Western Lithium USA is developing two product streams; lithium carbonate and organoclay, from its property in Kings Valley in northern Nevada. The refinement and marketing of its end products will lead Western Lithium to emerge as a specialty chemicals producer in 2014, with a planned expanded product range in the future.
Introducing new Hectatone™ products for 2014
Thermally stable organoclay for High Pressure High Temperature oilfield drilling applications.
Western Lithium is pursuing the opportunity to be a supplier of specialty drilling additive, hectorite clay, for the oil and gas industry, and in particular, to support the growth of high pressure high temperature, deep directional drilling applications (HPHT).
HPHT drilling environments are encountered for certain shale and deep offshore oil and gas deposits. Western Lithium believes that HPHT opportunities will continue to grow as new directional drilling technology is used to globally target new unconventional oil and gas reserves.
A 10,000 tpa clay facility is currently under design with a production commissioning plan for early 2014.
Lithium is known for its role in powering our electronic devices. Demand for lithium is expected to experience a step change as electronic vehicles become more common. Western Lithium’s deposit is planned as a strategic, scalable and reliable sources of high quality lithium carbonate.
Equipment arriving at our Fernley site, November 2013. Please click to see more photos.
Lithium Project Overview Video