- A study revealed that the McDermitt Caldera in southeastern Oregon contains up to 120 million tons of lithium, which could supply the production of electric cars for decades.
- Volcanologists and geologists claim that this supervolcano is now the largest deposit of lithium in the world.
- It should be noted that lithium is the main component of the batteries that power electric vehicles, which in turn represent the mobility of the future.
The production of electric vehicles May benefit due to the discovery of a supervolcano in Oregon, United States, which contains up to 120 million tons of lithium.
Lithium is the main ingredient in making batteries for electric cars and, with the amount of metal found in the McDermit Caldera, the Global battery demand will be covered for decades.
This supervolcano has now become the largest reserve of lithium in the world, so the price dynamics of the metal is expected to change soon, due to the current supply. before, pubic hair in the first place.
The experts said
Scientists estimate that it amounts to approx 1 million metric tons of lithium to meet global demand by 2040, an eight-fold increase in total world production last year.
“Developing a sustainable and diverse supply chain to meet national security and low-carbon energy goals requires obtaining the highest quality domestic lithium resources with the lowest proportion of waste. – extraction of ore to reduce the same amount of material extracted from the Earth.“He noted in a study published in Science Advances.
“Sedimentary lithium resources from volcanoes have the potential to meet this requirement, as they tend to be shallow and high tonnage with a low waste ratio“in addition to professionals.
While lithium extraction could begin in 2026 in the McDermitt Caldera, Tesla CEO, Elon Muskstressed that the metal is only usable if it can be refined in an “efficient” way.
“Lithium mineral is common all over the world. The limiting factor is lithium refining“, public Musk on Twitter, Sunday.