The project

The Certification and Life Cycle Analysis for Australian battery materials project is one of the first of its kind which aims to measure and improve the environmental impacts of mining Australian battery materials.

These impacts include carbon emissions, water quality and chemical toxicity over the lifecycle of battery materials.

The impact

As electric vehicles (EVs) become increasingly popular, demand for Australian battery materials like nickel and lithium continues to grow. At the same time, car manufacturers are under increasing pressure from consumers to ensure the sustainability of their products.

The project will help to establish trust in Australian supply chains through high traceability standards and position Australian industries as socially and environmentally responsible suppliers of battery minerals and materials in a circular economy.

Certification Report

“This project will give Australian material producers the mechanisms needed to ensure traceability is of the highest possible standard, positioning battery materials as ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable.”

— Professor Damien Giurco


  • Arcadium Lithium
  • Ardea Resources (TBC)
  • BASF Corporation
  • BHP
  • Chemistry Centre (WA)
  • Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited
  • Curtin University
  • Energetics Pty Ltd
  • Everledger Australia Pty Ltd
  • IGO
  • Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia
  • Multicom Resources Limited
  • Murdoch University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • National Inst for Enviro Studies
  • TUBS

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