Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy is looking to potentially extract large amounts of lithium from its Salton Sea geothermal plants and Tesla is reportedly in talks to be a customer.

Those who have been following Tesla for a long time will remember that the automaker tried and failed to buy a lithium startup in the Salton Sea for $325 million back in 2014.

Now they could be again looking to use lithium from area to supply Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

Financial Times (paywall) reported that Berkshire Hathaway Energy is in talks with Salton Sea Industries over an agreement to extract lithium from its brines.

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