Cornish Lithium, the pioneering mineral exploration and development company that is supporting the UK’s transition to Net Zero, is welcoming in the new year by announcing three further coffee mornings for the residents of Cornwall’s clay country.
These informal drop-in sessions will take place at ClayTAWC, the community support and information centre at The Old School, Fore Street, St Dennis PL26 8AF, between 10am and 12 noon on the following dates:
- Saturday 20th January
- Saturday 17th February
- Saturday 16th March.
These events will offer local people the opportunity to meet Cornish Lithium staff members, view information boards and ask questions about the Company’s lithium in hard rock project at Trelavour, which is located within a repurposed china clay pit near St Austell.
By 2030, the UK is expected to require c.80,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent for electric car batteries. Lithium is therefore fundamental to the nation’s electric car future and the resurgence of the UK’s automotive industry as well as Cornwall’s 4,000-year mining heritage.
It is also used in laptops and smartphones – the everyday electronic devices upon which most of us rely as well as in energy storage batteries utilised alongside renewable energy projects.
Cornish Lithium plans to produce lithium on a commercial basis at the Trelavour site at the start of 2027, utilising environmentally-responsible methods of hard rock extraction.
The Trelavour Project is expected to contribute around 10% of the UK’s annual requirement of this essential battery metal, for which global demand is forecast to outstrip supply.
“If you are a local resident with questions about our lithium in hard rock project at Trelavour, we look forward to welcoming you to our next series of community events,” says Cornish Lithium’s Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, Chloe Bayliss. “The communities who live and work in our project areas are incredibly important to us and we look forward to meeting as many people as possible in an informal setting.”
For those unable to attend the event who would like to find out more, please visit https://cornishlithium.com/projects/lithium-in-hard-rock/trelavour/