and we’re disrupting lithium chemical processing to power it.

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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

15 April 2019
Spodumene pegmatite swarm discovered at LIT Medcalf Prospect 16 pages (1.2MB)

12 April 2019
Lithium Australia joins recycler Envirostream 1 page (165.2KB)

4 April 2019
Battery recycling made easy 2 pages (145.8KB)

29 March 2019
Change in substantial holding for BEM 2 pages (128.8KB)

21 March 2019
Domestic LFP Production – key to renewable energy security 28 pages (1.8MB)

15 March 2019
Half Yearly Report and Accounts 25 pages (1.3MB)

13 March 2019
Change in substantial holding for BEM 2 pages (129.0KB)

05 March 2019
Lithium phosphate refining vindicates cathode production  2 pages (121.4KB)

27 February 2019
Sadisdorf acquisition and release of shares from escrow 1 page (163.0KB)

22 February 2019
Lithium Australia presents at Roskill conference 19 pages (1.5MB)

21 February 2019
LieNA offers alternative to conventional spodumene processing 2 pages (252.9KB)

18 February 2019
Update of field work at Youanmi Western Australia 4 pages (1.1MB)

14 February 2019
Lithium-ion battery components from mica at Sadisdorf Germany 4 pages (510.8KB)

13 February 2019
Appendix 3B 14 pages (440.9KB)

13 February 2019
Lithium Australia completes aerial survey at Youanmi WA 2 pages (369.0KB)

07 February 2019
VSPC release of shares from escrow 1 page (163.9KB)

05 February 2019
Lithium Australia survey of lithium pegmatites at Medcalf WA 03 pages (782.6KB)

04 February 2019
LIT presents for 121 Mining Investment 19 pages (9.9MB)

31 January 2019
Quarterly Activities Report and Appendix 5B 13 pages (856.6KB)

03 January 2019
Appendix 3B 12 pages (412.5KB)

11 December 2018
Lithium Australia formalises Youanmi Lithium Project option 3 pages (759.9KB)

30 November 2018
Process improvements enhance European battery prospects 1 page (171.7KB)

In the news

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.

Lithium Australia to apply technology in Europe
30 November 2018 – The West Australian | By Matt Birney

With its recent breakthrough production of lithium-ion battery cathode powders from waste mica minerals sourced from Kalgoorlie, Lithium Australia is now eyeing similar micas in Europe.

Lithium Australia revising Sadisdorf scoping study following processing ‘breakthrough’
30 November 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia

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 encouraged by lithium recovery rates from SiLeach pilot-plant
22 November 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia

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.

The Pick is Australasia’s premier resource sector new platform. It is backed by some of the regions most connected journalists, content creators and digital specialist. It is more than a news site to “tell a story”, rather it is the place where stories originate from – before being amplified directly to REAL investors.