SECURING THE UK AND EUROPEAN BATTERY LITHIUM SUPPLY CHAIN
Green Lithium is an innovative mineral processing company with plans to build and operate a large-scale lithium refinery in the UK, and provide high-purity lithium hydroxide to UK and European markets. The company will harness industry-leading process technology enabling clean, low-carbon processing of high volumes of hard-rock, unrefined lithium mineral spodumene concentrate.
At present, the battery-metal supply chain is dominated by China. There is no refining capability in Europe despite a significant market opportunity. Working with key strategic partners to address the need to improve the European battery-metal supply chain, Green Lithium will support the “net-zero” ambitions of society to transition to the future green economy.
PROCESSING & REFINING TECHNOLOGY
Green Lithium is using a modern sulphate and acid-free refining process. As well as battery-grade lithium hydroxide the process’s co-products are environmentally friendly mineral residues.
SECURING SOURCES OF LITHIUM
The Green Lithium refinery will act as a gateway to the UK and European electric vehicle markets, providing international suppliers of high-grade lithium mineral concentrate feedstock with access to the fastest-growing lithium ion-battery market in the world.
Through the application of sulphate-free and low-carbon-impact process technology, Green Lithium will provide compliant battery-grade lithium hydroxide for the global electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery supply chain.
The refinery is a key strategic green-energy infrastructure asset, supporting governmental obligations to meet the Paris Agreement of less than 2°C warming by 2100, and enabling manufacturers to comply with the EU ‘Battery Directive’ and ‘Rules of Origin’ requirements.