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Stocks in play: Standard Lithium Ltd.

Has broken ground in El Dorado Arkansas for its first-of-a-kind direct lithium extraction demonstration plant that selectively extracts lithium from the tail brine that is a by-product of the existing bromine production operations run by LANXESS. Standard Lithium Ltd. shares V.SLL are trading down $0.02 at $0.85.