Simbol starts up “highest-purity” lithium carbonate plant

By Mark Watts
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2011

US group extracts lithium from geothermal brines; plans to triple capacity in 2012

Simbol Materials has started production at its high-purity lithium carbonate plant in California, extracting the battery material from geothermal brines.

The 500 tpa plant, near the Salton Sea in Imperial Valley, can produce lithium carbonate at a grade of 99.999%, which it claims is the highest purity in the world....

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