A German lithium hydroxide material plant to supply the European electric vehicle battery market will be built by Advanced Metallurgical Group (AMG) and GEA.
The battery-grade lithium hydroxide will be produced in a plant operated by AMG Lithium at Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany.
GEA will supply AMG Lithium (a subsidiary and part of the AMG Clean Energy Materials division of AMG) with a pre-concentration plant and its crystallisation technology, which it uses to purify lithium hydroxide.
The first module, due to be commissioned in 2023, will have an annual capacity of 20,000 tons of lithium hydroxide, with plans to increase capacity up to 100,000 tons.
The plant will use technical grade lithium hydroxide as raw material in the first module and convert it into battery grade Lithium hydroxide monohydrate(LiOH- H2O) in the new plant.
The plant engineering solution includes pre-concentration, crystallisation and drying of the crystals and comprises design, manufacture, installation and commissioning.
AMG Lithium combines extensive lithium expertise in R&D, production and marketing with a reliable and safe raw material base from a group-owned mine in Brazil.