Keliber has commenced test program to produce battery-grade lithium hydroxide
Today, Nordic Mining’s associated company Keliber has announced that a pilot plant test program for production of lithium hydroxide has commenced. The program which is carried out in cooperation with Outotec Finland, includes various technical test work based on Keliber’s spodumene concentrate. To an increasing extent lithium hydroxide is used in cathodes for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, and a successful outcome of the test program will increase Keliber’s market flexibility going forward. Keliber expects the test work and the assessments to be completed in Q1 2019.
For further information of Keliber’s test program please see www.keliber.fi.
Oslo, 6 November 2018
Nordic Mining ASA
Nordic Mining ASA (www.nordicmining.com)
Nordic Mining ASA ("Nordic Mining" or "the Company") is a resource company with focus on high-end industrial minerals and metals in Norway and internationally. The Company's project portfolio is of high international standard and holds a significant economic potential. The Company's assets are in the Nordic region.
Nordic Mining is undertaking a large-scale project development at Engebø on the west coast of Norway where the Company has rights and permits to a substantial eclogite deposit with rutile and garnet. Permits for the project have been granted by the Norwegian government, and a prefeasibility study was completed in October 2017. Nordic Mining’s associated company Keliber completed the definitive feasibility study for its lithium project in Finland in June 2018. Nordic Mining has rights for exploration and production of high-purity quartz in Kvinnherad in Norway. Further, the Company holds exploration rights at Reinfjord in northern Norway where a prospective area of sulphide mineralisation has been discovered. Nordic Mining is also exploring opportunities related to seabed mineral resources.
Nordic Mining is listed on Oslo Axess with ticker symbol "NOM".