Platinum Sponsors

Albemarle leads the world in transforming essential resources into critical ingredients for mobility, energy, connectivity, and health. We partner to pioneer new ways to move, power, connect and protect with people and planet in mind. We are committed to building a more resilient world.

We’re advancing the future of movement by being the leading provider of materials that make mobility better and cleaner. We pioneer better lithium use through reliable supply and consistent quality. Our diverse, world-class resource base is geographically situated in low-risk environments with robust infrastructure and top performance in health and safety. We are committed to supply the growing market with a global expansion of hydroxide and carbonate conversion facilities that serve the needs of regional supply chains. We maintain the strongest vertical position in the industry, from raw material extraction to specialty product manufacturing, and we possess deep and broad process technology expertise.

We are a responsible partner that acts with humility and integrity to deliver results. We care for what we leave behind and the communities of which we are part. From the battery in electric vehicles, to the aluminum frame of an airplane, to the initiator for airbags, Albemarle is fundamental in the development of mobility products and solutions. We’re powering the energy transition to meet rising energy needs so we can ensure the world has critical resources for years to come.

All the elements for a better world.

As the world leader in lithium brinefield services, Zelandez provides cutting-edge technology that helps develop lithium brine resources faster, and produce more profitably. With years of experience working as a trusted partner supporting the lithium industry in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile, Zelandez is excited to announce the expansion of its operations to support lithium projects in North America.

Gold Sponsors

For more than 150 years, Rio Tinto has been looking for new ways of doing things. This drive for innovation and continuous improvement is at the heart of our purpose: Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

These metals and minerals are found everywhere in everyday life: Aluminium for cars, copper for renewable energy technologies, iron ore for the steel in our cities, and lithium for electric vehicles.

Rio Tinto is a home for curious people, who care about their work and colleagues, and are courageous about finding better ways to quickly solve problems and meet opportunities.

Silver Sponsors

ANDRITZ is a leading supplier of separation equipment and plant control systems with 110 company locations worldwide. ANDRITZ provides automation services and tools for a wide range of process industries, including pulp and paper, mining, lime and cement, power, and oil and gas. As a technology leader with extensive and over 30 years of experience in supplying industrial measurement, control, and optimization solutions for various industries, ANDRITZ is combining its process and equipment expertise with the latest advancements in the digital era. The result of this powerful combination is Metris: a portfolio of ANDRITZ Digital Solutions.

Buxton Resource Limited (ASX:BUX)

Marty Moloney
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Marty Moloney is a geologist with >25 years global mining industry experience. Marty is Interim CEO of Buxton Resources Ltd (ASX:BUX), which holds 100% interest in the high-grade, development-stage Graphite Bull battery anode material project, Western Australia. Buxton has an array of other exploration stage projects in copper & nickel. Buxton’s largest shareholder is diversified battery metals producer IGO Limited.

KBR delivers science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people performing diverse, complex and mission critical roles in 34 countries.
KBR has two business units: Government Solutions and Sustainable Technology Solutions
KBR Sustainable Technology Solutions offerings include world-class licensed process technologies, differentiated advisory services, deep technical domain expertise, energy transition solutions, high-end design capabilities, and smart solutions to optimize planned and operating assets. The combination of KBR’s offerings provides holistic and value-added solutions across the entire asset life cycle.
• Technology: With a proven history of developing and commercializing innovative process technologies for refinery, olefins, chemicals, inorganics and fertilizer industries, KBR’s Technology team provides efficient, sustainable solutions.

• Consultancy: A leading global provider of professional consulting solutions for our customers in the natural resources and industrial markets. Consulting’s value proposition is based on thought leadership, through technical excellence and understanding of industry, technology and market trends.

• Technology-Led Industrial Solutions (TLIS): TLIS combines KBR’s unparalleled asset life cycle domain expertise with disruptive digital solutions to be our client’s trusted partner for safe delivery of enhanced sustainable business performance, in terms of improved production, maximized reliability and optimized energy consumption at reduced OPEX.

• Integrated Solutions: Integrated Solutions is the engineering and project delivery group within Sustainable Technology Solutions. Services include front-end engineering, detailed engineering, procurement services, construction management services and program management

LithiumBank Resources Corp. (TSX-V: LBNK) (OTCQX: LBNKF), is a publicly traded lithium company that is focused on developing its two flagship projects, Boardwalk and Park Place, in Western Canada. In January 2024, LithiumBank completed an updated preliminary economic assessment of its Boardwalk project that targets a 34,005 TPA operation with a Pretax USD $3.7 Billion NPV8 and a 25.0% IRR with the potential for a number of near term enhancements. The Company will continue to de-risk its assets through detailed geological modelling and advanced engineering

Neometals is an emerging, sustainable battery materials producer. The Company has developed a suite of green battery materials processing technologies that reduce reliance on traditional mining and processing and support circular economic principles.

