LME WEEK 2020: Sustainable lithium production a priority for Chile, mining minister says

Lithium is a key priority for Chile and will be exploited in an increasingly sustainable way to meet growing demand from the electric vehicle (EV) sector, according to the country’s mining minister, Baldo Prokurica.

“Global demand for lithium is expected to reach almost 1.8 million tonnes [per year] of lithium carbonate equivalent [LCE] by 2030,” Prokurica said during the annual mining conference organized by the Anglo Chilean Society on Tuesday October 20. The event is usually part of the London Metal Exchange’s annual LME Week event, which is taking place online this week due to Covid-19-related restrictions. Lithium is a key ingredient in the manufacture of batteries for EVs and energy storage systems (ESSs), and lithium demand for both uses was expected to...


Dalila Ouerghi

October 21, 2020

18:56 GMT