The transformation that takes place at the Shawinigan plant uses a unique, patented membrane electrolysis process, making it the most eco-friendly approach in the world.
"By-products will be reused in the process as a source of energy, thereby reducing the use of chemicals by 75% to 80%."
Nemaska Lithium has chosen industrial buildings and property from a former pulp-and-paper mill to house its electrochemical facilities: the Phase 1 plant, where the process is developed and tested, and the commercial production facility currently under construction.
The Shawinigan advantage
In addition to being served by rail, natural gas and hydroelectric power networks, as well as its proximity to a major seaport, Nemaska Lithium can count on a large pool of local qualified workers.
Onwards to the commercial phase
Once it is commissioned in the second half of 2020, this state-of-the-art electrochemical plant will produce high-purity lithium hydroxide using the greenest process on the planet. More than a hundred people will make up the Shawinigan team.