EC adds lithium to critical raw materials list amid transition to 'green' economy

By Dalila Ouerghi
Published: Friday, 04 September 2020

The European Commission unveiled an updated list of critical raw materials on Thursday September 3 that it aims to secure the supply of while avoiding over-dependence on third countries, alongside an action plan to create domestic supply chains for raw materials.

Lithium, a material that is critical for the shift to a greener economy, has been added to this list for the first time.

Lithium is a key element in the manufacturing of batteries that power electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage systems (ESS).

The move comes while the European Union...

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