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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.

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Latest ASX announcements

22 August 2019
LieNA opens up lithium chemical conversion opportunities 2 pages (82.8KB)

19 August 2019
Appendix 3B 14 pages (497.6KB)

19 August 2019
Lithium Australia hits more than 4% Li2O at Youanmi 18 pages (1.1MB)

13 August 2019
Lithium recycled from spent batteries 2 pages (111.9KB)

05 August 2019
Maiden discovery as Youanmi drilling hits up to 3% Li oxide 23 pages (1.6MB)

01 August 2019
Quarterly Activities Report and Quarterly Cashflow Report 16 pages (1.2MB)

30 July 2019
LIT to market LFP, the safe lithium-ion battery 3 pages (182.3KB)

17 July 2019
Change of Director’s Interest Notice and Appendix 3B amendme 15 pages (326.7KB)

17 July 2019
Appendix 3B 15 pages (340.2KB)

17 July 2019
Lithium mineralisation intersected in pegmatites at Youanmi 11 pages (1.2MB)

15 July 2019
Lithium Australia appoints Manager – Raw Materials  2 pages (107.3KB)

12 July 2019
LIT Company dashboard 4 pages (203KB)

09 July 2019
Change of Director’s Interest Notice 5 pages (225.3KB)

08 July 2019
Change of Director’s Interest Notice 2 pages (216.4KB)

04 July 2019
Appendix 3B 18 pages (498.1KB)

03 July 2019
Closure of the Rights Issue 1 page (144.6KB)

25 June 2019
Lithium Australia to commence resource drilling at Youanmi WA 2 pages (380.7KB)

24 June 2019
Change of Director’s Interest Notice Adrian Griffin 2 pages (201.4KB)

20 June 2019
Lithium pegmatites identified at Dudley prospect, Kangaroo Island 16 pages (884.0KB)

In the news

Lithium Australia recycles lithium from spent batteries

SmallCaps | By Danica Cullinane

Lithium Australia has produced refined lithium phosphate from spent lithium-ion batteries, offering a recycling solution and paving the way for the re-birthing of cathode materials.

Battery minerals developer Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has found a way to recover lithium from spent lithium-ion batteries, offering a sustainable solution to the major recycling challenge of batteries being disposed in landfill.

Recycling needed to meet long-term demand

Speaking with Small Caps, Mr Griffin said current mining plus planned projects and expansions will not meet long-term consumption needs and alternative sources of lithium “may prove more attractive as genuine supply shortages put pressure on conventional production”.

He said by 2030, about 3.5 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent will be required each year for use in electric vehicles alone, yet global lithium production is currently at around 200,000tpa.

LIVE FROM DIGGERS & DEALERS – Adrian Griffin, MD Lithium Australia
7th August 2019

Adrian Griffin, Managing Director of Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) at Kalgoorlie’s Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum.

Lithium Australia Forms Partnership to Market LFP Lithium Batteries
30 July 2019 – Resources Roadhouse | By Wally Graham

THE BOURSE WHISPERER: Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) announced it is forming a business partnership with Chinese battery producer DLG Battery Co. Ltd (DLG).
Lithium Australia said the partnership would be launching a new range of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) in the Australian market, with a focus on industry-scale energy storage systems (ESS).

Lithium Australia firms up Chinese battery partnership

30 July 2019 – The West Australian | By Matt Birney

Lithium Australia Managing Director Adrian Griffin. Picture: Supplied

Lithium Australia has firmed up its alliance with Chinese battery manufacturer DLG Battery with the formation of a joint marketing division that will provide a range of lithium-ion batteries, or “LIBs”, with a focus on industry-scale energy storage products.

Lithium Australia in Chinese battery team-up

09 May 2019 – The West Australian | By Matt Birney

Lithium Australia Managing Director Adrian Griffin (left) and DLG Battery’s Jeffery Wu. Picture: Supplied

Lithium Australia has fired its latest salvo in its bid to become a leading lithium-ion, or “LIB”, battery supplier, forming an alliance with DLG Battery – one of China’s ten largest battery manufacturers.

The two parties have reached a letter of intent to establish an equal joint venture – Lithium Australia DLG – to supply and sell LIB cells, packs and modules in Australia.

