Sustainability

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CTR offers genuine sustainability and corporate responsibility solutions for the future.

The Hell’s Kitchen Lithium-Geothermal production facility will become a world-leading supplier of lithium and geothermal energy products while maintaining genuine sustainability solutions including:

  • A minimal carbon and environmental footprint (no open-cut mines or evaporation ponds)

  • A closed-loop system with no GHG emissions or pollutants

  • A facility that is not subject to fluctuations in weather patterns

  • A facility powered with 100% on-site, renewable energy

  • Significantly reduced amount of re-agents and chemicals required by utilizing the abundance of heat and electricity

  • Reduced water consumption 

  • Compliance with Sustainability Reporting guidelines due to the project’s small footprint and generation of renewable energy, making this an environmentally and socially responsible source of lithium.

  • Lower transportation carbon footprint with direct rail connectivity and infrastructure

  • A cost-competitive solution for off take groups and companies with high-level sustainability mandates and targets.

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

 
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CTR has been active in the environmental discussion with the Salton Sea community from day one.

These discussions have advanced to negotiations with groups interested in developing restoration wetlands projects, solar developments and biomass projects within the CTR leasehold areas.

CTR control over 7000 acres of exposed lakebed. These areas can be used either for restoration efforts or commercial projects to assist in mitigating further environmental impacts caused by the receding shoreline.Given that geothermal and minerals production only covers a small footprint, CTR are in a unique position to assist the community in this regard.

 

Salton Sea Restoration

 
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CTR is actively engaged with government and environmental groups working toward Salton Sea restoration efforts.  

CTR continues to work with California state agencies namely the CNRA (California Natural Resources Agency) and its sub-agency DWR (Division of Water Resources) regarding the development of the Alcott Wetlands Habitat Project.

Hydrology modelling has been completed covering various scenarios which is a significant step forward. DWR are currently working with other related state and federal agencies and their requirements to implement an adaptive management plan.

CTR is also assisting in the development of an endangered species mitigation solution and working with USFWS (US Fish and Wildlife Services) who has a major stakeholder in the area – The Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge.This refuge includes many thousands of acres of protected habitat and CTR are positioned to develop a ‘stand-alone’ wetlands on our leasehold to help the cause.