But as always the case, lithium batteries that are good for your Tesla in Oakland or Montreal might be terrible in someone else's backyard. As we speak the Serbians are heavily fighting against lithium mining by Rio Tinto, and are calling out the government for its corruption.
What makes an electric car go? Sure it's the lithium battery, but graphite is key too. And we need more it. Mining local can help.
Inside a Better Place batter switching station: an idea born too soon? The fortunes of the Better Place electric car and service network company, which began going downhill when founder Shai Agassi was fired from being international CEO in October, have not improved much despite receiving a $100 million investment boost by the Israel Corporation, […]
Masdar Institute makes first foray into advanced lithium battery technology. Continuing its pioneering of renewable energy technologies that have great relevance for the Middle East – such as its recent work on sand-resistant solar – the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates has just filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patents and […]