Prairie Lithium Validates 99.7% Lithium Extraction From Brine in 5 Minutes

EMERALD PARK, Saskatchewan--()--PRAIRIE LITHIUM (the “Company” or “Prairie Lithium”), a leading Canadian lithium brine and technology development company, is pleased to announce that its core Prairie Lithium Ion Exchange (Plix) technology was third-party verified at lab scale to achieve an average of 99.7% lithium extraction from brine produced in Saskatchewan, Canada. Prairie Lithium’s Plix technology and process allows lithium to be selectively removed from brine, while eliminating the requirement for solar evaporation ponds.

Prairie Lithium retained Coanda Research & Development (“Coanda”) to complete the third-party verification of its technology. Three separate lab technicians, working under supervision, repeatedly achieved greater than 99% lithium extraction in less than 5 minutes from brine at Prairie Lithium’s test facility in Emerald Park, Saskatchewan. All samples were sent to an accredited third-party laboratory. In addition to the rapid lithium extraction, the results also show the combined rejection of >98% of Sodium (Na), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), and Potassium (K). The result of this is a lithium chloride solution that can readily be converted into lithium hydroxide and further converted into lithium carbonate.


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Average Influent Brine


Average Effluent Brine


Average Extraction %



Na (mg/L)

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Table 1: Average results from Plix 3rd Party Verification performed by Coanda

In 2021, Prairie Lithium finished assembling its testing and laboratory facility in Emerald Park, Saskatchewan. Prairie Lithium also increased its land holdings to over 220,000 acres of land prospective for lithium in Saskatchewan. For the remainder of 2021, the Company plans to continue its exploration and project development efforts, as the Company strives to commercialize world-class technology in an opportune jurisdiction.

Coanda Research & Development is an industry-leading engineering and science firm based in Burnaby, British Columbia that specializes in cutting-edge scientific solutions.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, concerning Prairie Lithium’s business and affairs. Such forward-looking statements include, but may not be limited to, those with respect to: (i) Prairie Lithium’s ability to produce both lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide from the lithium solution extracted using its Lithium Ion Exchange (Plix) technology; (ii) Prairie Lithium’s land holdings containing brine with the expected lithium concentrations; (iii) Prairie Lithium’s anticipated exploration and project development activities; (iv) Prairie Lithium’s continued expertise in brine hydrochemistry and hydrogeology; (v) and the potential for the lithium extraction industry in Saskatchewan, a continued stable legal regime governing the industry in Saskatchwan, and continued support from all levels of government.

These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ materially. Although Prairie Lithium believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these expectations will prove to be correct.

All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date of this press release, and Prairie Lithium assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required under applicable securities legislation.


Zach Maurer


Zach Maurer