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Existing battery value chains face significant governance challenges which threaten both their security and sustainability.
Western Australia's geological endowments, trusted governance framework and strong international relationships make it an ideal partner for international efforts to develop more resilient battery value chains.
Western Australia currently produces nine of the 10 mineral elements required to produce most lithium-ion battery anodes and cathodes and has commercial reserves of graphite – the remaining element.
Accelerating global demand presents Western Australia with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transition into a major processing, manufacturing and trading hub. Critical components in advanced battery production — precursor, anode, cathode, electrolyte — can be manufactured in Western Australia.