[In the news] Study reveals it is possible to identify potential lithium "hot-spots" from space

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A team of scientists have proved that satellites can detect characteristics in vegetation and minerals on the surface, which when combined with geological data, could indicate potential locations for the discovery of lithium.

Lithium is a vital component of “next generation” batteries which will be used in electric vehicles and for the storage of renewable power. As a result of such developments global demand for lithium is forecast to grow by around 400% by 2025. Lithium has now become a vital metal for technologies which enable a rapid transition towards a low carbon economy.

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