Lithium demand, driven by its use in automobile applications, is projected to grow 530% by 2030. Development projects to meet future demand growth are limited and new supply coming on stream is slow due to permitting and construction constraints.
Fast-tracking the high-grade Maricunga lithium brine project to production with a deep drilling program, with the view of increasing reserve, resource and community in 1Q21 ahead of the updating of the DFS, will be a key driver in increasing LPI’s future shareholder value. Projected low operating costs are expected to ensure long term profitability during potential future supply expansion. Success of the Maricunga JV is driven by LPI’s highly experienced and proven board, management and technical team with a history of success in mining, lithium exploration and strategic transactions.