The lithium mine in Serbia is a controversial project. It will require the relocation of at least 81 homes and the purchase of fields from over two hundred and ninety landowners. The mining company has said that it will only expropriate land and homes as a last resort. However, it has already purchased 80% of the land and paid “unheard of” prices for the land. The average price of a square metre of property is EUR470.
According to the company’s website, it expects to generate over 57 million tonnes of waste during the mine’s lifetime. As for water, it is expected that the mine will use six to eight litres of water per second, or around 1.3 litres per kilo of product. In addition to its wastewater disposal needs, the company has promised to use renewable energy sources to power the mine.
The company boasts that its mine will become one of the top 10 lithium producers in the world. By 2050, the mine will be able to produce enough lithium to power over one million electric cars. And that is a big deal: annual sales of electric vehicles are set to increase from 1.2 million in 2017 to more than 23m by 2030. The company has a free trade agreement with Serbia and has started generating lithium from waste rock.
The mine is located within Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas, which are internationally recognized as critical for the conservation of bird populations. The company has not undertaken any activities on the site during active nesting seasons. The company has estimated that it will produce about 57 million tonnes of waste over its lifetime. The company plans to generate approximately ten million tonnes of water from the plant and one million tons of waste during the mine’s production life.
The company recently announced the discovery of a maiden lithium ore reserve at the Jadar mine in Argentina. The company anticipates that the mine will be able to produce at least five million tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate. It has also noted that the plant will have a low carbon footprint and help the company decarbonize its entire portfolio. This is a big win for the country. It is a project that will boost its economy, improve its social and environmental conditions, and create thousands of jobs.
The mining company has invested $2.4 billion in the Jadar project in Serbia. The project will produce lithium for electric vehicle batteries. The project would also contribute to the local economy of Serbia. During its operation, the company will create more than 1,000 new jobs. It will have an indirect impact of 1% of the country’s GDP. For now, it is the largest lithium mine in the world, with an estimated 1.7 million tonnes of lithium produced each year.