'24 lithium plant building start eyed; CEO says full-scale commercial production aim is 2026

Standard Lithium CEO Robert Mintak discusses lithium's use in electric vehicle chargers in this 2022 News-Times file photo.
Standard Lithium CEO Robert Mintak discusses lithium's use in electric vehicle chargers in this 2022 News-Times file photo.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Standard Lithium, which has been operating a demonstration facility in El Dorado to mine the soft metal used in batteries, is targeting a final investment decision and construction start on a full-sized plant in 2024.