Lithium Americas awards Thacker Pass Sulfuric Acid Plant contract to EXP

March 6, 2023

EXP has been awarded a contract by Lithium Americas for the sulfuric acid plant at its Thacker Pass lithium project in Humboldt County, Nevada. The sulfuric acid plant intends to convert molten sulfur into sulfuric acid and support the generation of carbon-free power.

EXP’s contract includes the design, engineering and supply of equipment and materials for the 3,000 metric tonnes/day sulfuric acid plant. “EXP is proud to work alongside Lithium Americas to advance the largest lithium processing project in the US towards a clean energy future. The collaboration between Lithium Americas, EXP’s engineering, design and supply expertise and the advanced technology of MECS, a subsidiary of Elessent Clean Technologies, offers the capability to solve one of the world’s most complex energy challenges,” said EXP’s Senior Vice President of Oil, Gas + Chemicals Walter Mutler.

MECS, Inc. is the leading provider of proprietary process technology, specialty products and technical services to the global sulfuric acid industry. MECS has been awarded the contract for a technology license for the MECS® sulfuric acid plant at Thacker Pass. The plant will utilize proprietary equipment including the state-of-the-art MECS® Heat Recovery System (HRS™) technology to harness waste heat to generate steam which can subsequently be converted into electricity, aiding in regional decarbonization efforts. MECS® sulfuric acid technologies have been in use for nearly a century and feature breakthrough solutions which have revolutionized performance, quality and cost effectiveness of customer operations.

EXP is committed to delivering solutions to serve our clients with cleaner energy solutions. Learn more about EXP’s oil, gas and chemical expertise here.


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