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Tesla to build lithium hydroxide refinery in Texas

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is to build a lithium hydroxide chemical plant in Austin, Texas, in the USA facility adjacent to its Terafactory/Gigafactory 5 which will convert spodumene it will purchase from Piedmont Lithium and other sources.

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Tesla moving into lithium refining

The initiative, with a start-up target of the fourth quarter 2022, is the first move by an automotive company into lithium chemical production.