Against a background of exceptional growth, the International Lithium Association (ILiA) has been formed to provide a central, global voice for lithium producers and their stakeholders, and to promote a sustainable and a responsible future for the lithium value chain.
The five founding members of the association are SQM, Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd, AMG Brazil SA, Orocobre Ltd and Pilbara Minerals, who are estimated to account for over half of global lithium production.
ILiA will have its headquarters in London, although its first chairman, Anand Sheth of Titan International Pty will continue to be based in Perth, Australia.
Mr Sheth, said, “We have created a global lithium professional association for two strong reasons: there wasn’t one before and lithium is key to the current global energy revolution as the world transistions towards net zero carbon which will bring unprecedented growth to the market but also intense attention from media, government regulators, civil society, end-user groups and other external stakeholders.”
Volume 35, Issue 19