Iran's state television quoted Mohammad Hadi Ahmadi, an official from the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade, as saying: "Iran has discovered a lithium mine for the first time, and the location is in Hamadan."
According to the report, the director of the Exploration Affairs Office of the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade of Iran said that the reserves of this lithium mine are believed to reach "8.5 million tons".
Lithium has been called the "oil of the 21st century" and is essential to the manufacture of electric vehicle batteries. Electric cars will get rid of CO2-emitting oil.
The white metal is also an important component of rechargeable batteries used in cell phones and other electronic devices, the report said.
According to a report published by the US Geological Survey in 2022, a total of 89 million tons of lithium have been discovered worldwide. Australia, Chile, and Argentina are the main producers.
In 2022, as demand for cleaner forms of mobility increases around the world, lithium prices will soar due to higher component prices and general inflation.
According to reports, Iran's economy is subject to severe international sanctions, especially those of the United States. Iran has rich reserves of natural resources, including natural gas, oil, copper and iron