Demand for Minerals Creates Challenges—Tech Can Help

Lithium mining in Australia. (Image source: stock photo.)

The world faces a conundrum as demand climbs for the minerals necessary to manufacture batteries. The expansion of a renewable energy infrastructure and electrification necessary to save the environment has as its main source of material an industry with a terrible environmental track record.
A report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that the demand for minerals like lithium, cobalt and nickel for renewable energy …
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