SQM gets environmental approval to expand lithium capacity in Chile

By Martim Facada
Published: Friday, 15 March 2019

The Chilean lithium miner can now proceed with a two-phase plan to more than double domestic capacity over the next few years after local authorities gave the go-ahead.

Local environmental authorities in the Chilean region of Antofagasta approved lithium miner SQM's expansion plans.

SQM will raise group-wide capacity to 180,000 tonnes per year over next few years from current capacity of 70,000 tpy. The company is targeting sales of 150,000 tpy of lithium carbonate...

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