Nevada enjoys unmatched infrastructure, skilled miners, consistent permitting protocols, relatively low taxes, a social license to operate and a safe operating environment. Nevada is also home to the only brine based producing lithium operation in North America so it’s no wonder Nevada’s “Lithium Hub” is experiencing a frenzied land grab similar to the California’s Gold Rush.
Even in slow global growth or recessionary environments, the increasing number of end uses results in overall lithium demand remaining strong, even as demand for existing uses declines. Notwithstanding global growth or any other factor, two of the most important ways to lessen the effects of climate change rely largely on lithium-ion batteries.
“Increasingly, lithium is becoming to batteries what silicon is to semiconductors—prevalent, even among worthy alternatives. In one form or another, the lithium-ion battery is the technology of our time.”