Publication Details

Title : Lithium Pathway Updates and Additions in the GREET ® Model
Publication Date : September 25, 2020
Authors : J. Kelly, Q. Dai, O. Winjobi
Abstract : The purpose of this document is to provide an update to the structure of lithium production pathways within the GREET model. Specifically, this update will introduce pathways for lithium extracted from spodumene ore and converted into lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) and lithium hydroxide (LiOH). Within the GREET model, no numerical data will be provided for these ore-based pathways. The brine-based lithium pathways will be retained, but modifications to the calculation methods of some precursor materials will be integrated. However, these do not impact any current data for the lithium pathways presently in GREET. The impetus for this update is a forthcoming release of a lithium production pathways report that will provide the numerical basis to populate the new and updated pathways.

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