The world depends more and more on lithium-ion batteries — todays ultimate rechargeable energy store. Some of the world’s most innovative companies are finding new and better ways to extend and mobilize our power grid through the high energy density of lithium. Can we find better and more sustainable ways to extract and process the raw materials needed for this clean energy revolution? We believe the answer is a resounding YES.
We look around the world and see a lithium mining industry that is struggling to bring new production on line. Strong demand and rising lithium prices will drive new development, but what will new lithium mines look like? Our future customers are in the news almost daily for shattering paradigms and painting a picture of a “Super Future”. We believe the next generation of producers of the raw materials critical for the clean energy revolution must participate in this innovation.
The products of the new clean energy economy must not only perform better; they must also perform more sustainably. As a lithium developer, we must address the crucial environmental and social questions around resource extraction, and then use all available solutions to maximize the benefit of our resources while minimizing the impact on people and the environment.
At our Clayton Valley Project in Nevada and on every project that we consider, the Pure Energy team will not be constrained by historical precedent. The Company is currently evaluating non-evaporation based lithium brine processing in Nevada, and our thinking may be equally far “outside the box” on our next project.
Pure Energy seeks to change the economic paradigm of mineral extraction for the clean energy revolution. We believe such a breakthrough is possible IF we truly approach environmental stewardship through: minimizing the temporary disruption of the environment during exploration and production, adhering to the highest standards of leadership in areas such as water conservation, energy consumption, recycling and the preservation of biodiversity.