This gives E3's lithium extraction process a stamp of approval that sets it apart from most of the other direct extraction methods.
LIVENT CORPORATION TO CONTRIBUTE UP TO US$ 5.5 MILLION TO ADVANCE E3 METALS' DIRECT LITHIUM EXTRACTION PROCESS ON THE ALBERTA LITHIUM PROJECT
E3 Metals Corp. has entered into a joint development agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Livent Corp. to advance E3 Metals' proprietary ion-exchange direct lithium extraction process. The ultimate goal of the agreement is to develop a process to produce battery quality lithium products from the lithium enriched brines located in the Leduc formation in Alberta.
E3 Metals' Alberta project boasts a total of 6.7 million tonnes lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) inferred mineral resources (1) within the Leduc reservoir formation in Alberta.
E3's lithium 'resources' (a resource only if their extraction method works) are in paleobrines in old Alberta oil fields.