Kalium Lakes secures Australian-first government approval for potash project
January 25th, 2019
Kalium Lakes has received approval from the Australian Government for its Beyondie sulphate of potash project (BSOPP) in the eastern Pilbara, Western Australia.
The Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy (DotEE) approval covers Kalium Lakes’ abstraction of potassium-rich brine associated with Sunshine and Ten Mile Lakes, around 160 kilometres south-east of Newman.
It also includes Kalium Lakes’ proposed production of sulphate of potash (SOP) by means of solar evaporation.
The decision covers the project’s stage one area drawn out in the bankable feasibility study (BFS).
Earlier this month, Kalium Lakes said it was also wrapping up an offtake agreement with German fertiliser producer and distributor K+S for 100 per cent of the project’s phase one production.
K+S has satisfied the condition required for the execution of the offtake agreement with due diligence on the