Cash flow heading Lithium Australia’s way via flogging batteries

09 May 2019 – | By Michael Quinn

ADRIAN Griffin is set to become a veritable battery salesman after multi-faceted Lithium Australia signed a letter of intent with Chinese battery producer DLG Battery to supply and sell lithium-ion batteries in Australia.

Adrian Griffin and DLG’s Jefferey Wu

Details of the planned 50:50 Lithium Australia DLG business were scant, with the two “intend(ing) to complete the required planning” by June 30.

Meanwhile Lithium Australia will purchase “an initial battery inventory” through the issue to DLG of 12.5 million shares at the prevailing market price of A8c each.

DLG is described as “one of the ten largest battery manufacturers in China … (with) six development and manufacturing facilities there, as well as sales and support offices in the United States and Europe”.

It is said to develop and manufacture cylindrical LIB cells, packs and systems, producing not only lithium-iron-phosphate and lithium-nickelmanganese-cobalt battery cell types but also battery-management-system and pack technology.

“Having developed significant intellectual property (more than 50 issued patents), DLG sells products for use in consumer electronics, electric vehicles, energy storage systems, e-bikes and many other applications,” Lithium Australia said.

The two firms will also form a technology alliance aiming to fast track the commercialisation of cathode powders produced by a subsidiary of the ASX firm in Brisbane, with the aim being for the powders to be used in DLG batteries.

Lithium Australia started the current quarter with $9.3 million cash.

So far as ASX investors were concerned, the overall venture evidently sounds promising.

Shares in Lithium Australia were up 13% to 8.8c in late trade, capitalising the company at $41 million.

Ask Fuzzy: Recovering battery by-products
Adrian Griffin, managing director Lithium Australia

Can the critical materials LIBs contain be retrieved effectively enough to provide commercial and environmental benefits?

Question: Can lithium-ion batteries be recycled?

Right now, Australia lags behind the rest of the world in battery recycling, with only 3 per cent – predominantly lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) – returned for reprocessing nationally.

Recycling such materials onshore could augment the federal government’s Critical Minerals Strategy, formally launched last month. That strategy, while strongly focused on raw materials and supply chains, acknowledges the impact of innovation in processing to recover not only primary metals but also a range of by-products.

Lithium Australia to double battery shredder’s capacity after 18.9% acquisition
09 April 2019 – S&P Global Market Intelligence

Lithium Australia NL plans to help double Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd.’s lithium-ion battery shredding capacity after acquiring an 18.9% stake in the company, according to Lithium Australia Managing Director Adrian Griffin, who said the aim is to provide feed for Lithium Australia’s recently recommissioned cathode pilot plant in Brisbane, Australia.

Pulverized batteries

Lithium Australia surges into lithium-ion battery recycling with Envirostream partnershipBy Lorna Nicholas

Under the partnership between Lithium Australia and Envirostream, the parties will ensure critical battery metals from recycled batteries remain under Australian control.

Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has joined forces with the country’s leading lithium-ion battery recycling company Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd to develop methods of extracting critical metals from spent batteries.

121 Mining Investment, Cape Town 2019

Interview Adrian Griffin, Lithium Australia 121 Mining Investment Cape Town 2019

Presentation Lithium Australia 121 Mining Investment Cape Town 2019

Lithium Australia advances Youanmi in wake of encouraging field work

Rock sampling at the Youanmi project has identified values of up to 4.2% lithium oxide, with anomalous caesium and tantalum also present.

Disruptive battery technology developer Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) is planning a drilling campaign at its Youanmi project in Western Australia after field work confirmed the presence of lepidolite-bearing pegmatites.

Lithium Australia progressing German Sadisdorf project at strategically opportune time
15 February 2019 – Proactive Investors Australia

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive Investors about development of the company’s wholly-owned Sadisdorf Lithium-Tin Project in Germany. Significant progress has been made with the proprietary SiLeach® process, which boosts the potential of the project and may enhance opportunity internationally.

Griffin also describes recent shifts in European energy policy and trends that reflect favourably for the integrated lithium producer.

Lithium Australia’s MD reviews progress throughout the supply chain in 2018
19 December 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia

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.