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Battery Minerals

Lime is an essential component for a variety of industrial processes used to produce and recycle battery minerals, such as lithium, graphite, cobalt, nickel, and copper. Demand for these minerals continues to grow, driven by the needs of the electric vehicle, e-transportation, stationary storage, and consumer electronics sectors.

In addition to production of these critical minerals, lime materials play a role in various stages of the battery supply chain from cradle to grave. For example, they are used for:

  • precipitation of metal ion impurities,
  • pH adjustment,
  • acid neutralization,
  • leaching of spodumene ores,
  • lithium hydroxide conversion, and
  • removal of acids from flue gas emissions.