Lithium reviving centuries-old Czech mining tradition

Cinovec, Czech Republic • A surge in global use of lithium, a key component in electric batteries, is leading to the revival of a centuries-long mining tradition in the Czech Republic’s Ore Mountains. Demand for the light metal, which is already used in smartphone batteries, is expected to triple in the next decade as it is used in far greater quantities in electric cars and electric storage systems. With major car manufacturers increasingly focused on electric cars, Goldman Sachs calls lithium ...

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