ADIONICS is a private French company bringing a technology breakthrough in selective lithium salt extraction from continental, geothermal or produced water brines. Its cutting-edge solution is based upon unique cation selectivity, using “lock and key model,” using a highly customized proprietary salt extracting liquid formulation named Flionex®. Using Flionex within a now patented thermal swing liquid-liquid salt absorption process, you get a remarkable and unique solution to selectively extract Lithium salts from brines with remarkably high lithium recovery using a reagent free sustainable technology with very limited water usage.
Fundraising of 27M US dollars
Newcomer strategic investor: SQM and historical investors: Bpifrance, Supernova Invest, Céleste Management and Ovive
nonstop piloting tests on client’s salar
First Successful piloting tests
using our CL15 and CL15 in Europe on client’s brine (more than 1000h)
Test from Chile and Argentina Brines
First Pre-industrial plant
with a capacity of 250t / LiCl per year
Engineering Design Capacity
Fundraising of 7M €
(Bpifrance, historical & new investors)
R&D and lab projects
on Lithium salt extraction
Second Pilot Plant installed in France
Strategical pivot to Lithium extraction
First Pilot Plant
Masdar in UAE – Seawater desalination
MAJOR PATENT APPLICATION
First liter of Flionex®
Start of Liquid-Liquid salts extraction research
Historically supported by its founder, Guillaume de Souza, and its first investor, Daniel Le Gal – ex-cofounder of Gemplus.
In 2017 & 2018, a pre-series A tour for €4 million with historical investors and new investors: Supernova Invest (Marine Glon) Amaury Bierent, entrepreneur – Ovive, other entrepreneurs and Business Angels.
In 2021, a series A tour for €7 million with historical investors & Bpifrance (Samia Belabed) + Celeste Management.
In 2023, a series B tour has been achieved.