London, UK, July 6th, 2023
The International Lithium Association (ILiA), the not-for-profit industry body representing the global lithium industry, has welcomed Argentine Chamber of Mining Entrepreneurs (Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros or CAEM), as an Affiliate Partner. This category of membership is offered to a small group of exceptional non-commercial organisations in recognition of the outstanding body of work they have contributed to the lithium industry.
CAEM brings together mining activity at a national level, representing all companies in their productive and exploratory stages, as well as provincial chambers and sector suppliers. For more information visit https://www.caem.com.ar
IliA’s global community is made up of more than 60 members and partners who represent the entire lithium value chain. It includes the leading lithium producers, new mining projects, chemical specialists, refiners, engineers and specialist news outlets. Membership of ILiA is open to the entire lithium supply chain, from producers and processors to OEMs and recyclers.
The Association was formed in 2021 by 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 five times in the period to 2040 according to the analyst Wood Mackenzie. Faced with rapid growth, change and scrutiny, 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 Founding Chairman, Mr Anand Sheth stated “On behalf of ILiA’s membership, I welcome CAEM to IliA as an Associate Partner. Argentina is an important lithium producing country and its importance will grow further in this decade as many new projects currently in the developmental phase will come on stream to help transition to a net zero carbon economy. ILiA and CAEM have a common vision and objective in promoting sustainable and responsible mining practices”.
“Joining ILiA is a significant step for CAEM, as it will facilitate the exchange of knowledge in order to promote the development of the lithium industry in Argentina,” said Franco Mignacco, President of CAEM. “It allows us to join the international conversation on best practices focusing on production and sustainability”.