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13/2/20 ...Federal government backs Lithium Australia’s $3.6 million R&D programme for lithium recovery from fine and contaminated waste materials
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 Lithium Australia has been awarded a grant by the Australian federal government’s Co-operative Research Centre Projects initiative, to support the next stage of its $3.6 million LieNA® research and development programme for the recovery of lithium from fine spodumene.

 As part of CRC-P Round 8, which targets critical minerals, Lithium Australia will receive a grant totalling $1.3 million.

 Lithium Australia’s LieNA® R&D programme will provide a pathway to commercialisation of this revolutionary processing technology.

 Leading researchers and companies participating in the LieNA® R&D programme include the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Murdoch University, Curtin University, Pioneer Resources Ltd, ALS Metallurgy Pty Ltd, Carnac Project Delivery Services Pty Ltd and Lithium Australia subsidiary VSPC Ltd.


12/2/20 ...Lithium Australia subsidiary VSPC awarded federal government grant in $5 million battery development programme
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HIGHLIGHTS

 VSPC Ltd is to be part of a $5 million programme to develop fastcharge batteries for trams, under the auspices of the federal government’s Co-operative Research Centres Projects.

 Working with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, The University of Queensland and Soluna Australia, VSPC will develop advanced cathode materials.

 As part of CRC-P Round 8, VSPC will receive a grant totalling $1.6 million for its participation (CSIRO, UQ and Soluna contributions will be in-kind).

- different grants and collaborations?

- but really, how much money will be effectively spent. Stretching the concept of "man-hours" they'd be lucky to get 2-3 "boffin-years" out of a mill or 2?




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nipper
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aiming for a market that may be big: LIT now has 23.9% of Envirostream Australia

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... This significantly enhances the Company’s exposure to the process of collecting and separating spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), a fundamental precursor to the recycling of battery chemicals.

LIT has already, at laboratory scale, successfully recovered metals from separated batteries, used the lithium so retrieved to regenerate cathode materials and, from those materials, manufactured coin-cell LIBs, testing of which vindicated the Company's aim of closing the loop on the energy-metal cycle.

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EA is the only company in Australia with the integrated capacity to collect, sort, shred and separate all the components of LIBs, including the lithium. Indeed, EA's infrastructure is essential to developing an environmentally responsible solution to the mounting problems spent LIBs represent. EA's collection and physical processing/separation of spent battery components makes for a perfect fit with LIT’s recycling R&D.




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Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT)

Lithium Australia has achieved a recycling breakthrough after recovering critical metals from spent lithium-ion batteries. The achievement was made in conjunction with Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation using Lithium Australia’s proprietary technology.

Lithium Australia’s partner Envirostream Australia collected, shredded and separated spent batteries to create a mixed metal dust. The dust was processed to recover lithium phosphate which was further refined and shipped to Lithium Australia’s wholly owned VPSC pilot plant where it will be converted into lithium-ferro-phosphate and used to produce coin cell batteries.

Lithium Australia anticipates it can also extract nickel and cobalt from spent batteries and ship a concentrate to end-users for further processing and use in new batteries.




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Lithium Australia to acquire a significant equity position in recycling company Envirostream.
• This technical partnership will develop methods to retrieve critical metals from spent batteries within Australia.
• Recovery of such metals will support sustainable battery development.
• There is potential for these critical metals to be retained within the Australian battery supply chain.
• Stewardship of, and the creation of an ethical supply chain for, battery metals will be facilitated.
• Expansion of existing operations will create local jobs and more employment opportunities within the battery sector.
• There is the potential to 'close the loop' for LIB materials

Lithium Australia recognises Victorian-based Envirostream as the national leader in the primary reprocessing of LIBs. At present, it operates the only facility in Australia for shredding such batteries, producing a powder containing critical metals that is then exported for refining.

Meanwhile, Lithium Australia is developing a hydrometallurgical flow sheet for the processing of powders of this type, in order to extract the chemicals (nickel, cobalt, manganese and lithium compounds) required to regenerate battery cathodes, with simultaneous recovery of graphite from the battery anodes.

