Government consults industry on battery minerals

Government consults industry on battery minerals

The WA Government will meet next week with representatives of explorers, miners and researchers with interests in battery minerals, as the State shapes its Lithium and Energy Minerals Strategy.

The Lithium and Energy Materials Industry Consortium to be held on 19 July 2018. Feedback gathered at the consortium will be used by the Government’s task force, which is developing the strategy.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston will host the forum. Mr Johnston said that the aim of the consortium was to identify how WA can grow its potential in lithium and energy materials across the entire battery materials value chain, by hearing from those working in the sector.

“Our industry expertise is world-class and this consortium offers an opportunity to discuss how the global battery market can create long-term benefits to our State,” Mr Johnston said.

“As chair of the taskforce, I’m excited to hear the ideas and suggestions from industry on how we can create more value for WA.”

Members interested in attending the event are asked to contact the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation at energymaterials@jtsi.wa.gov.au.