Infinity Lithium is an Australian listed minerals company who is seeking to develop its 75% owned San Jose Industrial Lithium Project located in Spain.
The project will be developed by open pit methods with the ore treated and refined onsite to produce high quality, battery grade lithium hydroxide.
Infinity’s goal in the long term is to supply the European lithium-ion battery supply chain and EV industry.
Regional lithium production is needed in order to de-risk the strategic European EV supply chain.
Infinity offers a sustainable, integrated, low-cost, large and long term source of lithium chemicals.Infinity Lithium Investor Presentation April 2019
Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles, Executive Director
Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles is Executive Director . He previously worked at IHS Markit where he led the lithium and battery materials research team. The team covers the entire industry’s supply chain from the extraction of the raw materials to their conversion to chemicals and battery materials used in cathodes, all the way to their end uses such as electric vehicles, energy storage systems, portable electronics and others.
Earlier in his career, he worked for Talison Lithium located in Perth, Australia, tracking the lithium industry in China and Europe. He also worked for Roskill, an international metals and minerals research and consulting company, where he monitored various metals and industrial minerals markets.
Mr Ledoux-Pedailles is a regular speaker at various industry events across the world presenting at chemical, mining, and energy related conferences.
What is your rationale for attending 121 Mining Investment?
Infinity Lithium recently moved to 75% ownership of the San Jose Lithium project and will publish its PFS at the end of Q2 2019.
At this stage Infinity is actively engaging with strategic investors and offtake partners, primarily in Europe, with interest in battery grade lithium hydroxide. The 121 Mining conference is especially relevant as Infinity’s project is located within the EU and has the capability to address battery producers and automakers’ supply and sustainability issues with a large majority of lithium chemicals coming from China and South America.
The EU and European Automakers are ready to support the development of lithium production in Europe by providing capital for high quality projects.
What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?
There is a great momentum around the LIB and EV industry in Europe but there is a gap in the supply chain with no lithium production currently taking place in Europe.
The European Commission and the EIB push to develop a strategic value chain for manufacturing EVs inside Europe and want to secure access to lithium. They are committed to provide capital.
The largest automaker in the world, Volkswagen, recently stated that lithium is the irreplaceable element of the electric era and that the the company has set itself the goal of promoting lithium production in Europe.
Infinity has the 2nd largest resource in the EU and the project offers a regional, sustainable and low cost source of supply in a safe jurisdiction and low risk environment.
What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
Strategic investment and offtake agreement with a strategic industrial partner
Completion of the DFS
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?
Like many junior mining companies, the challenges on the horizon are to secure project financing as Infinity progresses as a fully integrated mine-to-end product operation. With significant interest in battery grade lithium hydroxide offtake, the company is aligning strategic investment and project financing opportunities to ensure all parties’ interests see the project through to a successful production outcome.
What do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
Infinity’s San Jose Project’s proximity to world class infrastructure, locality to the significant battery manufacturing developments in Europe, and the rapid worldwide adoption of electric vehicles places Infinity in an enviable position to fuel innovation.