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Posts Tagged: Albemarle

Albemarle introduces a new lithium plant in Chile

Albemarle, a specialty chemical firm, has announced a new lithium production plant in Antofagasta, Chile, which it says will be its third chemical conversion plant. According to Albemarle, “the plant is expected to double lithium production.” The company says it has invested more than $500 million in the plant, which includes R&D labs and a… Read more »

Albemarle to build major lithium processing plant in Southeast US

Mining giant Albemarle plans to build a lithium processing plant in the US that would produce as much of the light white metal as the entire company produces today. Albemarle says the plan reflects its strategy “to lead the US lithium renaissance, from mine development to processing to manufacturing types of the metal used to… Read more »

Albemarle to use 6K’s UniMelt plasma tech for lithium battery materials

Specialty chemicals firm Albemarle has signed a joint development agreement with materials management specialist 6K to use 6K’s patented UniMelt plasma technology to develop lithium battery materials. Albemarle has also made an undisclosed investment in 6K through venture capital firm Volta Energy Technologies. UniMelt is a microwave-controlled plasma technology, and Albemarle says a 16 GWh… Read more »

Albemarle to open Battery Materials Innovation Center in North Carolina

Albemarle Corporation has announced the opening of its new  Battery Materials Innovation Center (BMIC), located at the company’s Kings Mountain, North Carolina site. The BMIC is expected to be fully operational in July 2021, and will support Albemarle’s lithium hydroxide, lithium carbonate and advanced energy storage materials growth platforms. It has been equipped to enable… Read more »

Albemarle to acquire lithium salt production assets in China

Specialty chemical firm Albemarle (NYSE: ALB) has signed an agreement to acquire the lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate conversion assets of Jiangxi Jiangli New Materials Science and Technology. The transaction, which is expected to close by the end of Q1 2017, includes manufacturing assets located in Jiangxi and Sichuan, China, focused on the production of… Read more »