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Europe’s Unprecedented Need for Lithium

Europe now sells more electric vehicles than China (ref: Forbes, Aug 2020). It is the fastest growing electric vehicle manufacturing market in the world. It is exponentially increasing its domestic lithium-ion battery production capacity to meet this demand, making it the fastest growing lithium market in the world.

1. Europe will need approximately >700kt lithium hydroxide supply by 2020, more than twice the entire global market today.
2. Europe has zero domestic production of battery-quality lithium hydroxide chemicals. 80% of current supply comes from China.
3. Vulcan’s Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project will reduce this almost total reliance on China for battery grade lithium chemicals.

How to Support 30 Million EVs by 2030 in the EU?

High Environmental Footprint of Existing Supply Chain

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Why Europe?

Vulcan’s negligible distance to markets is a cost advantage as well as carbon advantage.
Vulcan’s Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project is at the heart of this exciting new battery industry enabling e-mobility and storage
of renewable energy, the biggest change in transport and energy since the industrial revolution.

AT THE CENTER OF FASTEST GROWING LITHIUM MARKET

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THE EU'S PUSH FOR CARBON NEUTRAL

  • The EU declared a climate emergency and pledged to cut emissions by 55% by 2030 with a goal of net zero by 2050.
  • The European Commission is requiring ‘CO2 Passports’ for all electric vehicles, detailing their full CO2 impact.
  • According to estimates, using traditional hard rock sources, it will take 231 million tonnes CO2 emitted to produce just the lithium needed to electrify Europe’s passenger vehicles, and 1.05 billion tonnes CO2 worldwide.
  • Volkswagen, and other European OEMs, are placing greater importance on carbon-neutral supply chains for their electric vehicles, putting in place sustainability metrics for suppliers on par with price.
  • Current lithium supply chains are not geared towards low carbon intensity production, leaving a gap in the market for our Zero Carbon Lithium™ business.
  • Vulcan’s process and product could therefore have a significant, percentage-sized impact on Europe’s annual CO2 reduction requirements to get to net zero by 2050.
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OEMs are not simply looking for volume, price and quality when sourcing lithium anymore. Of equal importance weight, they are now also looking for sustainability and proximity.

Vincent Ledoux Pedailles - Vice President

EU Regulatory Support

Largest Lithium Resource in Europe

Lithium fit for Europe

Vulcan’s proprietary process removes the carbon footprint of typical lithium extraction, satisfying European OEMs requirement for zero carbon electric vehicle raw materials supply chains.

At Europe’s centre…

Vulcan’s project location removes the high carbon footprint and cost of global lithium chemicals transport.

…the world’s fastest growing lithium market

Perfectly poised to supply a market with unprecedented demand growth. Strategic domestic supply independence for Europe.

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The European Green Deal

Transforming the EU’s Economy for a sustainable future.
Vulcan Energy meets 6 of the 9 criteria listed in the European Green Deal.

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Increasing the EU’s Climate ambition for 2030 and 2050

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Mobilising industry for a clean and circular economy

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Mobilising research and fostering innovation

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Supplying clean, affordable and secure energy

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A zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment

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Accelerating the shift to sustainable and smart mobility

More information on the European Green Deal.

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The European Green Deal

Transforming the EU’s Economy for a sustainable future.
Vulcan Energy meets 6 of the 9 criteria listed in the European Green Deal.

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Increasing the EU’s Climate ambition for 2030 and 2050

icon

Mobilising industry for a clean and circular economy

icon

Mobilising research and fostering innovation

icon

Supplying clean, affordable and secure energy

icon

A zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment

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Accelerating the shift to sustainable and smart mobility

More information on the European Green Deal.

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The European Green Deal

Transforming the EU’s Economy for a sustainable future.
Vulcan Energy meets 6 of the 9 criteria listed in the European Green Deal.

  1. Increasing the EU’s Climate ambition for 2030 and 2050
  2. Mobilising industry for a clean and circular economy
  3. Mobilising research and fostering innovation
  4. Supplying clean, affordable and secure energy
  5. A zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment
  6. Accelerating the shift to sustainable and smart mobility

More information on the European Green Deal.

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This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
This European body receives support from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.