In a clearing at the heart of the forest that covers much of Cornwall’s former tin and copper mining territory, geologist Adam Matthews leans down to fill a bottle of water from a tap attached to a borehole reaching more than 800 metres underground. It may look like water, but Matthews and his bosses are excited about what it contains: high concentrations of lithium, the metal at the centre of a new 21st century gold rush – and a vital ingredient in electric car batteries.
Telegraph 5th June 2021 read more »
A start-up planning to mine lithium in Cornwall for electric vehicle batteries is preparing to tap investors for cash at a valuation of more than £80 million and aims to list in London next year. Cornish Lithium hopes to start producing the key ingredient in electric vehicle batteries as soon as 2025 to provide homegrown supplies for proposed “gigafactories” in Britain.
Times 5th June 2021 read more »
The number of chargers at the city’s main bus operator’s Caledonia depot on the south side is to be doubled to 162 from this summer as part of a £64 million project. First Glasgow’s electric fleet is due to expand from two to 22 from September and 148 by March 2023, built by Alexander Dennis in Falkirk.
Scotsman 4th June 2021 read more »