Nowadays, it's hard to imagine life without cobalt, nickel and lithium. They're essential for electronic devices, especially batteries. And while they‘re hard to recycle, it’s not impossible. As one pioneering German reveals.
The eastern German state of Brandenburg is aiming to become a pivotal player in pushing e-mobility. Not only will it be home to Tesla's first European Gigafactory, BASF looks set to build a large cathode factory there.
The Bolivian government has issued a decree overturning a massive joint lithium project with southern German firm ACISA. The project is considered vital for the German auto industry's plans to develop electric batteries.
Locals are demanding more benefits from a planned German lithium project. The raw material is key to expanding battery cell production for electric cars.
A small community in the German state of Saxony may soon see the revival of its centuries-old mining tradition. But this time around, the focus is no longer on tin or tungsten but on lithium, as Hardy Graupner reports.
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