Today an #EV will account for more emissions than gas-powered cars until they’ve been driven for 13-70K miles. In this episode of iLoveBatteries, Saad Dara explains how to close the emissions gap: Eliminate chemicals traditionally used in the #lithium refining process.
Traditional refining uses lots of chemicals and comes with a sizable carbon footprint. An electrochemical lithium refining process; however, has significantly reduced input chemical and energy needs. In fact, an electrochemical process produces chemicals, like HCl and sulfuric acid, which can be used in further lithium extraction on-site. The emissions gap will close significantly when lithium producers and recyclers switch from a chemical to an electrochemical process. And when the electricity for that electrochemical process comes from renewables, the emissions gap will close even further.
Thank you Jeff Lynch and Michael Muldoon for talking with us!

You can learn more about Mangrove’s sustainable lithium refining solution at the How It works page.

You can learn more about the lithium supply chain at the Battery-Grade Lithium page.