Albemarle double lithium concentrate production in Australia

Albemarle to double lithium production in Australia

6:29 AM, 17th March 2017
Albemarle logo

CHARLOTTE, US: Albemarle Corporation said that Talison, a joint venture between Albemarle and Tianqi Lithium Corporation, has approved the expansion of lithium concentrate production at its Greenbushes, Australia spodumene mine.

Greenbushes is the world's largest active lithium mine. It has the largest hard rock lithium reserve and contains the highest concentration of lithium oxide available of any active mine.

Commissioning of the expansion is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2019.The expansion is intended to more than double the LCE capacity at Greenbushes from 80,000 MT/year to more than 160,000 MT/year, of which Albemarle has a 50 percent interest in the offtake.

"This project is integral to our announced lithium expansion plans so that we can meet the growing needs of our customers. The expansion of the mine and ore upgrading facilities is a key deliverable in our supply strategy to grow total combined lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) production to approximately 165,000 MT/year early in the next decade," said John Mitchell, president, lithium and advanced materials for Albemarle.

© Worldofchemicals News

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


Merck presents effective pigments for cosmetics

DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Merck said that it will be showcase innovative effect pigments and drug variants, including concepts and initiatives for their eff ...

Read more
Fluor’s NuScale design accepted for review by US NRC

IRVING, US: Fluor Corporation announced that NuScale Power (NuScale), in which Fluor is the majority investor, has received notice that its design cer ...

Read more
Kraton prices $400 million of senior notes due 2025

HOUSTON, US: Kraton Corporation said that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kraton Polymers LLC and Kraton Polymers Capital Corporation together have int ...

Read more
Wacker to increase prices for silicone products

MUNICH, GERMANY: Wacker Chemie AG said that it is increasing its prices for silicone polymers, silicone fluids and silicones from further production s ...

Read more
Clariant launches new generation of steam reforming catalysts

MUNICH, GERMANY: Clariant has launched a new generation of high-performance catalysts for the steam reforming process in the production of hydrogen, a ...

Read more
Central pollution board orders Tata Chemicals to shut Haldia plant

KOLKATA, INDIA: Tata Chemicals Limited said that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has ordered it to shut down its Haldia plant in West Benga ...

Read more