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Lithium Australia talks battery recycling and its growing IP portfolio
19 August 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT, OTC:LMMFF, FRA:3MW)’s Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive’s Andrew Scott soon after announcing its 90%-owned subsidiary Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd had filed two International Patent Applications with the Australia Patent office. Submitted under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the applications relate to Envirostream Australia’s selective separation of metal values from recycled lithium-ion batteries and recovery of electrode materials.


Lithium Australia on Biden’s battery blueprint and EV targets
12 August 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia’s Adrian Griffin talks the recent rise in the battery material markets and what’s driving it. He also discusses The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its impact on battery materials as well as the Biden Executive Order on EV targets.


Lithium Australia says patent grant for nickel and cobalt-free cathode powders is pivotal moment
04 August 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT, OTC:LMMFF, FRA:3MW)’s Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive following the news its subsidiary, VSPC Ltd, has been granted an Australian patent for nickel and cobalt-free cathode powders. It provides the company with 20 years of intellectual property protection in Australia and marks the first step in VSPC’s quest for worldwide patent protection of the IP.


Lithium Australia spells out its message to Diggers & Dealers 2021
29 June 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT, OTC:LMMFF, FRA:3MW)’s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive ahead of next week’s Diggers and Dealers event in WA. He says the company aims to ensure an ethical and sustainable supply of energy metals to the battery industry by creating a circular battery economy.


Lithium Australia hails admission to Global Battery Alliance
22 July 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia sends off first batches of cathode material to potential customers
08 July 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin tells Proactive its subsidiary VSPC Ltd has dispatched its lithium manganese ferro phosphate (LMFP) cathode power to potential customers after meeting industry performance and physical property specifications. LMFP is a lower-cost and safer cathode material for applications requiring higher-energy density batteries, including electric vehicles (‘EVs’) and large-scale stationary energy storage.

Lithium Australia continuing to advance its battery technology
01 July 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin updates following a busy week of news with major announcements within three of its business divisions. Today the company announced it’s progressed its joint venture with soon-to-be-listed Charger Metals with the latter exercising its option to acquire a 70% stake in three of LIT’s battery metals assets. They’ve also reported that its first-generation LieNA® lithium processing technology is set to be granted a patent from the European Patent Office.


Lithium Australia’s Envirostream boss discusses battery safety
24 June 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Andrew Mackenzie, managing director of Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) subsidiary Envirostream answers questions around the risks associated with batteries and what regulations are currently in place to deal with them. He also outlines Envirostream’s solution on how the industry could supply the change needed to help manage the risks.


Lithium Australia talks the circular economy of battery materials
17 June 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) Adrian Griffin discusses with Proactive how they’re ‘closing the loop’ on the energy-metal cycle. The company’s recently received a standard patent ‘Certificate of Grant’ from IP Australia for its SiLeach® extraction technology for low-energy recovery of lithium from micas – potentially a short-cut in the production of lithium-ion batteries.


Lithium Australia’s Envirostream talks expanded micronutrient field trials
09 June 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia secures Australian patent for lithium extraction technology
07 June 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia outlines upcoming Charger Metals IPO and exploration plans
03 June 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia says its LMFP cathode powder is now ready for commercial testing
13 May 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia looks ahead to launch of Battery Stewardship scheme
06 May 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia advancing towards commercialisation for its patented lithium processing technology
29 April 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT)(OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin tells Proactive commercialisation of its next-generation LieNA® caustic conversion process for the recovery of lithium from spodumene is progressing well. This week they’ve executed a commercialisation agreement with Deutsche Rohstoff AG (DRAG), a German natural resources holding and investment company.


Lithium Australia’s Adrian Griffin talks restructure of its raw materials division
22 April 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott


Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin caught up with Proactive’s Andrew Scott soon after welcoming an update from joint venture partner Galan Lithium Ltd (ASX:GLN) on exploration at the Greenbushes South Project in Western Australia. He adds that they’ve also progressed the joint venture agreement with Charger Metals which was announced in December 2020 with Charger making progress towards its initial public offering on the ASX.


Lithium Australia talks ‘robust’ PFS for manufacture of LFP cathode powder
15 April 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin caught up with Proactive’s Andrew Scott soon after its subsidiary VSPC Ltd (VSPC) delivered a positive pre-feasibility study demonstrating its capacity to produce advanced lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) cathode powders. The PFS confirms ‘robust’ project economics with proposed production to ramp up to a capacity of 10,000 tonnes per annum over a three-year period, reaching nameplate capacity in 2026.


