Bolivia gives a boost to its lithium industry amid criticism of its goals

The country has more than 21 million tons of lithium, one of the largest reserves in the world. The main one is in the Uyuni salt flat in the Andean region of Potosí, and to a lesser extent in the deposits of Pastos Grandes, also in Potosí, and Coipasa, shared between the Bolivian department of Oruro and Chile.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolivia is working to give a new direction to the industrialization of lithium with tests for the direct extraction of the mineral and thus increase its production quotas, given some analysts' doubts about the national goals or that an eventual regional alliance to enter the global market will prosper.

The country has more than 21 million tons of lithium, one of the largest reserves in the world. The main one is in the . . .

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