Scientists from several research centers and research institutions are examining the possibilities of profitable extraction of valuable metals – such as lithium – from selected groundwater. The activities are managed by the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
Scientists, together with industrial partners, intend to collect available information on the potential of brines that exist in selected six countries covered by the so-called Regional Innovation Program EIT (EIT RIS), i.e. in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Portugal and Hungary. They will also conduct analyzes of selected prospective 12 sources in terms of obtaining metals from them using the three technologies that are currently being developed.
The project, coordinated by Wrocław University of Science and Technology, is also attended by: CSIC – The Spanish National Research Council, University of Miskolc, Ghent University, TUBA Freiberg, European Institute of Litu eLi, GTK – Geological Survey of Finland, Redstone Exploration Services and KGHM Polska Miedź.