Lithium Australia’s Adrian Griffin discusses patent for its cathode material manufacturing process
10 March 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin caught up with Proactive’s Andrew Scott following the news its wholly-owned subsidiary VSPC Ltd has received notice of acceptance for the patent application for its proprietary cathode material manufacturing process from IP Australia. Griffin says acceptance of the patent application is a great step forward for the company.


Lithium Australia’s Envirostream boosting capacity for its battery recycling
25 February 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Andrew Mackenzie, managing director of Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) subsidiary Envirostream, discusses with Proactive’s Andrew Scott the national stewardship scheme for managing end of life batteries and the potential impact it will have on the business as well as results from field testing of fertiliser blends containing manganese micronutrients derived from spent alkaline batteries.

Lithium Australia’s Mike Vaisey on the resurgence in LFP
18 February 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Mike Vaisey discusses the resurgence in LFP and where he sees demand coming from outside China. Vaisey also talks through what VSPC’s competitive advantage is over its competitors as well as what the immediate focus is for the Lithium Australia subsidiary.


Lithium Australia secures US patent for its SiLeach extraction technology
03 February 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) (FRA:3MW) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive’s Andrew Scott following the news it’s been granted a US patent for its SiLeach extraction technology, which can produce a range of lithium chemicals, including lithium hydroxide, lithium carbonate and lithium phosphate. The patent now provides the company 17 years of legal protection in the US.


Lithium Australia secures European patent for VSPC nano-powder production
21 January 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) Adrian Griffin talks Proactive’s Andrew Scott through the news its subsidiary VSPC Ltd has had its process patent approved by the European Patent Office. He says the VSPC process produces nano-structured metal-oxide products simply and efficiently.


Lithium Australia outlines deal to sell 80% stake in Greenbushes South lithium project
14 January 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia highlights significant reduction in cathode material costs
16 December 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott


Lithium Australia outlines option agreement with Charger Metals
10 December 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin caught up with Proactive’s Andrew Scott following the news they’ve granted an option for Charger Metals NL to acquire part of the company’s Australian exploration assets as a part of its strategy to offload non-core exploration plays to focus on battery supply chains. Charger Metals is a special purpose unlisted public exploration company recently incorporated to buy interests in precious metals and battery minerals projects in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.


Lithium Australia talks breakthrough in ‘safe’ lithium-ion battery development
03 December 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin tells Proactive’s Andrew Scott its subsidiary VSPC Ltd has made significant progress towards improving the energy density of LFP LIB ( lithium ferro phosphate lithium-ion battery ) cells by adjusting its proprietary manufacturing processes to incorporate manganese into the cathode active material during production. He says LFP is currently increasing its share of the battery market and commercialisation of its LMFP will provide consumers with the best combination of safety, cost and energy density.


Lithium Australia’s Adrian Griffin talks positive results from micronutrient field trials
11 November 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin tells Proactive’s Andrew Scott their 90%-owned subsidiary Environstream Australia Pty Ltd has received a positive response from a field trial using manganese and zinc derived from recycling of alkaline batteries as micronutrients to conventional mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP) fertiliser. The field-trial progress show plants receiving Envirostream treatments demonstrate a clearly positive response compared to those in the control area.


Lithium Australia welcomes Sustainability Victoria grant for Envirostream
03 November 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin caught up with Proactive’s Andrew Scott soon after the news its subsidiary Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd received grant funding of $201,399 from Sustainability Victoria under the e-Waste Infrastructure Grant Round 2. The funding will support further development and optimisation of Envirostream Australia’s Electrolyte Management in Rechargeable Battery Recycling project.


Lithium Australia now has the ‘processing trifecta’ after securing US patent for SiLeach®
28 October 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia’s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive’s Andrew Scott following the news they’ve received Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its SiLeach® patent application. SiLeach® offers significant advantages over competing processes, particularly with the recovery of lithium from low-tenor solutions as it minimises the capital cost of evaporators and the high energy cost associated with evaporation.


