Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update published today by European Metals Holdings Limited (“European Metals” or “EMH”), providing further clarification for the outcomes from a recently completed engineering assessment of the flowsheet and subsequent testwork aimed at demonstrating the ability to produce lithium hydroxide from Cinovec Project ore. The move by the company to develop a process for the production of lithium hydroxide from the Cinovec project is in response to market forces that continue to move Czech and European manufacturers towards the production of advanced technology batteries.
- Flowsheet successfully developed and tested for the production of lithium hydroxide from Cinovec ore.
- A potential production rate in excess of 25,000 t/a lithium hydroxide has been demonstrated to be possible utilising a robust process route proven in the lithium production sector.
- A formal update of the project PFS reflecting the production of lithium hydroxide is underway and will be completed within the next 6 weeks.
The result of the testwork was the production of a sample of battery grade lithium hydroxide. The work concentrated on the grade of product produced and not recovery rates. The total amount of product produced was below 10 grams.
The data is now being used as the foundation for an update of the EMH PFS such that the final product from the process will be battery grade lithium hydroxide with the option to produce battery grade lithium carbonate should the market support both products. The relevant flowsheets will be available upon completion of this engineering work.
Cadence holds approximately 19.1 percent of the equity in European Metals, which, through its wholly owned Subsidiary, Geomet s.r.o., controls the mineral exploration licenses awarded by the Czech State over Cinovec.
The full release can be found at: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/EMH/14032382.html
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Kiran Morzaria B.Eng. (ACSM), MBA, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this announcement. Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School.
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