Piedmont Lithium is a global, U.S.-based lithium company advancing a multi-asset business. We aim to become a leading, sustainable producer of lithium hydroxide to supply the North American electric vehicle and battery supply chains, American energy security, and global decarbonization. We are focused on hard rock production, with plans to supply battery-grade lithium by processing spodumene concentrate from assets we own or in which we have an economic interest.

Our global portfolio of projects includes the jointly-owned North American Lithium (NAL) project, the Ewoyaa Lithium Project, Carolina Lithium, and Tennessee Lithium. NAL is North America’s largest producing spodumene mine. Ewoyaa is expected to also bring spodumene concentrate online. Carolina Lithium is being developed as a fully integrated spodumene ore-to-lithium hydroxide project designed to produce 30,000 metric tons of lithium hydroxide annually. Tennessee Lithium also is being designed to produce 30,000 metric tons of lithium hydroxide annually.

In total, we currently plan to produce an estimated 60,000 metric tons per year of domestic lithium hydroxide, which would be significantly accretive to today’s total estimated U.S. annual production capacity of approximately 20,000 metric tons per year. Our lithium hydroxide capacity and revenue generation are expected to be supported by production of, or offtake rights to, approximately 525,000 dmt of spodumene concentrate annually.

We believe spodumene concentrate represents the lowest-risk and most commercially scalable raw material source for the production of lithium hydroxide.

What Makes Piedmont Lithium Different?

As you’ll hear us say from time to time, all lithium is not created equal. The same can be said for lithium producers. So, what makes Piedmont Lithium different?

It really comes down to 5 simple things: purpose, people, place, product, and process. We certainly encourage you to spend more time learning about our company. You will find each of these pillars covered in more detail throughout our site, but in the meantime, here’s a quick checklist to get you started:

  • A foundational purpose focused on empowering people, and working to preserve and protect our planet for future generations
  • The third largest and second richest spodumene ore deposit in the world, and the only one in the United States
  • The only fully integrated, hard rock, spodumene-to-lithium hydroxide operation in the United States
  • The lowest projected cost production profile of any integrated producer in the industry
  • Location and processing technology that will allow us to be the “greenest” spodumene-to-lithium hydroxide operation in the world
  • A highly strategic location in close proximity to customers, with nearby highway, rail and port access to decrease transportation costs, distances and our carbon footprint
  • A production process and a product, overwhelmingly preferred by the leading EV manufacturers
  • A product that is in high-demand, but in short-supply
  • Greater potential revenue per ton, and less waste per ton, given the marketability of our other products such as quartz, feldspar and mica
  • One of the strongest, most seasoned leadership teams in the industry