We co-create shared value from lithium
Keliber creates shared value through quality products, financial performance, regional well-being, sourcing as well as research and development. Our long-term goal is to produce over 12,000 tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide annually, which is suitable for the manufacturing of battery chemicals.
The lithium battery market is growing globally due to the electrification of traffic and increase of battery demand in several industries. Feasibility studies clearly prove the financial feasibility of Keliber’s lithium project.
Economic well-being in the neighbouring area
In spring 2019, a preliminary assessment on the general economic impacts of the mining and wind power projects in the Kaustinen sub-region was carried out by the Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius.
The results show that Keliber’s lithium project would bring significant economic benefits to the region in both investment and production phases.
According to the results, the project would increase the number of employed people by up to 215 persons in the Kaustinen sub-region and up to 280 in the Kokkola sub-region.
Estimate on income tax accrual is up to EUR 2.5 million in the Kaustinen sub-region and EUR 2.4 million in the Kokkola sub-region.
Real estate taxes could amount to EUR 1.3 million in the Kaustinen sub-region and EUR 1.1 million in the Kokkola sub-region
We build well-being regionally also by directing procurements into Finland and locally into Central Ostrobothnia.
Active research and development
Keliber carries out extensive research and development as part of our operations but also together with public organizations such as the Geological Survey of Finland, University of Oulu, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Oulu University of Applied Sciences and several other instances.
Read more about our R&D projects in our Sustainability Review.