Lithium Australia’s Adrian Griffin on why lithium ferro phosphate is the future
21 October 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia’s (ASX:LIT) Adrian Griffin looks ahead to the ALTA 2020 conference – one of the world’s leading metallurgical conferences – where he’ll be addressing the audience with respect to “lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) – the safe lithium ion battery”. Griffin discusses what his key message will be to those attending as well as offering up his views on where he reckons the LFP market is heading.


Lithium Australia ‘taking Elon Musk’s vision to disrupt the supply chain one step further’
25 September 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott


Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin gives his response to comments made by Elon Musk at this week’s Tesla Battery Day.

With Musk’s ambition to minimise the steps from mining to battery production, Griffin says they’ve developed the technology needed to take that one step further and the answer lies in their caustic conversion LieNA® process.


Lithium Australia divests Emu Lake gold-nickel prospect to Metal Hawk
21 September 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive about progress with its collaborative exploration management strategy.

This includes divestment of the Emu Lake gold-nickel prospective tenement north of Kalgoorlie to Metal Hawk Ltd.

Griffin says Metal Hawk discovered a gold anomaly on the tenement which runs up to Lithium Australia’s lease boundary.

“Our focus remains on lithium in the area but we are selling the tenement – not the lithium rights and will get to benefit from their exploration,” he said.


Lithium Australia’s Adrian Griffin talks energy metals strategy following $4.5mln raise
11 September 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Katie Pilbeam

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin caught up with Proactive’s Katie Pilbeam following the news they’ve raised $4.5 million in a strongly supported share purchase plan (SPP) – more than double the initial $2 million target.

The funds raised, in conjunction with $4 million in placement funds, will be used to progress the company’s sustainable energy metals strategy as well as retiring all debt.


Lithium Australia’s Adrian Griffin updates on fertiliser trial and new gold joint-venture in WA
04 September 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia’s (ASX:LIT) Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive’s Andrew Scott following the news its subsidiary Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd has completed plant sampling for the micronutrient field trial using zinc and manganese from its recycling of alkaline batteries Use of these recycled materials as micronutrients is being compared to conventional mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP) fertiliser. Griffin also details a new JV with Okapi Resources (ASX:OKR) focused on their Mount Day and Medcalf tenements at Lake Johnston in Western Australia.


Lithium Australia discusses spent EV battery supply deal and Clean Energy Council approval
31 August 2020 – Proactive Investors

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin tells Proactive about a recent deal for battery recycling subsidiary Envirostream for the supply of spent EV batteries.

Griffin said Lithium Australia was the only company in Australia at the moment capable of recycling EV batteries, having undertaken several test runs to recycle the components “showing that we can go full cycle”.

The company’s joint venture Soluna Australia Pty Ltd has also received the green light to install its three-phase battery energy storage system using the Clean Energy Council’s Better Practice Guide.


Lithium Australia successfully produces high performance lithium-ion battery cells from waste
21 August 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) Adrian Griffin caught up with Proactive’s Andrew Scott after announcing they’ve produced high-performance battery cells using lithium recovered from mine waste and spent lithium-ion batteries via its proprietary technology.

Its subsidiary VSPC’s lithium ferro phosphate material was used to create battery cells for electrochemical testing and the results exceeded the capacity specifications of commercial battery-cell manufacturers.


Lithium Australia sees ‘incredible support’ for its $4 million fundraise
14 August 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) Adrian Griffin tells Proactive’s Andrew Scott they had incredible support for its $4 million placement and they’re intending to raise up to a further $2 million in a share purchase plan (SPP).

Funds from the capital raising will be used to accelerate revenue growth for the company’s Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd battery recycling and Soluna Australia Pty Ltd renewable energy storage system subsidiaries.


Lithium Australia’s battery recycling operations classified as essential and operating ‘as usual’
07 August 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia’s (ASX:LIT) Adrian Griffin tells Proactive’s Andrew Scott its Melbourne based battery recycling division Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd has been classified as an essential service and is operating as usual despite COVID-19 restrictions.

The Australian federal government is making grants available to stimulate the recycling industry as a whole and Lithium Australia is one of the company’s benefiting from the scheme.


Lithium Australia taking its spodumene processing technology to the next stage of commercialisation
31st July 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL‘s (ASX:LIT) Adrian Griffin caught up with Proactive’s Andrew Scott to discuss its quarterly update to June. He says despite the COVID-19 outbreak June was a bumper quarter for the company. Among the highlights they’ve been awarded a grant to build a pilot plant for their spodumene processing technology. They’ve also received two other grants to advance its cathode manufacturing business.


