Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

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.

Allkem is a specialty lithium chemicals company with a global portfolio of diverse and high-quality lithium assets that produce critical battery materials used in decarbonising our economies.
New project developments are underway across the globe to enhance international scale and product flexibility to meet significant market growth that is underpinned by a global transition to a net zero carbon future.
Allkem is committed to tripling our lithium production by 2026 and maintaining at least a 10% global lithium market share over the next decade as demand for lithium undergoes significant growth as one of the principal components in the effort to combat climate change. In line with our own commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2035, our approach is to design and develop assets with lower carbon intensity, maximise the use of renewable energy and support the development of low carbon technology.

Pilbara Minerals is the leading ASX listed pure-play lithium company, owning 100% of the world’s largest, independent hard-rock lithium operation. Located in Western Australia’s resource-rich Pilbara region, our Pilgangoora Project produces a spodumene and tantalite concentrate. The significant scale and quality of our operation has attracted a consortium of high quality, global partners including Ganfeng Lithium, General Lithium, Great Wall Motor Company, POSCO, CATL and Yibin Tianyi.
We continue to deliver a low-cost, quality spodumene to market, and are pursuing a growth and diversification strategy to become a sustainable, low-cost lithium producer and fully integrated lithium raw materials and chemicals supplier in the years to come.
Through execution of this strategy, we are positioned to become a major player in the rapidly growing lithium supply chain, underpinned by increasing demand for clean energy technologies such as electric vehicles and energy storage as the world pursues a sustainable energy future.

Gold Sponsor

Li-Cycle is on a mission to leverage its innovative solution to address an emerging and urgent global challenge. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are increasingly powering our world in automotive, industrial/utility/residential energy storage, and consumer electronic applications. The world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better recycle these batteries, and to meet the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials.
Li-Cycle Technology™ is a low cost, safe, environmentally friendly process that can recycle all types of lithium-ion batteries. It can do so with an unparalleled recovery rate of up to 100% of all materials. Li-Cycle’s industry-leading innovations make it uniquely positioned to support a key element of the growing international movement towards zero carbon technologies as part of the circular economy.

Sichuan Calciner Technology Company Limited

SCT is the world’s leading engineering firm for the lithium refinery. We can provide turnkey solution to lithium salt production line ranged from 5,000 tons to 60,000 tons per year (single line capacity). Up to date, we have altogether done over 20 lithium conversion plants globally where we are ranked 1st in lithium salt design capacity, which covers more than 85% of the global spodumene refinery market share.

We can provide a full life cycle lithium refinery solution including the following works:

●Testworks Including Laboratory, Pilot and Demo Plants

●Scoping and Feasibility Studies

●Engineering Project Consulting

●Engineering Design

●Equipment Design and Manufacturing

●Project Management

●EPC Service

●Plant Commissioning and Production Management

●Process and Performance Guarantees

Silver Sponsors

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) is a leading global provider of essential minerals with a recently announced sustainable lithium brine resource. Its salt products help keep roadways safe during winter weather and are used in numerous consumer, industrial and agricultural applications. Its plant nutrition business manufactures products that improve the quality and yield of crops, and its specialty chemical business serves the water treatment industry and other industrial processes. The company operates 16 production and packaging facilities with more than 2,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the U.K. Visit compassminerals.com for more information about the company and its products.

Hatch is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. As a global multidisciplinary management, engineering, and development consultancy firm for the metals, energy, and infrastructure sectors, our corporate roots extend more than a hundred years. Our exceptional, diverse teams combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working in partnership with our clients to develop market strategies, manage and optimize production, develop innovative technologies, and design and deliver complex capital projects.

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

Latin Resources Limited (ASX: LRS) is an Australian-based mineral exploration company, with projects in South America and Australia, that is developing sustainable minerals to provide the planet with environmentally friendly products.

In Latin America, the Company’s focus is on its two Lithium projects, the Salinas Lithium Project in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil and the other, the Catamarca Lithium Project in Argentina. The Salinas Lithium Project is fast developing into one of the world’s highest grade lithium deposits in a premier mining jurisdiction.

The Australian projects include the Cloud Nine Halloysite-Kaolin Deposit. Cloud Nine Halloysite is being tested by CRC CARE aimed at identifying and refining halloysite usage in emissions reduction, specifically for the reduction in methane emissions from cattle to meet the companies ESG policies.

Lithium Power International is a pure-play, ASX-listed lithium company focused on the development of Chile’s next high-grade lithium mine. Stage One of the Maricunga project will supply 15,200 tonnes per year of lithium carbonate, and has a rapid two-year payback and internal rate of return of 39.6%. This makes it exceptionally efficient, with an expected production cost of US$3,718 per tonne and annual gross earnings of US$324 million. A final investment decision is due this year. LPI is also planning to spin-out its Western Australian hard rock lithium projects, one of which is immediately along strike from the world’s largest lithium producer, Talison.

