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Lithium production: Two new ways of extracting lithium from brine (The Economist – February 26, 2022) How to increase the supply of an increasingly valuable metal Around 60% of the world’s lithium, a metal in high demand for making batteries, comes from evaporation ponds, like that pictured overleaf, located in deserts in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. These ponds, which can have individual areas of 60km2 or more, are filled with …

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