Wednesday, January 4, 2023

C&EN: Albemarle building a lithium R&D facility in North Carolina

From this week's Chemical and Engineering News (article by Matt Blois): 
Albemarle to build R&D facility in North Carolina

The specialty chemical maker Albemarle plans to spend $180 million on a facility in North Carolina that will research improvements in lithium products and lithium-​ extraction processes. Albemarle has a pilot-scale lithium refinery and a lithium research center in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, which is also the site of a lithium ore deposit the firm wants to mine. In addition, Albemarle hopes to build an ore concentrator in Kings Mountain and a 100,000-metric-ton-per-year lithium refinery in the US Southeast.

Cool - one imagines that (if these facilities ultimately are built) there will be a number of chemistry jobs...  

1 comment:

  1. I noticed the job postings are starting to pop up at


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