Orocobre is a global lithium chemicals producer, building a substantial Argentine based industrial chemicals company through its portfolio of lithium, potash and boron assets.
In partnership with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) and JEMSE, Orocobre has built and is now operating the world’s first commercial, brine-based lithium operation constructed in approximately 20 years – the Olaroz Lithium Facility.
In 2018 Orocobre announced the Stage 2 Expansion of its flagship Olaroz Lithium Facility. The Stage 2 Expansion will add 25,000 tpa of lithium carbonate production capacity, taking full production and capacity to 42,500 tpa of lithium carbonate for sale to industrial, technical and battery markets, positioning Orocobre as one of the world’s largest and lowest cost lithium chemicals producers.
Additionally, Orocobre and Toyota Tsusho Corporation will soon begin construction of a 10,000 tpa lithium hydroxide plant in Naraha, Japan. The Naraha Lithium Hydroxide Plant will be the first of its kind in Japan and will provide Orocobre product diversification suitable for different battery technologies and the potential for significant margin growth on our primary lithium carbonate being converted to battery grade lithium hydroxide.
At Orocobre we appreciate our vision to become a world leading lithium and chemicals company extends well beyond mineral production. We continually seek to find ways to enhance our contribution to society through commercially beneficial programs / initiatives and we are committed to the local communities in which we operate, the environment and responsible management of natural resources and the safety of our people, suppliers and communities.
Orocobre is dual listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:ORE), the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:ORL) and is included in the S&P/ASX 200 Index.