SQM gets environmental approval to expand lithium capacity in Chile
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