The municipalities of Kaustinen and Kronoby have granted a building permit for Keliber’s Päiväneva concentrator plant. The decision was taken by the Environmental Protection Committee of Kaustinen and the Building Control of Kronoby in June 2022.
The permit applies to the concentrator building and a related, combined laboratory and control room building. A second permit was granted for an office building, including a repair shop and storage space. The total floor area of the three buildings is 11,948 m2.
Keliber will build the concentrator plant on the border of the Kaustinen and Kronoby municipalities, next to the Päiväneva peat bog. The concentrator will produce spodumene concentrate from lithium ore mined in the area. The concentrate will be processed further at the Kokkola lithium chemical plant, where it will be converted into battery-grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate, for use in electric vehicles batteries, among other things.
The building permit for the lithium chemical plant entered into legal force in June 2022. The company aims to begin construction this summer and production in 2024.
Keliber in Brief
Keliber is a Finnish mining and battery chemical company that aims to start the sustainable production of battery-grade lithium hydroxide, utilising its own ore, in 2024.