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Session Details

The New Prize: Securing lithium, battery materials & renewables supply chain

Wednesday, March 11

09:30 am - 10:20 am

The market for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries—the undisputed battery of choice for the rapidly expanding electric vehicle (EV) market—is expected to grow quickly in the coming years. What is the future availability of the various metals that are required to manufacture the different types of Li-ion batteries? Can enough lithium supply be brought online to enable the mass adoption of EVs? Will there be any bottlenecks for the metals used in Li-ion battery cells, and could this hinder EV adoption? What other potential disruptions are on the horizon for the battery supply chain?

Session Speakers
  • Saad Rahim

    Trafigura Pte Ltd

    Chief Economist

  • Francis R. Fannon

    United States Department of State

    Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR)

  • Jonathan Evans

    Lithium Americas Corp.

    President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Morgan D. Bazilian

    Colorado School of Mines

    Director, Payne Institute & Professor of Public Policy