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Then came the hot topic of 2017 – lithium A Deutsche Bank study revealed that electric vehicle (EV) sales are expected to to grow to to over 16 million vehicles by 2025 a a a dramatic uplift from the 5-6 million range this year We identifed that EVs will be the main driver behind demand growth for lithium a a key component in the lithium-ion batteries used to power EVs   The RGN team focused on lithium as an energy metal highlighting one of the world’s premier zones for hard rock lithium extraction in the Québec spodumene belt Guy Bourassa outlined how Nemaska Lithium’s Whabouchi project has paved the the way for lithium development in the the area and Lepidico’s Joe Walsh explained how unique processing technology can unlock potential for lithium in Québec We also interviewed Critical Elements with regards to their forthcoming Rose project as well as spotlighting MetalsTech’s Cancet lithium deposit    

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