September 13, 2022

Diving Deep for Battery Metals

by The Journal.

Background show artwork for The Journal.

As the world shifts toward green alternatives like electric vehicles and solar power, demand for metals needed for batteries has skyrocketed. WSJ’s Yusuf Khan explains mining companies are turning to a new source for metals like cobalt and manganese: the ocean floor.


Further Reading:

- Deep-Sea Mining Is Close to Reality Despite Environmental Concerns 

- TMC Gets Approval for Pilot Deep-Sea Mining Project 

- Environmental Investing Frenzy Stretches Meaning of ‘Green’ 


Further Listening:

- Environmental Investing Frenzy Stretches Meaning of 'Green' 

- Electric Cars Need Lithium. Can Chile Provide It? 

- How One Company Rode the Electric Vehicle Boom to Success 


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