LOHUM has announced to have become the first company outside of China and one of 5 companies globally to produce Lithium in its pure metallic form at scale.
The launch of the recycled lithium metal at the meeting was followed by the first ‘Annual Energy Transition Gala’, a convergence of pioneers, key ecosystem pillars, and innovators from all across Indian and international Net Zero ecosystems.
Pure Lithium metal produced through recycling heralds many promising developments for India’s energy transition in the near future, and forges a path for India to become the global source of pure Lithium Metal, counterbalancing China’s current Lithium supply dominance.
Pure Lithium metal has a wide variety of use cases ranging from EV batteries, Consumer Electronics batteries, Aerospace, advanced metallurgy, medical and industrial compounds.
Pure Lithium Metal through recycling is a paradigm-shifting breakthrough, as it is the key prerequisite for Lithium-air batteries, as a Lithium-air battery the size of a small backpack can power an EV for around 1000 Kilometers on a single charge.
LOHUM’s technological ability to recycle and refine Lithium metal from battery waste as well as from ores, slag, and production scrap has now reached efficiencies never seen before outside of China.
The launch thus marks the breaking of China’s monopoly on battery materials and cell technology.
Endeavoring to foster a closed-loop national ecosystem to accelerate India’s Energy Transition, LOHUM organized the Annual Energy Transition Gala after the demonstration, bringing together investors, industry leaders, academics, and policy shapers at the forefront of change in the country.
Rajat Verma, Founder and CEO of LOHUM stated- “The world of energy is ever-changing, and rapid innovation is the key to capturing the global market. Pure Lithium metal produced via recycling, combined with India’s vast pool of materials talent, if channelized correctly, can make India a heavyweight alternative to China.”
There was also an Industry Panel Discussion on ‘The Global Challenges and Opportunities of the Energy Transition’.
The launch highlights India’s evolving leadership in energy transition materials and cell technology, paving the way to an inclusive, energy-abundant global utopia.