Geothermal Engineering joins Cornwall's lithium gold rush

Cecilia Keating
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United Downs' drilling rig | Credit: GEL
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United Downs' drilling rig | Credit: GEL

Developer of UK's first geothermal power plant sets out plan to extract commercial quantities of critical battery mineral from underground brines

The UK's leading geothermal power developer has announced plans to extract enough lithium from deep underground waters in Cornwall's bedrock to supply hundreds of thousands of electric vehicle (EV) batteries....

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