Eric Zaunscherb on Critical Elements Lithium’s competitive advantages and the demand driven by energy storage systems
In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky speaks with Eric Zaunscherb, Chairman of Critical Elements Lithium Corporation (TSXV: CRE | OTCQX: CRECF), about their flagship Rose Lithium-Tantalum project located in James-Bay, Quebec. Eric starts with “Lithium ion batteries are ramping up in terms of demand driven by e-mobility and energy storage systems.” And then proceeds to discuss the Critical Elements’ vision, which is to be a global leading, responsible supplier of lithium hydroxide to the emerging electric vehicle and energy storage industries. Discussing the value of their First Nations relations, and the advantages relating to management with experience in taking a project to operations, Eric discusses how Critical Elements is well-positioned to play a significant role in the lithium market with one of the highest purity spodumene deposits in the world. Adding that “We aspire to be a large responsible and sustainable provider of lithium to the lithium ion battery industry.”
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About Critical Elements Lithium Corporation
Critical Elements Lithium Corporation is a junior mining company in advance exploration stage. The company’s flagship project is the Rose Lithium-Tantalum project located in James-Bay, Quebec with a good geographic location, on-site access to infrastructures like: powerline, roads, airport, railway access and camp. Primero Group recently completed the first phase of its Early Contractor Involvement agreement with the Corporation and provided a Guaranteed Maximum Price for the engineering, procurement and construction of the wholly-owned Rose Lithium-Tantalum project on a lump sum turnkey basis that is in line with the Project’s feasibility study published November 29, 2017. The project feasibility study is based on price forecasts of US $750/tonne for chemical-grade lithium concentrate (5% Li2O), US $1,500/tonne for technical-grade lithium concentrate (6% Li2O) and US $130/kg for Ta2O5 in tantalite concentrate, and an exchange rate of US $0.75/CA $. The internal rate of return (“IRR”) for the Rose Lithium-Tantalum project is estimated at 34.9% after tax, and net present value (“NPV”) is estimated at CA $726 million at an 8% discount rate.
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