SALAR DE POZUELOS- PASTOS GRANDES
In March 2019, the oil company Pluspetrol, confirmed the acquisition of the Canadian mining company LSC lithium Corporation for US $ 83.6 million. Among the most outstanding assets of Lsc lithium Corporation is the Salar de Pozuelos-Pastos grandes. The project will have an investment of US $ 500 million. The Salar de Pozuelos has a dimension of approximately 21,425 hectares. Operating profit is to be reached by 2022 and will have a useful life of just over 20 years
SALAR DEL CARMEN PLANT EXPANSION
In March 2019, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM), secured environmental approval for its planned US$200 million expansion of its Salar del Carmen lithium carbonate production plant. The third stage of this process of expansion of its lithium production capacity in Chile would be completed in 2021, when SQM will add another 60,000 tons, with an additional investment of US $ 250 million, which would allow it to have a total capacity of 180,000 metric tons per year.
FALCHANI LITHIUM (Puno)
In June 2019, Macusani Yellowcake reported that the Ministry of Energy and Mines granted it approval to continue with the process of completing the EEIA (environmental impact assessment and semi-detailed exploration) in the Quelcaya area, following social acceptance and community support. of the same name. Macusani Yellowcake plans to build the plant in the last quarter of 2022, and complete it in 2023 to start the exploitation of the mine in 2024. They calculate an investment of US $ 800 million.