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Australia-Based Arizona Lithium Limited Establishes Tempe, Arizona, Research Operations

Australia-based Arizona Lithium Limited, a company focused on the sustainable development of two large lithium development projects in North America, established research operations in Tempe, Arizona. The project is expected to create 20 jobs.

The Lithium Research Center is functioning as a technology incubator focused on the extraction of lithium from both the Prairie Project in Saskatchewan and the Big Sandy Project in Arizona. The facility includes a 20,451-square-foot building for R&D, including a 3,982-square-foot research laboratory and a 16,469-square-foot processing facility for lithium chemicals.

“We are very excited to be officially opening the Lithium Research Center,” said Paul Lloyd, Managing Director, Arizona Lithium. “The facility has been operational for a period of time and has hosted government and industry leaders, who have all been very impressed with the personnel and operations at the LRC. We have been overwhelmed with the support of the Arizona government and our partner for the event, the ACA. We strongly believe the LRC is critical to the company in order to test and optimize our Lithium processing technologies and ultimately produce Lithium from both of our major projects, Prairie and Big Sandy, in the most economic and sustainable manner.”

Arizona Lithium Ltd. is a lithium exploration and development company that trades on the Australian Stock Exchange under the symbol AZL. The company is currently exploring and developing its two main projects, The Big Sandy project in Arizona, USA and the Prairie Lithium project in Saskatchewan, Canada. Arizona Lithium also has BLM claims for exploration near Lordsburg, New Mexico.

“We are proud to celebrate the grand opening of the Lithium Research Center,” noted Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “Arizona Lithium marks yet another international company investing in Arizona, showcasing the state’s global attractiveness. The Tempe facility strengthens Arizona’s mining and materials industry and highlights our leadership in clean energy technologies, such as batteries.”

“Arizona Lithium enters Tempe at a time in which Greater Phoenix is surging as a national hub for battery activity,” added Chris Camacho, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The company’s research, test work and processing capabilities are going to play a key role in elevating the ecosystem around Arizona.”

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