[ #QUICKFACTS #LITHIUM #MINING] 'Demand from #ElectricVehicles makers helped push the price of lithium carbonate to a peak of $20,694 per tonne in 2018, up from $5,312 in early 2015. The price then backtracked and was recently trading at around $6,700 per tonne.' [THREAD]...
'Between 2015 and 2018 the price of lithium carbonate, the source of one of the most important elements in electronics, more than tripled.'
'The salt flats, or salars, of the #lithiumtriangle hold more than 75% of the world's lithium deposits and are likely to be the source of much of the future supply.'
'A skills gap may also be exposed within the industry, with lithium expertise [concentrated] in traditional evaporation ponds knowledge rather than the newer technologies.'

[Note: Some sites don't need DLE-solutions, but my opinion is that will change with time when price 📈]
'Some say disruption with DLE will become mainstream in the future, especially when it comes to #lithium brines'

[Note: I can partially agree. With DLE vs evaporation ponds there may exist incentives extracting out "more" from the brines and improve economics where it's needed]
[Not only brines; **also geothermal]
[Source: BBC News]
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