Seawater Could Provide Nearly Unlimited Amounts of Critical Battery Material

battery g516dabf9f 1920 Seawater Could Provide Nearly Unlimited Amounts of Critical Battery Material

Takeaways:

  • An increase in sales for the electric vehicles have sparked a growing demand for lithium which researchers are now saying there may be an unlimited supply of it in seawater.
  • The world’s oceans are estimated to have 180 billion tons of lithium.
  • The research group is continuously working to make this extraction more economical, easier to use and to increase selectivity using other types of lithium-ion battery electrodes.

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