IM Lithium News in Brief 17 – 23 February
Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016
ICAO bans Li-on cargos on passenger planes; Lithium Australia unveils new process for extracting lithium from spodumene; Panasonic forms Chinese JV for EV manufacture.
The International Civil Aviation
Organisation (ICAO) has banned the transport of
lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery shipments in the cargo holds of
passenger aircraft, following months of speculation and
concerns expressed by both pilots and plane manufacturers.
The ban by the UN’s aviation
body will be effective from 1 April until the