Sigma Lithium ships 30,000 tonnes of battery grade lithium and by-products

SIGMA Lithium Corporation, a leading global lithium producer dedicated to powering the next generation of electric vehicles with environmentally sustainable and carbon neutral battery-grade lithium, announced that it has successfully achieved net zero carbon emissions with the successful execution of its first shipment of Triple Zero Green Lithium and Triple Zero Green By-Products.

Sigma Lithium has begun generating revenue from Phase 1 and expects to produce approximately 130,000 tonnes of Triple Zero Green Lithium in calendar year 2023 as it ramps up to full-scale Phase 1 production. The Company expects to reach Phase 2 & 3 full production capacity in 2024, positioning it as one of the world’s largest lithium producers.

Ramp-up of Phase 1 production continues to advance, currently operating at approximately 75% of nameplate throughput capacity. Importantly, Sigma Lithium has achieved maximum DMS recoveries of 60% and is tracking towards design recoveries of 65% while also achieving expected high-quality technical specifications and purity for the Company’s Triple Zero Green Lithium, even achieving recent production of up to 6.4% Li2O lithium concentrate.

The maiden shipment consists of 15,000 tonnes of Triple Zero Green Lithium and 15,000 tonnes of Triple Zero Green By-Products produced from its Grota do Cirilo project in Brazil. This first shipment was produced at Sigma Lithium’s state-of-the-art Greentech Plant, the first lithium project in the world without a tailings dam.

With 100% dry-stacked tailings and the absence of hazardous chemical products for processing lithium, the Company is preventing water and soil contamination and contributing to the preservation of rivers and forests in the region.

Further, due to the low carbon content of Sigma Lithium’s products, the Company’s carbon footprint after carbon abatement initiatives and implementation of environmentally sustainable production methods was offset with 59,000 tonnes of carbon credits purchased from Carbonext (which are verified through Verra Verified Carbon Standard) resulting in the Company reaching net zero this year.

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