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The future of EV batteries could be found under the sea

Joann Muller of Axios writes that the future of EV batteries could be found under the sea.

The C3 Take
  • The current mainstream mining process for rare earth minerals can be environmentally damaging.
  • The Metals Company of Vancouver believes that they have found a more eco-friendly way to collect the materials that are needed to power EV batteries by looking to the ocean floor.
  • By using a giant vacuum on the ocean floor the Metals Company can harvest rare earth minerals without blasting, drilling or digging.
  • Looking to our oceans could be useful in lowering the environmental footprint of rare earth minerals.

“All the battery metals we need to power a billion electric vehicles could be lying on the floor of the Pacific Ocean — but collecting them and turning them into EV batteries is a major challenge.”

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