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E3 Metals has a global lithium resource in the brine waters of the prolific Leduc reservoir. From the backbone of the oil industry, E3 is enabling the global electrification evolution.

TSXV: ETMC
FSE: OU7A
AOTC: EEMMF

Founded in 2016

Based in Calgary

 5 FT Employees

About

E3 Metals Corp is a lithium company. Our goal is to produce battery quality lithium products to power the growing electrical revolution. Being based in Alberta, we are developing a project on the backbone of the mature and sophisticated oil industry that will allow E3 to catapult its development.

In the fall of 2019, E3 partnered with Livent Corp (NYSE : LTHM) to assist in the development and pilot of its direct lithium extraction process. The joint development agreement has Livent contributing up to USD $5.5 million to fund this development and the pilot plant construction and operation.

E3 combines a significant resource and a well-established local industry with our own proprietary direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology that have the potential to deliver lithium to market in one of the best jurisdictions in the world.

The prolific and world class Leduc Reservoir hosts lithium enriched brine containing 6.7 million tonnes LCE inferred mineral resource* delineated to date. The development of this resource through brine production is a well understood venture in Alberta, where this brine is currently being produced to surface
through extensive oil and gas development.

The ability for E3’s DLE to obtain over 90% recovery and increase the concentration of lithium from ~80 mg/L to over 5000 mg/L, while reducing impurities by over 99% is the key to commercializing lithium production in Alberta from the Leduc.

Team

Chris is an innovator, aviator, founder of emerging ideas and technology, passionate about collaboration and changing the world.

Champion of emerging industries and energy systems. Leader driven by rigorous optimism and strong vision. Student of whatever needs doing to reach the goal. Collaborative thinker that places an emphasis on trust, communication and positive multi-stakeholder impact.

Awards and Accolades

Energy Excellence Champion – JWN/CRIN

NRC IRAP Grant Recipient

Technology Development Partner – Livent

Alberta Innovates Grant Recipient

VP Liz Lappin is President of BMAC

EFL Fellow – Liz Lappin

ACTia Engagement

Check out the following ACTia Clean Tech Podcast, in which we featured Liz Lappin, VP Corporate Affairs, of E3 Metals

What sets E3 Metals Apart

E3 Metals’ lithium resource is located below surface in depleted oil reservoirs in Alberta that are full of lithium enriched brine. Alberta is home to an established oil and gas industry, with necessary infrastructure in place, a skilled talent pool and well-defined social license and permitting regime to support a streamlined development plan. Extracting this resource will require the use of the same wells used for oil production in addition to the company’s proprietary clean processing (DLE) technology. This makes Alberta the ideal location for developing this project.

E3 Metals has one of the largest lithium resources amongst its lithium peers with 6.7 Million Tonnes (Mt) of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE), hosted in the world class Leduc Reservoir. This covers only a third of the company’s permit area in south-central Alberta. The Leduc is well known for its ability to produce fluids and allows the company to continually expand its production into the future.

E3 Metals’ proprietary primary extraction process has an extremely high affinity for lithium over other elements in lithium brines. This allows E3 Metals’ direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology to quickly and efficiently remove lithium from brine, without the use of evaporation ponds, that produces a high grade, high purity lithium concentrate. This concentrate can be processed using conventional methods into high value lithium products.

Lithium-ion batteries are powering the electrical vehicle (EV) revolution, with manufacturers projected to bring over 300 million EVs to market by 2025. Analyst forecasts demonstrate lithium production must increase over 500% in the next decade to meet this explosive growth, and nations around the world have designated lithium a critical mineral, essential for their economies.

E3 Metals has partnered with leading lithium developer and producer, Livent Corporation, to advance its proprietary DLE technology. E3 Metals and Livent are advancing the technology to demonstrate commercial readiness and then will construct a pilot plant to produce its lithium concentrate at a larger scale. The result of this stage will support E3 Metals in moving the Alberta Lithium Project towards commercialization.

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Alberta Lithium Project

E3 Metals is developing a lithium brine project utilizing Direct Lithium Extraction processes. With simplified commercializing by building on the backbone of the oil and gas industry in Alberta, the company is working towards a pilot, planned for 2021. Once past this critical stage in the project development, E3 Metals will complete the construction decision of 20,000 t/year of lithium outlined in a Pre-Feasibility Report.

In the fall of 2019, E3 partnered with Livent Corp (NYSE : LTHM) to assist in the development and pilot of its direct lithium extraction process. The joint development agreement has Livent contributing up to USD $5.5 million to fund this development and the pilot plant construction and operation.

E3 Metals has one of the largest lithium resources amongst its lithium peers with 6.7 Million Tonnes* (Mt) of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE), hosted in the world class Leduc Reservoir.

E3 Metals’ proprietary primary extraction process has an extremely high affinity for lithium over other elements in lithium brines. This allows E3 Metals’ direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology to quickly and efficiently remove lithium from brine, without the use of evaporation ponds, that produces a high grade, high purity lithium concentrate. This concentrate can be processed using conventional methods into high value lithium products.

Next Steps

Follow E3 Metals as we work with Livent Corp to pilot our direct lithium extraction technology. Once this major milestone is completed, the company anticipates moving rapidly towards commercialization. This is because E3 Metals is developing on the backbone of the mature and sophisticated oil industry and our project will operate in a very similar manner. The skills and expertise are readily available, including the ability to repurpose existing infrastructure. Once in operation, E3 Metals’ Alberta Lithium Project will be one of the few to produce battery quality lithium from a stable jurisdiction with a well-established social license.

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