LIT and MRIWA kickstart new project to enhance lithium recovery techniques  

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Lithium Australia (LIT), the dedicated developer of disruptive lithium extraction technologies, has received official confirmation from the Minerals Research Institute of WA (MRIWA) of the commencement of the collaboration on an innovative project to enhance lithium recoveries and maximise potential of valuable byproducts recoverable from the processing of pegmatites.

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Titled “WRIWA Project M479 – Solution purification and valuable by-products formation during the production of battery-grade lithium”, the project also includes Venus Metals Corporation and Murdoch University, which is renowned for world-class research with real-world impact.

“It is gratifying to see the formal commencement of the MRIWA project, which dovetails with other research being undertaken by Lithium Australia, at Murdoch University, and of course our continuing program with ANSTO Minerals (a division of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation),” said managing Director Adrian Griffin.

Government support has enabled Lithium Australia to build partnerships that provide some of the world’s best expertise to advance its SileachTM process – the only hydrometallurgical process with the ability to recover lithium from all silicates.”