Lithium Universe assigned Primero Group to manage a study into the design of a multi-purpose standalone concentrator.

The study forms part of the mining company's strategy to establish a lithium carbonate processing hub in Quebec, Canada.

The study will focus on a standalone concentrator capable of processing 1 Mtpa of spodumene ore, resembling the Mt Cattlin plant's simple dense media separation design.

It will also encompass infrastructure requirements, cost estimates, permitting, risk management, sustainability, and logistics.