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

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

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