The LFP Battery Space – with John Passalacqua – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we chat to John Passalacqua, CEO &…


In this episode we chat to John Passalacqua, CEO & Director of First Phosphate, a mineral development company fully dedicated to extracting and purifying phosphate for the production of cathode active material for the Lithium Iron Phosphate (“LFP”) battery industry and they hold a 1.5K land claim in Quebec, Canada

John is an international business strategist with over 35 years of extensive technology and capital markets experience and gives us an overview of First Phosphate, what is happening in the LFP battery space and the outlook of the company over the next 12 months.


  • John’s background is in finance and the stock markets in which he made his name. Trading strategies and investing in private companies is where he truly staked his claim.
  • The company is dedicated to extracting and purifying phosphate for the production of LFP battery industry, working with partners.
  • The LFP battery industry should be worth, at a conservative estimate, around $18bn by the year 2030.
  • Phosphate is concentrated and sent to Belgium to a partner company who turn it into purified phosphoric acid.


‘I’ve been involved in stock markets for a number of years’

‘We’re really focussed on getting a mine into production and producing concentrate’

‘There are very little players in the market’

‘We’re alowly gathering the processes and the materials all in one place’


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Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first-world to third-world countries from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients’ organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.


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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics

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