Battery-grade lithium for a low-carbon economy
Our customers need high-purity battery-grade lithium hydroxide that is of consistent quality to ensure the performance and safety of their electric vehicle and renewable energy storage batteries. Our substantial investments in the Kwinana Lithium Hydroxide Refinery and Greenbushes Lithium Mine are key to our ability to deliver for our customers.
Kwinana Lithium Hydroxide Refinery
Our fully automated Kwinana Lithium Hydroxide Refinery is one of the biggest and most advanced lithium processing plants in the world. It is a cutting-edge operation that has been built to meet the exacting battery-grade specifications that our customers require today and will need in the future.
The first of our production trains at Kwinana was completed in 2022. Each train can produce 24,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium hydroxide per year. We have plans for up to four trains with each producing enough lithium hydroxide to power over 520,000 electric vehicles each and every year for the life of the refinery.
Our Kwinana refinery is a continuous production plant. As we are continually producing, we can maintain the high purity and consistency levels that our customers expect from us.
The Kwinana Lithium Hydroxide Refinery is located 210km from the Talison Lithium Mine.
We know that we are using a non-renewable natural resource, which is why our goal is to have beneficial uses for 100 percent of the spodumene feedstock that goes into our refinery. That’s why in addition to lithium hydroxide, we also manufacture Tianqi Aluminosilicate, Gyplime, and Sodium Sulphate as a part of our process.
Our aluminosilicate product can be used as a replacement for cement in concrete, in the production of retaining blocks and in mining applications to stabilise underground mining voids.
Gyplime can increase soil pH making the nutrients in the soil more available for plant growth, which increases harvest yields, and sodium sulphate is used in washing powder detergents, glass making and dying textiles.