EMILI Project Overview

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Imerys, a leader in special minerals for industry, has launched a lithium mining project at its Beauvoir site in Echassières (Allier). This EMILI project (Imerys Lithiniferous Mica Mining) contributes to the dual challenge of the energy transition and Europe’s economic independence. It will contribute to creating an integrated European battery industry for electric vehicles by offering a local solution for one of the most critical materials required, lithium. It will be one of Europe’s largest lithium extraction projects, offering a long-term solution that reflects Europe’s decarbonization goals.