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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: South & Central America: June 19th 2019


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:: Neo Lithium Provides Operational Update


Neo Lithium Corp. is pleased to provide an operational update for its wholly-owned Tres Quebradas lithium brine project ("3Q Project") in Catamarca Province, Argentina.

The Company’s lithium carbonate pilot plant, which was built by the Instituto de Investigaciones Tecnologicas from Universidad de Concepcion, Chile, was successfully reassembled at Neo Lithium’s Fiambalá facility. The pilot plant was tested, fine-tuned and commissioned to operate with concentrated brine from the salar, with a designed capacity to produce 50 tonnes of lithium carbonate per year.

The pilot plant includes a solvent extraction phase (SX-B) for Boron removal, a sulfation plant to remove calcium and a liming and carbonation phase to remove magnesium and any remaining calcium. The process is then completed with 3 stages of soda ash carbonation and drying. The Company has expanded its engineering staff and is planning to produce lithium carbonate at technical grade by August, and battery grade by September of the current year.

The Company is also pleased to announce the completion of its geochemical laboratory in Fiambalá and the engagement of Alex Stewart International Argentina SA to assist with setting up the equipment, protocols, and operating procedures.

“After completing a successful PFS, we are now fully engaged and focused in demonstrating that our technology is capable to produce battery grade lithium carbonate at very efficient levels,” stated Waldo Perez, President and CEO of Neo Lithium. “Producing battery grade lithium carbonate in our pilot plant is our ultimate goal, which will validate that the project is scalable and economically viable as we push forward with our objective to create and maximize shareholder value.”

Read the full article here: finance.yahoo.com/news/neo-lithium-provides-operational-120000358.html




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