E3 Metals granted $100,000 in funding from Alberta Innovates

1 September 2018

E3 Metals is a Petro-Lithium company rapidly advancing the development of direct recovery lithium brine projects in Alberta. E3 Metals holds lithium resources at 6.7 Mt LCE (inferred)1. The Company has a compelling competitive advantage by virtue of having access to extensive infrastructure built by the Oil and Gas industry in Alberta.

The company have announced a grant of $100,000 from Alberta Innovates to support the continued development and advancement of its proprietary lithium extraction technology. This work is being completed by a joint collaboration with GreenCentre Canada, Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc (KPM) and the University of Alberta.

“The focus of this work is the scaling of the concentration and purification steps of E3 Metals’ lithium extraction flow sheet, both of which are critical to the future commercial production of lithium by the Company,”

“This grant of $100,000 towards the continued development and scaling of our concentration and purification technology is an additional validation of E3 Metals’ extraction process and greatly assists the Company’s development plans. We are very excited to be working with Alberta Innovates.”

…commented E3 Metals Corp CEO Chris Doornbos.

“This project supports the strategic objective of developing a thriving clean tech sector in Alberta — via the development of a lithium extraction technology and resource that is essential to energy storage technology deployment,”

…commented John Zhou, VP Clean Energy of Alberta Innovates

A view above the Alberta oil fields where E3 Metal's are operating (Image - E3)
A view above the Alberta oil fields where E3 Metal’s are operating (Image – E3)

GreenCentre Canada was established in 2009 as a not-for-profit Chemistry/Materials Commercialization Centre with a mandate to assist in the commercialization of chemical technology from both industry and academia. The organization is based in Kingston, Ontario, and operates a world class state-of-the-art research and development chemistry facility for small to medium scale chemistry innovation services.

The organization is supported by a group of scientists, most of whom have advanced degrees in the chemistry field. GreenCentre features a 8,000 ft2 bench scale chemistry facility with a full suite of analytical equipment.

Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc. (KPM) was established in 2002 to provide process development and optimization through contract research and development services to chemical, mining, and metallurgical industries.

One of E3's processing facilities in Alberta, Canada. (image - E3)
One of E3’s processing facilities in Alberta, Canada. (image – E3)

KPM’s project portfolio is diverse but centres around experimental work in its well-equipped 12,000 ft² research facility. The KPM team has the expertise, multidisciplinary skills, and fundamental knowledge to develop concepts and solve unique challenges for clients. About Alberta Innovates Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans.

We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, and food and fibre, and platforms such as clean technology, digital technology for business transformation, data-enabled innovation, and innovative production and distribution.

‘We are working with our partners to diversify the provincial economy, improve environmental performance and enhance Albertans’ well-being through research and innovation.’

More information about E3 Metals can be found on their website

Edited by Liam Hardy for MiningIR.com

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