The future is here! You can watch TV on your wristwatch, electric vehicles roam the streets, and drones own the skies. What powers all our 21st-century toys? That would be lithium, or more specifically lithium batteries.🔋
Lithium has been immensely helpful in getting our society where it is today but it comes with some serious drawbacks. Mining the material is hugely inefficient with nearly 50k gallons of water needed to create one ton, and as global demand is about to explode due to the EV boom you can imagine that the market will be squeezed dry.
That’s where sodium-based batteries come in. Not the sodium my doctor told me to cut back on.