Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries. The new battery may be a potentially viable battery technology made out of abundant and cheap materials. The team is reporting one of the […]

University of Texas at Austin and Monash University researchers have recently discovered a new, efficient way to extract lithium and other metals and minerals from water. With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled. The […]

Stanford researchers show that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoes can host large lithium-rich clay deposits. Most of the lithium used to make the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics comes from Australia and Chile. A U.S. domestic source of lithium would help meet the rising demand for this valuable metal, which is critical for […]

A deposit in Nevada has the potential to make the U.S. self sufficient in lithium at a rate supporting building up to one million electric vehicles per year at current use per vehicle. That’s the estimate of Jay Chmelauskas, President of Western Lithium who said in a company press release, “As an electric car owner, […]

Robert J. Moriarty’s 321Energy published George Mack’s talk with Daniela Desormeaux about the lithium trade. For our purposes, the question is can lithium supplies fully provision a fast growing market at prices that makes the batteries cost effective and competitive.  The answers are compelling. Daniela Desormeaux is an economist and an expert in industrial chemicals […]

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