Neometals’ three core business units:

• Lithium-ion Battery (“LIB”) Recycling – to produce new battery materials from spent LIBs in a 50:50 JV (Primobius) with German plant builder SMS group. Primobius has a 10tpd commercial Shredding ‘Spoke’ operation in Germany, it is the recycling technology partner to Mercedes Benz and is planning its first 50tpd operation with Stelco Inc. in Canada;
• Vanadium Recovery – to produce high-purity V2O5 via processing of steelmaking by-product (“Slag”). Developing a 300,000tpa ~73:17 JV operation in Pori, Finland, underpinned by a 10-year Slag supply agreement with steelmaker SSAB. MOU with H2Green Steel underpins potential second operation in Boden, Sweden; and
• Lithium Chemicals – to produce battery quality LiOH from brine and/or hard-rock feedstocks using patented ELi™ electrolysis process owned by RAM (70% NMT, 30% Mineral Resources Ltd). Targeting initial 25,000tpa operation in Estarreja with Portugal’s largest chemical producer, Bondalti Chemicals S.A.

Pursuit Minerals Limited (ASX:PUR) is an ASX-listed lithium development company. Pursuit’s flagship asset the Rio Grande Sur Project is located within South America’s famed ‘Lithium Triangle’ at the Rio Grande Salar in Argentina. The Rio Grande Sur Project holds a maiden JORC inferred resource of 251.3kt @ 351mg/Li and is complimented by a Lithium Carbonate Pilot Plant located in the city of Salta. The Rio Grande Sur Project is in close proximity to Arcadium Lithium’s (NYSE:ALTM) Fenix operation at the Hombre Muerto Salar and Olaroz Lithium mine at the Olaroz Salar in a strategically located Tier 1 Address. Pursuit Minerals is led by an executive management team providing extensive in-country Argentina and resource development experience with significant exposure to the development of junior lithium companies.

IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.’s Direct Lithium to Product™ (DLP™) process utilizes SuperLig® Molecular Recognition Technology™ (MRT™) for the sustainable, circular economy production of battery grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate or lithium carbonate from brines, ores and recycled batteries.

• Fastest route to direct battery grade end-product, no secondary processing needed

• Minimal water requirement

• Exceptionally high (99%) Li recovery and selectivity over magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium and boron

• Minimal waste

• Minimal carbon footprint

• Low risk, IBC has over 35 years of metals processing applications and commercial scale-up/manufacturing experience

• Low CAPEX and OPEX

Positive ESG Impact with use of renewable energy sources

Bronze Sponsors

Aquatech is a recognized global leader in end-to-end process solutions to produce technical and battery grades of lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, and lithium salts. Leveraging its experience and know-how, Aquatech offers holistic solutions to produce critical mineral-based chemicals and salts for EV batteries and from battery recycling, providing applied development and testing with demonstration-scale process units to engineering and design, project management and execution, through post-installation operations and maintenance. Aquatech has delivered over 2,000 facilities across 60 countries and helps the world’s most recognized companies reduce their water, carbon, and environmental footprint, helping them achieve and sustain their sustainability goals. Learn more at

Atlantic Lithium is an AIM and ASX-listed lithium company advancing a portfolio of lithium projects in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire through to production.
The Company’s flagship project, the Ewoyaa Project in Ghana, is a significant lithium spodumene pegmatite discovery on track to become Ghana’s first lithium-producing mine. The Project is funded towards production under an agreement with Piedmont Lithium Inc. Based on the Pre-Feasibility Study, the Ewoyaa Project has indicated Life of Mine revenues exceeding US$4.84bn, with payback less than 5 months, producing sustainable, battery-grade spodumene concentrate via simple gravity only process flowsheet.

We enable clients to manage financial risk in freight and dry bulk commodities. We work on behalf of not only freight owners and ship owners but also financial institutions including banks and hedge funds. Because we are an integrated part of the wider Simpson Spence Young group, we have an informed knowledge of freight and major dry bulk commodity market dynamics. We are a global company and as well as our offices in London, Dubai, Singapore and Stamford, our wider network of 20 Simpson Spence Young offices across the world means we are “always awake” and ready to respond to your needs


Bepex International is a leading provider of process equipment and systems for the production of battery raw materials, with a particular focus on lithium, graphite, and recycled battery materials. Our range of products includes thermal processing systems, particle formation and agglomerating equipment, and particle size reduction machines, all designed to optimize the processing of these critical battery materials. Our team of experts works closely with clients to develop customized solutions that improve efficiency, productivity, and sustainability. With a focus on quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction, Bepex International is a trusted partner for businesses in the lithium and battery industry.

