We see that the issue of resource location will have a large impact on the future of renewable and clean technologies. Who controls the sources of elements such as Lithium and Cobalt as well as other metals can indeed impact the price and development speed of these new technologies.
The Times report on this problem raises some elemental (pardon the pun) questions…but there are always options. In November, Reuters reported that recycling companies are developing new means of extracting metals from old batteries. This could be a critical source of such raw materials.
Of course our illustrious leaders have said that this is a priority…and their solution will be to destroy natural areas rather than mine existing sources through recycling…Sorry…that was mean…
This should be an opportunity..let’s not waste it.
Read the full article:
Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution
U.S. Launches Effort to Reduce Reliance on Imports or Critical Minerals
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