ENERGY MINERALS

DLE doubts simmer at lithium conference

Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) is touted as the technology which will help deliver the lithium the world needs for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage systems (ESS), but the rhetoric of its many potential benefits was noticeably toned down at the 15th Fastmarkets Lithium Supply and Battery Raw Materials conference in Henderson, Nevada, US, last week.

Paul Harris in Henderson, Nevada, USA
DLE questioned at Fastmarkets 15th Lithium Supply and Battery Raw Materials conference in Henderson, Nevada, USA

DLE questioned at Fastmarkets 15th Lithium Supply and Battery Raw Materials conference in Henderson, Nevada, USA

The conference, with an audience that tends to focus on the more technical side of mining, came a week after Australia's Lake Resources tempered its decision to jump straight into a 50,000tpa development...

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