QUEBEC – Canada Lithium Corp. of Toronto has suspended commissioning at the Quebec lithium processing plant near Val d’Or. The company said the move was planned and will allow maintenance and upgrading of certain circuits in the plant. An acid cleaning circuit, a bicarbonate recovery circuit, and increased pumping capacity will be added.
Shipments of battery grade lithium carbonate have been made to Japan, Korea and China. Quality is in the range of 99.5% to 99.9%. The new bicarbonate recovery circuit will further enhance product quality. Shipments will resume when the maintenance and upgrading program is complete.
Canada Lithium plans to restart the plant using feed from the 100,000-tonne ore stockpile. Mining will resume a few weeks after plant start-up.
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