Apr 5, 2023 - 03:58 pm
Where Europe can lead on Critical Raw Materials
With the EU Commission having drafted the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA), we talked to Vulcan Energy, Skeleton Technologies and volytica diagnostics, who all have new approaches to the supply and use of battery raw materials.
Feb 13, 2023 - 11:23 am
Vulcan Energy to source more lithium in Germany
Vulcan Energy Resources has announced the results of its definitive feasibility study for the first phase of its CO2-free lithium project in the Upper Rhine Graben. In Phase 1, Vulcan Energy aims to produce 24,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM) per year.
Nov 7, 2022 - 04:33 pm
Vulcan expands lithium project in France
Vulcan Energy Resources is planning to develop French exploration areas along the Upper Rhine Graben region. The German-Australian lithium producer has founded a French subsidiary, Vulcan Energy France (VEF), and moved into a branch office in Haguenau.
Jun 24, 2022 - 12:27 pm
Stellantis invests in Vulcan Energy Resources
Stellantis has invested €50 million in Vulcan Energy Resources and becomes the second-largest shareholder of the German-Australian lithium producer with an eight per cent stake. Vulcan and Stellantis have also extended their binding off-take agreement for lithium hydroxide by five to ten years.
Jan 25, 2022 - 12:51 pm
Vulcan Energy to look for brine in Italy
Lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources has been granted a research permit in Italy. It concerns an 11.5-square-kilometre area in Cesano near Rome, where brine samples were found in a geothermal well.
Jan 4, 2022 - 03:33 pm
Vulcan Energy secures mining rights in Germany
Vulcan Energy Resources has secured five new licences in the Upper Rhine Graben. In addition to an extraction licence for geothermal energy, Vulcan is expanding its previous exploration area for geothermal energy extraction and lithium by 325 square kilometres with four new exploration licences.
Dec 12, 2021 - 03:07 pm
Vulcan Energy buys geothermal plant to power lithium extraction
The Australian-German lithium startup Vulcan Energy Resources has acquired a geothermal power plant in Germany for €31.5Mn ($35.7Mn). Vulcan wants to upgrade the 4.8 MW Insheim plant previously owned by local utility Pfalzwerke to set up a new test facility for low-carbon lithium production.
Dec 8, 2021 - 03:25 pm
VW signs battery deals with Umicore, 24M and Vulcan Energy
The Volkswagen Group has concluded three further strategic partnerships in the field of electric car batteries. The new partners are the materials technology group Umicore, the battery specialist 24M Technologies and the lithium supplier Vulcan Energy Resources.
Nov 29, 2021 - 01:58 pm
Stellantis places binding lithium order with Vulcan Energy
Vulcan Energy Resources has entered into a binding lithium offtake agreement with Stellantis. Vulcan will supply Stellantis with a minimum of 81,000 tonnes and a maximum of 99,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide during the five-year contract period.
Oct 18, 2021 - 01:59 pm
Umicore signs supply deal with Ganfeng & Vulcan Energy
Materials technology and recycling group Umicore has signed long-term lithium supply agreements with Ganfeng Lithium and Vulcan Energy Resources. Both contracts have an initial term of five years and can be extended by mutual agreement.
Sep 29, 2021 - 02:10 pm
Vulcan Energy presents first LHM sample and new plant in Germany
The German-Australian lithium producer Vulcan Energy announces that it has produced lithium hydroxide monohydrate using geothermal energy for the first time. The company also plans to move its planned central processing facility to the Höchst Chemical Park near Frankfurt.
Aug 9, 2021 - 11:20 am
Vulcan Energy to hit the stock market
The German-Australian lithium producer Vulcan Energy is planning a dual listing on the stock exchanges in Australia and Germany. With the intended inclusion in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the company wants to become more attractive for European investors.
Aug 2, 2021 - 01:08 pm
Renault Group secures lithium deal with Vulcan Energy
Vulcan Energy announces another prominent customer for the supply of lithium extracted from thermal water in the Upper Rhine Graben. Renault is the second carmaker after the Stellantis Group banking on battery metal coming through the German-Australian company.