Lithium Australia – disruptive technology for the primary recovery of lithium from silicate minerals. Recycling of the “Energy Metals” to rebirth Li-ion batteries and advanced technology for the production of battery cathode materials. Lithium Australia’s technologies close the life-cycle loop to create a sustainable future for Li-ion batteries. Lithium Australia is possibly the only company in the Li-ion battery space with the capacity to provide complete vertical integration in the supply chain.
Adrian Griffin – Managing Director
Adrian is a mining professional with experience on every continent (including Antarctica) over 40 years. This has included project identification, planning and implementation, encapsulating exploration, mine development, financing, construction and operations. Adrian has taken the LIT business plan from that of explorer, through to disruptive technology developer with exposure to all of the principal disciplines in the battery industry.
What is your rationale for attending 121 Mining Investment?
At 121 Mining Cape Town, Lithium Australia is looking to connect with institutional and private investors and potential strategic partners to raise its profile in the investment community and to prepare for future funding requirements.
What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?
11 Dec LIT formalises Youanmi Lithium Project option
30 Nov – Process improvements enhance European battery prospects
22 Nov – LIT produces Li-ION batteries from mine waste
21 Nov – Outstanding lithium recovery from LIT’s Gen-2 Sileach® pilot plant run
14 Nov – LIT to develop silicon anodes for lithium-ion batteries
09 Nov – VSPC acquisition and release from escrow trading conditions
02 Oct – LIT secures Youanmi Lithium Project option
24 Sept – LIT to optimise pilot plant scale
13 Sept – LIT cathode material to be tested in China
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?
The risks are technical and implementation risks, mitigated by systematic testing, good planning and adequate funding.
In a sentence,what do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
We are on track to become a force in the lithium value chain, a vertically integrating across resource > mine > lithium chemicals > Li-ion battery manufacture > battery metal recycling, leveraging off our 100% owned advanced mineral processing and battery technology, each of which have considerable environmental and sustainability credits over current high cost/ dirty technology (roasting). We aim to establish ourselves – and our partners – in the low end of the lithium chemical cost-curve (via SiLeach) while also tackling the high margin regions of the value chain (Li-ion cathodes) and get set in a future high value segment (battery metal recycling).