Canada Lithium produces battery-grade lithium carbonate in initial sample shipment to China off-take partner
Canada Lithium Corp. has successfully produced battery-grade lithium carbonate from its processing plant near Val d’Or, Québec.
Initial commissioning of the solvent extraction and bi-carbonate sections of the hydrometallurgical circuit has resulted in the production of a number of batches of 99.5%, 99.6% and up to 99.9% battery-grade material. Sample shipments are en-route to Tewoo Group in China under a five-year off-take agreement.
Commissioning of all the plant hydrometallurgical circuits is ongoing and the company continues ramping up throughput.
Canada Lithium is nearing completion of the commissioning phase of an open-pit lithium carbonate mine and processing plant in Lacorne Township near Val d’Or, Quebec. Full production of an annualized 20,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate is targeted for later in 2013/early 2014.
|Onsite mine and process plant in commissioning phase.|
The company signed a five-year off-take agreement for a minimum of 12,000 tonnes per year with Tewoo-ERDC, one of China’s largest commodities traders. A second off-take for up to 5,000 tonnes per year was recently signed with Marubeni Corp., a major Japanese commodities trading company.