European Commission recognises lithium as critical raw material

In its latest review of the European Union (EU) critical raw materials list, the European Commission has included lithium as it also outlined an action plan to look at current and future challenges facing Europe’s critical minerals supply chain.

The EU critical minerals list has been updated every three years since 2011, growing from 14 materials in its first iteration to 30 materials in the 2020 update. The list takes into account the economic importance and supply risk of raw materials, and lithium has now been recognised by the Commission as a critical raw material, given the role it . . .

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