Elliot Spagat of AP News writes on a discovery of lithium in California.
- The United States only has one operational lithium plant in the country and is lagging behind competitors in terms of production.
- Salton City, California, a former resort town, may be a key to increased domestic lithium production.
- The geothermal brine (a saline solution that is pumped through rocks) from the city’s geothermal plants is proving to be rich in lithium, attracting investors such as GM and Berkshire Hathaway.
- While the outcome remains to be seen, this discovery shows that innovation is essential to advancing clean energy technologies.
Read the full article here.