#BillGates-Led Fund Invests in Making #Lithium Mining More Sustainable

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As the world looks to cut carbon emissions, people are increasingly turning to lithium-ion batteries for solutions such as powering electric vehicles or storing renewable energy. While there’s enough lithium available to meet today’s demand, BloombergNEF expects the market could see a shortfall as soon as 2023 as demand for the metal grows fourfold over the next decade.

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, helmed by Bill Gates, and MIT’s The Engine fund are leading an investment round of $20 million for Lilac Solutions, a U.S. startup aimed at making the extraction of lithium less water-intensive and more sustainable.

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-20/bill-gates-led-fund-invests-in-making-lithium-mining-more-sustainable

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