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Lithium mining: Accelerating the transition to sustainable energy

Jiri Sterba, Alicja Krzemień, Pedro Riesgo Fernández, Carmen Escanciano García-Miranda and Gregorio Fidalgo Valverde

Resources Policy, 2019, vol. 62, issue C, 416-426

Abstract: In the actual context of climate change threats, lithium batteries fulfil lot of expectations in order to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable solution for transports, embodied by electric vehicles. According to different studies that identified a noticeable discrepancy between consumption and production, undersupply should be expected until 2045 in the European Union. Thus, ensuring lithium supply for the growth of energy-sustainable industrialised countries is crucial, and different approaches should be undertaken as for the purpose of technological transition, time matters.

Keywords: Lithium; Mining project; Preliminary economic assessment; Sustainable energy; Batteries; Electric vehicle (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2019.05.002

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