Lithium push to put South West at ‘Forefront’ of Sustainable Battery Industry

As reported by South West Insider Media, Cornwall’s emerging technology metals industry is gearing up to provide critical supplies of lithium to a planned battery gigafactory in Somerset, in a move designed to put the South West at the forefront of sustainable battery production in the UK.

“We have international interest in Gravity for electric vehicle and battery manufacture, and very close by in Cornwall are significant lithium deposits, which are being developed using sustainable low carbon methods.

“This enables us to offer a sustainable, ethically sourced local supply of lithium delivered by a direct rail connection, or a short journey by motorway to site. This will add yet another critical element to Gravity, helping to attract a globally significant operator.”

Gravity Co-founder and Chief Executive Tom Curtis 

Work to develop an ethical, sustainable lithium supply is rapidly accelerating and such efforts have already received backing from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) via the UK Government’s Getting Building Fund, and from Innovate UK.

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