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SIGMA Lithium completes first shipment of green lithium

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Sigma Lithium's first trucks loaded with battery grade high purity sustainable lithium and its dry stacked, zero chemicals high purity tailings successfully arrived at the company's two separate warehouse locations at Vitoria Port.

VANCOUVER — SIGMA Lithium Corporation, has successfully loaded the first trucks for its inaugural shipment of green lithium and tailings containing low grade concentrate from its Grota do Cirilo project in Brazil.

A total of 10 trucks were loaded on schedule this week, starting on Monday, April 24: four trucks with approximately 146 tonnes of Green Lithium and six trucks containing Green Tailings to be upcycled into Battery Grade Lithium Concentrate.

On Wednesday, April 26, the trucks started to arrive at Brazil’s Vitoria Port, recently selected for its logistics capabilities.

The loading consisted of two trucks with approximately 74 tonnes of Green Lithium, and three trucks with tailings, approximately 116 tonnes in total. The loading process was completed, with each truck taking approximately five minutes to load. The logistics chain beginning in the plant in Araçuaí, which is specially designed to handle Sigma Lithium’s concentrate and tailings operations simultaneously, has proven effective and the trucks’ loading. The two products are being stored in a segregated manner and each one has a tailored logistical approach, ensuring safe transport and accurate forwarding of the material. The trucks arrived at the warehouses in Brazil’s Vitoria Port on Wednesday for discharge.


Product shipment volume continues to increase daily and is on track to achieve the expected ramp-up volumes.

“We are thrilled to achieve this milestone, which demonstrates our continued progress and rapid ascent to become one of the world’s largest lithium producers,” said Ana Cabral-Gardner, CEO and Co-Chairperson, Sigma Lithium. “We are proud that our project will enable Brazil to be a leader in the energy transition as a key supplier of raw materials that can be mined and processed in a sustainable way for our environment and our communities. We look forward to providing a further update at our next earnings announcement as we continue to meet our production targets and ramp up to full production capacity.”


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