and we’re disrupting lithium chemical processing to power it.
The energy revolution's arrived …
Projects > North America > Europe > Australia
North America • Electra, Mexico • MetalsTech, Canada
> Queensland • Cape York region
> Northern Territory • Bynoe
> South Australia • Kangaroo Island
Australia > Western Australia • Pilbara region • Goldfields region • Seabrook • Ravensthorpe • Greenbushes • Gascoyne • Lake Johnston • Colobark
Europe • Sadisdorf, Germany
Lithium Australia aspires to ‘close the loop’ on the energy-metal cycle. Its disruptive technologies are designed to furnish the lithium battery industry with ethical and sustainable supply solutions. Lithium Australia’s technology comprises the SiLeach® and LieNA® lithium extraction processes, along with superior cathode material production courtesy of VSPC Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lithium Australia) and enhanced recycling techniques for battery materials. By uniting resources and the best available technology, Lithium Australia seeks to establish a vertically integrated lithium processing business.
Adrian Griffin, managing director of Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT), provides Proactive Investors with an overview of progress made throughout 2018 towards the company’s stated strategic goal of closing the loop on lithium supply.
Topics of discussion include exploration projects, the acquisition of VSPC Ltd and development of the SiLeach® process for extracting lithium chemicals from mica, the production of both cathode and anode powders, development of the LieNA lithium extraction from spodumene process, and recycling works.
Speaking about the latter, Griffin says, “If you look at current processing technologies on a global basis, only [about 9%] of lithium ion batteries ever get back into the supply chain via recycling route and the rest go to landfill. In Australia, the proportion that gets back into the recycling chain is diminishing [currently around 2%]… the material in those lithium ion batteries has a grade that is about 100 times higher than an ore body that’s required to produce a battery in the first place. So it should be very cheap material.”
Production of Li-ION batteries from mine waste – management update
3 December 2018 – The Sophisticated Investor
Interview with managing director, Adrian Griffin to discuss the successful production of Li-ION batteries from mine waste.
Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive Investors about the company’s recent world first; producing lithium-ion batteries using cathode powder made from lithium-iron-phosphate material derived from mine waste using the proprietary SiLeach® process.
The batteries performed on par with standard lithium carbonate batteries, and have a superior safety profile as they tend to not overheat during charging, amongst other benefits.
This latest achievement demonstrates Lithium Australia’s strategy of ‘closing the loop’ on the lithium value chain.
Lithium Australia’s (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin tells Proactive London’s Andrew Scott they’ve achieved a lithium recovery of +90% using their SiLeach process at the ANSTO Minerals pilot plant in New South Wales.
Final reporting and data analysis by ANSTO supports overall recovery to a product containing 90% to 95% tri-lithium phosphate (Li3PO4)
Low Emissions Conference Q&A Adrian Griffin
21 November 2018 – The Pick Magazine
We sat down with Lithium Australia Managing Director, Adrian Griffin, to talk about how Lithium Australia does its best to create a circular economy, and convert waste materials to lithium ion batteries.
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