Lithium is a vital element in the batteries that power electric vehicles, but soaring lithium demand is expected to exhaust land-based reserves by 2080. KAUST researchers have now developed an economically viable system that can extract high-purity lithium from seawater.

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Will this affect the ~~metal~~ mental health of the fish?

dchq

The US is about to do a coup on Poseidon

iamtwinswithmytwin

It would seem to me that innovation will have replaced the need for lithium batteries long before 2080. At least I hope so.

inotof

All the more reason to throw your used car batteries into the ocean. It’s a safe and legal thrill.

Sesom_Soma

Is this really uplifting? We’ll begin taking from seawater en masse? What’s the impact of that??

jswitzer