1. Top 5 lithium carbonate factories in China in 2022
In the first half of 2022, Chinese lithium carbonate production totaled 157,000 tons, up 45% year-on-year and 31% higher than in the second half of 2021. The market share of top 5 lithium carbonate factories in China has reached 43%, a slight decline compared to the first half of 2021.
Company location: Jiangxi
Registered capital: 62.82 million RMB
Official website: http://www.zhicunly.com
Company profile: It is a high-tech enterprise focusing on the R&D, production and sales of lithium ore resources, the mining, selection and comprehensive utilization of lithium carbonate and other lithium salt products. The company has completed the construction of the world’s first and largest lithium mica production line with an annual output of 60,000 tons of battery-grade lithium carbonate intelligent production line, 2 million tons of mineral processing production line and lithium slag resource utilization to prepare new building materials production line.
At present, it is actively investing in the lithium mining industry to create a relatively complete lithium battery raw material industry chain of “mining – mineral processing – lithium salt preparation – lithium slag resource utilization”. Zhicun is one of top 5 lithium carbonate factories in China.
Latest news and related layout: The major project of Zhicun Lithium Industry Dayu County Lithium Battery New Energy Industrial Park was officially signed, and the follow-up production capacity will be expanded to 60,000 tons of lithium carbonate as soon as possible, driving the development of downstream lithium battery projects
Company location: Sichuan
Total market value: 188.1 billion RMB
Official website: http://www.tianqilithium.com
Company profile: The company’s business covers key stages of the lithium industry chain, including the development of hard rock-type lithium ore resources, the production and sales of lithium concentrates and lithium chemical products. The company strategically deploys lithium resources in China, Australia and Chile to help the electric vehicle and energy storage industries achieve long-term sustainable development of lithium-ion battery technology.
Tianqi uses the Greenbush Lithium Mine in Western Australia as its resource base and the Yajiang Cuola Lithium Mine in Sichuan as its resource reserves. Also, the company is within top 5 lithium carbonate factories in China.
Latest news and related layout: Tianqi Chuang Li, a subsidiary of Tianqi Lithium Industry, and Beijing Weilan set up a joint venture to accelerate the further commercialization of semi-solid batteries and solid-state batteries, and promote the innovation of lithium battery materials industry
3. Fozhao Lake
Company location: Qinghai
Registered capital: 517.97 million RMB
Company profile: Mainly engaged in lithium carbonate products; concurrently engaged in the research, development and production of lithium series products such as lithium chloride, lithium hydroxide, lithium metal, and lithium-magnesium alloys. As a lithium carbonate project of Chinese high-tech industrialization demonstration project, the high-magnesium lithium adopted by the company has great advantages over the salt lake lithium extraction technology.
At the same time, the production of this technology can reach the level of green environmental protection, and the comprehensive utilization rate of resources is high. At present, three technologies related to lithium extraction technology from high magnesium-lithium ratio salt lakes have all obtained national patents. Besides, the company is one of top 5 lithium carbonate factories in China.
Latest news and related layout: Fozhao Lake’s 20,000-ton/year battery-grade lithium carbonate project is fully connected, improving the status of Chinese salt lake lithium extraction industry.
Company location: Sichuan
Registered capital: 500 million RMB
Official website: http://www.zhiyuanlithium.com
Company profile: Committed to the research and development, production and sales of lithium series products. The designed capacity of the company’s lithium salt project is an annual output of 42,000 tons of battery-grade lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide monohydrate and lithium chloride. The products are mainly used in lithium-ion battery cathode materials, energy storage, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, environmental protection, welding and other fields.
At present, a lithium salt production line with a production capacity of 42,000 tons has been completed and put into operation, which makes the company one of top 5 lithium carbonate factories in China.
Latest news and related layout: The director of Sichuan Province came to Zhiyuan for investigation and discussion, hoping that the company will continue to increase and invest.
Company location: Jiangxi
Total market value: 179.1 billion RMB
Official website: http://www.ganfenglithium.com
Company profile: The company runs through the entire industrial chain of resource extraction, refining and processing, battery manufacturing and recycling, and its products are widely used in electric vehicles, energy storage, 3C products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The Group’s lithium ore resources are all over the world, and it has industrialized technologies of “extraction of lithium from brine”, “extraction of lithium from ore” and “extraction of lithium from recycling”.
The production capacity of lithium compounds and lithium metal is sufficient, and there are many production bases at home and abroad. It has a complete battery manufacturing and recycling technology, providing sustainable value-added solutions for battery manufacturers and electric vehicle manufacturers. Thus the company becomes one of top 5 lithium carbonate factories in China.
Latest news and related layout: The Mariana Salt Lake Project held a groundbreaking ceremony, with a planned annual output of 20,000 tons of lithium chloride. Another salt lake project in Argentina, Cauchari, is also planned to be put into operation this year. The first phase will form an annual production capacity of 40,000 tons of lithium carbonate.