ERAMET Lithium project in Argentina enters its last phase of development

Extremely dynamic lithium market in 2016 offers bright perspectives. Subject to investment decision, the construction of the plant could start in 2019.


  • Success in running the innovative patented extraction process: few hundred kg of lithium carbonate battery grade produced in 2016. Continuous semi-industrial steering of final confirmation scheduled for 2018.
  • Prefeasability engineering study carried out. Investment estimated at around 380 MUSD. Ongoing feasibility study.
  • Environmental permit application file submitted in December 2016 and final revision by the Authorities early 2018.

Lithium is used in many products, including Li-Ion batteries for tablets, smartphones and electric vehicules, glass and ceramics, the pharmaceutical industry, etc.The start of production is scheduled for 2021, with a production capacity of 20 ktpy LCE*.*Lithium Carbonate Equivalent