Oregon State start-up develops green, cost-effective method for extracting lithium

An Oregon State University (OSU) start-up is banking on a technology that could lower the cost and environmental footprint of lithium mining. Espiku has developed a portable device that uses low-grade heat to pressurize brine for lithium salt production, which would reduce production costs by roughly 50%, says Espiku founder and OSU researcher Bahman Abbasi. […]

An Oregon State University (OSU) start-up is banking on a technology that could lower the cost and environmental footprint of lithium mining. (more…)