Lithium Australia focusing on short term cash flow as its energy storage division makes first sales
24th July 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive’s Andrew Scott as the company’s Soluna Australia Pty Ltd joint venture with DLG Energy Co Ltd announced it’s achieved first sales and installations for its battery systems. Griffin adds that they’re seeking expressions of interest to advance commercialisation of its LieNA® lithium extraction technology, which improves the sustainability of lithium production.


Full interview: Lithium Australia outlines 2020 strategy
28th January 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Benjamin Starr

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin discusses the company’s vision and plans for 2020 with Proactive’s Benjamin Starr.

The company has an integrated strategy aimed at servicing the lithium battery industry and this includes resources, technology, processing and recycling.

After making great strides in 2019, the company has set a strong foundation for continuing growth and development in the next 12 months.

Full interview: https://youtu.be/1L6ZrXXOgj0


Lithium Australia secures $6.3 million through funding agreement with The Lind Partners
18th December 2019 – Proactive Investors | By Karen Tan

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin updates Proactive on a $6.3 million funding agreement with The Lind Partners, long-time supporters of the company’s diversified battery strategy.

Lind has agreed to invest in the company through a convertible security and share purchase funding agreement with an initial investment of $3 million to fund battery sales and battery recycling growth.

Proceeds will be used alongside Lithium Australia’s current cash to fund the growth of the Soluna Australia battery business, commercialisation of the company’s cathode business and growth of its battery recycling business.

Full interview: https://youtu.be/CWKoooJdJDU


Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin updates Proactive on the company’s 24% subsidiary Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd signing an MoU with South Korean company SungEel HiTech Co Ltd.

SungEel recovers critical energy metals from LIB scrap and has become one of the world’s largest battery recyclers.

This company has agreed that Envirostream will have exclusivity of mixed metal dust (MMD) supply from Australia.

Envirostream is the only company in Australia with the integrated capacity to collect, sort, shred and separate all the components of spent LIBs.

Full interview: https://youtu.be/Tfv4lS5b958


Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin updates Proactive on the establishment of a clear corporate dashboard to reorganise the company’s main assets into four business divisions in order to improve management and investor focus.

The company’s entire lithium-ion battery (LIB) production cycle will be integrated within four business divisions – raw materials, lithium chemicals, batteries and recycling.

Griffin said he hoped this would enable investors to better tailor their investment focus into specific interest sectors and benefit from greater investment flexibility in terms of the energy-metal cycle.

Full interview: https://youtu.be/_vKRK122AtY


Lithium Australia NL‘s head of Battery Metals Mike Vaisey updates Proactive on the latest developments with the company’s subsidiary VSPC using lithium phosphate from spent lithium-ion batteries to create high-quality cathode material to be re-used in batteries.

The cathode material produced exceeded VSPC standards for electrochemical performance.

Lithium Australia is now in discussions with industry players in China and elsewhere as it seeks to establish a supply chain for the newly created and tested lithium-ferro-phosphate (LFP) cathode material produced from the recycled process.

Full interview: https://youtu.be/dQ2EZ90iz4A


Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin updates Proactive Investors on the company’s milestone innovation in recycling lithium from old used batteries.

Griffin says the process of producing lithium-ferro-phosphate (LFP) cathode powder from the recycled lithium is being successfully undertaken by Lithium Australia, and is a major breakthrough for lithium and batteries as well as enhancing environment sustainability.

A major recycling challenge is to reduce batteries ending up in landfill and LIT’s breakthrough paves the way for the re-birthing of cathode materials.


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.”


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)


Lithium Australia adding to its circular economy with new anode material program
15 November 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia

Adrian Griffin, managing director of Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT), speaks to Proactive Investors ahead of presenting at the Technology and Low Emission Minerals Conference in Perth, Western Australia.


Lithium Australia ‘will have lithium cathode material ready for testing within 2 weeks’
13 September 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive Investors about the recent grand reopening of Australia’s only cathode powder pilot plant and battery-testing facility, in Brisbane, Queensland.


Stage II testing of Lithium Australia’s SiLeach® process successfully underway
11 September 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia

Adrian Griffin, managing director of Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT), speaks to Proactive Investors about the two-stage SiLeach® pilot plant trial at ANSTO Minerals.

