Canadian government research organization CanmetMINING has published results from its “Lithium from Brines” research project, validating KMX’s lithium concentration technology.

The results were shared at a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) workshop this week, highlighting the optimal process for developing lithium from brines.

Key findings and conclusions include:

  • “A post-DLE geothermal brine sample was processed using CanmetMINING’s pilot VMD system, in collaboration with KMX Technologies”
  • “Sample was successfully concentrated to saturation, with >99.99% of all ions retained in the concentrate”
  • “VMD was successfully used to concentrate both synthetic and industrial lithium-containing brine samples to saturation (~340,000 ppm TDS) at pilot scale”

As announced in August 2022, KMX is collaborating with CanmetMINING with the aim of enhancing lithium recovery across North America utilizing the most sustainable and economical processes.

The research is funded through a task-shared agreement, as part of the Federal Research and Development component of the Canadian government’s $47.7 million CAD Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration Program announced under Budget 2021.

KMX CEO Zachary Sadow said, “We are excited by the Canadian government’s results and are grateful for this third-party and government validation of our technology”.

He added, “The KMX team looks forward to our continued collaboration with the Canadian government and working with our growing customer base to ensure maximum lithium and water recovery”.

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About KMX Technologies:
KMX Technologies is solving the most critical environmental and energy challenges of the 21st century. Through its proprietary membrane distillation technology, the company sustainably sources critical minerals necessary for next generation supply chains and infrastructure, is advancing wastewater treatment, and is accelerating energy storage with its direct lithium recovery enhancement processes.