Salinity Solutions is developing an innovative technology to clean up the world’s water treatment industries. Its first application aims to reduce the high carbon footprint of lithium extraction and help create a cleaner way to fuel our demand for electric vehicle batteries.
The explosion in demand for electric vehicles to replace hydrocarbon fuelled vehicles creates an uncomfortable paradox: extracting the lithium to manufacture batteries currently has a devastating environmental impact, scarring landscapes with vast open cast mines, toxic evaporation lakes and high CO2 emissions.
Direct lithium extraction from groundwater is a promising alternative. However, systems currently used to concentrate water to enable extraction have a large footprint and require a lot of energy.
Salinity Solutions is developing a cleaner, more sustainable solution. Our licensed technology, protected by patent applications has two potential advantages: it’s up to 50% more efficient than traditional brine concentration, with a 50% smaller footprint. It promises a new, cleaner solution that we calculate to be commercially viable, and can even be deployed off-grid.
Lithium extraction is just the beginning. We believe that our technology has the potential to enable cleaner desalination across a range of polluting industries, with a total market projected to be worth $26bn by 2025. This will help to drive scale and growth for Salinity Solutions and it will enable industrial and mineral extraction processes to operate more sustainably.
Your investment will enable us to build the first in-field trial system with Cornish Lithium in the UK and secure our first customer orders