Inside Tesla’s Lithium Clay Salt Extraction Process, ft Alex Grant
Did Tesla Battery Day leave you scratching your head?
If so, you're in good company - if you consider Emily Hersh good company that is.
Alex Grant, Principal of Jade Cove Partners returns to the Minerals Manhattan Project to talk through the article he co-wrote following the announcement that Elon Musk is planning to extract lithium from clay in Nevada using salt and water.
Alex explains the different mechanisms that could be plausible explanations for how this saline process could work, as well as some lithium clay basics.
For the full article, written by Alex Grant (Jade Cove Partners), Dr. Mike Whittaker (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), and Dr. Aaron Celestian (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles):
Follow Alex on Twitter @alexjadecove
Read more of Alex's clever papers on his website: https://www.jadecove.com/