Lithium Current Affairs, GK & News

Europe’s Largest Deposit of Rare Earths Discovered in Sweden

Europe’s largest deposit of rare earths, which are used in everything from mobile phones to missiles, has been found in Sweden. The discovery is being hailed as a way to reduce the European Union’s (EU) dependence on China, which currently supplies 98% of the rare earths used in the EU. The discovery is also being ..

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What is a ‘Battery Passport’?

Germany’s Ministry of Economy, Robert Habeck, has announced that there are plans by a group of companies in the country’s automotive industry to develop a ‘passport’ that will be tracing the environmental impact of European batteries. Overview: The consortium consisting of 11 partners received EUR 8.2m of funding to develop a common set of standards ..

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Shortage of Lithium for EV batteries

Recently, the Serbian Government cancelled licenses for a major lithium project, which is owned by Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto Plc. Highlights Lithium is in hot demand because of rapidly growing production of electric vehicles, which use lithium-ion batteries. However, there is a global supply shortage of lithium, with western countries are fighting to bring on ..

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Lithium deposits found in Karnataka

The Central Government has confirmed in a written reply to Lok Sabha about the presence of 1600 tonnes of lithium deposits in Mandya district of Karnataka. However, the significance and the quantity of the lithium in the region can only be confirmed after exploring the entire area. Further, commercial exploitation for the deposits can start ..

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India’s first Lithium refinery

The first Lithium refinery of India is to be set up in Gujarat. One of the largest power trading and renewable energy company, Manikaran Power Limited is to invest Rs 1000 crores to set up the refinery. About the Refinery The lithium ore for the refinery is to be imported from Australia. About the companies ..

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Lithium-rich Red Giants

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics have discovered Li-rich red giants and have associated Li-enhancement with red clump giants. Li-rich Red Giants Apart from helium and hydrogen, lithium is one of the 3 primordial elements produced during the big bang nucleosynthesis. Very young stars and interstellar medium contains 4 times more lithium than the ..

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