Gustavo Bernal Torres
Vast Supply Of Lithium Discovered In UK, It Is Renewable And Carbon Neutral
A geothermal power plant in the UK discovered what currently is the highest concentration of lithium in the geothermal fluid.
Third-party testing has revealed that the fluid holds over 250 milligrams (3.858 grains) of lithium per liter (1.05 qt). It might not seem like much, but that is a lot of lithium, and the best part about it is that it comes from a sustainable source, and it is made with zero carbon emissions.
The geothermal plant will produce heat, power, and lithium. All three commodities will come from the same facility, and company representatives estimate they will be able to extract up to 4,000 tons of lithium annually.
Lithium is essential for modern batteries, and it is needed in mobile devices and electric vehicles alike. The latter requires a larger quantity of lithium for bigger batteries, and the way lithium is extracted in many parts of the world has been criticized. However, there is an alternative, and it involves geothermal energy.