E3 Metals Continue to Advance First Phase of Technology Development Plan with Livent Corporation

- October 6th, 2020

E3 METALS CORP. an emerging lithium developer and leading lithium extraction technology innovator, today announced that E3 Metals and Livent Corporation have agreed to an updated development plan to advance E3 Metals’ direct lithium extraction technology. Both E3 Metals and Livent continue working towards the goal of producing a commercial sorbent and process. Under the Joint Development Project the updated plan …

 E3 METALS CORP. (TSXV: ETMC) (FSE: OU7A) (OTC: EEMMF) (the “Company” or “E3 Metals“), an emerging lithium developer and leading lithium extraction technology innovator, today announced that E3 Metals and Livent Corporation (“Livent”) (NYSE:LTHM) have agreed to an updated development plan to advance E3 Metals‘ direct lithium extraction (“DLE”) technology.

Both E3 Metals and Livent continue working towards the goal of producing a commercial sorbent and process. Under the Joint Development Project ( see news release dated September 18, 2020 ), the updated plan has set the priority on completing Stage 1 as soon as possible. Once Stage 1 is complete, the process is expected to be demonstrated in a pilot plant. The development work has enhanced the performance on multiple levels, which include improved speed and efficiency of lithium recovery ( see news release dated March 11, 2020 ).

“The first phase of the joint development project is an essential step in initiating a robust and economically viable process for commercializing lithium production from Alberta brines,” commented Chris Doornbos , president and chief executive officer of E3 Metals. “The positive results so far are a function of joint technical expertise. E3 Metals is committed to demonstrating our proprietary process by constructing and operating a pilot plant.”

About E3 Metals

E3 Metals is a lithium development company with 6.7 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) inferred mineral resources 1 in Alberta . E3 Metals is currently advancing its proprietary direct lithium extraction (DLE) process in partnership with Livent Corporation (NYSE:LTHM), a global leader in lithium production, under a joint development agreement. Through the successful scale up its DLE process towards commercialization, E3 Metals‘ goal is to produce high purity, battery grade, lithium products. With a significant lithium resource and innovative technology solutions, E3 Metals has the potential to deliver lithium to market from one of the best jurisdictions in the world.  E3 Metals also continues to work with partners at the University of Alberta and at GreenCentre Canada. For more information about E3 Metals, visit www.e3metalscorp.com .

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

Chris Doornbos , President & CEO

E3 METALS CORP.

Chris Doornbos (P.Geo), CEO and Director of E3 METALS CORP., is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and has read and approved the technical information contained in this announcement.

1. E3 Metals has released information on three 43-101 Technical Reports totaling a resource of 6.7 Mt LCE. The Central Clearwater Resource Area (CCRA) Technical Report, identifying 1.9Mt LCE (inferred), is dated effective October 27, 2017 , and the North Rocky Resource Area (NRRA) Technical Report was dated effective October 27, 2017 , identifies 0.9Mt LCE (inferred). A third report for the Exshaw West Resource Area (EWRA), identifies 3.9Mt LCE (inferred) and was filed on June 15, 2018 , effective June 4, 2018 . All reports are available on SEDAR ( www.sedar.com )

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements concerning the potential of the Company’s projects and technology, as well as management’s objectives, strategies, beliefs and intentions. Forward looking statements are frequently identified by such words as “may”, “will”, “plan”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “intend” and similar words referring to future events and results. Forward-looking statements are based on the current opinions and expectations of management. All forward-looking information is inherently uncertain and subject to a variety of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, fluctuating commodity prices, the effectiveness and feasibility of emerging lithium extraction technologies which have not yet been tested or proven on a commercial scale or on the Company’s brine, competitive risks and the availability of financing, as described in more detail in our recent securities filings available at www.sedar.com . Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and we caution against placing undue reliance thereon. We assume no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law.

SOURCE E3 METALS CORP.

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