Lithium recovery and battery-grade materials production from European resources
LiCORNE project is designed to set up the first European Lithium (Li) complete supply chain. The project aims to increase the processing and refining capacity for battery grade chemicals from resources available in Europe: ores, brines, tailings and off-specification battery cathode materials (waste).
Considering the current lithium production with respect to the projected demand mainly driven by the green and digital transition, a thorough understanding of the Li recovery status is requested. LiCORNE will investigate 14 different innovative technologies carefully pre-selected based on their sustainability, industrial scalability and low operating costs. Based on the results reported, the most promising technologies will be further upscaled to TRL 5.