News and Events

3/12/2019 I Würzburg

Kick-Off Meeting

  • Preparation of eLi AISBL
  • Coordination of positions
  • Discussion on first activities


5/12/2019 I Lyon

eLi Presentation at
Task 40 of International Energy Agency HEV TCP

“Critical Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles”


June 13 – 14, 2019 I Milan

eLi Presentation at
Batteries Europe
Workshop on Raw
Materials and Recycling


July 1 – 2, 2019 | Würzburg

General Meeting

  • Final coordination of eLi AISBL
  • Update on platform activities and next steps
  • Presentation of flyers, press releases and website


7/2/2019 | Würzburg

Kick-Off Meeting ECOS

Together with the Finnish Minerals Group and supported by an industry inquiry, eLi will create a study on the environmental and social footprint of e-mobility. The document will be the baseline for the R&D strategy of the European Lithium Institute.


9/30/2019 | Brussels

Strategy Workshop

  • Definition of main focus areas
  • Alignement to battery networks
  • Benefits for industrial partners


Oct. 15 – 16, 2019 | Vandoeuvre

eLi Short Courses

  • International lecturers from Australia, Canada, Finland and France
  • More than 70 participants, including Master and PhD students
  • Topics ranging from geology and exploration to battery metals production


2/5/2020 | Brussels

Official Founding Event of the European Lithium Institute at the Notary Olivier Palsterman


6/30/2020 | Brussels

Registration as AISBL

By royal decree eLi received its official status as a non-profit association according to Belgian law


7/29/2020 | Würzburg

Kick-Off Meeting

Development of a semantic database, sourcing all strategic relevant information concerning lithium resources, life cycle analyses as well as processing and application technologies


Nov. 18 – 19, 2020 | web-based

2nd eLi Short Courses

  • Topic: “Circular economy and sustainable materials for Li-battery”
  • More than 90 participants, including Master and PhD students


11/20/2020 | Press Release

New Approach to Sustainable Lithium


3/29/2021 | web-based

eLi General Assembly

  • Integration of new eLi members
  • Coordination of new initiatives: info campaign, workshops, conference, strategic projects


Oct. 5 – 26, 2021 | online-event

Green Batteries Conference 2021

  • Organized by eLi and Battery 2030+
  • Every Tuesday afternoon between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.


10/7/2021 | Press Release

International online conference on “green batteries” generates great interest

Green Batteries Conference 2021