- Anson Resources (ASN) has completed its small-scale demonstration of the process needed to produce battery-grade lithium carbonate
- It has achieved an exceptionally high grade of 99.9 per cent lithium carbonate equivalent, with a recovery rate of 85.7 per cent
- The company’s lithium carbonate product will be offered to potential customers and end-users for qualification work
- Anson is up 11.54 per cent on the market today and is selling shares for 2.9¢ apiece
Anson Resources (ASN) has produced a lithium carbonate bulk sample.
The company has completed the small-scale demonstration of the complete process to produce battery-grade lithium carbonate.
The lithium carbonate was produced directly from lithium chloride brine by a lithium hydroxide electrolysis process. Anson achieved an exceptionally high grade of 99.9 per cent lithium carbonate equivalent, with a recovery of 85.7 per cent.
Following the successful production of lithium hydroxide solution and chlorine using electrolysis from concentrated of lithium chloride. The company has successfully produced battery quality lithium carbonate which meets or exceeds all specifications.
Anson has developed and tested an innovative process which has successfully separated highly concentrated lithium chloride into liquid lithium hydroxide and chlorine using electrolysis.
Traditionally, lithium hydroxide solution from brine is produced for an intermediate step of first producing lithium carbonate.
The company’s technology is expected to lower the cost of producing lithium hydroxide from lithium concentrated brines as the lithium carbonate production step is not required in Anson’s process to produce lithium hydroxide.
“Remaining lithium hydroxide solution will be evaporated and crystalized to produce Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate crystals at Veolia Water Technologies test facilities and is ongoing,” the company said.
Anson’s lithium carbonate product will be offered to potential customers and end-users for qualification work.
Anson is up 11.54 per cent on the market today and is selling shares for 2.9¢ apiece at 1:19 pm AEDT.