E3 Lithium - E3 Lithium CEO, Chris Doornbos, stated that $27 million in new government funding will minimize development risk as the company works toward a commercial facility producing lithium in Alberta. Learn more in our Market Movers section below.
E3 Lithium CEO, Chris Doornbos, stated that $27 million in new government funding will minimize development risk as the company works toward a commercial facility producing lithium in Alberta. Learn more in our Market Movers section below.
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  • E3 Lithium (ETL) has received $27M from the Government of Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)
  • The SIF investment supports all aspects of E3’s resource and technology development
  • All eligible costs under the program are reimbursed to E3 at 33.94 per cent up to a total of $27M
  • The SIF contribution is conditionally repayable if and when E3 earns gross revenue from commercial operations
  • E3 Lithium is a development company with a total of 24.3 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) inferred mineral resources
  • E3 Lithium Ltd. (ETL) opened trading at C$2.08

E3 Lithium (ETL) has received $27M from the Government of Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF).

The SIF’s objective is to provide funding for large projects and national innovation ecosystems. With today’s announcement, E3 Lithium (E3) joins such companies as Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO), Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) and General Motors (NYSE: GM), who have recently received funding under this program.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, commented on the news.

“Canada has everything it needs to build the EVs and batteries that consumers are demanding, and Alberta is key to building that ecosystem and accelerating the low carbon economy. E3 Lithium’s ground-breaking technology will play an important role in providing large quantities of battery-grade lithium to the auto industry while also creating high-quality jobs for Canadians. This project will help position Canada as a world leader in batteries and will strengthen the critical minerals sector in the Calgary region.”

The SIF investment supports all aspects of E3’s resource and technology development, including drilling, piloting of E3’s proprietary ion-exchange technology for lithium extraction, process development and engineering, including downstream lithium hydroxide conversion. The investment also supports additional development testing during the feasibility phase and the engineering and design of a definitive feasibility study.

Chris Doornbos, President and CEO of E3 Lithium, added,

“The breadth of the development costs this funding covers contributes significantly to the de-risking of our end-to-end project development as we progress towards a commercial facility producing battery-grade lithium in Alberta. The Canadian Government has committed to supporting the critical minerals supply chain; growing local Canadian supply begins with the raw materials, and Alberta has a significant part to play in that future.”

All eligible costs under the program are reimbursed to E3 at 33.94 per cent up to a total of $27M.

Since 2017, E3 has secured approximately $35M to fund its development, exclusive of the SIF investment. The SIF investment provides funding stability without share dilution as E3 works towards the first lithium production in Alberta.

The SIF contribution is conditionally repayable if and when E3 earns gross revenue from commercial operations. Repayable at a rate of 1 per cent of annual revenue over a period of 20 years, repayments are limited to a maximum of 1.4 times the amount of SIF contribution disbursed.

E3 Lithium is a development company with a total of 24.3 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) inferred mineral resources in Alberta.

E3 Lithium Ltd. (ETL) opened trading at C$2.08.


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