MonitorPro's Key Role in Environmental Monitoring and Reporting for Lithium Mining and the Growing Battery Storage Industry

As the world’s transition from fossil fuels accelerates, battery storage is starting to play an increasingly key part in both transportation and renewable energy delivery.

What is Lithium?

Lithium is an alkali metal found in rock and brine deposits.  In 2009 it was estimated that 13% of worldwide reserves of lithium were contained within in rock deposits and 87% found within brine deposits.  Its electrical conductivity and low density make it ideally suited for batteries (, 2024).

Why is Lithium Mining Important?

Lithium is the key component of lithium-ion batteries which are currently the mainstream rechargeable batteries. Forecasts indicate a substantial increase in the demand for lithium over the next decade, necessitating increased mining activities to meet this growing need.

This increased demand is a result of several factors including the impact of climate change, and the resulting effect of carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles. This has created a market to produce electric and hybrid cars, and as a result requires the development of large batteries to power vehicles.  Also, the demand for mobile phones and laptops continues to rise and rechargeable batteries are also required to meet this demand.

Although the distribution of Lithium is diverse, the predominant areas of production are the salt-lake brines of South America and the pegmatite sources in Australia, with the largest lithium producing countries being Australia, Chile, China, and Argentina.

Lithium Mine distribution

Figure 1: Shaw, R.A. (2021) Global lithium (Li) mines, deposits, and occurrences (November 2021). British Geological Survey

MonitorPro and Lithium Mining

Lithium mining sites can potentially take up large areas of land and as a result can have a significant impact upon the environment in that location.  Therefore, lithium mines have several governmental regulations associated with them, with obligations relating to impacts on flora and fauna, the terrestrial environment, surface and groundwater quality, air quality, and also social implications through noise and visual appearance.

To meet all these requirements a comprehensive monitoring system must be in place and MonitorPro is the ideal solution for managing this.  These regulations will also vary between countries depending upon the local laws in place and MonitorPro’s flexibility ensures its suitability for application in different states and countries, including multi-site operations spanning different regulatory areas.

As a result, in recent years, EHS Data has seen the start of an increase in new clients in this emerging sector, all turning to MonitorPro to better manage their environmental obligations, monitoring, and compliance.   MonitorPro has a comprehensive suite of features built around our client’s processes in a range of industries, and with flexibility being at the core of everything we develop at MonitorPro, it has been a seamless fit to also support the demands of lithium mines around the world.

To meet governmental regulations MonitorPro enables all data, from surface water, groundwater, flora/restoration, waste rock, or a range of other requirements, to be seamlessly collated into a single system for users to analyse, report, and present via a range of inbuilt and integrated tools.

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The complete, professional environmental data monitoring solution, MonitorPro is the IT solution trusted by environmental teams worldwide to manage their environmental compliance and data collection. MonitorPro is a web-based or locally hosted solution for the collation of ALL sources of environmental data, where it is generated by loggers, laboratories, weather stations, calculations, or other data repositories. MonitorPro is the first EHS Software solution to receive an MCERTS accreditation from the Environmental Agency.

About EHS Data

EHS Data is a world leading UK based software company providing Environmental Data Management Solutions to over 1,000 sites in 40 countries worldwide. For over 20 years, our versatile software solution, MonitorPro, has helped organisations save time, improve planning, quality control, site analysis and reporting to manage environmental obligations and sustainability.

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