Clean-Mining Technology Pulls Key Metals Out of Water

Simbol MaterialsMarch 1, 2012, CNBC – A California firm’s new technique of cleaner “mining” could provide the electric-vehicle battery industry with all the lithium it needs, in a greener and cleaner way.

Pleasanton-based Simbol Materials’ technology can pull lithium, and other critical metals, out of the effluent water of some geothermal power plants, eliminating the drill-and-blast approach of traditional mining.

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