For decades a raw form of lithium was considered waste. Along with other metal salts, Lithium would form pipe clogging deposits in wells drilled by Oil and Gas Companies in the Salton Sea area. Also discarded were other valuable elements in the hot geothermal brines in commercial concentrations. Zinc was at one time recovered and refined in significant amounts.
The Salton Sea reservoir is known to contain 20 Critical Strategic elements, metals and gasses that can be recovered and refined providing diversification and adding additional revenue streams. As the Salton Sea entered a new phase located in a roughly 10 square mile stretch known as the Salton Sea Geothermal Reserve, Geothermal Plants were constructed to produce electricity. These large power plants utilized the vast underground reservoir to produce power by extracting huge amounts of superheated brine from the underground reservoir. A process that also discarded Lithium and other salts.
The Geothermal Plants generate power by extracting enormous amounts of superheated brine from the underground reservoir. When the brine is brought to the surface it is “flashed” into steam generating revenues by producing electricity and discarding all the Strategic Minerals, Including Lithium.
The United States is heavily reliant on imports of certain refined mineral commodities that are vital to the Nation’s security and economic prosperity. Dependency of the United States on foreign sources is a strategic vulnerability to adverse foreign government action and/or natural disaster, and other events that can disrupt supply of these key minerals.
Pursuant to Executive Order 13817 of December 20, 2017, “A Federal strategy to ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals” presented a draft list of 35 mineral commodities deemed critical including almost 20 known to be in the Salton Sea brines: Arsenic, Helium, Indium, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Niobium, Platinum Group Metals, Potash, the Rare Earth Elements group, Rubidium, Strontium, Tantalum, and Tellurium.
The need to adequately supply Lithium and other Strategic Minerals listed above from sources within the United States requires recovery of raw resources, and the refining processes necessary to meet product demand. New technologies and systems are required.
The Hy Power Salton Sea Dial-A-Metal™ model structure includes the use of multiple modular refineries for the production of Lithium and other Strategic Minerals incrementally built. It is a fully integrated modular system for the recovery and refining of mineral metals by a drilling process to obtain specific brines from the Salton Sea reservoir. This vertically integrated drilling system completes the Extraction and Refining of metals on site at the Geothermal well head and eliminates the need of transporting the raw materials out of the country for processing and refining.
All unused brine from the well processes are returned down the Injection well to the reservoir below for regeneration. As each Unit is incrementally built, the Company can meet market demands by adding wells and modular refining units on site for the processing and refining of Lithium and other commercially viable mineral metals and gasses. Our Dial-A-Metal™ process can be modified to switch recovery as the demand for the elements change.
With the Hy Power Dial-A-Metal™ technology, each refining modular Unit uses the process resulting in the brines metal salt material progressing through a series of steps into containers for delivery to manufacturers. Lithium Sulfate, Lithium Carbonate, Lithium Hydroxide, and other Lithium products are the initial finished products to be produced. Production of the Company’s
Dial-A-Metal™ Process Technology services for recovery and refining minerals will be available to company customers.
With 1,300+ acres in Salton Sea, Imperial County, California, Hy Power seeks to maximize the great potential its land and minerals have to offer. Hy Power Salton Sea is set to go with its “Green” Advanced Systems and Technology to produce Lithium and other strategically required minerals.
The primary mineral recovery target is Lithium, our focus for the foreseeable future as the need for it continues to grow. In addition to batteries, Lithium is also a principal component in many other fundamental products such as concrete, glass, ceramics, and lubricants.
The Hy Power team of professionals developed its proprietary Systems and Technologies to establish the functions of extraction and refining of minerals, Dial-A-Metal™, into a complimentary system. The Dial-A-Metal ™ extraction of minerals to product finishing completes the cycle for multiple applications.
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Hy Power plans to extract and refine critical strategic elements from the hot thermal brines on the property owned at the Salton Sea in Imperial County California. The company plans to use the most productive and environmentally friendly methods available, employing long-term assets to produce long term cashflows. The company’s approach is to combine the minerals that are in highest demand and profitability with the flexibility to pivot to other elements when markets change. Hy Power’s process is based on renewable energy from a variety of local and onsite sources. The 1300+ acres on the shores of the Salton Sea provide unique access to both heat and cooling resources to produce the products at the lowest cost of goods sold prices to assure profitable markets for the other elements and the Lithium compounds.
Comparing the Hy Power methods to their competition which one do you think is the future of mineral extraction?
From a Duck Club in the early 1900’s, the land located at the Salton Sea, County of Imperial, California, has been privately held.
