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Montevideo, September 24th 2023 - 04:00 UTC

Tag: lithium

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 11:08 UTC

    Posco pledges US$ 1.7 bn investment in Argentina

    Also in Seoul, Cafiero met with his South Korean colleague Park Jin

    Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero signed an agreement in Seoul with steel company Posco, whereby the South Korean company will invest US$ 1.7 billion for the production of lithium carbonate in the provinces of Salta and Catamarca.

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2023 - 06:25 UTC

    Argentina has a medium term lithium export annual target of 400,000 tons

    “Argentina is already part of the lithium development wave. Last year, minerals worth US$ 3.8 billion were exported,” pointed out Mining minister Fernanda Avila

    Lithium exports from Argentina are poised to increase in the coming years, specifically from 34,000 tons to 400,000 tons of lithium carbonate, as mentioned by the Mining Secretary, Fernanda Ávila in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Argentina: mining and crude oil production grow in first semester of 2023

    Lithium carbonate and other lithium minerals showed an increase of 12.7% year-on-year

    According to a study by Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) released Monday, the mining industrial production index (IPI minero) reported a 10.7% year-on-year increase from June 2022 while crude oil production rose 8.2% interannually. Overall, industrial production of hydrocarbons and mining had an 11% increase in the first semester of 2023.

  • Monday, July 31st 2023 - 02:55 UTC

    First shipment of “green lithium” (triple zero) from Brazil's Minas Gerais

    To celebrate this first shipment, an event was held at Vports, Porto de Vitória, which was attended by the vice president of the Republic Geraldo Alckmin

    This week Brazil shipped the world’s first green lithium, produced in the Jequitinhonha Valley, in Minas Gerais, from the Port of Vitória (Espirito Santo State). The production, by Sigma Lithium, is a pioneer for having raised the level of industrial sustainability by being triple zero (zero carbon, zero waste and zero harmful chemicals). Lithium is used in electric vehicle batteries.

  • Friday, July 21st 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Production of lithium batteries to start in September in Argentina

    The Y-TEC plant at the University of La Plata will generate cells for batteries for 2,000 homes to supply wind and solar energy to populations isolated from the grid, Salvarezza explained

    Argentina's first National Plant for the Technological Development of Lithium Cells and Batteries will start production in September on the premises of the National University of La Plata (UNLP), Y-TEC (a subsidiary of the state-owned oil company YPF) head Roberto Salvarezza announced Thursday.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    ECLAC highlights the importance of a lithium agenda for Latin America

    Latin American countries extract lithium but other nations excel in the production stage, ECLAC warned

    The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Thursday published a report called “Extraction and industrialization of lithium. Opportunities and challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean,” recommending the region's countries devise a productive development agenda around lithium to promote its extraction for the benefit of economic activities directly and indirectly related to the mineral.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Argentina forecasted to become 2nd world lithium producer by 2035

    Chile needs newer lithium extracting techniques, Hernando explained

    Argentina will overtake Chile as the world's second-largest lithium producer by 2035, according to the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco), it was reported in Santiago.

  • Friday, May 19th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    EU involved in talks with Argentina and Chile to ensure supplies of lithium

    It is estimated that demand for lithium of which Argentina and Chile are crucial suppliers will multiply by twelve by 2030 and twenty by 2050

    The European Union is working on agreements with Argentina and Chile with the purpose of increasing access to critical minerals such as lithium, essential for the batteries of electric automobiles and to comply with the EU's less carbon-intensive economy guidelines.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Chile launches Lithium and Salt Flats Committee

    The new body adds to President Boric's lithium strategy outlined last month

    Chile's Government Monday approved the creation of the “Lithium and Salt Flats Committee” to add to the National Lithium Strategy announced last month in areas involving the Economic Development Agency (Corfo) and also as a technical advisory body, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Argentine deputies want lithium nationalized

    “It is time to break with the extractivist-export model [and] modify the mining code...,” Alderete said

    A group of lawmakers from Argentine's ruling Everybody's Front (Frente de Todos - FdT) has launched an initiative to nationalize the country's lithium resources, it was reported Wednesday in Buenos Aires.