Lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources has been granted a research permit in Italy. The Permit covers a 11.5-square-kilometer area in Cesano.
According to a Vulcan Energy press release, this sample well detected an average lithium content of between 350 and 380 mg/l in the brine. By comparison, in the Upper Rhine Graben, where the company plans to build its first commercial plant, the deep water contains between 200 and 400 milligrams of lithium per liter, according to the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources.
Based on these results, Vulcan says it sees the potential to set up commercial production – if further assessments are positive – because of “the recorded high heat and lithium contents in the brine and the encouraging flow rates”.