Archishman Bose

Lithium and Bolivia’s fragile salt flats

Discussion created by Archishman Bose Partner on 03-Dec-2017
Latest reply on 05-Dec-2017 by Archishman Bose

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jan/17/white-gold-companies-search-lithium-bolivia

 

The vast resource, lying completely untapped in Bolivia's salt flats is a potential resource of lithium. With increase in EVs not only because they are efficient, but also since they present various opportunities in the fields of demand management through smart charging and discharging, Lithium demand will continue to grow. Such demands can only be met through adding new mines and extraction sites. Sites like the Bolivian salt flats, even though present huge resource, are extremely fragile to any changes in environment. 

 

The question therefore remains to be answered - how sustainable are what we are doing? Are we thinking based on Life Cycle Perspective?

The question is open..... 

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