Combining the key competencies of Lithium Australia and Envirostream will allow the latter to expand its operations, thereby ensuring that critical metals recovered from recycled batteries remain under Australian control to the point of sale.




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Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) has agreed terms in principle to develop advanced anode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).

The agreement, which remains subject to completion of formalities, will also give Lithium Australia access to superior battery management systems. This technology package has the potential to significantly increase LIB performance.

Having agreed in principle to partner with a battery researcher, Lithium Australia plans to establish facilities for the development of graphite/silicon anodes, and in so doing make full use of its VSPC plant at Wacol (in Brisbane, Australia).

The agreement involves implementation of a four-stage development and commercialisation programme.

Previously tested prototypes of the advanced anode materials indicate the potential to significantly increase the energy density of LIBs.

While the use of silicon to improve battery performance is not new, introducing it into the anode in the quantity needed to obtain the desired improvement in performance while maintaining reliability and longevity has so far proved problematic




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Just 48 hours after lodgment of compliance documents for its takeover offer of cathode powder producer the Very Small Particle Company (VSPC), Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) has received acceptances for 99.7% of VSPC's issued capital.

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VSPC is the brainchild of a number of prominent Queensland (Australia) based university research workers, who spent 14 years and approximately A$30 million developing what Lithium Australia believes to be the world's most advanced cathode production technology for Lithium-ion batteries.


Acquisition rationale
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The VSPC process has the ability to precisely control the particle size and chemistry of cathode powders, using patented technology to generate the initial particle directly from solution. This greatly simplifies the production process, improves quality control and reduces cost.

The particle genesis is compatible with other energy-metal technologies being developed by Lithium Australia, which include the recycling of lithium-ion batteries (via RCARC) and production of lithium chemicals from unconventional sources (via SiLeach®).

The addition of VSPC to Lithium Australia's technology base not only provides it with exposure to the most profitable process step in the battery production cycle – the manufacture of cathode powders – but also 'closes the loop' of the energy-metal cycle by enabling the rebirth of used materials in the form of new battery cathode powders




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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 

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"What you are looking at here is not the lithium industry per se.

What you are looking at is the biggest change in energy management since the Industrial Revolution.

There is insatiable demand because people want portable power and they want renewable energy 24 hours a day.

If you want renewables 24 hours a day you have got to have storage"

- Adrian Griffin, CEO, Lithium Australia




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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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the fuse is LIT

7c to 16c in 2 days



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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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Adrian Griffin, a 63-year-old Perth geologist and metallurgist, has been investigating the potential of "lesser known" lithium minerals for more than two decades. On Thursday afternoon Lithium Australia, the company he formed three years ago, said it had demonstrated commercially viable extraction of lithium bicarbonate from "waste" minerals of tin and tantalum mining.

After further refinement of its design for a large scale pilot plant expected to cost $US42 million ($55 million), the company hopes to commit to construction by year's end to help feed the boom in demand for lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles and store solar energy............
Read more: http://www.afr.com/news/lithium-firms-ride...o#ixzz4m5w5LpBq

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Lithium Australia's trials have shown that its water-based extraction process can profitably extract lithium carbonate from mining waste minerals at small scale, without counting the other elements - aluminium, silicon and potassium - that also come out in the wash. These waste minerals contain about half the concentration of spodumene - the rock from which lithium is extracted in Australia - making the "roasting" process used for spodumene obtained from the giant Greenbushes mine in WA unviable. Lithium Australia's water-based extraction removes the costly step of heating the mineral to 1000 degrees Celsius or more to remove the lithium.

"We could take some of these minerals and produce at a cost capable of making a cash surplus extracting only lithium," Mr Griffin said. "But you can also get silicon, potassium and aluminium without spending any more money. When you take into these credits the operating cost becomes really cheap."






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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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In Reply To: nipper's post @ Jan 17 2017, 09:24 AM

NEW Lithium Player in Town

$OWM.C – One World Minerals to Acquire Large Lithium Project in Mexico



http://www.todayinenergy.com/2017/03/22/ne...ithium-project/




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