Simbol Materials cuts jobs and halts activity at demo lithium plant

By Adam Page
Published: Thursday, 05 February 2015

Simbol says that it is now seeking investors to help it commercialise its lithium production. However, EnergySource, the provider of its brines, says that it will take a different management team to realise the potential of Simbol’s lithium extraction process.

US-based Simbol Materials LLC  has ceased activity at its Hudson Ranch geothermal lithium carbonate plant in Calipatria, California, US, and made 40 of its workers redundant.

Simbol said that operations have been inactive since December 2014.

"We completed the engineering studies and we are now in the mode of collecting...

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