September 1, 2017 |
As the world’s electric car manufacturers and renewable energy firms invest heavily in battery development and manufacturing facilities, Argentina has emerged as an important future source of a crucial ingredient, lithium. With several projects set to begin construction, Argentina’s Ministry of Energy and Mining expects the country to produce half the world’s lithium by 2020.
South America’s “lithium triangle,” which straddles northwest Argentina, north Chile and southwest Bolivia, contains more
Argentina is courting junior miners and global investors as it aims to supply half of global lithium demand