One of the world's biggest lithium refineries is set to be established in Western Australia, south of Perth, leading the rush to take advantage of the “lithium boom”. The multi-million dollar refinery is a joint venture between Australia's Kidman Resources and Chilean company Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile. It is...
New lithium mines and growing demand for materials used to make lithium batteries for electric vehicles puts Australia in a position to dominate the world’s lithium supply. Mining and agribusiness reporter, Darryn Gray, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, has quoted Citi analyst Clarke Wilkins as saying Western Australia will...
If all goes to plan, the Western Australian government will have, by November 2018, recommendations to take advantage of the lithium-ion battery boom. A taskforce of senior government representatives will assess the opportunities by engaging with companies and a lithium industry reference group. Plans have already been announced by several mining...