Canadian firm plans lithium hydroxide/carbonate plant in Quebec

18 July 2012 17:44  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)-- Nemaska Lithium plans to build a facility in Valleyfield, Quebec, to produce lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate for battery manufacturing, the Canadian lithium exploration firm said on Wednesday.

Nemaska Lithium added that is about to complete a preliminary economic assessment study for the plant and for the construction of a lithium mine to feed the chemical plant.

The site at Valleyfield is close to end users of lithium hydroxide and potential purchasers of by-products such as aluminum silicate and gypsum, it added.

Details about investment sums, capacities or timelines for the plant’s construction and start-up were not disclosed.

According to information on its website, Nemaska is currently developing a lithium deposit in Quebec’s James Bay region.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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