Soda ash is used to convert lithium rich brine or spodumene rock into battery grade Lithium Carbonate.

As a raw material, Lithium Carbonate is used to produce cathodes for a wide variety of batteries such as Lithium Iron Phosphate, Lithium Cobalt Oxide and Lithium Manganese Oxide. It is also used to produce anode material on Lithium Titanium Oxide to manufacture lithium hexafluorophosphate. These Lithium based batteries are used on an array of products from electric vehicles to electronics, including phones, laptops and other devices.

Lithium is the fastest growing segment for soda ash fueled by the electric vehicle revolution. Governments around the world are introducing incentives to replace internal combustion engines with electric vehicles to reduce emissions. This is in line with ANSAC’s goal of helping our customers, and their consumers, reduce their carbon footprint.