Infinity Lithium’s Spanish subsidiary Extremadura New Energies will take the lead in training up local workers for the shift to green energy after announcing a collaboration agreement to implement battery and hydrogen training and development programs in its home state.

Located around Infinity Lithium’s (ASX:INF) proposed San Jose project, where the company recently produced battery grade lithium carbonate and hydroxide as part of a feasibility study, Extremadura New Energies will work with EIT InnoEnergy to implement training courses for the European Battery Academy in Extremadura.

Extremadura will be a priority partner in the distribution, promotion and delivery of courses delivered by EIT InnoEnergy, which has been tasked by the European Commission to manage and lead the industrial development program of the European Battery Alliance under its EBA250 model.

They will cover topics related to technology, business and innovation in the battery and hydrogen sector in Extremadura, where INF’s Extremadura New Energies business signed a local agreement with community business association LOABRE and the Extremadura Electric Mobility Cluster (CarEX) to launch lithium-ion battery training and development programs.

Fighting unemployment and depopulation

INF says the agreements provide the framework to offer specific training in energy storage, electric mobility and renewable energies.

The end game is to provide an ecosystem to boost economic growth, and fight unemployment and depopulation in the local communities of Cáceres and within greater Extramadura.

Extremadura New Energies CEO Ramón Jiménez Serrano said the collaboration with EIT InnoEnergy “will allow Extremadura to be at the forefront of training related to sectors that are in full development in Spain and throughout Europe.”

The Cáceres company’s commitment to advance training in the industry “will open up new job prospects for many young people from Extremadura related to the lithium value chain”, Jiménez said.

It comes after CarEX and its President Tomás Sánchez reinforced its commitment to the local training agreement with Extremadura New Energies general manager David Valls appointed vice president of the group.




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