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Lithium liftoff: Chile votes in new president that brings clarity for SQM, boosts Atacama expansion plans and usher in changes for CORFO

Paul Harris

Chile has turned to a familiar face for a new era. It is an era which its domestic lithium producer, SQM, will want to play a major role – with the rise of electric vehicles and the drastic need for new lithium supply – but has been stifled from doing so.

For the last 3 years, Chile has been in the throws of a lithium civil war between its leading producer, SQM SA, and . . .


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