Renault wants up to 17.000 tonnes of lithium per year from Germany

Renault wants up to 17.000 tonnes of lithium per year from Germany-germany

The French automaker Renault and the German-Australian company Vulcan Energy have signed a contract for the delivery of lithium for the batteries of electric cars. Accordingly, Vulcan Energy becomes the Renault Group with 6000 to 17 annually.000 tonnes of lithium in battery quality supplied from geothermal solar storage sites in Germany. The environmentally friendly funding procedure of the automotive group can reduce CO2 emissions in the production of a 50 kWh battery by 300 to 700 kilograms, so renault in a current message. The contract period is first five years and can be extended with mutual agreement.

With the Delivery Agreement under the Zero Carbon Lithium project, RENAULT Group does an important step towards its goal of offering competitive and sustainable electric cars “Made in Europe”. Previously, the group has already decided to summarize three production sites in Northern France under the name Renault Electricity to an efficient manufacturer of electric cars.

Decisive for the partnership with Vulcan Energy is the CO2 emission-free, geothermal lithium recovery process of Vulcan Energy. The important battery raw material extracts the company from thermal water in the Oberrheingraben in the southwest of Germany. Vulcan Energy has received a second prominent major customer with Renault within a few weeks. Only in mid-July the lithium supplier has signed a contract with the battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution. The South Koreaners want to lose 5000 tons of lithium hydroxide in the first year and gradually up to 10.Increase 000 tons in the year.

“Our ecological and social responsibility is the focus of the Strategic Plan Renault, and this must also apply to the partners with which we work together if we want to create a real added value and want to offer the most sustainable vehicles in the market.”- Gianluca de Ficchy, Alliance Executive Vice President Purchasing and Managing Director of Alliance Purchasing Organization Renault Group

The Renault Group has set itself the goal of operating carbon neutral worldwide and reaching an above-average green mix on the European automotive market by 2025 – with a share of more than 65 percent electric cars and electrified vehicles at the total sales. Already in 2030 90 percent of the sold vehicles should be purely battery-electric travel. The RENAULT GROUP is therefore consistently ahead of your electrification strategy.

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2 thoughts on “Renault wants up to 17.000 tonnes of lithium per year from Germany”

  1. The important statement:

    … the Renault Group does an important step towards its goal of offering competitive and sustainable electric cars “Made in Europe”.

    Europe gives mass technology knowledge to Asia and believes to be smart because it receives cheap products, but that is a troubleshooting, soon Asia will present the final settlement.

    China rises – even with the help of Europe – to world power and will make Europe on its colonies and sales markets. It is not the other vice versa as many automakers still believe.

    Poorer countries in Europe and Africa are already in financial dependency to China. The new Silkstrasse then connects these future colonies with each other. The cheap raw materials and the clean food for the upper classes go back to China and finished goods with profit.

    The energy transition from below with eco flow and a clean production with us (chips, batteries, PV modules, etc.) could secure jobs and preserve ourselves from polt erpressability from petroleum and natural gas countries (OPEC countries and Russia) and Asia.

    The price for more independence, however, are higher prices that we have to pay as well as numbers – politically and / or economical – so or so it will (very) expensive, already because of climate change.

  2. The lithium from the Oberrheingraben must not be transported only by half the world, and is more cost-effective to prepare as lithium z.B. from Chile. Everything great! However, there were already considerable problems in the form of earthquake, which is returned exactly to geothermal use there. I’m curious what the local population says.


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