Full size / MGX’s new patent aims to change the fundamentals of the Canadian oil industry.
While MGX Minerals Inc. recently announced the start of revenue and growth phase with the deployment of its petrolithium wastewater treatment and rapid lithium extraction system(s) in Alberta, the company today disclosed that possibly something big is brewing in the background to not only make the Canadian heavy oil and oilsands industry more environmentally friendly but more competitive on a global scale.
The cleantech company today reported to have received notice of publication of a patent for low-cost combined heat and power cogeneration for heavy oil and oilsands producers. The new technology feature combines steam and electricity production with the existing wastewater treatment and mineral extraction technologies. In other words: MGX has patented a new method to generate electricity while producing pure water and minerals, such as lithium and vanadium, from contaminated oil and gas production wastewaters. According to the news:
"The new design, utilizing highly charged Replaceable Skin Layer (RSL™) membranes as a replacement for softening and ultrafiltration, substantively reduced cost and energy requirements while providing electricity for sale or internal use. When applied to heavy oil production in Alberta, the system can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from 2.45 tpd/bbl capacity (0.48 tonnes / m3 of produced oil) to 1.19 tpd/bbl capacity (0.11 to 0.15 tonnes / m3 of produced oil). This reduces the energy requirement and associated GHG intensity by over 70%, making it similar to conventional oil recovery in other areas. In addition, because the capital used has revenue from both electricity and oil production, the cost of electricity production is comparable to the lower 25% of the market cost in North America and the cost of heavy oil production becomes similar to costs to produce light crude oil in the middle east."
The advanced system was designed within a consortium, including MGX, PurLucid and David Bromley Engineering for the generation of electricity and excess steam for thermal oil recovery and extraction of minerals. This MGX-led consortium also includes power production, engineering and high-power demand clients evaluating opportunities for large-scale, low-cost power production.
Last week, the CEO of MGX, Jared Lazerson, gave an interview in which he, for the first time, talked about projected revenue from the wastewater treatment business. The first petrolithium system is projected to start processing this month and, on an annualized basis, may generate up to $1.7 million in revenue under full use. The second system is twice as big and thus may generate up to $3.4 million annually. The third system is said to have the same capacity as the second one. The fourth system, already in fabrication, has twice the capacity of the second and third system, thus possibly generating close to $7 million per year. In total, these 4 systems have the potential to generate up to $15 million in revenue annually, that is to say without any by-product credits from the extraction of lithium and other minerals, which can only be disclosed once a system is up and running. In mid-October, Mr. Lazerson commented:
“With the determined backing of our shareholders, investment funds, oilsands operators, associated engineering companies, the Province of Alberta, and the Government of Canada, it has been shown, once again, that a small determined group of scientists and engineers can provide solutions to the most important of global problems. The combination of cleaning wastewater and extracting minerals sets the stage for a bright future for MGX as we move into the revenue phase of our growth cycle with this globally applicable, low capital intensive, and most importantly, scalable technology. We are accustomed to the idea that new technology inherently costs more, by changing this relationship, and providing lower cost environmental solutions the stage is now set for rapid adoption of our technologies that provide a solution to the most difficult of global wastewater problems and a revenue stream, as applicable, from mineral extraction to further offset these costs or as a standalone technology, essentially creating an entirely new industry of recycling of commodities from wastewater.”
MGX Minerals Inc.
#303 - 1080 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2T1
Phone: +1 604 681 7735
Shares Issued & Outstanding: 125,324,075
Canadian Symbol (CSE): XMG
Current Price: $0.61 CAD (11/13/2018)
Market Capitalization: $77 Million CAD
German Symbol / WKN (Tradegate): 1MG / A12E3P
Current Price: €0.405 EUR (11/13/2018)
Market Capitalization: €51 Million EUR
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Report #78 “MGX Identifies Large Geophysical Anomaly at Salinitas Lithium Project, Salinas Grandes, Argentina"
Report #77 “MGX-PurLucid Achieve 99.7% Lithium Recovery Along With Breakthrough in Component Costs"
Report #76 “MGX-Belmont Drilling Finds Multiple Brine Prospective Zones at Kibby Basin Lithium Joint Venture in Nevada"
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Report #72 “MGX Moves to the Big Time, Acquires Chilean Lithium Brine Projects"
Report #71 “MGX provides Update on Deployment of Several Plants for Rapid Lithium Extraction and Wastewater Treatment in Alberta“
Report #70 “The Drills are Turning at MGX-Belmont‘s Kibby Basin Lithium Joint Venture in Nevada“
Report #69 “MGX Engages Hatch Engineering for Scale-Up of its Rapid Lithium Extraction Plant in the Western United States“
Report #68 “MGX and Belmont to Start Drilling at Kibby Basin Lithium Project in Nevada on Saturday“
Report #67 “MGX Expands to Argentina, Home to One of the Largest and Richest Lithium Resources in the World“
