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Episode 3: The Wizards of Oz

Joe and Emily are joined in Perth by Neometals, where they discuss the lithium supply chain, and what exactly is meant by upstream and downstream. They cover the cost curve and �urban mining� via recycling battery materials. Joe comments on the �indigestion� in the supply chain, and the purgatory of the lithium industry. How many hydroxide plants will we see in The Great Oz? Will SQM�s deal with Corfo flood the market? Is there a coming disconnect between spodumene concentrate & lithium chemicals pricing. Will DSO ever make it to the Emerald City?

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Beyond a second life, the batteries can also be recycled, with 95 per cent of the components able to be reused. That is a solution Perth-based lithium miner Neometals is pursuing, with the company building its own recycling plant in Canada. Neometals managing director Chris Reed stands and smiles with the company’s reception area in the background. Neometals managing director Chris Reed says the miner is joining the recycling game. “It’s really a cradle-to-grave solution at Mount Marion [mine], we are producing the lithium units and then recycling,” Neometals managing director Chris Reed said.

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