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Project Overview

Project Number
M0533c, M0533d
Total Grant Value
$3,600,000
Program Area
MRIWA Contribution
$655,000
Project Theme
Downstream Processing Technology
Project Period
2020 - 2025

Project completed in two stages by Future Battery Industries CRC which receives allocation of MRIWA funds.

The Challenge

Maximising economically viable co-products and minimising waste resulting from lithium mining and processing operations, within a regulatory acceptable framework.

The Solution

Transforming process routes to convert wastes to useful co-products. These include new soil amelioration materials, supplementary cementitious materials, construction sand and geopolymers, which can all be scaled up massively for the domestic market and potentially create niche products for global markets.

Proposed Benefit to WA

New and innovative waste management strategies to increase the lithium industry’s sustainability, reduce the sectors environmental footprint, lower CO2 emissions while creating new co-products leading to new jobs.

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