Lithium and the Future of Electrification: Visit Our New Lithium Storymap

Explore the Potential of Geothermal in Developing Domestic Sources of Lithium

Check out an outstanding new resource recently unveiled by the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), available on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) website! 

A new Lithium StoryMap lays out the relationship between geothermal energy and lithium while exploring why the DOE is investing in technologies supporting lithium extraction from geothermal brines. Using an easily digestible format, visitors can scroll through the role of lithium in renewable energy today, how the critical material is currently obtained, and why the Salton Sea region of California may prove to be a key domestic source—with a little help from geothermal energy. As lithium demand continues to grow, geothermal energy may soon play a greater role in our lives and in the green economy.

Learn more about GTO and DOE’s activities related to lithium.