E3 is a pre-production company. We have developed a commercialization plan that includes construction of wells and test facilities to de-risk the commercial plant design, as described below.
E3’s Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) Prototype and Pilot Projects
E3 Metals’ Calgary-based testing facility is utilizing in-house technical expertise to construct a DLE Prototype. This Prototype, operating continuously using brine from the Leduc Formation, will confirm design data and operating parameters for a larger DLE Pilot Plant.
The DLE Pilot Plant will demonstrate the technology in the field at a larger scale, operating at a well-head under real-world conditions. The Pilot will be a major step towards de-risking E3’s project and proving commerciality of lithium production in Alberta.
E3’s Well Testing Program
E3 Metals is evaluating opportunities to re-enter existing wells or drill new exploration wells to confirm lithium concentrations and determine key reservoir parameters away from existing data. Information gained from these activities would support the selection of an optimal well network location for the planned commercial facility.