In January, the U.S. Department of Energy offered Ioneer a conditional commitment of up to US$700 Million, to develop the Rhyolite Ridge Project.
In June, Ioneer listed its securities on Nasdaq - ticker: IONR - under an American Depository Receipt (ADR) listing.
In July, Ioneer announced a binding offtake agreement with the Ford Motor Company to supply 7,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of lithium for a five-year period from the Rhyolite Ridge Project.
In August, Ioneer signed a five-year binding lithium offtake agreement with PPES, a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic Corporation, for 4,000 tpa of lithium carbonate.
In December, the U.S. Bureau of Lands Management (BLM) published the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register. The move advanced the Rhyolite Ridge Project into the final stage of federal permitting with their decision and marked the start of the NEPA process.
In October, Ioneer announced an agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater to develop a joint venture whereby Sibanye will contribute US$490 million for a 50% interest.
In June, EcoPro Innovation Co. signs lithium carbonate offtake agreement with ioneer for its battery plant in South Korea. In February 2022, EccoPro increased its offtake agreement.
In April, the Company announced the results of a Definitive Feasibility Study validating the robust economics and viability of Rhyolite Ridge.
The Company changed its name from Global Geoscience to Ioneer Ltd to reflect its new focus and commitment to becoming an important producer of the materials necessary for a sustainable future.
In October, the Company announced the results of a Pre-Feasibility Study that clearly showed that Rhyolite Ridge will be a structurally low cost and very long-life mine supplying two transition materials - lithium and boron - critical components in accelerating the global shift to electricication.
Global Geoscience secured ownership of the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project and fully committed to its development.
The Company's strong reputation led prospectors to bring a little-known lithium-boron project in southern Nevada to current Ioneer CEO and Managimng Director, Bernard Rowe.
Led by one of the company's original co-ounders and current Ioneer CEOand Manageing Director Bernard Rowe, Global Geoscience is listed on the ASX.