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Lithium Australia says patent grant for nickel and cobalt-free cathode powders is pivotal moment
04 August 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT, OTC:LMMFF, FRA:3MW)’s Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive following the news its subsidiary, VSPC Ltd, has been granted an Australian patent for nickel and cobalt-free cathode powders. It provides the company with 20 years of intellectual property protection in Australia and marks the first step in VSPC’s quest for worldwide patent protection of the IP.


Lithium Australia says its LMFP cathode powder is now ready for commercial testing
13 May 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia’s VSPC receives $1.6m government grant to develop fast-charging lithium-ion batteries for trams
12 Small Caps | By Lorna Nicholas

Lithium Australia’s VSPC will develop fast-charging batteries for next generation trams in collaboration with CSIRO, University of Queensland and Soluna Australia.

Lithium Australia’s (ASX: LIT) wholly-owned subsidiary VSPC has secured a $1.6 million federal government grant to advance a $5 million battery development program focused on developing fast-charging lithium-ion batteries for trams.

Full interview: Lithium Australia outlines 2020 strategy

28th January 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Benjamin Starr

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin discusses the company’s vision and plans for 2020 with Proactive’s Benjamin Starr.

The company has an integrated strategy aimed at servicing the lithium battery industry and this includes resources, technology, processing and recycling.

After making great strides in 2019, the company has set a strong foundation for continuing growth and development in the next 12 months.

Full interview: https://youtu.be/1L6ZrXXOgj0


Full interview: Lithium Australia subsidiary VSPC makes cathode material from recycled batteries
9th October 2019 – Proactive Investors | By Karen Tan

Mike Vaisey, Lithium Australia NL‘s head of battery metals, updates Proactive Investors on the latest developments with Lithium Australia subsidiary VSPC Ltd – lithium phosphate from spent lithium-ion batteries has been used to create high-quality cathode materials for re-use in new batteries.

The cathode material produced exceeded VSPC standards for electrochemical performance.

Lithium Australia is now in discussions with industry players in China, and elsewhere, to establish a supply chain for the newly created and tested lithium-ferro-phosphate (LFP) cathode material produced from the recycling process.

Full interview: https://youtu.be/dQ2EZ90iz4A


Lithium Australia adding to its circular economy with new anode material program

15 November 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia

Adrian Griffin, managing director of Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT), speaks to Proactive Investors ahead of presenting at the Technology and Low Emission Minerals Conference in Perth, Western Australia.


Lithium Australia on cusp of shipping ‘advanced’ cathode material to China
By Lorna Nicholas

Lithium Australia will be shipping its lithium-iron phosphate cathode material to Chinese battery manufacturers for testing.

Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT)  is about to ship its technologically advanced lithium-iron phosphate cathode powders to China after producing the material through its recently commissioned VSPC plant in Queensland.

Lithium Australia ‘will have lithium cathode material ready for testing within 2 weeks’
13 September 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) managing director Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive Investors about the recent grand reopening of Australia’s only cathode powder pilot plant and battery-testing facility, in Brisbane, Queensland.


Lithium Australia commences production of lithium ion cathodes from VSPC
23 July 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia

Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) is a processing technology business with one of its major projects in Germany. The company has also been working on a lithium-ion cathode production facility, entitled the Very Small Particle Company, which has just started producing lithium-ion phosphate.


Lithium Australia makes strong progress towards tech commercialisation
23 May 2018 – Finfeed Mining


Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) this morning reported that its subsidiary, the Very Small Particle Company Ltd (VSPC), is making strong progress towards commercialisation of its patented battery cathode materials production technology


Lithium Australia completes VSPC buy
19 April 2018 – 9Finance | Business News

Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) has finalised its acquisition of advanced cathode material production technology, acquiring 99.7% of the equity in Brisbane-based technology company the Very Small Particle Company (VSPC).


Lithium Australia to produce lithium-ion cathode powder
18 April 2018 | Finfeed

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has finalised its acquisition of advanced cathode material production technology, acquiring 99.7% of the equity in Brisbane-based technology company — the Very Small Particle Company (VSPC).

Lithium Australia finalising VSPC buy
02 March 2018 – 9Finance | Business News

Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) has received acceptances for 99.7% of the Very Small Particle Company’s (VSPC) issued capital.

This comes 48 hours after LIT lodged formal documents for its takeover of the Brisbane based cathode powder producer, which has spent $30 million developing its production technology.


LIT to acquire battery cathode developer
01 March 2018 – 9Finance | Business News

Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) has advanced its acquisition of Brisbane battery cathode developer, the Very Small Particle Company Ltd (VSPC), with LIT and major VSPC shareholders executing a binding share sale and purchase agreement.


Lithium Australia finalising VSPC acquisition
| by finfeed

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) informed the market yesterday that it had received acceptances for 99.7% of the Very Small Particle Company’s (VSPC) issued capital.


Lithium Australia confirms VSPC process
02 November 2017 – Newsbites Finance

Lithium Australia has confirmed the Very Small Particle Company process was capable of producing quality lithium iron phosphate cathode material.


Lithium Australia confirms VSPC process capable of producing LFP cathode material
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Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) provided an update on Wednesday regarding testing of its Very Small Particle Company (VSPC) Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) cathode material. The material which was produced in 2012 at its pilot facility in Brisbane Australia was recently tested for electrochemical properties by an independent laboratory in Germany (Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH).


Lithium Australia battery cathodes looking good
02 November 2017 – Business News | by Matt Birney

Lithium Australia’s proposed acquisition of a Brisbane-based Lithium-ion battery cathode developer known as the Very Small Particle Company or “VSPC”, has been boosted by news of strong test results from an independent laboratory in Germany.