Flexibility: EnergyX’s Adaptive Approach to Lithium Production

Bolivian Lithium Brine


In the dynamic world of lithium production, adaptability is key to meeting market demands and maintaining a competitive edge. EnergyX, a trailblazer in lithium extraction and processing, has redefined flexibility with its groundbreaking approach, capable of producing both lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) and lithium hydroxide (LiOH) based on market requirements.

The traditional approach to lithium production involved separate processes for Li2CO3 and LiOH, each serving distinct segments of the battery market. However, EnergyX’s innovative  LiTAS™ suite of technologies process breaks this mold by enabling the production of both lithium compounds, offering unparalleled flexibility to respond to changing market dynamics.


The LiTAS™ process begins with the extraction of lithium from brine or ore sources, utilizing cutting-edge technologies to achieve high purity levels. Once extracted, the lithium can be processed to produce either Li2CO3 or LiOH. This adaptability allows EnergyX to swiftly adjust its production based on market demands, ensuring a consistent supply of lithium products while optimizing production efficiency.

Central to EnergyX’s flexibility is its ability to cater to the specific requirements of different battery cathode chemistries. For instance, NMC cathodes typically require lithium hydroxide (LiOH) for their manufacturing process, while LFP cathodes are commonly manufactured using lithium carbonate (Li2CO3). By offering both lithium compounds, EnergyX can effectively address the diverse needs of battery manufacturers, enhancing its market reach and competitiveness.


Moreover, EnergyX’s innovative BPED process for LiOH production sets it apart in the market, ensuring high purity and efficiency in LiOH production. BPED allows for the direct conversion of LiCl or LiSO4 to LiOH. This is in comparison to conventional methods of LiOH production in which you have to go from LiCl or Li2SO4 to Li2CO3 then to LiOH. The ability to go directly from LiCl or Li2SO4 removes a full step, thus reducing the cost of LIOH products. Additionally, EnergyX can produce Li2CO3 through a conventional carbonate precipitation process, adding another layer of flexibility to its operations.

The demand for different cathode types, such as NMC and LFP, can vary significantly based on overall battery market conditions. EnergyX’s ability to produce both LiOH and Li2CO3 on demand allows it to adapt quickly to these fluctuations, ensuring a steady supply of high-quality lithium products to its customers.


In conclusion, EnergyX’s flexible approach to lithium production, enabled by its LiTAS™ process and innovative BPED process for LiOH production, demonstrates its commitment to innovation and responsiveness in the lithium market. By offering both LiOH and Li2CO3 based on market demands, EnergyX is redefining flexibility in lithium production and positioning itself as a leader in the industry.

By: Angelo Kirchon, Senior Director of Operations