Monday, June 14, 2010

Afghanistan as the "Saudi Arabia of Lithium"

An NYT story titled U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan includes the text:

An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys.

The vast scale of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth was discovered by a small team of Pentagon officials and American geologists. The Afghan government and President Hamid Karzai were recently briefed, American officials said.

Of lithium as a high energy density component of battery anodes, note the following posts on IPBiz:



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