NV: Lithium company Ioneer scores $700 million loan from US Energy Department

Source: CNBC

“Lithium company Ioneer said Friday that it’s secured a conditional commitment for a loan of up to $700 million from the Department of Energy as the U.S. seeks to develop new supply chains for materials that are critical to the energy transition. Ioneer is developing the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project in Esmeralda County, Nevada. When fully operational, the site will produce enough lithium for 400,000 electric vehicles, the company said, while also producing boron. The plant isn’t yet operational, but Ioneer has already secured offtake agreements with Ford and Toyota.” (01/13/23)