The Company Aiming to Get Lithium From Oil

By [email protected] MGX Minerals of Vancouver, British Columbia is looking to feed growing demand for lithium from an unlikely source: oil extraction wastewater.

At present, the water that is produced as part of the oil extraction process is disposed. But it contains lithium carbonate, a key material for lithium-ion battery manufacturing, which MGX Minerals expects to be able to obtain commercially by the end of this year.

Last month the company announced it had processed wastewater and lithium brine from two mines and six oil and gas sites in North America, using a pilot plant capable of handling a cubic meter of water

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