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Momentum Builds from Extremadura to the European Union - San José Lithium Project Update

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The critical importance of the San Jose Lithium Project gains support at multiple levels including the Regional Government and European stakeholders.

The Extremadura Regional Government confirms their commitment to collaborate with Tecnolog

The European Battery Association, in advance of their visit to Spain this month, recognise the critical requirement to develop lithium extraction and refining in Europe, and the strategic importance of San Jose.

Spanish business association AEDIVE and AEPIBA publicly declare their support for the San Jose Lithium Project.

The San Jose Lithium Project ? Support Gaining Momentum from Extremadura to the European Union

The critical need for lithium extraction and its conversion into chemicals in Europe is now well understood. Momentum and endorsement is emerging from multiple levels within Europe, as some examples highlight below. More is expected to come with San Jose?s capability to satisfy a vital component of the Spanish industry, the European battery and automotive sectors, whilst support the region of Extremadura is increasingly realised. The following endorsements have been received in the past 48 hours;

Endorsement at a Spanish Level

The Regional Government

The Extremadura Regional Government (?Regional Government?, or ?the Junta?) has communicated yesterday that the Regional Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure will be at the entire disposal of San Jose Joint Venture entity TecnologExtremadura, from the projects? development stages through to implementation.

Business Associations ? AEDIVE & AEPIBA

San Jose has received public endorsement through various national Spanish business associations.

This week, national group AEPIBAL, the business association for battery and battery storage in Spain, emphasised through its President, Joaqu".

Endorsement at a European Level

European Battery Association, European Commission & European Investment Bank



The European Battery Alliance (?EBA?) is a major institution in the European Union (?EU?) which comprises of key stakeholders including the European Commission, the European Investment Bank (?EIB?), key industrial stakeholders and interested EU country representatives.

Politicians have been vocal about the need for lithium in Europe.

The European Commission added that they need to ?develop a strategic value chain for manufacturing EV LIBs inside Europe? and ?secure access to raw materials such as lithium?.

The European Investment Bank has identified the significant gap in the market for battery chemicals, reinforcing their focus on raw materials and refining facilities in Europe and ready to provide capital.

Other European Associations & Industry Leaders ? AVERE, Volkswagen & Roskill

European associations are working hard to support the lithium-ion battery and electric mobility (?eMobility?) industries and they have readily recognised the requirements and the direction for the EU. ly integrated and environmentally friendly aimed operation?.

Industrial players themselves are also supportive of developing lithium production in Europe.

Furthermore, it is not only politicians and associations supporting the project, but also global experts in the field of lithium. For example, Roskill Information Services, a consulting and research company with more than 50 years? experience in metals, minerals and chemical industries, and specialising in battery metals such as lithium has expressed its position on this topic. & Electric Vehicle Materials explained ?The development of localised supply chains in the lithium industry, such as in Europe, would provide advantages economically, environmentally and geopolitically to the supply chains of battery manufactures in the region.

Managing Director of Infinity, Ryan Parkin commented ?The work which Infinity, it?s Spanish partners and the government authorities have been approaching with dedication and commitment is now being recognised.



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Date: 06/10/2019 - 07:18
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