American Battery Technology Company to open facility to produce battery-grade lithium hydroxide

American Battery Technology Company to open facility to produce battery-grade lithium hydroxide

June 20, 2024
The integrated critical battery materials company is currently commercializing its technologies for both primary battery minerals manufacturing and secondary minerals lithium-ion battery recycling.

American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) has completed construction on its lithium hydroxide (LiOH) pilot plant and is now beginning commissioning. The integrated critical battery materials company is currently commercializing its technologies for both primary battery minerals manufacturing and secondary minerals lithium-ion battery recycling. According to the company, this facility will allow ABTC to “demonstrate its technologies for accessing the lithium housed in its unconventional resource, Tonopah Lithium Flats Project, in an integrated and continuous system.”

In addition, the company will be able to generate large amounts of battery-grade lithium hydroxide for its customers. Potential customers are currently touring the pilot plant, testing and validating the lithium hydroxide from the hundreds of tonnes of claystone material processed at this plant. A $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) helped support the project.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, ABTC CEO Ryan Melsert said, "We're excited to have completed construction of this first-of-kind pilot demonstration system. We have already generated thousands of liters of lithium solution from our claystone feedstock material demonstrating our selective lithium liberation technologies." 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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