New process could enable lithium mining in Germany

Millions of tons of lithium, for use in lithium-ion batteries, are mined in places far away from Germany every year. However, an invention made by scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) might now also enable economic mining in that country.

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Using the minimally invasive method developed by KIT, thousands of tons of lithium could be extracted from the German and French Upper Rhine trench every year

The plan is to extract lithium using a minimally invasive process from the deep waters in geothermal plants of the Upper Rhine Trench.