Size: 16,000 Hectares
Current Capacity: 9,000 metric tons
Our Antofagasta Extraction Plant is located in the west of the Salar de Atacama. Surrounded by one of the driest deserts on Earth, conditions here are ideal for producing lithium carbonate due to the natural brines.
We treat the natural brine in this area and place it into open pools, where the process of solar evaporation ensures it reaches the desired concentration of lithium.
Production capacity at this plant has been expanded once before and is now currently undergoing another expansion, slated for completion in 2020, to meet growing demand.