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Portugal has lithium - and we know it

 At the end of January 2018, the Portuguese Government passed a resolution by its Council of Ministers approving the main strategic guidelines to exploit the potential of lithium minerals.

Portugal qualifies as one of the top 10 lithium producers of the world – in sixth position and there are already some concessionaires carrying out exploration and production activities, with the year 2017 registering a production of 400 MT.

The country is getting ready to exploit its lithium minerals’ potential given the interest shown (in May 2017 publicly available information is that at least 30 applications for lithium prospection and research rights were made and the number has grown significantly since then) and the favourable economic climate.

Portugal has lithium - and we know it
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