Lithium Universe finalised the optimal site selection for its proposed 16,000-ton-per-annum battery-grade lithium carbonate refinery as part of the Quebec lithium processing hub.

Bécancour Industrial Park, situated between Quebec City and Montreal, emerged as the favoured location after evaluating over 20 potential sites.

The selection criteria considered flat land availability, logistics capabilities, labour availability, and First Nations' interests.

The company is in discussions with Société du parc industriel et portuaire de Bécancour to explore potential site options.