Workers check lithium batteries at Contemporary Amperex Technology in Ningde, China's Fujian Province, Sept. 11, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
Workers check lithium batteries at Contemporary Amperex Technology in Ningde, China's Fujian Province, Sept. 11, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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Breakthrough technique could produce lithium in hours not months, cutting cost of electric car batteries

  • Early studies indicate about 90 per cent of contained lithium can be recovered using the filter system
  • Lithium prices have tumbled since mid-2018 as a raft of new mine projects have lifted supply and amid weaker demand in China

Workers check lithium batteries at Contemporary Amperex Technology in Ningde, China's Fujian Province, Sept. 11, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
Workers check lithium batteries at Contemporary Amperex Technology in Ningde, China's Fujian Province, Sept. 11, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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