Senior Chilean official contemplates Atacama opportunities post-SQM
Published: Friday, 26 February 2016
In a recent interview, CORFO vice president Eduardo Bitran speculated about the tendering of lithium brines in the Salar de Atacama to other companies, should SQM lose its rights to the land upon termination of an ongoing arbitration process.
Chile’s state body in charge
of economic development, Corporacion de Fomento de la
Produccion (CORFO), said it has received expressions of
interest from other companies seeking to take over lithium
brines in the Salar de Atacama currently operated by local
company Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA (SQM).