Creating regional value Upper Rhine Valley Brine Field.
The largest upstream lithium resource in Europe Vulcan’s URVBF.
- Vulcan’s Upper Rhine Valley Brine Field (URVBF), consisting of 16 licenses for a total area of 1,790 km2, represents Europe’s largest lithium resource, with 27.7Mt contained LCE from 10 of its 16 German licenses.
- Large, 300km-long graben system containing consistent sedimentary-hosted geothermal-lithium reservoir.
- There are currently 36 geothermal plants operating in Germany and 42 active projects. The Federal Government targets to reach 100 plants by 2030.
- URVBF area is a mature, producing field, with >1,000 oil & gas and 24 deep geothermal wells already drilled in the URV.
Operating in the Upper Rhine Valley Regional development locations.
The Upper Rhine Valley region is in a particularly advantageous geological location: at a depth of around 3,600 meters, there is huge energy potential in the form of thermal water. Only a few regions in Germany offer such favorable conditions for the generation of geothermal energy.