Standard Lithium (TSX.V: SLL) (FRA: S5L) (OTC: STLHF), a lithium-focused exploration company, this morning announced that it has completed commissioning of its prototype crystallisation pilot plant and produced its first quantity of high purity, >99.1 percent, lithium carbonate. The full-scale Pilot Plant is comprised of two halves, both based on Standard Lithium’s proprietary technology, with the company’s partners Zeton Inc. designing and building the Lithium Extraction Pilot Plant and Saltworks Technologies Inc. designing and fabricating the Lithium Carbonate Crystallisation Pilot Plant.
“We have all been very pleasantly surprised by these highly positive results from our prototype pilot, established so quickly after starting up the equipment,” Standard Lithium President and COO Dr. Andy Robinson stated in the news release. “Standard’s technical team and our partners at Saltworks are now going through the rigorous process of optimising the operation of the equipment and adding additional process cycles and washing technology so that we can improve the purity of the final lithium carbonate product even further. They are also gathering key data to allow us to commence the design for the larger scale crystallisation pilot plant that will be deployed to our project site in southern Arkansas, USA.”
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About Standard Lithium Ltd.
The company’s flagship project is located in southern Arkansas, where it is engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations utilizing the Company’s proprietary selective extraction technology. The Company is also pursuing the resource development of over 30,000 acres of separate brine leases located in southwestern Arkansas and approximately 45,000 acres of mineral leases located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. Standard Lithium is listed on the TSX Venture under the trading symbol “SLL”; quoted on the OTCQX under the symbol “STLHF”; and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “S5L”. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.StandardLithium.com
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