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"New tech aims to extract lithium for electric car batteries from oilfield waste"

"Lithium — a component of electric vehicle batteries — is a growing market, expected to near $100 billion by some estimates in the next decade.

Mining the metal can come at a high environmental cost, so some Alberta companies are developing greener extraction methods by partnering with an unlikely ally — the oil and gas industry.

"Working with the oil and gas industry we can take advantage of the infrastructure already existing in Alberta," said Amanda Hall, president of Summit Nanotech.

The infrastructure isn't the only advantage. The Leduc Formation, the source of Alberta's first big oil boom, is also a rich lithium deposit. There are about 3.6 million tonnes of lithium in the province, according to the Canadian Lithium Association."

January 13, 2020

"Breakthrough technique could produce lithium in hours"

"New extraction technologies promise to curb the use of water and energy in lithium production, and to potentially open up new sources of supply, including petroleum wastewater and geothermal brines, according to BNEF. Companies including Eramet SA, Rincon Ltd. and Summit Nanotech Corp. are among others who’re developing nano-filtration technologies."

March 9, 2020


Calgary, Alberta / September 20, 2018

Summit Nanotech is pleased to announce CEO Amanda Hall has been selected for the Women in Cleantech Challenge offered by MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). In this competition, Amanda has been identified as a top female innovator in Canada, from 147 applicants, who is developing technology to tackle the world's most daunting energy and environmental challenges. Summit Nanotech will work closely with MaRS advisors, federal researchers and a network of experienced mentors to assist in building a high-growth business around their lithium extraction cleantech innovation. See details in the link below.

Calgary, Alberta / TheNewswire / May 8, 2018 – Voyageur Minerals Ltd . ("VM" or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:VM) is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) with Summit Nanotech Corporation (“SNC”), to develop proprietary processing technology for the production of high-purity lithium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, potassium carbonate, calcium carbonate and sodium carbonate from mineral brine waters. The technology is also envisioned to employ innovative carbon capture technology allowing VM to potentially capture CO 2 from the atmosphere to be used in the processing.

One of VM’s goals is to create efficient, environmentally friendly mining projects with reduced carbon foot prints. In addition, VM will be developing this technology for the production of High Purity Barium (HPB) products from its Frances Creek barite project.

National Observer

"Alberta is home to a growing number of entrepreneurs focused on finding opportunity in the energy transition—mammals scurrying amongst the dinosaurs."

"Companies like E3 Metals and Summit Nanotech, which produce lithium destined for electric car batteries from oilfield wastewater. Or Proton Technologies, a start-up developing technology that produces hydrogen from oil (leaving the carbon underground). And then there are more established companies that are scaling up like Greengate Power, which recently landed half a billion dollars of foreign investment to build Canada’s largest solar farm."

February 21, 2020