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Securing materials in order to manufacture batteries in the age of the electric vehicles (EVs) and smart grid storage is going to require all hands on deck.

In particular, the demand for lithium is pushing miners to the limit, and even drawing recyclers to the fold. Electric vehicle sales are expected to surpass 14 million per year by 2025, from less than a million currently, and the ramp up is going to be massive.

The lithium industry will need to produce an additional 81 000 tons of lithium a year just to meet demand by 2021. Read more on this on Mining Review…