Galaxy achieves battery grade lithium carbonate at Sal de Vida
(Kitco News) - Galaxy Resources (ASX: GXY), the company that is leveraging its portfolio of assets to create a sustainable, large scale, global lithium chemicals business, confirmed today the achievement of battery grade lithium carbonate at its wholly owned Sal de Vida brine project, located in Argentina.
The company said that test work and piloting on site has steadily improved product quality and project metrics over the past 12 months and this has continued with recent test results.
Technical analysis of recently completed piloting runs has been verified by independent metallurgical consultants. These results have revealed that battery grade quality product can be achieved and seamlessly incorporated into the Stage 1 project schedule.
Galaxy added that it will adopt battery grade quality as the design basis for Stage 1 through the addition of simple bolt-on process steps to the flowsheet with no interruption to project schedule. Further project details will be outlined in Sal de Vida’s feasibility update release in early April.
Galaxy Resources is an international company with lithium production facilities, hard rock mines and brine assets in Australia, Canada and Argentina.