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German lithium supply may be in hot water

Scientists find way to extract battery metal from geothermal Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – July 15, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:42pm

German scientists develop proccess to extract lithium from geothermal

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Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a process to extract lithium from geothermal waters at existing power plants in Germany.

Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have developed a patent-pending process for what may be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to extract lithium from the geothermal waters on the German and French sides of the Upper Rhine Trench.

Lithium, a key ingredient in the batteries powering electric vehicles, renewable energy storage and a plethora of recharge...

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