Lithium industry – Primer

By Bolivia Económica Executive Summary The rising demand for lithium-ion batteries used in Electric Vehicles (EVs) and rechargeable batteries is substantially increasing the demand for lithium. Indeed, securing the supply of lithium is increasingly becoming a top priority for technology and automotive companies in the US, Asia and Europe. As such, many technological and auto … Continue reading Lithium industry – Primer

Beyond pilot trials: Lithium extraction and industrialization in Bolivia

By Dr Maria Daniela Sanchez-Lopez Lithium -often referred to as the ‘gold of the 21st century’- is a strategic resource with a variety of industrial uses but in particular, is a key component of batteries for electric vehicles and large energy storage systems. More than 64% of the world’s accessible lithium is found in the ‘Lithium … Continue reading Beyond pilot trials: Lithium extraction and industrialization in Bolivia