lithium production project at Kovyktinskoye field

A set of documents aimed at implementing the project for the production and processing of formation brines (saline groundwaters) from the Kovyktinskoye field of Gazprom in order to obtain lithium compounds and other valuable components was signed today at a meeting held via a video link.

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, signed an Agreement of Cooperation.

The parties agreed to, inter alia, cooperate in R&D activities aimed at creating domestic technologies, equipment and materials required to implement the project. The document also envisages drawing up proposals regarding state support measures for research and industrial enterprises.

A tripartite action plan (roadmap) for the project was also signed between Gazprom, Irkutsk Oil Company, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

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