Lithium in Everyday Life

Lithium is one of the world’s most important minerals. It helps power our lives as a building block for modern battery technology, enabling electrification, clean energy and sustainable transportation, in particular electric vehicles. It’s so critical that the pioneers of lithium-ion battery technology won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2019 for their work in technology recognized as the “basis of our new rechargeable world.”

But lithium is used in much more than batteries. It touches our daily lives in ways most of us don’t realize, including glass, pharmaceuticals, concrete, lubricants, and even in the alloys used to build aircraft.