Report #66 “MGX and Belmont Form Nevada Lithium Joint Venture at Kibby Basin“
Report #65 “MGX-Highbury Expand Work to Gasify Petcoke into a Synthetic Crude Oil Equivalent“
Report #64 “MGX Delivers Update on Commercial Deployment of its Wastewater Treatment and Lithium Extraction Systems“
Report #63 “MGX is Drilling for Solar Grade Silicon Metal in British Columbia“
Report #62 “MGX-ZincNyx Now Ready To Start Commercialization Of Battery Systems For Mass Storage Of Energy“
Report #61 “MGX Minerals Raises $15,5 Million in an Oversubscribed Financing to Speed Up Lithium and Advanced Material Projects“
Report #60 “Sneak Preview of Big Oil Entering the Business of Big Batteries“
Report #59 “MGX Wins Industry Leadership Award from S&P Global Platts“
Report #58 “MGX Nears Commercial Deployment of 4 Petrolithium and Water Treatment Systems in Alberta“
Report #57 “MGX Announces Quadrupling of Power Output of Zinc-Air Fuel Cell Battery“
Report #56 “MGX Sets The Record Date For Its First Dividend“
Report #55 “The First ZincNyx Energy Storage Plant to be Deployed in New York City“
Report #54 “MGX in Final Stages of Commercial Deployment, Second Petrolithium Contract Already in the Making“
Report #53 “MGX-Highbury Accomplish Almost Complete Gasification of Petcoke, Produce High-Grade Vanadium Concentrate“
Report #52 “MGX Set to Alter Lithium Landscape, Partners with Investment Bank Heavyweight Capstone Headwaters“
Report #51 “Congratulations! MGX Nominated in 2 Categories as a Finalist for the S&P Global Platts Metals Awards“
Report #50 “MGX Gets Serious About Magnesium, Engages Hatch for Magnesium Metal Scoping Study“
Report #49 “MGX to Acquire and Commercialize Clean Technology for Extraction of Lithium and Aluminum from Spodumene“
Report #48 “MGX Minerals Issues PEA for a World-Class Magnesium Project in British Columbia“
Report #47 “High-Grade Battery Metals From Dirty Petcoke“
Report #46 “Big Times Ahead For Several Joint Ventures from MGX Minerals“
Report #45 “MGX Partner Broadcasting on US Television“
Report #44 “The Big Rethinking Begins: Multiple Lithium Projects in Chile Test the Rapid Lithium Extraction Technology from MGX“
Report #43 “Global Lithium Dominance? MGX Doubles Performance of Lithium Extraction Filters“
Report #42 “Scores of Tail Winds for MGX becoming a Leader in the New Energy Economy“
Report #41 “MGX Goes Big, Develops Utility-Scale Battery Storage System“
Report #40 “Positioned to Profit from Transition to New Energy Economy“
Report #39 “MGX Assembles Dream Team For California Lithium Strategy“
Report #38 “MGX: The Next GreenTech Energy Giant“
Report #37 “MGX Partners with Highbury Energy to make Petroleum Coke more Clean“
Report #36 “Technological Breakthrough in the Mass Energy Storage Industry“
Report #35 “Eureka! MGX Starts Developing Silica Projects after Acquisition of Mass Storage Battery Technology“
Report #34 “MGX Going Big on Petrolithium: The first large-scale integrated petroleum and lithium project ever developed“
Report #33 “Driving into the Realms of Tesla & Co: MGX Acquires Mass Storage Battery Technology from Teck Resources“
Report #32 “Backed by Private and Institutional Heavyweights: MGX cashes up for Lithium Extraction and Exploration“
Report #31 “MGX Revolutionizes the Lithium World - Commissions First Rapid Lithium Extraction System“
Report #30 “Full Steam Ahead: MGX Engages Senator Polanco (Ret.) to Head California Lithium Brine Strategy“
Report #29 “MGX to Target Geothermal Market for Extraction of Lithium and Gold“
Report #28 “MGX Minerals Commences Development of the World‘s First Petrolithium Field“
Report #27 “Canadian Government Backs MGX Minerals‘ Petrolithium Cleantech“
Report #26 “MGX Minerals Solves the Magnesium Problem of the Lithium Industry“
Report #25 “Hard-Rock Lithium Exposure for MGX“
Report #24 “One of the Largest Initial Oil Estimates in US History“
Report #23 “MGX starts Petrolithium pilot plant to deliver hard facts for strategic partners“
Report #22 “Time to bet: Sprott takes a position in MGX“
Report #21 “Petrolithium: First Come First Served“
Report #20 “Successful Independent Verification of the MGX Lithium Extraction Technology“
Report #19 “MGX to Drill the World‘s First PetroLithium Well in Utah“
Report #18 “MGX Reports Upgrading of Lithium Brine from 67 to 1600 ppm Lithium“
Report #17 “MGX technology nominated for prestigious Katerva Award, the Nobel Prize of Sustainability“
Report #16 “Unconventional oil play legend Marc Bruner to take MGX and PetroLithium to the next level“
Report #15 “Total Conviction: MGX forms PetroLithium Corp. to expand into the US oilfield brine markets“
Report #14: “MGX Extracts Lithium from Oil Wastewater - Begins Monumental Integration with Big Oil“
Report #13 "MGX Partners with Oil Major on Lithium Brine, New Energy Industry Facing Fundamental Shift“
Report #12 "Game Changing Potential: MGX Minerals‘ Pilot Plant for Rapid Production of Lithium Nears Completion“
Report #11 "MGX assays 34 g/t gold from surface sampling in British Columbia“
Report #10 “Official: MGX owns magnesium worth multi-billions of dollars and starts pilot plant shortly“
Report #9 “One of the world‘s largest lithium resources on the horizon?“
Report #8 “Ready for significant lithium brine work in Alberta“
Report #7 “At the forefront of Alberta‘s lithium brine riches“
Report #6 “Pioneering Lithium in Alberta: MGX Minerals Teams Up“
Report #5 “Time to Put a Lithium Production Process in Place“
Report #4 “MGX Minerals Taps Into Canada‘s Potentially Largest High-Grade Lithium Resources“
Report #3 “MGX Minerals Receives Mining Lease for 20 years (in British Columbia!)“
Report #2 “MGX Minerals Accelerates Towards Production“
Report #1 “MGX Minerals Plans To Enter The Magnesium Market“
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