Five companies, backed by Slovenian businessman Andrej Rautner, have invested millions of marks in founding the mining company Lithium Mine in Laktasi, which will research and exploit lithium ore in the east of Republika Srpska, the Capital portal has learned.
The founders are the companies AR plane, R
“We will try to deal with mining if we get concessions. Everything is still in the beginning, the company has only existed for a month. The research would be in the border area between Republika Srpska and Serbia,”
He did not specify the exact locations for the research, but it is known that in the area of
Apart from Podrinje, deposits of this, the lightest of all known metals, also exist in the territory of Ugljevik, Domaljevac, Šamac, and in the region of central Bosnia.
In the middle of last year, the Minister of Energy and Mining in the Government of RS, Petar Đokić, announced that he would start exploring the deposit in
He stated at the time that some earlier research had shown that there was lithium in the
It is estimated that the demand for lithium will increase eightfold in the next 11 years, primarily due to the growing prevalence of electric cars that use lithium batteries.