Brine Harvesting of Lithium

Hard Rock Lithium Mining

Lithium Processing Plant

Lithium-Ion Battery Cells

EV Battery Charging

Battery Recycling

Welcome to the European Lithium Institute eLi

eLi gathers partners along the whole lithium value chain to generate focused international cooperation. By pooling expertise in the fields of exploration, mining, processing, manufacturing and recycling plus predictive modelling – as shown in the illustration below – the institute offers comprehensive advice to use lithium in a sustainable, responsible and economically sensible way.

Take part of it and become stake- and/or shareholder for a better way of resource management!


The Aims

  • Linking people and promoting a global cooperation
  • Initiating and coordinating projects along the lithium value chain
  • Securing knowledge and resources for European battery cell production
  • Creating roadmaps, strategies and holistic databases
  • Offering a "one-stop shop" on lithium


Sustainable lithium value chain (editing and completion of the original image of EIT RawMaterials)



> You can find a short information about eLi European Lithium Institute in our handout (PDF).


Six Active Platforms

Exploration and

Chaired by BRGM

Processing and

Chaired by University of Lorraine

Materials and

Chaired by University of Bordeaux

Design and

Chaired by CEA

Circular Economy and Predictive Modelling

Chaired by HZDR

Business Models and Applications

Chaired by Fraunhofer ISC

Founding Members

eLi European Lithium Institute Founding Members

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