EcoMag has teamed up with ASX listed Kalium Lakes Ltd (ASX:KLL) to sustainably extract magnesium from the brines left over after the potash has been harvested at the Beyondie Sulphate of Potash Project (BSOPP).
The joint venture plans to extract high purity hydrated magnesium carbonate as a precursor compound to producing magnesium oxides and hydroxides. The agreement follows successful pilot scale trials by EcoMag of the residual brines from the BSOPP’s pilot evaporation ponds during 2018 and 2019. The trials confirmed a high magnesium content (up to 9%) in Kalium’s waste feed brine and we produced 99.5% pure hydrated magnesium carbonate (HMC) with an overall recovery rate in excess of 95%.
EcoMag Chief Executive Officer Tony Crimmins said. “We plan to recycle the waste brines from the potash plant to produce a material that is then sold for use in cleaning up the environment, both air and water, and in more environmentally friendly products.”
For more information, please refer to the joint ASX announcement.