lithium extraction

Scanning electron micrograph of a frozen, failed lithium metal battery showing the copper current collector (pink), reacted lithium (labeled SEI)/electrolyte (tan), gas cavities (grey), shredded separator (green), and lithium (red) trapped in separator. Image courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Lithium Mining In Argentina — Jobs vs. Environment

The search for lithium in Argentina pits Indigenous people against global corporations in search of profits.

Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines — 10 Projects Get $10.9 Million From US…

Offices: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies (AMMTO) and the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) Funding Amount: $10.9 Million FOA Number: DE-FOA-0002823 Description On July 24, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10.9 million for 10 projects across nine states that will advance innovative technologies to extract and convert battery-grade lithium from geothermal brine … [continued]

Patriot Battery Metals' Corvette project. Image courtesy of Patriot Battery Metals.

Australian Mining News — Not Just Lithium, But Rare Earths!

Andrew Forrest is a leader in the move away from fossil fuels. He established Fortescue Future Industries (FFFI) to capitalise on and accelerate the transition to a green global economy. Recently, while announcing Fortescue Metals Group’s “best-ever” half-year result he said: “We have … a very rare insight, I think, … [continued]

U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Competitions Heat Up: New Lithium Extraction Prize & Teams Advance…

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the American-Made Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize. The prize was launched during today’s NextGen Geo, a live virtual event uniting geothermal industry professionals, geosciences students, and clean energy entrepreneurs for a series of panel discussions on hot topics related to geothermal and renewable … [continued]