Lithium Americas is a development-stage company focused on advancing projects in Jujuy, Argentina and Nevada, United States. The company trades on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol “LAC”.
In Argentina, Lithium Americas has partnered with Ganfeng Lithium on the Caucharí-Olaroz project, expected to start production in mid-2022 as the largest new brine operation in in over 20 years. Located in Jujuy Province, the project is designed to produce an initial 40,000 tpa of battery-quality lithium carbonate. Development planning for a second stage expansion of at least an additional 20,000 tpa of lithium carbonate is underway.
In Nevada, the Thacker Pass project in the US has received its Record of Decision from the US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM), with construction targeted to commence in early 2022. Results from a Feasibility Study are expected by the of 2021 and the company continues to evaluate partnership and financing opportunities for Thacker Pass to advance and de-risk the project.