EKATO is the leading developer and manufacturer of industrial agitators, reactors, mechanical seals, plus vacuum process mixers and dryers, serving specialty and industrial chemical markets for over 90 years.

J. Rettenmaier USA is the global leader in natural fibers production servicing a broad range of industries with an extensive product portfolio. With multiple production sites, JRS manufactures a variety of filtration media from natural renewable raw materials for the mining and lithium processing industries. Cellulose filter aids are used in place of diatomaceous earth and perlite to optimize cake filtration systems on a wide variety of filters. Our products are specifically designed to improve filtration performance, extend filter cycle times, reduce maintenance requirements, and cellulose aids impart less ionic contamination to the process.

GEA’s credentials and broad portfolio for the production and processing of lithium begins right after mining with refining the intermediate products and ends with a dried powder, which must be at least 99.5 per cent pure to meet exacting battery material standards.
We’re supporting customers around the globe with:
– Lithium concentration from brine or spodumene
– Lithium salt crystallization and purification
– Impurity removal by centrifugal separation
– Fluid bed drying of lithium salt compounds
– Spray drying of lithium cathode & anode materials
– By-product recovery from lithium processing
– Process development for lithium recycling
Our process specialists are available for both test work and process development, followed up by skilled project managers who understand customers’ specific KPIs and can bring projects on stream, on schedule. This includes helping customers meet strict environmental regulations, overcome rigorous permitting processes and finding solutions to water scarcity, by generating water for reuse in the process or zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems. Visit… or email to for more information about the company and its products.

The Hosokawa Micron Group is the global leader in powder processing solutions including size reduction, classification, blending, drying, compaction and containment systems. Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems provided specialized ultra-fine milling and micronization systems for Lithium Carbonate, with many proven installations worldwide. The Mikro ACM® Air Classifying Mill is an air swept mechanical impact mill designed to grind Lithium Carbonate to a D50 < 4 μm. The Alpine® AFG Fluidized Bed Jet Mill employs a particle-on-particle size reduction technique to reduce materials down to D97 < 3 μm. Both mills produce a high-purity lithium product for battery applications.

KopperChem (Kopper Chemical Industry Corp., Ltd.) is an international renowned manufacturer of special surfactants, focusing on the research and development of copper metal, new energy battery metal extraction , mineral flotation, electrolytic electroplating acid mist treatment, etc., producing special surfactants products such as copper metal extractant, new energy battery metal extractant, mineral flotation reagent, acid mist suppressant, ceramic filtration plate cleaning agent, defoamer, etc. At present, KopperChem provide technical solutions and customized products for global customers that are mainly used in mining hydrometallurgy, new energy battery metal regeneration and recovery, urban mineral resource recycling, etc.

NanoNord A/S is a Danish privately owned company with unique strong bonds to the world of science and university research. We specialise in the development of real-time, online analysis systems for an array of industries.
NanoNord was founded by owner and CEO Ole Jensen. Ole previously founded the company Digianswer, who were the first in the world to introduce the revolutionary Bluetooth™ technology.
The latest product to be introduced is Tveskaeg NMR materials analyzer. This revolutionary Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology is ideal for measuring lithium (also Na, Cl, Al, Br and B and potentially other isotopes) in brine and lithium production.

Saltworks is a pioneer in industrial water desalination and lithium refining.
• It offers modular, industrial-scale lithium refining solutions for the production of battery-grade lithium products.
• Saltworks’ solutions have been proven in industrial water treatment and the recovery of valuable minerals in battery manufacturing, recycling, and semiconductor applications.
• Its Lithium Test Centre allows customers to leverage its offsite and mobile testing solutions, including two “mini-refineries”.
• Based in Vancouver, Canada, its headquarters includes engineering, supply chain, quality assurance, a full-scale assembly and testing facility, as well as R&D labs and pilots.

Sunresin is an innovation oriented high-tech enterprise, specialized in supplying Ion exchange resins, adsorption & separation resins, equipment solutions and relevant technical services. With almost 20 years of manufacturing experience, it is the listed company in the IER industry (Shenzhen Stock code 300487) which provides a high level of transparency to its customers. Sunresin manufactures about 50,000M³ of ion exchange resins and adsorbers annually, supplying furthermore customers with tens of adsorption and separation equipment. Sunresin’s resin portfolio include about 25 product categories and more than 200 different resin types.