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Amidst growing consumer electronics, electric vehicle, and grid-level energy storage markets, the demand for lithium-ion batteries is exponentially increasing. This phenomenon presents major concerns for the United States’ lithium-ion battery supply chain due to the high risks associated with the production of raw minerals used in the construction of most types of lithium-ion batteries. The main concerns include the geographical concentration of raw minerals in abroad markets, a severe lack of domestic mineral production, and a wide range of environmental and humanitarian concerns associated with mineral extraction. This paper offers an expository analysis of potential pathways to ensure the security of the U.S lithium-ion battery supply chain as battery-dependent markets exponentially grow.
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Castro, Jarod M., "The Lithium-Ion Battery: A Vulnerability Assessment of the United States Supply Chain Amidst Growing Electric Vehicle, Renewable Energy, and Consumer Electronics Markets" (2022). Standard Theses. 289.
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