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Bolivia moves to join lithium boom

Bolivia could be producing up to 100,000 tonnes a year of lithium products within four years, making it one of the world’s largest producers of the mineral, as it invests to develop in the mineral potential of the huge Salar de Uyuni.

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“It is clear that the governments of producer countries should act together to prevail in the interests of producer over consumers"

Work on the country's first industrial-scale lithium carbonate plant due to begin in the coming weeks, the head of the country's state lithium company has told Mining Journal.

The plant is expected to cost just under US$100 million and will have capacity to produce 15,000 tonnes annually of battery-grade lithium carbonate. Testing is expected to begin by the end of next year with commercial production beginning in early 202...