- Berkeley Energia said it had recently been won three new exploration licences, which are prospective for battery and EV metals, in a recent municipal election in Retortillo, the village close to the Salamanca project.

Previous geochemical analysis using ionic leach methodology had shown the licence areas to be prospective for the battery and EV metals lithium, cobalt, tin, tungsten and rare earth elements.

'The company is accelerating plans to further define, and test drill these targets,' Berkeley Energia said.

'The demand for clean technology metals to support the global battery and EV industries is taking off. The urgent need to explore for these critical metals to provide reliable supply within the EU comes at a time when some commentators are suggesting that governments are threatening to restrict supply of these important components of the green energy revolution,' said Managing Director & CEO, Paul Atherley.

At 8:34am: [LON:BKY] Berkeley Energia Ltd share price was +1.75p at 17.75p

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