DLE removes the lithium from the brine after energy has been extracted, then pumps all of the water and other salts in the brine back underground. Little or no fossil fuels are needed to power their operations.
At CleanTechnica, we introduce new and often groundbreaking technologies that can move our world toward zero emissions. Many of our article ideas emerge from constituents within the cleantech world who want to share their insights and innovations to inform our readership. So, when we received the opportunity to review the lithium hydroxide extraction process from Vulcan Energy Zero Carbon through their recent pre-feasibility study, we were intrigued.