Lithium is abundant, so extraction economics and culture matter

Quebec and Alberta lithium resources are a tale of two extraction challenges

Map courtesy Institute of the Americas and the Payne Institute of the Colorado School of Mines

Lithium was once used to treat perceived mental health challenges, and now its availability or lack thereof is making markets swing. In the 1950s, Canada was a player in the international lithium market, with a mine in Quebec…




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Michael Barnard

Michael Barnard

Advisor Agora & ELECTRON. Founder distnc & TFIE. Publish on low-carbon transformation and related politics.

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