Do we have enough lithium? It’s a question often asked as the world prepres for a massive switch to electric vehicles and battery storage.
The answer, says Richard Seville, the head of Australian lithium miner Orocobre, is yes, there is enough lithium. Just how quickly and cheaply that can be extracted is another matter.
Seville discusses Orocobre’s own project in Argentina, along with the technical, environmental and market hurdles.
Globally, policy is moving forward, but in Australia he laments, the conversation is only about coal.
We take the opportunity to assess the latest genuflections on the clean energy target, the admission by the Coalition that having renewables need not add to costs, but the abject refusal of its right wing to countenance any such measures.
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