No longer dirty? EU leaders want to challenge perceptions of lithium mining

© Reuters. By Catarina Demony and Sergio Goncalves LISBON (Reuters) – Environmental worries have boosted anti-lithium sentiment across Europe and EU officials say it is crucial to show local populations that mining the metal used in electric car batteries is no longer a “dirty operation.” Tapping European deposits of lithium is an important part of […]

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Tesla’s Nevada lithium plan faces stark obstacles on path to production

2/2 © Reuters. Aerial view of the Tesla Gigafactory near Sparks, Nevada 2/2 By Ernest Scheyder (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (O:) plan to produce lithium for electric vehicle batteries close to its Nevada Gigafactory faces stark challenges from the outset, including an onerous permitting process, uncertain access to water and questions about unproven methodologies. Chief […]

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Top Lithium Miner Boosts Output on Optimism About Long-Term Demand

© Bloomberg. Stockpiles of lithium carbonate and salt by-product are reflected in a brine lake at a Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat in the Atacama Desert, Chile, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Almost three-quarters of the world’s lithium raw materials come from mines in Australia or […]

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