Benjamin Sparrow, CEO, Saltworks. “Our new Lithium Test Center delivers rapid results and project advancement based on proven, scalable technologies. Our full-scale plants are assembled right next door, in Saltworks’ manufacturing headquarters, ensuring that our pilot projects are representative of full-scale performance. By dedicating more resources to serving lithium clients, Saltworks intends to fast-track more projects, putting them on the path to clean, economic, full-scale solutions and enabling the transition to clean energy.”



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