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Albemarle joins newly formed lithium industry body

By Reuters

<div> <p> – The International Lithium Association (ILiA) said it added Albemarle Corp as a founding core member to the newly formed industry association.</p> <p>Albemarle, the world’s largest producer of lithium for electric vehicles, is the latest to join ILiA after mining giants including Rio Tinto and <span class="caps">BASF</span>.</p> <p>ILiA was formed earlier this year to address common challenges in the lithium supply chain amid a rise in demand for the battery metal for electric vehicles, according to the trade group.</p> <p>The five original founding members of ILiA – <span class="caps">SQM</span>, Ganfeng Lithium <span class="caps">AMG</span> Brazil, Orocobre and Pilbara Minerals – account for more than half of the world’s lithium output.</p> <p/> </div>