E3 METALS CORP. an emerging lithium developer and leading lithium extraction technology innovator today announced improvements to the performance of its Direct Lithium Extraction technology. The development work with Livent Corporation has focused on enhancing the overall performance of the technology with the goal towards commercial deployment, planned to ultimately be demonstrated in a pilot plant. Recently, …
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 improvements to the performance of its Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) technology. The development work with Livent Corporation (“Livent”) has focused on enhancing the overall performance of the technology with the goal towards commercial deployment, planned to ultimately be demonstrated in a pilot plant. Recently, the life span of the material used within the DLE process has increased by six times.
The increase in performance of the DLE material can help to further support the economics of the project. A major step to demonstrating commercial viability is to demonstrate the technology in a pilot plant. The Company is working closely with Livent to move towards this goal as soon as possible.
“The continual improvement of this technology is thanks to the great work from E3 Metals and Livent teams, working together with GreenCentre Canada,” commented Chris Doornbos , E3 Metals President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are very excited by the results coming from the development team on a regular basis.”
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 http://www.e3metalscorp.com .
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
Chris Doornbos , President & CEO
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 )
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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.
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