Project Partners

Tenova is a total integrated solutions provider to the global mining, bulk materials handling and minerals beneficiation and processing sectors, offering innovative technological solutions and full process and commodity knowledge across the mining industry value chain. Tenova Bateman Technologies has leveraged their success in solvent extraction technology to develop a proprietary lithium selective technology, LiSX, that is faster, cheaper and more sustainable than the conventional processes, which rely on extensive and environmentally damaging evaporation ponds. Learn more about our work with Tenova Bateman here.

SRI International, a world-renown research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, works primarily in advanced technology and systems, biosciences, computing, and education. Working with government and industry partners, SRI brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, spin-off ventures and new product solutions. Fully funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE), SRI has teamed with Pure Energy Minerals Ltd (via its wholly-owned US subsidiary Esmeralda Minerals LLC) to develop and validate a new generation of highly selective ion exchange resins to separate metals from geothermal fluids more efficiently and at lower cost than current processes. Selective high-capacity sorbents have the potential to extract metals more efficiently and lower the cost of production of lithium materials. The research will be conducted using lithium-enriched brines collected from Pure Energy’s lithium brine project in Clayton Valley, Nevada.

UBC, a world-class university and research centre, and Pure Energy are collaborating to study aspects of selective lithium removal from brines, and also how lithium is exchanged between brines and lithium-containing solids in samples from Pure Energy’s Clayton Valley Property. Of special interest to the Company is the study of the regenerative potential of the resource and how lithium can potentially be transferred into brine from the lithium-enriched rocks and sediments that are present within the Clayton Valley basin. The results of this research will be used to refine the understanding of the lithium resource potential in Clayton Valley.