US lithium-extraction firm Managed Thermal Assets (CTR) has chosen US lithium processor Aquatech to ship the engineering and course of crops for the conversion of lithium chloride intermediate product to battery-grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate at CTR’s Stage 1 Lithium Hydroxide Facility. Building is predicted to begin in 2024 and manufacturing in 2025.
CTR says the brand new plant can be a completely built-in renewable energy and lithium extraction facility producing “inexperienced” battery-grade lithium hydroxide product from its geothermal brine useful resource on the Salton Sea in California’s Imperial Valley. Anticipated annual manufacturing is 27,557 tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate, adequate to make batteries to energy round 415,000 EVs.
The manufacturing facility will comprise a number of course of crops that combine membrane, evaporation and crystallization know-how and use lithium chloride eluate recovered via direct lithium extraction from the geothermal lithium brine useful resource.
CTR’s complete Hell’s Kitchen mission has an estimated projected yearly manufacturing capability of 1,100 MW of baseload renewable energy and 300,000 metric tons of lithium carbonate equal merchandise, sufficient to assist manufacturing of greater than 5 million EVs.