Third-party Veolia Energy conducted the tests, which utilized a commercially feasible conversion technique. According to Compass Minerals, the conversion sample fulfills established battery-grade standards for the domestic electric vehicle and energy storage markets in the United States at a concentration of >56.5 percent lithium hydroxide monohydrate.
The company says this will enable the United States to develop sophisticated battery materials domestically and serve the country’s burgeoning electric vehicle fleet.
Compass Minerals appears to have discovered a method for extracting lithium from brine that is less water-intensive and environmentally friendly, and converting it into high-grade battery components, which is an incredible feat.
From the pavement you walk on to the screen you are reading, our world and way of life are dependent on the results of contemporary mining operations, and anything that makes them more environmentally friendly is a remarkable accomplishment. They plan to enter the market with a battery-grade lithium hydroxide product by 2025.
Reference- Compass Minerals Online Newsroom, Businesswire Feed, Clean Technica, New Atlas, Green Car Cogress, Veolia Energy Website