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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.​
drone shot landscape, geothermal power plant

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.
drone shot of the geothermal plant Insheim

Phase One upstream-downstream Production structure.

Vulcan project structure

Expanding upstream capacity, building downstream.

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.

Ortenau drone shot, landscape

Natürlich Ortenau

The project-region Ortenau is in the south-west of Baden-Württemberg between the Black Forest and the Rhine.
drone shot Project Region Pfalz

Natürlich Pfalz

In the south of Rhineland-Palatinate between the Palatinate Forest in the north-west and the Rhine in the south-east the project-region Pfalz is located.
mannheim drone shot, landscape

Natürlich Kurpfalz

Located directly in the border triangle of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse is Mannheim and the project-region Kurpfalz.
Hessen drone shot

Natürlich Hessen

From Lampertheim to the Frankfurt metropolitan region stretches the project region Hessen.

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
LEOP during construction
CLEOP during construction

Learn more About the topic.

As part of our integrated project, we use the deep geothermal energy of the Upper Rhine Graben both for renewable energies and for ZERO CARBON LITHIUM™. We are therefore doing our utmost to provide information about deep geothermal energy. Here you can find further interesting links on the topic.

Since 1991, the German Geothermal Energy Association has made an effort to inform the public about all aspects of geothermal energy and deep geothermal energy. Here you will not only find the latest news and exciting key figures, but also relevant questions about geothermal energy in your home, groundwater protection or insurance in the event of damage.

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The State Geothermal Research Center has worked with experts from various fields to provide comprehensive answers to many questions on deep geothermal energy. Easy-to-understand summaries and clear illustrations for each area make the program accessible to everyone.

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The Rhineland-Palatinate State Office for Mining and Geology can provide special insights into regional geothermal energy and current projects. It also offers services such as the state earthquake service, or explains legislation that is not only essential for us, but can also provide you with valuable background knowledge.

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