Brine pools and processing areas at the Soquimich lithium plant on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. Photo: Reuters Brine pools and processing areas at the Soquimich lithium plant on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. Photo: Reuters
Brine pools and processing areas at the Soquimich lithium plant on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. Photo: Reuters

US eager to recycle lithium batteries so it doesn’t have to buy them from China

  • Officials in Washington are portraying the drive to develop recycling technology as a ‘national security’ issue

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Brine pools and processing areas at the Soquimich lithium plant on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. Photo: Reuters Brine pools and processing areas at the Soquimich lithium plant on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. Photo: Reuters
Brine pools and processing areas at the Soquimich lithium plant on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. Photo: Reuters
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