A local subsidiary of China's Ganfeng Lithium has purchased a 23-hectare property in the General Güemes Industrial Park in the northwestern Argentine province of Salta, it was announced.
As the world transitions from fossil fuels to sustainable energy-powered vehicles, four European giants have signed an agreement for the sustainable exploitation of Chilean lithium, it was announced Thursday in Santiago.
The Chilean Chemical and Mining Society (SQM), one of the world's largest lithium producers, will supply lithium hydroxide to the British firm Johnson Matthey, at least until 2028, according to a new contract signed on Monday, it was announced.
Canada’s Plateau Energy Metals has raised nearly US$ 600 million to develop Peru’s sole lithium project and expects to start mining in 2023, a year later than planned, as the country lags its neighbors in developing the battery mineral, a company official said.
Indigenous groups in Chile´s lithium-rich Atacama salt flat, fresh off a resounding legal victory earlier this week, said they will push to see top lithium miner SQM´s environmental permits revoked and its operations shut down.
China’s Ganfeng Lithium Co said it will take control of an Argentina lithium project it has been developing with Lithium Americas Corp, cementing its control over a key source of the white metal for electric vehicle batteries.
Chile state miner Codelco filed with regulators on Friday a plan to begin exploration for lithium in its Maricunga salt flat holdings, a key step in advancing development of the country's second richest deposit of the metal needed for batteries.
Former Bolivia president Evo Morales told news agencies in Buenos Aires last Tuesday that he was forced from office by a United States-backed coup d'etat aimed at gaining access to the South American country's vast lithium resources.
Uranium One Group, a subsidiary of Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom, may buy a controlling stake in a lithium project in Chile’s Atacama salt flat from Wealth Minerals Ltd, the Canada-listed company said on Tuesday.
Chile's production of both copper and lithium jumped in August, even as the country's manufacturing production dropped 1.5% compared with the same month the previous year, government data showed on Monday.