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Tag: lithium

  • Thursday, March 14th 2024 - 16:28 UTC

    Argentina: Catamarca court orders halt to lithium extraction following environmental complaint

    The resolution fully impacts on the economic interests of an extractive activity concentrated in a resource such as lithium.

    The Court of Justice in Catamarca (Northern Argentina) has issued a divided ruling ordering a suspension of mining activity in the Salar del Hombre Muerto, impacting lithium production projects. The decision stems from an environmental protection action filed by cacique Román Elías Guitian, urging a comprehensive environmental impact study before new permits are granted.

  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:27 UTC

    Lithium: Bolivia's YLB signs new agreement with China's CBC

    Opposition lawmakers said these announcements were mere propaganda

    A new agreement between Bolivia's state-owned Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) and the Chinese consortium CATL, BRUNP & CMOC (CBC) was signed Thursday to install a lithium carbonate pilot plant with Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) technology in the Uyuni salt flat and would have a production of 2,500 tons per year after an investment worth US$ 90 million.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 10:52 UTC

    Argentina and Chile sign key lithium agreement

    The agreement “represents a milestone for Chile, being of great value for the National Lithium Strategy,” van Kleveren explained

    Authorities from Argentina and Chile Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Binational Lithium and Salt Flats Working Group which represents a significant step towards strategic cooperation in this regard, it was reported in Santiago and Buenos Aires following negotiations dating back to June 2022.

  • 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.