Priorities of Lithium Market and Its Integration Prospects to Be Discussed at «ATOMEXPO-2024»

26 March
A round table dedicated to topic "Lithium: Market Priorities and Integration Prospects" will take place on March 26, at the 13th International Forum «ATOMEXPO-2024».

Representatives of leading Russian and international energy and industrial companies (State Corporation ROSATOM, TENEX, JSC, TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM, Polar Lithium LLC, etc.), scientific organizations will attend the event.

The discussion will focus on comprehensive solutions and new approaches to building industrial cooperation, methods of calculating the growth effects of industrial segments of lithium production and by-products, options for the most efficient and environmentally friendly engineering solutions for lithium mining, building a production chain on the principles of partnership. Participants of the round table from around the world will discuss new trends, prospects for the mining and industrial application of the “white gold of the 21st century”.

The event will take place from 10:00 to 11:45 in hall No. 9 of the Main Media Center. Entrance for forum participants is free. There will be an online streaming service available on the forum's website: (in Russian and English).

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Lithium is now in the fairway of the green economy, since it is a critical element for the development of energy storage systems, which have been widely applied in a number of high-tech industries.

In June 2023, Uranium One Group, JSC (State Corporation ROSATOM) and Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB, Bolivia) Bolivian State Company signed a framework agreement on the construction of lithium carbonate mining and production complex in Potosí Department, Bolivia. The agreement was a result of Uranium One Group participation in the International Competition of Direct Lithium Sorption Extraction Technologies organized by YLB. According to the plans, lithium mining will rely on the Russian direct sorption extraction technology which has already proved to be highly cost efficient and environmentally safe. A joint Russian-Bolivian project will create in Bolivia, a country with the richest lithium reserves in the world, a full-fledged production chain - from lithium mining to a final market product.

Moreover, ROSATOM is implementing a comprehensive lithium project with a vertically integrated chain being built from the mining of this metal to the production of key components of electric vehicles. Lithium produced at the Kolmozerskoye field in the Murmansk region will be supplied, among other things, for the needs of the ROSATOM gigafactory for the production of energy storage devices, which is being built in the Kaliningrad region. In parallel with the mining and production, an infrastructure for recycling lithium storage devices is also being created.

In June 2023, at the 26th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a special investment contract (SPIC) was signed to create lithium-ion cells, modules, traction batteries for electric vehicles and stationary energy storage systems in the Kaliningrad Region. The parties to the contract were RENERA LLC (ROSATOM’s integration company for energy storage systems, part of the ROSATOM Fuel Division), the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Kaliningrad Region, as well as the Administration of the Neman District of the Kaliningrad Region, where the high-tech production will be created.

Press Service of TENEX, JSC