Perth Branch – Digital Tech Talk: Challenges in Producing Battery Grade Lithium Chemicals
Participants will gain an insight into the challenges in producing battery grade lithium chemicals.
Date: Monday 13th July 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm AWST
Digital Tech Talk: Online
Presenter: Grant Harman, Principal, Lithium Consultants Australasia
AusIMM Member – Free
Non Member – Free
Please note: Registrants who cannot join the webinar at the scheduled time will receive a link to the recording to watch at a later time convenient to them.
Digital Tech Talk Overview
This is a high level talk to provide an overview of the sources of lithium, the processing of the ore to form concentrate and lithium chemicals. The talk will address the idea that not all spodumene concentrates are the same and the challenges converters face. The talk will comment briefly on the costs of producing products and the evolving specification of lithium chemicals for an increasingly more mature battery market.
Grant Harman is principal of Lithium Consultants Australasia a small consultancy based in West Perth. Initially he worked for Talison Lithium and was Manager Lithium Chemicals and responsible for guiding the proposed lithium carbonate plant from Scoping Study through to Definitive Feasibility Study. He has consulted on over 20 lithium projects across the world.