U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Geothermal Technologies Office
California Geothermal Power Plant to Help Meet High Lithium Demand
September 20, 2012
Ever wonder how we get the
materials for the advanced batteries that power our cell phones, laptops, and
even some electric vehicles? The U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) is working with California's Simbol Materials
to develop technologies that extract battery materials like lithium, manganese,
and zinc from geothermal brines produced during the geothermal production
For details, check out this recent Bloomberg article: Lithium Boom Spurs Production from California Brine: Commodities.
To learn more about this DOE project, visit the GTP Projects database.