EISENHARDT is pleased to inform that we are sourced by japanesse company authorized to explode the area, Toyota Tsusho Material Inc. (TMI), for the supply of Lithium carbonide on long term.
EISENHARDT also sells used Lithium Li-Ion (LiBs) batteries for the recycling industry as WEEE material. Please check details at https://www.eisenhardt-recycling.de/productosindustriales/scrap_other_materials.html
Argentina is one of biggest Lithium sources in the world with vast reserves of this future rare metal.
Nowadays with the urgent need to find alternative and clean sources of energy, this product is highly required for Li-Ion batteries production.
Lithium, Li-Ion, batteries (LiBs) are used widely in innovative technologies like smartphones and such next-generation automobiles as plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). Once charged, LiBs can supply power for long periods of time and deliver high output. With these advantages, demand for LiBs is expected to continue surging. The batteries get their name from the lithium carbonate used as a positive cathode material. Demand for lithium carbonate is expected to rise in proportion to battery demand. Toyota Tsusho is helping to ensure stable supplies of this critical material, lithium carbonate.
Lithium is a rare metal. Deposits have been confirmed South America, Australia, China and other parts of Asia. The growth in demand for lithium has prompted mining development studies in South and North Americas and other regions. Despite the interest, there is still only a handful of lithium producers around the world. Japan depends on imports for 100% of its lithium needs. The widespread adoption of next-generation automobiles will require development of new sources of lithium.
After various demonstration tests, the plant opened in December 2014 to start full-scale lithium production.
There are two main ways to produce lithium: refining it from brine and extracting it from crushed ore. The former employs fewer steps and costs less. In addition to the less costly brine extraction method, the Salar de Olaroz project adopts a secondary refining process to produce highly pure lithium usable as a positive electrode material in batteries.
The local community has welcomed the Salar de Olaroz project. An environmental assessment was conducted in the surrounding area to ensure that the project does not deplete groundwater used for daily living. Additionally, Toyota Tsusho has proposed using cutting-edge Japanese technologies to purify the water quality and other proposals to enhance the quality of life in the community. JEMSE, a mining company operated by local Jujuy Province, has acquired an 8.5% stake in the development company, reflecting the project`s ability to establish mutual prosperity for all the stakeholders.
With few natural resources, Japan`s national strategy is to secure resources overseas. Since the Salar de Olaroz project is consistent with this strategy, Japan`s state-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) has provided its full backing. JOGMEC provided technological support for mining reserve studies, undertook infrastructure feasibility studies, and offered debt guarantees.
Lithium is powering new mobile devices and promising next-generation automobiles. By acquiring 100% of the sales rights to lithium carbonate from Salar de Olaroz, Toyota Tsusho is establishing itself as a new supplier in the lithium market. The stable supply of lithium from new sources both raises the value of business and supports the widespread adoption of next-generation automobiles. In addition to expanding business, the development of resources in the upstream area of the value chain will contribute to further development of downstream areas and act as a new bridge for relations between Japan and Argentina.
We are interested for an end buyer of this product interested to enter in long term Contract.