Controlled Thermal Resources is in the advanced stages of developing a new state of the art combined lithium extraction and geothermal power facility. The project’s available lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) is estimated at 76,000+ tonnes per annum, and 100% renewable baseload geothermal power. The project is located within the boundaries of the Salton Sea Known Geothermal Resource Area (SSKGRA) in Imperial County, California, USA.
With an experienced development team, site control inclusive of mineral rights on a long-term basis, and a very positive resource assessment, CTR has successfully met critical early-development milestones.
On completion of stage one, CTR plans to expand the development in 4 equal stages of LCE production providing a total resource capacity of more than 300,000 tonnes per annum of LCE, the largest known lithium resource and LCE production facility worldwide. There will be enough lithium to produce batteries for over 6,000,000 electric vehicles per year.