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Rockwood Begins Expansion of Chemetall Foote Lithium Operations

9:49 AM MDT | July 12, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Rockwood Holdings says its subsidiary Chemetall Foote has begun expansion of its lithium production operation at Silver Peak, NV. The project is part of a previously announced $56.8 million expansion of Rockwood’s lithium capabilities in the U.S.   The expansion includes a well drilling program that will double the capacity of its lithium carbonate production and a geothermal power plant which is expected to make the operation self-sufficient for electric power. Capacity details were not disclosed. Reduced energy costs will increase the global...

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