In visit to Bacanora Lithium facility, Gov. Durazo says metal key to Sonora’s future

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 5:28pm

Sonora’s governor recently visited a pilot lithium processing facility in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo.

Gov. Alfonso Durazo toured the facility with Pablo Taddei, the head of the newly formed state lithium company Litio para Mexico. The pilot processing plant is owned by Bacanora Lithium, which is controlled by the Chinese mining giant Ganfeng.

“There is a great richness of lithium in our state,” Durazo said. “And it represents a great future for the state.”

A lithium nationalization measure was approved in Mexico earlier this year, and several months later Litio para Mexico was created. However, during his visit, Durazo noted that the company will be able to work with private companies in lithium development.

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