MRT™ products and processes are essential to ensuring sustainable growth of the green revolution, providing life-saving medical treatment, achieving circular economy in the extraction, use and recycling of critical and technology metals and responsibly treating environmental wastes.
“The transition to a net-zero economy will be metal-intensive. As the move toward cleaner technologies progresses, the metals and mining sector will be put to the test: it will need to provide the vast quantities of raw materials required for the energy transition…Metals and mining companies will be expected to grow faster – and more clearly – than ever before.”
The raw-materials challenge: how the metals and mining sector will be at the core of enabling the energy transition, McKinsey & Co., January, 2022.
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The DLP™ process is disruptive, has a minimal carbon footprint, and produces battery-grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate directly from the brine at much lower production costs than current methods, without the necessity to first produce lithium carbonate. The DLP™ process can also produce lithium carbonate directly from the brine, if desired. The lithium-depleted brine is injected back into the salar minimizing environmental damage. Pilot demonstration is occurring in 2022 at the Salar de Maricunga in Chile by SIMCO, a JV between Chilean Errázuriz Group (55%) and Taiwanese Simbalik Group (45%), in cooperation with the Japanese company Chori.