09 Oct Cornish Lithium highlights positive impact of Li4UK research at Natural History Museum event during European Researchers’ Night
Cornish Lithium was pleased to participate in this year’s European Researchers’ Night on Friday 27th September as part of the Lithium for the UK (‘Li4UK’) consortium at an event hosted by the Natural History Museum in London.
The annual European Researchers’ Night incorporates public events that are held simultaneously across Europe to highlight the diversity of research and its impact on our daily lives.
Funded by the European Commission, these events enable researchers to present their work to the general public in an interactive and engaging way, with the dual aim of raising awareness of the positive role that research plays in society and inspiring young people to pursue research careers.
Cornish Lithium and the Natural History Museum are partners in the Li4UK consortium, led by Wardell Armstrong. Funded by Innovate UK through the Faraday Battery Challenge, Li4UK aims to assess the feasibility of developing a domestic supply of lithium to help meet the huge increase in demand for the battery metal that is anticipated as a result of the country’s planned transition to electric vehicles. Car manufacturing giant, Volkswagen recently stated that lithium is ‘the irreplaceable element of the electric era.’ Lithium is also a crucial component of mobile ‘phones.
“This was a successful event that connected the general public with the research being undertaken as part of the Li4UK project, whilst also highlighting the importance of lithium as a technology metal and the role of responsible and sustainable mining in achieving a low carbon future,” explained Cornish Lithium Exploration Geologist, Hester Claridge. “Li4UK’s interactive boardgame that explains our environmentally-responsible lithium extraction process was a great hit with the children whilst Wardell Armstrong’s mineral processing froth floatation and gravity separation devices, and the Natural History Museum’s lithium-bearing geological specimens, such as spodumene, lepidolite and zinnwaldite, were also popular with adults and children alike.”
This press release was prepared by Curlew PR Limited for Cornish Lithium Limited.
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