Controlled Thermal Resources is in the advanced stages of developing a new combined lithium extraction and geothermal power station. The project will produce 84,000tpy of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) and 275MWe 100% renewable geothermal power. The project is located within the known boundaries of the Salton Sea Geothermal Field 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 preliminary resource assessment, CTR has successfully met critical early-development milestones.
CTR plans to expand the development in stages (84,000tpy LCE and 137.5 MWe) up to the total resource generation capacity of more than 336,000 tpy of LCE and 1100MWe, the largest lithium and geothermal facility on the planet. There will be enough lithium to produce batteries for over 6,000,000 electric vehicles per year and enough renewable energy to power over 1,000,000 homes.