SiLeach® is a proprietary process for extracting lithium from mine waste materials to produce lithium chemicals. In a world first, Lithium Australia aims to convert mine waste to lithium-ion batteries.

Griffin describes Stage I results as ‘spectacular.’ Proactive Investors can reveal that Stage II testing began two days ago, producing lithium phosphate within 16 hours of starting up.

6PR

Lithium Australia: Lithium is back and this company is knee-deep in every part of the industry
15 June 2021 – 6PR, Bulls N’ Bears with Matt Birney


Listen to ASX-listed Lithium Australia Managing Director, Adrian Griffin talk to Matt Birney on the Bulls N’ Bears Report about the company’s processing technology that just might turn uneconomic lithium deposits into profitable projects.


Lithium Australia : Stop buying power from the Govt – just store it yourself – Lithium batteries, the next big thing.
03 August 2020 – 6PR, Bulls N’ Bears with Matt Birney

Listen to ASX-listed Lithium Australia MD, Adrian Griffin talk to Matt Birney on the Bulls N’ Bears Small Cap Wrap on 6PR about the household lithium battery revolution.

Stockhead

Australia must do ‘whatever is required’ to capture battery market, says lithium boss
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Lithium Australia has brought back online Australia’s only lithium-cathode pilot plant and battery testing facility with a stern word of advice to governments to pick up their game if we are to have a future in the lithium market.

Lithium Australia’s (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin is calling for high-end political backing for Australia’s own “Lithium Valley”.

The West Australian

Lithium Australia carving out niche position in EV market
20 September 2021 – The West Australian | By Matt Birney

Lithium battery-driven cars. Credit: Puneeth

ASX-listed Lithium Australia is seeking to carve out a niche position as one of the only providers of nickel-free and cobalt-free cathode materials outside of China. The company says the reliance on China for the materials is of “great concern” and its wholly owned subsidiary is well positioned to establish a strategic stake in the lithium-ion battery market.

Lithium Australia says a report on the future use of electric vehicles powered by lithium iron phosphate-type lithium-ion batteries, which was released by Tesla and Chinese manufacturing company BYD, highlighted why the demand for cobalt-free and nickel-free lithium-ion batteries has been surging.

The Perth-based company explains lithium iron or ferro phosphate-type lithium-ion batteries without cobalt and nickel in them require 20 per cent less lithium per unit of stored energy when compared with their more common cobalt and nickel-based competitors.

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Lithium Australia farms out Greenbushes South project
14th January 2021 – The West Australian | By Matt Birney

The Greenbushes mine in WA’s south-west region. Credit: Talison Lithium

ASX-listed Lithium Australia has entered into a joint venture with Galan Lithium that sees the latter pick up an 80 per cent stake in the Greenbushes South lithium project from Lithium Australia. As a result of the JV deal, Lithium Australia retains a 20 per cent free carried exposure to the lithium commodity while also freeing up cash to advance its downstream and battery technology projects.

Greenbushes South sits only about 3km south of WA’s world-class Greenbushes lithium open-cut mine, one of the world’s largest, highest-grade hard-rock spodumene deposits.

Under the terms of the dynamic duo’s transaction, Perth-based Galan Lithium has agreed to issue 1.22 million of its shares to Lithium Australia and sole-fund work on the project, which spans 353 square kilometres, through to the completion of a preliminary feasibility study.

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Lithium Australia to produce fertiliser supplements from spent batteriesThe West Australian | By Matt Birney

Lithium Australia has recovered used alkaline battery metal dust and used it as a micro-nutrient supplement for plant fertilisers.

In an extraordinary demonstration of its aim to “close the loop” on the energy-metal cycle, Lithium Australia has tabled its initial results from test work using recovered alkaline battery metal dust to create a micro-nutrient supplement for plant fertilisers.


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.


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 hits wide mineralised zones in Europe
– The West Australian | By Matt Birney

ASX listed Lithium Australia has confirmed very wide intersections of lithium mineralisation from its maiden drill program at the Sadisdorf project in far east Germany, where it shares a border with the Czech Republic.

Farm Weekly

Fertiliser trial hoping for positive response

A FIELD trial of fertiliser boosted with micronutrients recovered from recycled alkaline batteries has been completed with the harvesting of a West Tambellup wheat crop.

