Argentina's state-run Y-TEC YPF plans to install a lithium battery manufacturing plant in the province of Catamarca, according to a deal signed this week between Governor Raúl Jalil and YPF's President Pablo González, it was announced. Also signing the document was Y-TEC (YPF's technological institute) Chief Roberto Salvarezza.
An agreement between YPF and CAMYEN for lithium exploration in the province of Catamarca was signed Wednesday. The joint undertaking has been described as the first of its kind.
Business developer Elon Musk's Tesla has been eyeing Argentine lithium for its battery-powered cars, due to which suppliers intend to double down output at Catamarca, it was reported.
Workers of the Contreras Mogetta BBBC Consorcio De Cooperación hired by Galaxy Lithium to exploit the Sal de Vida mine in the Argentine province of Catamarca have gone on strike citing overdue payments and non-compliance with the supply of proper gear.
Export of Argentine must through the San Francisco Path to Chile from the province of Catamarca have to wait due to the international logistics scenario, it was reported Thursday.
Argentine Defense Minister Jorge Taiana and Governor Raúl Jalil of the province of Catamarca signed late last week an agreement whereby the national Army will set up a military unit in the provincial capital.