Samples in the BRGM's NEPTUNE laboratory (BRGM, Orléans, 2009). © BRGM - Didier Depoorter

Competitiveness in Lithium Industry

On 11-13 October 2017, BRGM supports a matchmaking and networking event about Competitiveness in Lithium Industry, organized by EIT RawMaterials Central in Würzburg, Germany.


EIT RawMaterials Central and its partners BRGM, Eramet, Fraunhofer Institute and Université de Lorraine organize a matchmaking and networking event on the value chain of Lithium Industry on 11-13 October 2017 in Würzburg, Germany. This event aims at gathering representatives from industry, academia and research along the entire Lithium market to discuss the whole value chain – from market, sources, extraction, uses, applications to recycling.

Lithium, a key element for glasses and ceramics, has also become critical to the energy transition driven by the rapid development of new energy storage solutions and the emergence of electric vehicles.


The workshops will address the following themes:

  • Day 1 : The workshops will be dedicated to ore types and other resources, more sustainable and efficient strategies for extraction, as well as new innovative extraction processes for Lithium sources of all origins (waters, soft and hard rock) ;
  • Day 2 : Major applications will be approached, such as glass, ceramics, and batteries and respective recycling routes with focus on regaining the Lithium content.

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Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th of October 2017

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
Neunerpl. 2
97082 Würzburg


Go to the website of the event

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