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Pieces of Lithium metal

In the media: The day dawns in lithium-country

Published: 15 September 2016

Demand for lithium is expected to increase sharply as more and more people choose to drive electric cars. The question is how green this alloy really is or can be?

"The concept of sustainability is not so easy to define, but there are ongoing projects in Finland, for example, where they plan to break the lithium from the bedrock. The requirements for a mine in a Nordic country is so high that production should be regarded as sustainable", says Pär Weihed, professor of ore geology at Luleå University.

Pär Weihed

Weihed, Pär - Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor

Organisation: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
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