Lithium is needed to produce virtually all batteries currently used in electric vehicles and consumer electronics. A typical EV with a 70 kWh Lithium ion battery needs 65 kg of raw technical grade Lithium Carbonate. To meet the growing demand for EVs, three times more lithium will be needed by 2030. However, there is a major gap between this demand and forecast lithium supply.
Lithium resources in North and South America play a significant role in the global supply chain of this valuable metal. The "Lithium Triangle" of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, is home to some of the largest lithium brine reserves in the world, mostly in salar brine.
In North America, lithium brine is found in certain geothermal sources and in the “Produced Water” extracted with oil and gas drilling. However, the concentration of lithium in these sources is typically significantly lower than in salar brine, requiring new approaches for profitable, scalable and sustainable lithium extraction.
PureLi is dedicated to making a positive impact on society through our work. From developing innovative lithium extraction technologies to securing a sustainable lithium supply, we are committed to using our expertise to create a low carbon future for all.