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Bolivia to choose partners for lithium exploitation in early 2022

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolivian government said it plans to choose in early 2022 its strategic partners for the massive production of lithium in the Altiplanic salt flats, after a long selection process in which there are still nine foreign firms interested.

"The companies that exceed the requested performance, including lower cost and lower environmental impact, will be selected to establish partnerships and start working on the application of direct lithium extraction [EDL] technologies from the second half of 2022," said the Vice Minister of High Energy Technologies, Alvaro Arnez.

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