Sigma Lithium’s Xuxa plant to begin construction in June, initial output expected next year

Sigma Lithium Resources is scheduled to begin construction of its “green” open-pit mine and lithium concentrator at the Xuxa deposit in Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais in June.

The facility, which will have an initial lithium concentrate capacity of 220,000 tonnes per year, will start producing battery-grade, 6%-lithium spodumene concentrate from June 2021. Capacity will then be ramped up to 440,000 tpy in 2022, Sigma Lithium's chief strategy officer Ana Cabral-Gardner told Fastmarkets on January 27.
The Brazilian company operates in Minas Gerais, but the company has its headquarters in Canada and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Despite lower lithium prices and cost overruns at many new projects, Sigma Lithium is expected to reveal the...

Published

Renato Rostás

February 03, 2020

09:02 GMT

São Paulo