London, February 20 2023
ILiA, the not-for-profit trade body representing the global lithium industry, has welcomed its 50th member less than 18 months after it was launched. Founding Chairman, Mr Anand Sheth said “On behalf of the Founding Members, we welcome all the new members. We are focused on building and strengthening the Association to achieve our collective mission of becoming the voice of the lithium industry”. The Association’s membership covers 85% of the lithium market.
Members represent the entire lithium value chain, including mining projects, chemical specialists, refiners, engineers, equipment suppliers, battery producers, recyclers, capital market and specialist news outlets. The seven founding Core Members of ILiA are Albermarle, Allkem Ltd, AMG Brasil, Ganfeng Lithium, Pilbara Minerals, SQM and Tianqi Lithium Corporation.
The Association was formed by the leading lithium producers to support the industry during a time of unprecedented market growth. Driven by growth in electric vehicle production, demand for lithium is forecast to increase by almost 6 times in the period to 2040 according to the analyst Wood Mackenzie. Faced with rapid growth, change and attention, the lithium industry saw an urgent need for an association that could efficiently and effectively address common challenges, such as promoting a sustainable lithium value chain for the ‘lithium century’.
The Association’s vision is to encourage a competitive and appropriate legislative and regulatory, to support the industry’s efforts to supply high quality lithium sustainably and responsibly and to become a global authority on all aspects of the lithium industry. The Association is run by and for its members and it is fortunate to have an involved and highly professional Executive Committee.
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