First EU geothermal lithium recovery plant gets UK investment
The British government will use the Getting Building Fund to help with the plant’s construction.
The UK government has announced its intentions for investment into a new geothermal lithium recovery plant by way of its Getting Building Fund. This will help to find the first pilot plant of its kind in Europe.
The plant’s construction has yet to break ground, but it will be located near Redruth, Cornwall.
The public British funds will contribute to the £4 million collaboration between Cornish Lithium and Geothermal Engineering (GEL). It will support GEL’s deep drilling project, which is meant to show that lithium can be produced with a net-zero carbon footprint by using geothermal waters.