Lithium’s cold war

Chile’s lithium revolution has been hampered by political clashes between government organization, Corfo and Atacama producer, SQM. With Argentina and Australia enacting significant new projects in both brine and hard rock, is there a resolution in sight for the world’s leading producer?

By Paul Harris in Colombia

Chile is blessed with the most abundant sources of world lithium in brine salars (salt lakes). Whilst it has been a leading producer for decades, as the lithium market takes off due to the potential for electric vehicles (EV’s) and energy storage, its expansion . . .


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