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Frontier Lithium announces processing milestone

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Frontier Lithium (CVE:FL) announced today that it has successfully produced battery grade lithium chemicals from its own spodumene resource from the PAK deposit, part of the PAK lithium project in Ontario.

The lithium salts were produced from ‘ore-to-hydroxide’ sulphate conversion route by a mini-pilot plant using core samples taken from the PAK lithium project. The Government of Ontario is financially supporting the program of conventional direct conversion sulphate and novel sulfate-free processing of spodumene concentrates, noted Frontier.

Data from the trial will be used to construct a pre-feasibility study.

Frontier traded up 10.2% to $1.08.

“We continue to progress, de-risk and execute on our plan to build a fully-integrated lithium chemicals company to service the global battery and electric vehicle industry,” said Trevor Walker, President and CEO of Frontier Lithium.

“We are looking to complete lithium chemicals process selection by year-end and will then commence subsequent piloting and demonstration programs necessary to deliver the feasibility of an optimized process with innovative technology necessary for building a commercial lithium chemical processing plant in North America.”

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