Koerner, Brendan I.
November 2008
Forbes Asia;11/24/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 20, p82
The article focuses on the rising level of lithium consumption all over the world. Between 2003 and 2007 the battery industry doubled its consumption of lithium carbonate. Since a vehicle battery requires a hundred times as much lithium carbonate as its laptop equivalent, the green-car revolution could make lithium one of the planet's most strategic commodities. A lithium-ion battery stores two to three times as much energy per pound as a nickel-metal hydride battery.


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