Some of the latest battery technologies may become obsolete before reaching the market because of the breakneck pace of advances in the industry.
Satellites detecting changes in trees from space could help identify potential "hotspots" of lithium situated underground in Cornwall, researchers have said.
The first batches of batteries from electric and hybrid vehicles are hitting retirement age, yet they aren’t bound for landfills. Instead, they’ll spend their golden years chilling beer at 7-Elevens in Japan, powering car-charging stations in California and storing energy for homes and grids in Europe.
Scotland will be processing the entirety of the UK’s battery waste before the end of 2017.
Mineral exploration and production company Kodal has identified "very strong" deposits of Lithium, a crucial ingredient in battery manufacturing.