The South American country with the second largest lithium reserve in the world, desired by Bill Gates

In an era of essential renewable energy production, the billionaire’s interest is focused on one of the world’s most important lithium deposits, with the exclusive purpose of innovating in its sustainable extraction. Lithium, also known as ‘white gold’ , is the protagonist of a new era in electric mobility and renewable energy storage. In this sense, South America emerges as the region with the largest reserves, led in the world ranking by two nations, which take first and second place.…

Lithium battery dreams get a ​rude awakening in South America due to nervous​ investors

Lithium refining and battery-assembling facilities could help kickstart economies. But so far, public and private initiatives in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile have failed to deliver even a single lithium cell factory. And none are set to be built through 2025. South America controls about 70 percent of the world’s reserves of lithium, the metal used in rechargeable batteries for mobile phones and electric vehicles, but none of the infrastructure needed to put it to work. Lithium refining and battery-assembling…
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