Cornish Lithium has been crowned the winner of the Carbon Neutral category at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards.
Presented by TV naturalist, Chris Packham at a virtual ceremony attended by more than 100 guests, this award celebrates the Company’s progress towards the pioneering carbon neutral extraction of lithium from geothermal waters at United Downs.
“The pilot lithium extraction plant, part-funded by the UK Government, that we are in the process of developing with Geothermal Engineering Ltd. at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project will allow us to evaluate green Direct Lithium Extraction technologies which is an exciting step towards the realisation of low-carbon lithium extraction from geothermal waters in Cornwall,” explains CEO & Founder, Jeremy Wrathall.
“We are pleased to have been recognised for our work, which is accelerating the creation of a new, carbon neutral industry that will not only generate significant economic value for Cornwall but also enhance the security of the lithium supply chain as Britain transitions to the electric vehicle era.”
The Cornwall Sustainability Awards are sponsored by Tevi, which is the Cornish word for ‘grow’. Tevi is a partnership between The University of Exeter, Cornwall Council, the Cornwall Development Company and Cornwall Wildlife Trust, which is funded by the European Union to stimulate both economic and environmental growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.