The Kwinana Lithium hydroxide Processing Plant in the Kwinana Industrial Area in Australia. Photo: Tianqi Lithium
The Kwinana Lithium hydroxide Processing Plant in the Kwinana Industrial Area in Australia. Photo: Tianqi Lithium

China-Australia lithium tie-up highlights symbiotic bond, ‘mutual respect’ amid green energy drive

  • Chengdu-based Tianqi Lithium and Australian company IGO established a US$1.4 billion joint venture in December 2020
  • Tianqi Lithium said in May that it had produced Australia’s first battery-grade lithium hydroxide, which is a key material for making lithium batteries for electric vehicles

The Kwinana Lithium hydroxide Processing Plant in the Kwinana Industrial Area in Australia. Photo: Tianqi Lithium
The Kwinana Lithium hydroxide Processing Plant in the Kwinana Industrial Area in Australia. Photo: Tianqi Lithium
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