Battery & Electrification Technology

Revolutionizing Lithium Production

Lithium is at the heart of all electric vehicles and grid energy storage, but producing the metal comes with significant environmental costs. Watch this video to learn about an extraction technique that slashes the amount of land and time needed for lithium production.

“We aimed to leverage the fundamental processes of evaporation and capillary action to concentrate, separate, and harvest lithium,” said Z. Jason Ren , professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton and the leader of the research team.