Mineral exploration and development company, Cornish Lithium, is to be featured on BBC One’s Countryfile this weekend.
In a programme entitled ‘Underground Britain’, viewers will witness presenter, Tom Heap, visiting Cornish Lithium’s geothermal sites at United Downs and Twelveheads, as well as the company’s Trelavour Project, near St Dennis to discover how lithium mining could herald a new ‘gold rush’ for Cornwall.
“An environmentally-sustainable domestic supply of lithium is an essential component of the UK’s transition to renewable energy and the manufacture of electric vehicles, and we were pleased to share our progress with BBC Countryfile for a second time,” said head of geothermal lithium, Mike Round.
“At United Downs and Twelveheads, we demonstrated how we extract lithium from geothermal waters in the most environmentally-responsible way possible and shared the company’s ambition to contribute to a secure, domestic supply of lithium for the UK, revive Cornwall’s mining heritage and create highly-skilled, well-paid careers for local people.”
Countryfile will be broadcast on Sunday (Feb 5) at 6pm on BBC One.