trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/JkSSBS_B0lYb_IqT_FfNiQ2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform

 /


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

Advantage Lithium outlines US$671M NPV for Cauchari JV in Argentina

Mining Insights Newsletter June 2020

A Decade of Underperformance for Gold Discoveries

State of the Market: Mining Q1-2020

Mining Exploration Insights - April 2020


Advantage Lithium outlines US$671M NPV for Cauchari JV in Argentina

Advantage Lithium Corp.'s pre-feasibility study for its Cauchari joint venture lithium project in Argentina estimated an after-tax net present value, discounted at 8%, of US$671 million and a 20.9% internal rate of return, according to an Oct. 22 release.

The study is based on production of battery-grade lithium carbonate from a stand-alone plant with a nameplate capacity of 25,000 tonnes per annum.

Initial capital expenditure is estimated at US$446 million, including a 20% contingency, with cash operating costs of US$3,560 per tonne of lithium carbonate. The payback period is estimated at four years and 10 months.

The project will require additional capex totaling US$157.5 million for expanding the well field production from the initial northwest sector into the southeast sector. The deferred capex is planned for years five and nine.

Sustaining capex is estimated at US$2.7 million per year, and a peak working capex is estimated at US$33.5 million.

The project is expected to produce 660,500 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate over a 30-year life, based on reserves as of Sept. 15, which totaled 392 million cubic meters of brine in the proven and probable category grading 480 milligrams per liter containing 191,000 tonnes of lithium metal, or 1.02 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent.

Advantage Lithium owns a 75% interest in the joint venture, and Orocobre Ltd. holds 21.25%.