Anson nabs a key air quality approval for the Paradox lithium project, as it works through the approvals process and heads closer to production.

While judging government timelines can often be difficult, Anson Resources (ASX:ASN) believes it is now 50% of the way through the approvals process at Paradox, with several other requisite government approvals being progressed in parallel.

This key air quality approval from the State of Utah covers a small source air emission exemption for its proposed DLE processing plant at Paradox and means the project will not need any additional air quality permits from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As a key requirement for full-scale processing to begin, Anson says the approval will likely have a positive impact on the proposed timeline to production considering the Utah State Government process and timeline is comparatively shorter than the Federal Government process.


Construction of DLE processing plant

During construction of the proposed direct lithium extraction (DLE) plant at Paradox, a temporary permit will be required to cover the continuous building and erection of the site.

At this stage, the project will consist of production wells to extract supersaturated lithium brines, a direct lithium extraction processing plant, and the disposal of spent brine back underground.

Artesian flow within the Project area indicates the lithium brine will flow to the surface without the need for mechanised extraction pumps, and the brine is still under pressure on reaching the surface and continues flowing to the processing plant without the need for further pumping.

The proposed route to the processing plant has a 1,000-foot drop creating the potential for hydropower generation to provide electricity for plant operations.


What’s next?

Several other applications which require State Government approval have been lodged and it is expected they will be granted during the coming months to coincide with the completion of the Front-End Engineering & Design study (FEED).

These approvals will also be used as part of the database of information when raising financing for the construction of the project.



This article was developed in collaboration with Anson Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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