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A world without lithium is inconceivable in the 21st century. Mobile phones, electric cars, data storage. Lithium is essential for those batteries that power these devices. Millions of tons are extracted every year in Africa, Australia, and South America. However, researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now found a way to mine lithium in Germany. The raw material can be extracted from deep waters in geothermal installations in the Upper Rhine Plain. This is a low-lying region in the southwest of Germany to the northeast of France.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.