Qinghai Province to Increase Lithium Output 5-Fold, China Daily Reports

China’s northwest Qinghai province will increase lithium output five times over five years to meet demand for electric vehicle batteries, the China Daily reported, citing Liu Shanqing, head of the local Land and Resources Department.

The province plans to increase lithium carbonate production to 30,000 tons by 2015 from 6,000 tons last year, Liu said.

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