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If mining toxic lithium was not enough, now your next car may be built with critical minerals from the ocean floor.

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If mining toxic lithium was not enough, now your next car may be built with critical minerals from the ocean floor. Let's just keep mining until we have nothing left. Sprawling fields of rocks about the size of your fist coat the Pacific seabed. Below miles of ocean, these nodules burst with copper, nickel, manganese and cobalt, all key to building batteries for electric vehicles.

As the global push for electric transportation grows, these metals have converted a remote underwater plain into a battleground over the hard decisions required to address climate change. A nascent industry of deep sea mining is growing to harvest these rocks. The industry's first commercial mining applications may be filed in as little as two years despite incomplete regulations and unsettled science about mining's effects.

The solution is the innovation of electric motors that do NOT require batteries. Can it be done in the next 15 years? I hope so...

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  • Suvir

    Suvir

    11:43 AM, 04-09-2021

    Gizmoh is working on next generation power technology that could be the answer.

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