Driven by the global transition to electric vehicles, the lithium market is currently undergoing a major transformation with the prospect of double-digit demand growth over the next decade. However, unlike some battery raw materials, lithium is neither scarce or geographically restricted and as a result, the number and variety of global lithium development projects have grown rapidly in recent years.
The service currently contains 67 fully costed operations and development projects while also tracking an additional 33 exploration stage projects. Each costed model provides a Discounted Cash Flow costing approach over the Life of Mine of each operation.
Lithium Cost Model Service - Refining
The refining model of the ‘Lithium Cost Model Service’ takes a deep-dive into the cost makeup of the lithium refining sector, and the operating cost and capital expenditure requirements for the production of refined battery-grade lithium carbonate and hydroxide from spodumene and other intermediate feedstocks.
Service Contents & Capabilities
Overview of refined lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide supply.
Plant-by-plant production and capacity analysis to 2030; providing the user with the capability of building their own granular forecasts for refined lithium output.
Detailed cost analysis, including extensive granular cost data, which is broken down by feedstock, labour, power & utilities, fuel, reagents, other processing consumables, waste disposal, selling and G&A costs.
Information on project capital expenditure requirements.
A summary report providing an overview of the analysis; allowing users to quickly digest the intricate analysis within the service.
Custom cost curve tools and analysis which are invaluable for project benchmarking.
Technical appendices giving an insight into the various processing flowsheets to produce lithium carbonate and hydroxide.
- Excel-based service, downloadable from Roskill Interactive
- Quarterly service updates
- Access to the analysts for discussion around the service's content