Lithium Exploration Using a Multi-Disciplinary Earth Observation Framework Over Cornwall, UK
Catapult Co-Authors: Cristian Rossi, Maral Bayaraa, Stephen Spittle, Anoop Pandey, Niki Henry
The increasing global effort to overcome the addiction to fossil fuels is driving the demand for ‘green’ metals such as lithium (Li). At the forefront of green technologies is electric cars, where Li-ion rechargeable batteries are a fundamental component. Lithium is sourced from three main types of deposits: pegmatites, continental brines and hydrothermally altered clays, where brines supply three-fourths of the world’s Li – mainly due to its cost effectiveness in extraction.