The founder of a Cornish mineral exploration and development company has been invited to sit on the UK’s first expert committee on critical minerals.
Jeremy Wrathall, founder and CEO of Cornish Lithium, will be joining the Critical Minerals Expert Committee along with a select number of industry and academic experts.
The formation of the committee is a key element of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy and is the first of its kind in the UK. It will provide independent advice to Government on the scope and content of a critical minerals strategy.
Wrathall said: “On behalf of Cornish Lithium, I am honoured to have been asked to join the Critical Minerals Expert Committee, which will play a key role in defining the UK’s critical minerals strategy.
“This strategy will be essential for the UK to secure its supply of the critical raw materials, such as lithium, needed to deliver the transition to a net-zero economy and I will been keen to put forward the case for how the mining industry and Cornwall can assist with securing this vital part of the supply chain.
“At Cornish Lithium we are pushing forwards with developing a sustainable domestic source of lithium for the benefit of the UK. We will soon publish our maiden resource statement for our Trelavour Hard Rock Project and we remain on track to commission the Direct Lithium Extraction Pilot Plant at our Geothermal Waters Test Facility at United Downs.”