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Vulcan Energy reports progress on geothermal lithium operations in Germany

Vulcan Energie Ressourcen GmbH (Vulcan Energy) has recently made two announcements on their geothermal lithium operations in Germany – the first extraction of lithium chloride from the company’s Landau facility, and the topping-out ceremony of their facility in Frankfurt-Höchst.

The Lithium Extraction Optimization Plant (LEOP) in Landau has officially entered the production phase, having produce Lithium Chloride (LiCl) for the first time. Early results using the Adsorption-type Direct Lithium Extraction (A-DLE) unit indicates lithium extraction efficiency that is consistently over 90%, in line with commercial plant expectations and Vulcan’s financing model.

The LEOP was officially opened in 2023, and was recognized recently by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) as the recipient of the 2024 Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award.


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