The east German town at the centre of the new 'gold rush' ? for lithium
Refining the metal - which is essential for electric car batteries - in Europe would ease the EU's precarious reliance on ChinaIt has been called the new gold rush - a rush to catch up with China in producing and refining the materials needed in everything from computers to cars: but has it come too late to save Europe's car industry?Deep inside a former East German town lies the first fruits of the EU's grand plan to "de-risk" and wean itself off dependency on imports for the green revolution. In Bitterfeld-Wolfen, 140km south-west of Berlin, an Amsterdam-listed company is scrambling to complete construction of a vast factory that will be the first in Europe to deliver battery-grade lithium. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/sep/23/the-east-german-town-at-the-centre-of-the-new-gold-rush-for-lithium
Zdroj: The Guardian
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