Frontier Lithium teams with Queen’s University, Glencore on developing refining process
A Sudbury lithium exploration company has struck a partnership with Queen’s University and Glencore to devise a way to produce lithium hydroxide for the North American battery industry.
Frontier Lithium has inked a strategic partnership agreement to work with XPS Expert Process Solutions, a Glencore spinoff company, and Queen’s University professor Ahmad Ghahreman to develop a process to refine spodumene concentrate into lithium hydroxide.
The collaborative testing project is built around Frontier Lithium’s PAK project, 175 kilometres north of Red Lake in northwestern Ontario. The company claims its 6,976-hectare property is the highest grade lithium deposit in North America.
They have high hopes of becoming a near-term producer in providing three per cent of the world’s lithium demand by 2025 to both battery manufacturers and the glass and ceramic sectors.
“Leveraging expertise through partnerships echoes Frontier’s approach to foster research and sustainable innovation,” said Frontier Lithium president-CEO Trevor Walker in an April 24 news release.