‘Securing a Domestic Lithium Supply Chain for the UK’ (Li4UK) is a project funded by Innovate UK as part of the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge.
The demand for lithium compounds used in lithium ion batteries (‘LIBs’) is expected to grow exponentially with the increase in electric vehicle production. Currently the UK, like the rest of Europe, is heavily dependent upon imports of battery grade lithium compounds (mostly Lithium Carbonate or Lithium Hydroxide) used in LIB manufacture. The consortium will address a critical missing link in the UK’s battery material supply chain by identifying the requisite processing technologies and possible sources of raw materials needed to develop a sustainable, domestic lithium supply chain.
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Please see the Li4UK project website www.li4uk.co.uk for news and progress.