The company behind a plan to build Ontario’s first lithium processing plant in Thunder Bay says it’s upsizing its aspirations, eyeing an industrial park that would also be home to a battery recycling facility and an innovation centre.
Leaders with Avalon Advanced Materials discussed the plans during a visit to Thunder Bay this week for the Central Canada Resource Expo.
President Zeeshan Syed called the visit a chance to “unveil Avalon and our plans for Thunder Bay,” while meeting with mining industry players, local politicians, and academic institutions.
The Toronto-based company announced in June it had acquired a former mill site on Strathcona Avenue for a lithium-hydroxide processing plant.
It says it hopes to have the plant in operation by 2027 or 2028.