Cheap Lithium from the US is Possible

Most Lithium is extracted in Australia and Chile. Much of it is then shipped to China for processing and, ultimately, battery creation. While legislation in the US gives preference to batteries produced domestically (or in “friendly” nations) what would be great would be to extract the Lithium from somewhere in the US and use it in domestic battery production.

There is a lot of Lithium in the shrinking Salton Sea in Southern California but, until now, extraction has been inefficient. But, things have changed. That is, a new method (using Iron Phosphate) sounds like it could change the game. And, the volume of Lithium available there is huge — enough for decades of EV production.

The Electric Viking  tells the story.

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