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White gold

 

February 8, 2019



“Up from the ground came the bubblin’ crude, black gold, Texas Tea.” Great news for the Clampetts, soon to be the Beverly Hillbillies.

As the demand for alternative fuel vehicles grows, so does the demand for “white gold.” This gold isn’t meant for jewelry but instead comprises the chief ingredient in lithium carbonate, refined to build lithium-ion batteries. These liquid-cooled miracles of electron storage are found in modules, integrated into the floors of cars such as the Tesla, Audi e-tron, and countless others in the design phase headed for production.

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