Electronics Grade Lithium Carbonate and Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate
from oilfield and other brines
One of CMC’s main objectives is to commercialize its innovative process to produce lithium from oilfield brines, geothermal well fields and mining leach streams.
CMC’s shareholder TriLateral Pacific LLC (“TLE”) (www.trilateralpacific.com) holds a worldwide exclusive license for patented molecularly imprinted polymers, to extract lithium and other metals from brine. In addition, CMC holds sub-licenses for additional proprietary process steps in the complete extraction to final product flow diagram from brine to lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide monohydrate. This multi-step, selective extraction, concentration, purification and manufacturing process is ready to be utilized for rapid extraction of lithium from any brine or leach stream.
This is an existing technology that has been demonstrated in laboratory and pilot tests on numerous actual salar and geothermal brines (rather than synthetic solutions) and is effective, continuous and cost competitive. CMC is currently in the process of securing access to a number of implementation sites to build a project pipeline.
CMC's process is modular and is designed to be integrated into any existing wellfield or mining leach process. We can have a pilot plant ready to begin processing materials within 6 months on a test basis, and a modular commercial scale facility operating within 18 months after pilot plant testing is complete.