Could graphene be used to extract lithium from seawater?

More and more electric vehicles hitting the road could strain the world’s lithium supply, and today only natural processes are used commercially to extract lithium from high-concentration salt water an article from MIT Technology Review states – Quest to Mine Seawater for Lithium Advances.

The solution could be graphen a company called G2O Water thinks, using graphene oxide to create their membrane and thus reduce the fouling of the membrane over time.