By K. Warner
For Metal Tech News 

Australia to break China's lithium grip

Diversifying lithium sales beyond China is just good business Metal Tech News – July 12, 2023


Last updated 7/25/2023 at 1:44pm

A hand holds a lithium battery cell with an Australia flag emblem on its side.

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Australia is working to break China's grip on lithium trade and bring home manufacturing of electric vehicle batteries.

Leading the lithium rush, the Pilgangoora project in Western Australia's mine-friendly and resource-rich Pilbara region is sporting one of the largest hard rock lithium deposits in the world.

Nearly all the lithium produced at Pilbara Minerals' gigantic Pilgangoora processing plant is sold to China for processing into lithium carbonate and hydroxide.

But Pilbara Minerals, along with a few of...

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