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Livista Energy to Partner with Technip Energies to Deliver its First Lithium Refinery in Europe

Following a competitive bidding process Livista Energy Europe (Livista) has selected Technip Energies to deliver the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) / Detailed Feasibility Study (DFS) for its first European lithium refinery in Germany to supply the rapidly growing European electric vehicle industry


Production is forecast to begin in 2026, with 40,000 tonnes a year output – enough to supply the lithium battery requirements of [c] 850,000 electric vehicles – with the potential to double production capacity at the facility over time


Recycled feedstock is expected to reach 50% of the first plant’s capacity by 2030 and will be key to reduce the environmental impact while ramping up Europe’s energy independence and security


‘Refining Europe’s Energy Transition. Delivering Energy Security.’

Livista’s refinery will initially produce 40,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of battery grade lithium products [30,000 tpa of li-hydroxide and 10,000 tpa of li-Carbonate (LCE)], or enough to supply the battery needs of [c]850,000 electric vehicles, with potential to double production capacity to meet growing EV demand and requirements for high-grade, locally refined lithium chemicals.


With our first lithium refinery plant planned to start production in 2026, Livista will contribute to filling a critical gap in Europe’s electric vehicle and battery supply chain. Currently virtually all lithium refining is performed in Asia. This will bring both energy independence and security to Europe.


Livista refineries will enable OEMs and battery manufactures to comply with EU Critical Raw Material Act objectives, which mandates that all batteries produced in Europe contain a minimum percentage of lithium battery grade product produced locally by 2030. This will represent a key driver in the region’s sustainability efforts in the race to European net zero emission targets, lowering dependency on imported materials and helping drive circular economy.