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Simplified overview on planned Lithium production from geothermal operations

Schematic overview on lithium extraction from geothermal brine (source: CTR, video screenshot)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 28 May 2018

A great overview video published by Controlled Thermal Resources, shows the simplified process on how the company plans to derive lithium from geothermal brine from its planned geothermal power plant in the Salton Sea, California.

In a simplified video, U.S. geothermal developer Controlled Thermal Resources provides an overview on potential lithium production from geothermal operations in the Salton Sea in California.

As reported on its Facebook page, the company is in the advanced stages of developing a new combined lithium extraction and geothermal power station. The Hell’s Kitchen project will produce 84,000 tpy of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) and 275 MWe 100% renewable geothermal power.

The project is located within the known boundaries of the Salton Sea Geothermal Field.

With an experienced development team, site control inclusive of mineral rights on a long-term basis, and a very positive preliminary resource assessment, CTR has successfully met critical early-development milestones.

CTR plans to expand the development in stages (84,000 tpy LCE and 137.5 MWe) up to the total resource generation capacity of more than 336,000 tpy of LCE and 1,100 MWe, the largest lithium and geothermal facility on the planet. There will be enough lithium to produce over 6,000,000 electric vehicles per year and enough renewable energy to power over 1,000,000 homes.

Source: CTR via Facebook