Canada unveiled its Critical Minerals List in March 2021, comprising 31 minerals considered integral to the Canadian economy. These minerals will contribute to Canada’s economic and energy security, while playing a role in achieving Canada’s transition to a low-carbon environment. Lithium is garnering significant interest for its applications in lithium-ion batteries—a necessary technology to decarbonize energy infrastructure in the coming decades. CDL and its partner, Matrix Solutions, are leveraging each other’s strengths, in field execution and subsurface analysis, in a number of Lithium brine sampling and mapping programs across Western Canada.
Geological criteria favourable to lithium enrichment have been identified including:
Preferred methods include:
Many of these efforts are from Canadian companies–opportunities to lead in this space.
CDL and its partner, Matrix Solutions, leverage each other’s strengths, in field execution and subsurface analysis, in Lithium brine sampling and mapping programs across Western Canada.
The NEBC Lithium-Formation Water Database Project is aimed at providing a preliminary chemical dataset assessing lithium concentrations and resource potential in subsurface brines throughout the north-east region of British Columbia to de-risk and incentivise exploration activities. Due to recent federal critical minerals initiatives, lithium has garnered significant interest in recent years for its applications in lithium-ion batteries deemed a necessary component to decarbonize energy infrastructure in the coming decades. Such resources are vital to the North American battery supply chain and present and opportunity to leverage existing oil and gas expertise and infrastructure for use developing a novel and increasingly important resource.
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LithiumBank is creating an opportunity to participate in the future of clean-tech energy. Our strategy is to acquire claims in known lithium high grade hot spots with existing wells and infrastructure. LithiumBank's claims are positioned in reservoirs that provide a unique combination of scale, grade and exceptional flow rates that are necessary for direct brine lithium production.
Contact us for more information, or to learn more about CDL's other Clean Technology initiatives including Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Deep Geothermal assessments.