Cornish Lithium and Rodda’s to Evaluate Geothermal Lithium and Heat Project at North Downs
On 29 June 2022 Cornish Lithium announced that it had entered into an exclusive agreement with Rodda’s, the iconic Cornish clotted cream producer, to work together to evaluate suitable sites on land owned by Rodda’s, where geothermal lithium production and geothermal heat could be investigated.
Cornish Lithium will be responsible for designing and drilling a small research borehole (which will be of a similar scale to the research borehole that the Company is currently drilling near Twelveheads) as well as obtaining the required planning consents and permits. Once completed, Cornish Lithium will test the borehole to demonstrate the viability of a commercial scale geothermal lithium and heat project. It is envisaged that Rodda’s will be able to use the resulting renewable geothermal heat to potentially decarbonise production processes at its Scorrier based creamery, near Redruth.
Cornish Lithium and Rodda’s will shortly be commencing a programme of community engagement to share their plans with local residents and the wider community, listen to any concerns and respond to any questions, ahead of submitting the required planning applications for the research borehole to Cornwall Council.
Further details of the proposed work programme for the project can be found in the project factsheet.