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Exploration and extraction of key battery commodities for e-mobility

The growing need for energy storage for e-mobility and other battery-intense applications has created a large interest in the key battery commodity Lithium (Li) as well as other critical raw materials like Ni, Co, Cu and graphite. Current forecasts assume that Li-ion battery technologies will be the prevalent battery technology for the foreseeable future. Especially the need for e-vehicle batteries with high energy densities will see the demand for Li increase more than 3-fold until 2025. The strongly growing demand for raw materials used in e-mobility have raised concerns regarding the long-term supply availability of these commodities. The session shall highlight current activities in exploration and extraction of critical raw materials for e-mobility and availability of resources and reserves in Europe and worldwide.  


Gorka, Torsten (1); Peters, Stephan (1); Barth, Andreas (2)
1: DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Germany; 2: Beak Consultants GmbH, Am St. Niclas Schacht 13, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
GeoKarlsruhe 2021