AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, AMG Lithium GmbH of Frankfurt (“AMG Lithium”), has signed a binding supply agreement (“Agreement”) with Korean company EcoPro, for an initial three-year term. AMG Lithium will supply EcoPro with battery-grade lithium hydroxide from its plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany, which is recently under construction and scheduled to start commissioning in Q3 2023.
Under the Agreement, AMG Lithium will deliver a minimum of 5,000 tonnes per annum (“tpa”) of battery-grade lithium hydroxide to EcoPro BM’s cathode materials production plant in Debrecen, Hungary. The contract includes an option for additional volumes.
Initial quantities for qualification purposes are scheduled to be delivered in late 2023 – with regular quantities to follow in 2024.
AMG Lithium plans to produce an annual amount of 20,000 tpa of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in the first module in Bitterfeld-Wolfen with four additional modules planned to achieve a total annual production capacity of 100,000 tpa.
“We are happy to have reached this Agreement to supply EcoPro’s European cathode materials plant out of our Bitterfeld refinery. We are looking forward to growing our future business with EcoPro with additional quantities and potentially dedicating an entire module on an exclusive basis,” said Stefan Scherer, CEO of AMG Lithium.