Lithium Australia NL has advised the Australian Securities exchange that “field activities” conducted by its 90 per cent owned subsidiary Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd to test zinc and manganese from recycled batteries as a source of fertiliser micronutrients, were successfully completed on December 14.

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Adrian Griffin, Managing Director of Lithium Australia joins ausbiz to discuss the companies $4 million raise through a heavily oversubscribed placement, and $2 million share purchase plan

121 Mining Investment

The Assay TV: Adrian Griffin, Managing Director, Lithium Australia
09 August 2020 – 121 Mining Investment TV

The Assay TV spoke recently spoke with Adrian Griffin, Managing Director at Lithium Australia.

Lithium Australia – disruptive technology for the primary recovery of lithium from silicate minerals. Recycling of the “Energy Metals” to rebirth Li-ion batteries and advanced technology for the production of battery cathode materials. Lithium Australia’s technologies close the life-cycle loop to create a sustainable future for Li-ion batteries. Lithium Australia is possibly the only company in the Li-ion battery space with the capacity to provide complete vertical integration in the supply chain.

Website: www.lithium-au.com
Primary ticker: ASX:LIT
Stage of development: Exploration
Primary minerals: Lithium, Lithium chemicals, Li-ion battery cathode

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

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Mining Monthly

Griffin calls for COVID-19 caution and care
06 April 2020 – Mining Monthly | By Karma Barndon

LITHIUM Australia managing director Adrian Griffin is encouraging people to show concern for others and act with caution regarding their own exposure to COVID-19 as the pandemic causes the company to slash costs and join the queue for the federal government’s COVID-19-busting JobKeeper program. View article

Kalkine Media

Lithium Australia’s 1H FY20 In Focus: A Step Ahead In Creating A Circular Battery Economy
17 March 2020 – Kalkine Media | By Team Kalkine

Perth, Australia-based Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) extracts, acquires, recovers and develops lithium projects and aims to sustainably close the loop on the energy-metal cycle, and thus create a circular battery economy with recycling of old lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) intrinsic to this plan.

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Lithium Australia’s VSPC receives $1.6m government grant to develop fast-charging lithium-ion batteries for trams
12 Small Caps | By Lorna Nicholas

Lithium Australia’s VSPC will develop fast-charging batteries for next generation trams in collaboration with CSIRO, University of Queensland and Soluna Australia.

Lithium Australia’s (ASX: LIT) wholly-owned subsidiary VSPC has secured a $1.6 million federal government grant to advance a $5 million battery development program focused on developing fast-charging lithium-ion batteries for trams.

Lithium Australia recycles lithium from spent batteriesSmall Caps | 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.


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.


Lithium Australia advances Youanmi in wake of encouraging field work By Lauren Barrett

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 on cusp of shipping ‘advanced’ cathode material to China
By Lorna Nicholas

Lithium Australia will be shipping its lithium-iron phosphate cathode material to Chinese battery manufacturers for testing.


Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT)  is about to ship its technologically advanced lithium-iron phosphate cathode powders to China after producing the material through its recently commissioned VSPC plant in Queensland.

Lithium Australia generates ‘outstanding results’ from first stage SiLeach pilot trial
By Lorna Nicholas

Lithium Australia has reported “outstanding results” from the first stage of its SiLeach pilot plant trial using lepidolite concentrate as a feedstock.


Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has reported “outstanding results” from the first stage of its SiLeach pilot plant trial at ANSTO Minerals’ facility in New South Wales.

Lithium Australia reveals wide lithium intersections to fuel Europe’s surging electric vehicle marketBy Lorna Nicholas

Lithium Australia looks to fuel Europe’s accelerating electric vehicle market with its polymetallic Sadisdorf project in Germany.

Drilling at Lithium Australia’s (ASX: LIT) Sadisdorf project in Germany has revealed lithium-mica intersections up to 78.51m thick, on what the company refers to as “the doorstep” of Europe’s accelerating electric vehicle industry.


Lithium Australia eyes WA fields to feed lithium mica pilot plant
By Danica Cullinane

Lithium Australia is looking to process lithium mica material using its proprietary SiLeach technology.

Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has been eyeing off lithium fields in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia as potential feed sources for a large-scale pilot plant to recycle lithium waste.


