Lithium in Europe

On a global basis, China is the largest consumer of lithium with approximately 35% consumption in 2012. Europe is the second largest with 24%, followed by Japan and South Korea.

European lithium market facts

  • Apart from small Iberian production for local ceramics/glass use, the EU has no internal lithium supply
  • EU is a major importer of lithium consuming 24% of global market (second only to China)
  • Lithium processing sites from imported material in several EU countries

Why European Lithium?

  • wholly owned, hard rock project with mining licence awarded
  • Substantial work performed by previous owners
  • Opportunity to fast track development to meet EU and global demand
  • Close to largest lithium import markets in EU – Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain

European Map

1. Keliber

  • Finland
  • In PFS
  • No guidance on first production

2. Avalonia Lithium (Intl. Lithium & Jiangxi Ganfeng)

  • Ireland
  • Exploration
  • No resource declared

3. SMP

  • Portugal
  • For local glass/ceramics
4. European Lithium

  • Austria
  • PFS
  • Target production 2018

5. Rio Tinto – Jadar

  • Serbia
  • In PFS
  • Reviewing process route for new mineral
  • Limited update since 2012

6. European Metals – Cinovec Tin

  • Czech Republic
  • In scoping study
  • Proposed JV with Cobre Montana to process
    lithium bearing tin tailings