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UK produces first domestically sourced lithium carbonate

A consortium focused on developing the UK’s lithium supply chain has produced two lithium carbonate concentrates from samples gathered in Cornwall and Scotland – the first time UK-sourced lithium has been processed to near battery grade material.

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Battery-grade lithium carbonate has been produced from two projects in the UK. Photo credit: Li4UK 2019

Cornish Lithium, mining consultancy Wardell Armstrong and the Natural History Museum comprise the project consortium, known as Li4UK,

Ben Simpson, technical director at Wardell Armstrong, said the