We have secured the required land and access to bitterns in Dampier, WA for a magnesium recovery plant to process 500 megalitres per year of bitterns, and are testing the process in an on-site pilot plant.
We are now progressing toward funding and building the commercial scale plant.
Future expansion options include:
- Processing bitterns from other salt operations in the region and elsewhere around the world;
- Importing and upgrading low grade magnesium chloride and similar materials from other projects to produce HMC and other magnesium products;
- Upgrading HMC from the processing plants into a range of magnesium products, including magnesia (MgO), magnesium hydroxide and metallic magnesium;
- Recovering additional products, such as potassium and boron.