About Imerys British Lithium
In June 2023, British Lithium joined forces with global mineral specialists Imerys to become Imerys British Lithium.
Previously, the team at British Lithium have successfully delivered six resource projects worldwide, they are experienced in maximising the potential of rare concentrations of minerals, both economically and sustainably. Their specialist knowledge combined with the longevity, global-presence and expertise in mineral solutions of Imerys, has shaped Imerys British Lithium – on track to become Europe’s first commercial battery-grade lithium carbonate producer this decade.
Imerys British Lithium plans to use its technology and existing hard rock quarry, alongside a beneficiation plant and lithium refinery to produce over 20,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate every year, for at least 20 years. This is enough to supply over half a million electric car batteries every year.
The project will prioritise environmental protection, benefit to the local community and wider socio-economic benefit to Cornwall. It will be delivered in consultation with all local and national stakeholders – while aligning with the IRMA benchmark – the international reference certification for responsible mining.
Imerys British Lithium believes in building good relationships with government, communities and local stakeholders and rigorously adheres to World Bank environmental and social policies.
Our team of world-class industry professionals take projects from discovery through to metallurgical process development and production and we are committed to meeting the highest international, environmental, social and governance standards.
As a company, we believe in building good relationships with government, communities and local stakeholders and rigorously adhere to World Bank environmental and social policies.