EIT RawMaterials - Competitiveness in Lithium

EIT RawMaterials and its partners BRGM, Eramet, Fraunhofer Institute and Université de Lorraine invite you to save the date for Competitiveness in Lithium Industry on 11-13 October 2017 in Würzburg, Germany.

Lithium, a key element for glasses and ceramics, has also become critical to the energy transition driven by the rapid development of new energy storage solutions and the emergence of electric vehicles.

Although the demand is continuously growing (2 to 3% per year), only few suppliers are present on this strategic market, most of them focussing on salars exploitation and none of them being European. As more players intend to position themselves in this difficult context, all lithium resources should be evaluated regardless of their origin. Indeed, the competitiveness of each resource will strongly depend on matching the resources with processing technologies, and ultimately on matching the resulting lithium products with their dedicated applications.

This Matchmaking and Networking event aims at discussing the whole Lithium value chain – from the market, sources, extraction, uses, applications to recycling.The workshops will address the following themes:

  • Day 1 is dedicated to ore types and other resources, more sustainable and efficient strategies for extraction, as well as new innovative extraction processes for Lithium sources of all origins (waters, soft and hard rock)
  • Day 2 is dedicated to major applications such as glass, ceramics, and batteries and respective recycling routes with focus on regaining the Lithium content.

Representatives from industry, academia and research along the entire Lithium value chain are most welcome to attend.

For more details, please visit the event website

Please follow the link to register until 22 September 2017 and ensure your participation. Full program and more details are coming soon.

For more information, please contact:

Dr Julien Frey, CLC Central Business Developer of EIT RawMaterials at julien [dot] freyateitrawmaterials [dot] eu


11. Oktober 2017, 09:00 - 13. Oktober 2017, 18:00
Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Würzburg