Powering the resource-to-recharge revolution
Urgency: Electrification will require unprecedented quantities of lithium. A global lithium shortage is already underway and the US produces almost none of its own.
Opportunity: Unconventional domestic resources could satisfy lithium demand for a century. Responsible, secure, and competitive supply requires 1) deep knowledge of the resources, 2) efficient and sustainable extraction technology, and 3) integration with manufacturing.
Discovery: Distributed resource supply chains enabled by applying the same revolutionary science to lithium resources as to the batteries made from them.
Leadership: Just and environmentally responsible transition to renewable energy through stakeholder-driven analysis.
Action: Shovel-ready solutions accelerated by coevolution of process and product between research and industry.