June 21, 2024


Imagination at work

More lithium found in Cornwall

A geothermal energy company designs to extract lithium together with electricity plants in Cornwall following finding record concentrations of the metal. 

Geothermal Engineering reported exams experienced observed concentrations of lithium greater than 250mg per litre in waters deep underneath the county – greater than in geothermal waters anyplace else in the planet. 

It previously prepared to use the waters to make electrical energy and heat local houses from 4 prepared electricity plants, and now also intends to put in lithium extraction devices at the plants. 

The enterprise thinks it could be able to create 4,000 tonnes of lithium a 12 months by 2026. 

That would make a probably significant contribution to the UK’s probable once-a-year desire of about fifty nine,000 tonnes by 2035.

Desire for lithium is envisioned to increase due to its use in electric automobile batteries, particularly as revenue of new petrol and diesel autos will be banned in 2030, prompting a surge of curiosity in Cornwall’s lithium deposits. 

A different enterprise, Cornish Lithium, is also setting up to extract from geothermal waters.