Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project Phase One.
Vulcan’s Phase One is targeting 24,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide production capacity per year, enough for approximately 500,000 battery electric vehicles and representing a major step forward to a European green lithium supply chain.
Phased growth approach Phase One area.
- Phase One starting from core of field where Vulcan already owns production/re-injection wells in operation.
- Phase One focuses on Proved Reserves of 318kt LCE for years 0-15 of production, then Probable Reserves of 251kt LCE for years 16-30.
- Brownfields development area around existing production only.
- Integrated renewable energy and lithium battery chemicals operation, close to lithium offtake customers and renewable heat customers.
World-class lithium and renewable energy opportunity Key parameters.
- Phase One is focused on Vulcan’s proven, brine-producing Lionheart (LIO) development area.
- Vulcan aims to produce and reinject a target rate of 950l/s of lithium rich brine over 30 years from Phase One.
- Expected lithium recovery is 647kt LHM (569kt LCE) over 30 years from Proved and Probable Reserves.
Phase One upstream-downstream Production structure.
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 extraction of geothermal energy.
Power for production with the Vulcan plants.
Vulcan’s current Phase One project area focuses on the core, brine, and energy-producing assets in the URVBF field. Vulcan is ramping up the first phase of production from its Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project whilst increasing production and our current renewable energy generation in tandem.
Vulcan Lithium Extraction Optimisation Plant
Vulcan Central Lithium Electrolysis Optimisation Plant
Vulcan Lithium Extraction Plant
Vulcan Central Lithium Plant