NRG Metals has announced its collaboration with Eastern Shore Microbes to explore enhancing evaporation characteristics of lithium brine.
NRG Metals (TSXV:NGZ) has announced its collaboration with Eastern Shore Microbes to explore the potential of enhancing evaporation characteristics of lithium brine at the Hombre Muerto North lithium project in Argentina.
As stated in the press release:
E.S.M. is developing Halophillic Evaporative Applications Technology (H.E.A.T.) The process has been utilized to evaporate and clean brines from curing cattle hides and E.S.M. is currently using their collection of over 1300 microbes to adapt the technology to potentially enhance and shorten the production cycle of lithium from brines. Testing will be conducted over the coming months on brine samples from the HMN project at the E.S.M. laboratory in Belle Haven, Virginia.
The company is also in discussions with two developers of alternative extraction technologies. NRG is committed to evaluating all aspects of potential lithium production including those that may allow for a shortened production cycle.