We started exploring the concept of low cost production of lithium carbonate in Canada in 2011 for exactly this moment in time. With the successful testing of the technology we intend to use to extract lithium from oilfield brine in Alberta, we are ready to continue with bench scale testing of the separation technique we designed in 2012 to target lithium, potassium, and other minerals.
Most of the global supply of lithium carbonate is produced in Chile and much of that production is spoken for by Asian manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries. Much like Mr. Musk, we feel very strongly that the demand for lithium-ion batteries will be driven by applications associated with solar and wind power, which require significantly greater amounts of lithium than car batteries.
Markets are driven by supply and demand. Mr. Musk, Tesla, and Solar City have just changed the demand for North American lithium for decades to come.
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