Lithium Plus Minerals (ASX:LPM) has set its sights on a clean-energy future focused on projects in two highly prospective areas, together with strategic partner Suzhou CATH Energy Technologies.

The Bynoe and Arunta project areas have significant exploration potential and Lithium Plus is planning to commence its third phase drilling program at Bynoe in May 2023.

The company says the focus is on defining a mineral resource estimate by Q4 2023 and capitalising on the significant potential for lithium battery use in clean-energy electric vehicles.

Lithium Plus Minerals' share price was up 13% at 3:15pm AEST.