Environmentally-sustainable Lithium Project in Québec, Canada

Nemaska Lithium

Nemaska Lithium

Nemaska Lithium is a developing chemical company whose activities will be vertically integrated, from spodumene mining to the commercialization of high-purity lithium hydroxide. These lithium salts are mainly destined for the fast-growing lithium-ion battery market, which is driven by the increasing demand for electric vehicles and energy storage worldwide. With its products and processes, Nemaska Lithium intends to facilitate access to green energy, for the benefit of humanity.

The company intends to operate the Whabouchi mine in Québec, Canada, one of the richest lithium spodumene deposits in the world, both in volume and grade. The spodumene concentrate to be produced thereat will thereafter be processed at the Shawinigan conversion plant using patented proprietary methods developed by the company.

Nemaska Lithium is a private company owned equally by Investissement Québec and Quebec Lithium Partners, an entity formed of The Pallinghurst Group and Livent.

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Whabouchi Mine

Whabouchi Mine

The Whabouchi mine, a world-class spodumene deposit, is located in Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory, 30 kilometres from the Cree Community of Nemaska and 350 kilometres north of Chibougamau. In the first 24 years, production will be extracted from an open-pit lithium mine at a rate of 2,830 tonnes of mineral per day. In the final nine years, production will be extracted from an underground lithium mine at a rate of 3,665 tonnes per day.

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Conversion Plant

Conversion Plant

Nemaska Lithium has acquired industrial buildings and property in Shawinigan, Québec, from a former pulp-and-paper mill to house its electrochemical facilities: the Phase 1 plant, where the process was developed and tested from Feb. 2017 to Dec. 2019, and the commercial conversion facility.

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