Korean researchers triple lithium extraction with plasma technology

Lithium ion batteries AI genertaed abstract image.
Lithium ion batteries AI genertaed abstract image.

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A significant advancement in lithium extraction has emerged from recent research, which has the potential to further the global energy landscape. 

The Korea Institute of Fusion Energy (KFE) unveiled its latest breakthrough by showcasing a study that achieved a threefold increase in lithium extraction efficiency compared to conventional methods. 

Spearheaded by its team of researchers, the feat was achieved through the innovative application of carbon dioxide microwave plasma technology. According to the team, the implications of this development are profound, promising to address critical challenges in lithium supply for burgeoning industries such as electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. 

As the demand for lithium continues to surge, fueled by the accelerating transition towards sustainable energy solutions, this novel approach holds great promise in meeting the evolving needs of a greener future, according to the KFE team.


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