Hy Power Salton Sea, Inc., plans to develop the 1,300 + acres of fee land to its fullest potential of strategic minerals and gases.
The unique combination of Company Mineral recovery technologies was previously unknown. Today much has changed with the ability to apply the most advanced recovery techniques to gather the elements in the Geothermal fluids that are part of the earth’s hot interior and essential to Hy Power’s Mandate to provide domestic sustainable, critical strategic elements.
The Property location to the seismic fault allows use of the geothermal heat to facilitate recovery of commercial grade Lithium. These Lithium compounds are expected to be sold as well as other mineral and gas extracted, using the geothermal underground steam to power the extraction and refinement.
The most ecofriendly method of obtaining strategic elements is through solution extraction from hot ore grade brines. The selection (Dial A Metal™) only selects the elements needed and reinjects the unused brine back into the injection wells to be recycled later.
The primary target is Lithium to refine it into the materials that are in very high demand as essential ingredients in rechargeable batteries and many other critical uses in fundamental products like concrete glass ceramics and lubricants.
The Hy Power prime location is 1300+ acres held by the company, including all mineral and water rights, sits on the edge of one of the largest reservoirs of ore grade Lithium brines in the Americas. The property has surface water features with significant concentrations of Lithium.
The Hy Power plan to recover this energy is critical to the primary goal of creating non-polluting recovery systems for Lithium and other strategic rare earth elements (REE). The Geothermal energy is the future of green power around the clock, without noxious emissions, in addition to the abundant Solar potential.
Hy Power recognizes its commitment to the earth and all who are here how and in the future. There are many economic and environmental benefits to our Project that the community at large and businesses individually may benefit, which include significant sustainable job creation and capital infusions into local communities and the county’s tax base. Also, funds become available for educational courses and reskilling which can open up better job opportunities. We are intending to have our development to be exemplary throughout the entire system as we progress forward.
To maximize resources of the 1300+ acres, land use is being established for mineral mining and refinery, solar and geothermal development with the balance allocated to the Energy Park. Hy Power intends to have tenant manufacturers producing products complementary to the minerals being produced. Energy requirements to be met by the buildout of a solar farm and Geothermal Turbine, to support power requirements of the park, its tenants and Hy Power facilities.
Strong Work Ethic and Dedicated People.
Our management and staff are dedicated to producing renewable clean mineral resources. Today’s geothermal mineral extraction and Lithium recovery technologies far exceed the efficiencies available a few years ago.
The Company intends to take advantage of these changes and apply advanced recovery techniques gathering the Lithium available from the geothermal brines, which are heated by the hot mantel beneath the property at the Salton Sea. This attribute is essential to fulfill our Mandate to provide sustainable, renewable clean Lithium extraction and recovery of strategic critical minerals.
Located on the edge of the San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults, the Salton Sea was created in 1909 from an accidental release of water from the Colorado River basin.
It requires exceptional people to create a smarter way to produce lithium. Starting 4 years ago the crunching of data, the Hy Power team explored hundreds of methods. These reliable sources allowed our Team to arrive at a solution. Dial-a-Metal™, a “Green” solution to extract Lithium
from the Brine without damaging the heart
and soul of our planet,
The Salton Sea sits on the edge of the San Andreas fault, in a Known Geothermal Resource Area (KGRA). The surface manifestations of this property include mud volcanoes, calcite deposits, rhyolite mounds, surface hot pools with significant amounts of Lithium, all of which indicates mineral rich property.
The Salton Sea area has exceptional geothermal resources including hot ore grade brines earning the designation Lithium Valley by the State of California.
The proven ore grade brine demonstrates the large mineral reserves including Lithium and over 20 other strategic elements in a reservoir considered to be over 100 square kilometers
(38 square miles) evidenced by published studies.
Geothermal Brine Multi Markets for New Mineral and Lithium Extraction Technology will spur commercial mineral recovery.
A resource assessment was completed by GeothermEx, Inc of Richmond, California, on the project site in July 2009. The report concluded that deep wells have been drilled at neighboring Truckhaven. Philips also completed positive Telluric, Conductivity and gravitational measurements on adjacent property.
The Hy Power Plan to recover the minerals is critical to the primary goal of creating nonpolluting mineral recovery processes and its products such as Lithium, Helium and other precious metals and gasses. Solution recovery from hot ore grade geothermal brines is the future of clean Lithium extraction.
In recent years the price of Lithium has been rising as the demand grows for rechargeable batteries in most electrical devices as well as critical components in glass ceramics lubricants and concrete. The Company has developed Lithium Recovery and refining process that maintain profitability at historically low prices.