Chemical elements

World’s largest reserves of lithium are in Serbia: We could supply the whole planet

Serbia's estimated deposits are the largest in Europe and the insatiable appetite for batteries that power everything from iPhones to Tesla cars is prompting the likes of Rio Tinto Group to study the viability of mining it.
News portal Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten writes about the lithium wealth in Serbia, carried by portal

Smoke from blazes led to major air pollution in Athens

The high concentrations of airborne microparticles in the atmosphere of the Greek capital due to the large wildfire that raged across the island of Evia had dropped Wednesday from the levels observed on Tuesday, according to the director of the Institute for Environmental and Sustainable Development Research, Nikos Michalopoulos.

Company Will Invest Over BGN 25 mln in a Factory Near Devnya

The Minister of Economy Emil Karanikol awarded the Class A investment certificate to Agropolychim AD. The amount of the investment amounts to BGN 25,890 million, with 12 new jobs being opened, the press office of the agency announced.


The investment project is related to the extension of the existing holding for liquid ammonia storage.

Exams boost vitamin sales

A 30 percent increase in online purchases of energy supplements in May is widely seen as a response to students' rising stress levels ahead of university entrance exams this month.
According to the Convert Group's eRetail Audit service, the most sought-after products were energy supplements containing fish oil.

Photo exhibition on hidden costs of lithium on display at Ljubljana Castle

The exhibition chronicles the value chain of this rare element, which includes investment and searches in the US, mining in Bolivia, the manufacturing of batteries and cars in China, as well as efforts in Norway, a small country rich in oil, to electrify all of its transport, wrote Ljubljana Castle operator Ljubljanski Grad.