LiChem provides an innovative, end-to-end lithium refining solution that eliminates the ESG issues across the entire minerals-based lithium refining value chain that are in place today.
The key innovation lies in the use of an alternative reagent compared to the conventional sulfuric acid roast and Outotec processes used today. LiChem’s alternative reagent allows for a closed-loop system through recycling and re-use, and can be co-located near a mine, production plant or other strategically competitive locations.
In development since 2015, the LiChem Process is commercially applicable to spodumene and is poised to unlock additional sources of lithium, including claystones and micaceous minerals.
By employing the LiChem Process, we streamline the global supply chain, reduce reagent consumption, minimize waste production, and lower emissions – establishing it as the highest-margin and lowest-carbon end-to-end lithium refining solution available.
LiChem controls the global patent portfolio for the LiChem Process, which includes the production of lithium metal, thereby future proofing against emerging technological innovations in the battery industry.
The LiChem Process’ closed-loop system is the only logical technology choice and is now moving to commercial development.
Ready to Commence Commercial Scale Development
LiChem plans to be the largest, lowest cost and cleanest lithium refiner by 2030.
- LiChem is advancing to commercial development after nine years of trials, including mini-pilot plant tests.
- We are actively seeking sites for our inaugural commercial plant and plan to construct several large refinery complexes in key strategic locations.
We provide a unique proprietary lithium refining solution for participants in the lithium-ion battery value chain.
Integrated Lithium Miners
EV / BESS Battery Manufacturers
Battery Cathode Producers
commercial Vehicle OEMs & Industrial Applications
The LiChem Process is well positioned to commercially refine spodumene concentrate and we believe is applicable to other sources of lithium, such as claystones and micas.
LiChem is willing to consider joint ventures and collaborative agreements to construct and operate lithium refining facilities using the LiChem Process located near a partner’s mine, production plant or other strategically competitive locations.
We are willing to support partners in funding lithium mine development and expansions through direct equity investment.
Additionally, LiChem is open to sub-licensing its technology in specific circumstances.
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We are flexible and open to a variety of partnership structures.
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