Albemarle steps up lithium carbonate presence in Chile
Published: Thursday, 09 July 2015
The chemicals company, which recently took over the US’ largest lithium producer, Rockwood Holdings, said it expects to produce commercial quantities of lithium carbonate from its brine processing site in La Negra this year, before ramping up in 2016 to keep pace with accelerating demand for the energy mineral.
Albemarle Corp. has
started commissioning a 20,000 tpa lithium carbonate plant at
its La Negra site in northern Chile, near Antofagasta, with
first commercial production slated for Q3 this year.