Outotec: Delivery of Lithium Concentrate Plant in Brazil
The annual production capacity of the plant will be 90 000 t of lithium concentrate. The spodumene plant is expected to be operational in the first half of 2018. AMG’s recent marketing activities have reinforced the economic assumptions behind the project, including the plan for a timely expansion to an annual capacity of 140 000 t of lithium concentrate. The recovery of lithium-bearing minerals from existing tailings, a by-product of AMG’s tantalum operations in Brazil, is expected to result in a cost-leading production process.