US Chemical giant Albermale have received conditional approval from the States Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for their proposed Lithium-Hydroxide Plant at Kemberton, Western Australia.
The authority’s Chairman Tom Hatton effectively has given the Green light for Albermale to proceed with their 100,000tpa LIOH plant.
This makes Albermale the states second Lithium Hydroxide processing plant, and potentially the biggest in the world.
Battery grade Lithium Hydroxide is used for making Lithium-Ion batteries for the booming Electric Vehicle and Storage device markets.
Albermale propose to build 5 trains each producing 20,000tpa of Lithium Hydroxide and other byproducts like Sodium Sulphate.
The feedstock for the plant will come from Greenbushes, where Spodumene will be trucked a short distance (80km) to Kemberton for processing. Bunbury is an excellent choice of location for Albermale with good infrastructure (Power, Water, Natural Gas) and world class Port Authority.
This is a jobs bonanza for Bunbury.
— Alex Tong (@alextonglithium) June 15, 2018