Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to report encouraging results from an extended pumping test of a second production-scale well at its Pastos Grandes Project in Salta, Argentina. Pumping well PGPW17-04 was installed to complete extended pumping of lithium brine to determine the robustness and chemical variation of the aquifer over 23 days in September, 2018. At a pumping rate of 15 litres/second (L/s), the lithium content remained consistent over the trial period and the drawdown was approximately 57 metres (m), with rapid recovery. Estimated transmissivity was calculated from the drawdown data at 40m2/day. The pumping test was completed under the direction and supervision of Montgomery and Associates.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTCQB: MGXMF) and engineering partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions (“PurLucid”) are pleased to report a second deployment of an advanced wastewater treatment system is near completion and commissioning is expected shortly. The system is capable of processing up to 10m3 per hour. The system will significantly reduce greenhouse gases through energy savings on steam generation. The technology provides superior treatment outcomes when compared to conventional technology which requires offsite trucking and high cost (due to toxicity) disposal. The technology can treat the water in line, under temperature and pressure, without cooling water first and is a paradigm shift advancement in waste water management and oilsands operations. This will result in significantly less energy use for water treatment, reduction in greenhouse gases and also eliminate a major operational challenge of a (“SAGD”) facility, which is heat exchanger fouling.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / OTCQB: MGXMF / FSE: 1MG) is pleased to report that its wholly owned subsidiary MGX Renewables Inc. (“MGXR”), a leader in the development of low-cost energy storage systems, has appointed former Canadian Member of Parliament and renewables / infrastructure industry veteran and energy specialist Ron MacDonald to its Board of Directors effective immediately.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / OTCQB: MGXMF / FSE: 1MG) and engineering partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions (“PurLucid”) are pleased to report commissioning results from its commercial-scale 5m3 per hour (750 barrel per day) NFLi-5 advanced wastewater treatment system. The system is currently operating and under contract with an oilsands SAGD operator to process evaporator blowdown water (EBD). The study focused on a 3-week operational period in December 2018 as preparation for an additional in-line deployment of a new 10m3 per hour (1500 bpd), which is now underway.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTCQB: MGXMF) is pleased to report that shareholders voted in favor of all resolutions brought forth at the Company’s annual general and special meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) held on Friday, January 11, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (FSE: A3N2) (OTCQX: MLNLF) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that bench scale process test work completed by SGS Canada Inc. (SGS) in their facilities in Lakefield, ON on brine from the Company’s Pastos Grandes project in Salta, Argentina, has yielded battery grade (> 99.5% Li2CO3) lithium carbonate. Final purification testwork results yielded a lithium carbonate product that is 99.92% Li2CO3 with low levels of magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), boron (B), sulphate (SO4) and iron (Fe), with no other detectable metals.
Millennial Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ML) (FSE: A3N2) (OTCQB: MLNLF) (“Millennial” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on all its technical programs at its Pastos Grandes Project in Salta, Argentina. The Company is currently engaged in a comprehensive development plan which includes completion of a Definitive Feasibility Study, expansion drilling for an updated resource estimate, operating pilot ponds to provide concentrated lithium-rich brines pumped from the salar, development of a Pilot and Training Lithium Processing Plant designed to produce 3 Tonnes Per Month of Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE), adding additional pumping test wells, and completing various technical studies and infrastructure improvements designed to expedite the Company’s ongoing Feasibility Study.
MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTCQB: MGXMF) is pleased to report it is funding a research consortium with the University of British Columbia (“UBC”) to develop a low-cost and scalable method for fabricating Silicon based anode to improve the energy density of Li-ion batteries. The two-year research program will focus on 1) fabricating nanostructured silicon using low-cost metallurgical silicon as a feedstock and 2) compositing nanostructured silicon with commercial graphite to develop a high-performance silicon anode. The purpose of the research is to replace the graphite anode with silicon and complete a hybrid in the short-term which will not require retooling. The ultimate goal is to enable next-generation Li-ion batteries capable of quadrupling energy density from current 100 Wh/kg up to 400 Wh/kg for use in long-range electric vehicles and grid storage.