Pursuit Minerals is preparing to commission a pilot plant at its Rio Grande Sur Lithium Project in Argentina.

Key developments so far include the completion of plant relocation to a new facility in Salta, Argentina and the completion of various studies and simulations leading to the conceptual production of 250 tonnes per annum of 99.95% battery-grade lithium carbonate via a conventional evaporation process.

The company expects plant refurbishment, upgrading, and commissioning to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.

There are also plans to construct evaporation ponds in the second half of 2024 and production of lithium carbonate could occur in 2025, subject to approvals.