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Lithium recovery and battery-grade materials production from European resources

Project description

New technologies in Li processing and recovery

Europe imports more than half of the necessary battery materials, such as lithium (Li), nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co) and magnesium (Mg). Domestic production is important. In this context, the EU-funded LiCORNE project will establish the first-ever Li supply chain in Europe. It aims to increase European Li processing and refining capacity for producing battery-grade chemicals from ores, brines, tailings and off specification battery cathode materials. This supply chain encompasses five large primary resource owners having resources of lithium carbonate equivalent, in which 2.7 million tonnes of LCE are located in Europe. The value chain includes a cathode manufacturer able to reuse valuable Li, Co and Ni that will be recycled from waste cathode material. LiCORNE will investigate different groundbreaking technologies in Li processing and recovery.

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Net EU contribution
€ 1 859 342,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

ECM LITHIUM AT GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 245 781,25
Address
Schottenring 14
1010 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENBW ENERGIE BADEN-WURTTEMBERG AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 375 736,00
Address
Durlacher Allee 93
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
ES-GEOTHERMIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 312 750,00
Address
26 Boulevard Du President Wilson
67000 Strasbourg

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 796 372,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SINTEF AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 642 741,00
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 388 625,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 480 312,50
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 498 431,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 629 125,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ADVANCED MINERALS AND RECYCLING INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS IKE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 99 625,00
Address
Salaminos 1
141 22 Irakleio Attikis

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PNO INNOVATION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 200 625,00
Address
Excelsiorlaan 51
1930 Zaventem

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UMICORE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 236 846,25
Address
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00