Lithium Australia’s VSPC produces first lithium-ion cathode samples for battery market
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Lithium Australia’s subsidiary VSPC can produce lithium-ion cathode material from expired lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium Australia’s (ASX: LIT) subsidiary VSPC (formerly the Very Small Particle Company) has recommissioned its Brisbane-based pilot plant and produced its first proprietary lithium-iron-phosphate commercial samples for testing in lithium-ion battery cathodes.

By Lorna Nicholas

Lithium Australia’s subsidiary the Very Small Particle Company has begun bench-scale processing of its lithium-ion battery cathode materials using its proprietary processes.

Disruptive technology developer Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) is another step closer to commercialising its technology after reporting bench-scale processing had begun using its proprietary processes for producing lithium-ion battery cathode materials.


Lithium Australia looks to establish a strong SiLeach case in Germany
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Lithium Australia managing director Adrian Griffin at the Sadisdorf tin deposit.

Junior lithium explorer and cutting-edge lithium extraction technology developer Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has announced encouraging preliminary results from its first drilling campaign at the Sadisdorf tin deposit in Germany.


Lithium Australia assesses feed sources ahead of pilot plant recommissioning

Pegmatite exposed within the walls of the Lepidolite Hill quarry, 520 km east of Perth, Western Australia.

Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has begun assessing suitable lithium feed sources to meet requirements for its pilot plant’s first year of operations once it has been recommissioned.


Poseidon Nickel and Lithium Australia join forces at Lake Johnston

Poseidon Nickel Limited (ASX: POS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) to complete due diligence and negotiate key commercial terms that will underpin a final agreement.


Lithium Australia’s SiLeach technology exceeds expectations in study

A new study has found that a proposed large-scale US$42 million lithium processing pilot plant can be cash positive using Lithium Australia‘s (ASX: LIT) technology, and indicates that mica material can be a competitive source of commercial lithium products.


Lithium Australia achieves up to 99% lithium recoveries from Agua Fria
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On 1 May 2017 Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) and Alix Resources Corporation (TSX:V AIX) announced preliminary results of metallurgical tests for the recovery of lithium from volcanogenic sediments at the Agua Fria prospect.

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HotCopper Corporate Spotlight
11-12 December 2019
NEW WORLD METALS – Interview with Adrian Griffin


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.
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11-12 December 2019
Adrian Griffin New World Metals Conference 2019


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).
Mining News

Cash flow heading Lithium Australia’s way via flogging batteries

09 May 2019 – miningnews.net | 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.

The Canberra Times

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.

S&P Global Market Intelligence

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

The Pick Magazine

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.

PACE Today

Lithium Australia to optimise pilot plant scale
24 September 2018 – PACE Today

The changing policies of the Australian federal government, with respect to support for research and development, have had an impact on the future plans of Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT). As current policies reduce the support provided in developing new technologies, Lithium Australia is overhauling its research and development activities to allow its programs to be expedited.

Business News

Lithium Australia proves up lithium processing tech
09 September 2018 – Business News | By Matt Birney

Economically recovering lithium from mine waste without expensive and energy hungry “roasting” of the feed stock may seem like a lofty goal, but Lithium Australia is now well on its way towards proving that its proprietary SiLeach technology can do just that.
The Sophisticated Investor
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.

14 December  2017Miningscout.de

Was macht ein australisches Bergbauunternehmen mitten in der sächsischen Provinz? Im Fall von Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT; WKN: A14XX2; ISIN: AU000000LIT3) ist der Name Programm: Dank einer Kooperation mit einem Tochter-Unternehmen der Deutschen Rohstoff AG hat es die auf Lithium spezialisierte Gesellschaft nach Sadisdorf in Sachsen verschlagen. Während Tin International als Tochter der Deutschen Rohstoff AG nach Zinn sucht, soll Lithium Australia das ebenfalls im Boden befindliche Lithium fördern. Miningscout hat das Projekt Anfang Dezember 2017 besucht und sich einen Überblick verschafft.

What is an Australian mining company doing in the middle of the Saxon province? In the case of Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT, WKN: A14XX2, ISIN: AU000000LIT3), the name says it all: Thanks to a cooperation with a subsidiary of Deutsche Rohstoff AG, the company specializing in lithium went to Sadisdorf in Saxony. While Tin International, a subsidiary of Deutsche Rohstoff AG, is looking for tin, Lithium Australia is expected to produce lithium, which is also in the soil. Miningscout visited the project in early December 2017 and got an overview.