Bolivia has the possibility of becoming a geopolitical center of electro-mobility. Due to the easy access to clean energy, the large lithium reserves of the country, said Carlos Soruco, one of the founders of Quantum Motors, the pioneering EV factory in the country.
Bolivia: Uyuni's salt flat. Photo by Diego Aguilar on Unsplash By Dr Maria Daniela Sanchez-Lopez* On November 22nd, 2018, the city of Frankfurt in Germany hosted the conference Invest in Global Resources where different market and industry experts discussed the business environment of commodities and investment strategies in mining activities. A hot topic through the … Continue reading Investors’ interest is sky-high for critical battery metals such as Lithium
Natural gas has played a key role in Bolivia’s economy, notably over the last 15 years where production has more than doubled from 2003 levels to reach 1654mmscf/d in 2017.
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