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Eramet envisages 10,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate prod'n per year using DLE

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Eramet said today that it envisages an annual production of approximately 10,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate using direct lithium extraction.

Eramet is a mining and metallurgy business headquartered in France. The company has over 13,000 employees and €3.66 billion in revenue.

Eramet partnered with Électricité de Strasbourg to develop a direct lithium extraction business.

"Eramet and Électricité de Strasbourg (ÉS) announce their collaboration by signing an exclusive memorandum of understanding with a view to jointly studying the development of lithium production in Alsace from geothermal brine. The envisaged production, of around 10,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate per year, could commence by the end of the decade," wrote Eramet in a news release, adding that a final investment decision is needed to reach its goal.

"Eramet will bring its a unique and innovative Direct Lithium Extraction process previously developed for its Centenario project in Argentina, as well as its know-how in the extraction, refining, production and marketing of lithium, a critical metal for the energy transition and the manufacture of electric batteries."

Électricité de Strasbourg has expertise in geothermal power generation.

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