Li4UK | Cornish Lithium Ltd
Cornish Lithium has been established to create a new lithium extraction industry in Cornwall, a mineral rich region in the South West of the UK.
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‘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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The Project is being carried out by:

  • Cornish Lithium: we are a founding member of the consortium, which also comprises:
  • Natural History Museum: Providing World Class geological and mineralogical characterisation services
  • Wardell Armstrong: A major UK based engineering and mining consultancy with mineral processing testwork facilities in Wheal Jane, Cornwall and offices around the UK. The project will be coordinated by Dr Chris Broadbent based out of their London office

Please see the Li4UK project website for news and progress.