Albemarle Inaugurates New Lithium Conversion Plant in Chile
June 13, 2022
Lithium development is the beginning of the EV supply chain across the globe. Increases in production are vital but must be paired with a commitment to local communities, thoughtful investment, and sustainability practices in both GHG emissions and water management.
Albemarle Corporation is one of the largest lithium producers in the world and has been operating in Chile for more than 40 years. The company has invested more than US$ 500 million to build its La Negra III chemical conversion plant in Antofagasta and make it one of the most modern chemical conversion plants in Latin America. With a clear commitment to sustainability, the new plant integrates a first-ever, US$ 100 million thermal evaporator designed to significantly reduce the fresh water required per metric ton.
Please join us for the inaugural event!
DATE & TIME:
June 13, 2022; 17:00 hrs Chile Standard Time GMT–4 (5:00 PM Eastern Time US)
- Ellen Lenny-Pessagno, VP Government and Community Affairs
- Ignacio Mehech, Vice President of External Affairs and Country Manager of Albemarle Chile
- Chilean Minister of Mining, Marcela Hernando
- Richard Glenn, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Santiago, Chile
LOCATION: Watch the inauguration live
Albemarle La Negra III Chemical Conversion Plant,
Héctor Gómez Cobo Ave.; No. 975, Lot 4, Antofagasta, Chile
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