Press Release

Imerys plans to become a major player in the European lithium market

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  • Targeted production of 34,000 tonnes per year of lithium hydroxide, to equip approximately 700,000 electrical vehicles per year
  • At least 25 years of life of mine, with strong extension potential 
  • Designed to meet IRMA, the highest standard in responsible mining 
  • Lower CO2 footprint than typical existing hard-rock based lithium operations 
  • A competitive, domestic lithium supply to contribute to the French and European energy transition