New California Law to Boost Sustainable Materials Industry

By Nicholas Brown, Clean Technica:

Do you think it is possible to mine lithium and manganese without actually excavating it from the ground?

It is. And, unlike material mining in general, which technically causes destruction for every unit of minerals extracted, minerals such as lithium, manganese, and other minerals can be extracted from what is called geothermal brine.

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 2205 into law to pave the way for the geothermal brine mineral extraction industry. It is intended to bring extraction regulations “up to date… Read more


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