Lepidico Ltd (ASX:LPD) (“Lepidico” or “Company”) is pleased to advise that 24 hour operation of the Pilot Plant has commenced and the first lithium sulphate liquor intermediate has been produced.
Pilot Plant leach discharge filter operations restarted mid-last week following receipt of replacement polypropylene filter cloths that were sourced locally in Perth, Western Australia. The L-Max® impurity removal circuit has now been successfully commissioned on leach liquor, allowing continuous plant operations to commence on 9 July, marking the commencement of Pilot Plant Campaign 1.
It is intended that approximately 4,000 litres of lithium sulphate liquor will be produced and stockpiled for LOH-MaxTM development trials, which are scheduled during the September 2019 quarter. Once this material has been collected, the remaining lithium sulphate liquor generated will be fed into the final process stage of the L-Max® Pilot Plant for lithium carbonate production. Pilot Plant operations remain within the operating cost budget.