Sayona is dedicated to the exploration and development of lithium deposits, the raw material used in the manufacture of lithium batteries. The company is working on the development of various projects mainly located in Quebec. The North American Lithium Complex will start production in Spring 2023, which will become a cornerstone of the lithium division it wishes to establish in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, together with the Authier and Tansim Projects. Sayona also holds a 60% stake in the Moblan Project and 100% of Lac-Albert Project, both located in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James. The company is a subsidiary of Sayona Mining Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:SYA; OTCQB:SYAXF).

Sturtevant Inc. is the global leader in air classification and size reduction equipment, perfecting particle size solutions around the globe. KR Komarek is the global leader in briquetting and compacting equipment, providing custom briquetting and compacting solutions around the globe. This strategic partnership and marketing alliance brings together two companies with an unequalled, combined 240 years of innovative processing experience and expertise. Together, we specialize in engineering the most energy efficient and cost-effective micronizing systems to produce both battery grade and glass grade lithium carbonate. The Sturtevant/Komarek processing solution is focused on helping lithium processors reduce both their capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) expenses and design in flexibility that is needed for expansion.

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.

Bronze Sponsors

Atlantic Lithium Ltd

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.

Bradda Head Lithium is a lithium developer with assets in Arizona and Nevada. The Company is unique in that it holds three types of lithium mineralisation; clay, pegmatite and brine projects, all in the US. The Company recently announced a resource upgrade at its Basin East project, now at 305kt of LCE and also an exploration target of up to 6Mt of LCE at its Basin Project, which covers just a portion of its sedimentary claims in the US. BHL is growing its resources aggressively and 2022 is due to be a big resource growth year at its sedimentary assets. BHL is also progressing its pegmatite project San Domingo in Arizona with drilling planned to start in June 2022, and our brine projects Wilson and Eureka in Nevada with one drill programme underway and more planned for H2 2022. Bradda looks forward to updating the market on them.

Critical Elements Lithium Corporation aspires to become a large, responsible supplier of lithium to the flourishing electric vehicle and energy storage system industries. To this end, Critical Elements Lithium is advancing the wholly owned, high purity Rose lithium project in Quebec. Rose is our first lithium project to be advanced within a highly prospective land portfolio of over 700 square kilometers. In 2017, the Corporation completed a robust feasibility study on Rose Phase 1 for the production of high quality spodumene concentrate. The internal rate of return for the Project is estimated at 34.9% after tax, with a net present value estimated at C$726 million at an 8% discount rate. Capital cost parameters were confirmed in 2019 by Primero Group in the context of a Guaranteed Maximum Price under an Early Contractor Involvement agreement, as a prelude to an Engineering, Procurement and Construction process. Detailed engineering for Phase I is expected to conclude this year as we also deliver technical studies for Phase II, the conversion of spodumene concentrate to high quality lithium hydroxide. In our view, Quebec is strategically well-positioned for US and EU markets and boasts exceptional infrastructure including a low-cost, low-carbon power grid featuring 93% hydroelectricity. The project has received approval to proceed from the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change on the recommendation of the Joint Assessment Committee, comprised of representatives from the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and the Cree Nation Government; we await similar approval under the Quebec environmental assessment process near-term. We have a strong, formalized relationship with the Cree Nation.

GeoLith is a Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) technology provider. Its Li-Capt® technology enables local and sustainable lithium production from any liquid source, including geothermal waters, oil produced waters and salar brines. Li-Capt® is highly selective of lithium and has recovery rates greater than 95%, with a modular, scalable technology. The technology has been proven at pilot scale thanks to three operating pilots in France, Chile and UK, both with European and South American lithium resources.
GeoLith is currently undergoing its industrialisation process, aiming for full industrial performances, and manufacturing capabilities by the end of 2024. GeoLith provides a critical technological brick for green and sustainable battery manufacturing and recycling, which at the same time allows to increase production and secure the supply of this critical material.

Ioneer is an emerging lithium-boron producer developing a globally significant, economically attractive, and environmentally sustainable lithium project in Nevada, USA. Ioneer’s 100%-owned Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project will provide an important foundation to building and strengthening U.S. supply chains with critical and strategic materials.
Ioneer’s first phase of production is set to begin in 2026. The company continues to consider additional and significant growth opportunities for future development phases.
Ioneer’s core mission is to develop a U.S.-based source of lithium and boron that can be extracted in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, providing two materials essential to achieve a sustainable future for our planet.

Koch Engineered Solutions is a global solutions provider that encompasses products, services, and expertise across a wide range of industries. KES companies design, manufacture and install process, pollution control, and sustainability solutions for industries and cities around the world. More information is available at KochEngineeredSolutions.com

Lepidico Ltd

Lepidico Ltd is an ASX-listed Company focused on exploration, development and production of lithium chemicals. Lepidico owns the hydro-metallurgical process technologies that have successfully produced both lithium carbonate and hydroxide from lithium-rich mica minerals including lepidolite and zinnwaldite. The L-Max® Process has the potential to complement the lithium market by adding sustainable lithium chemical supply from hard-rock sources without the need for energy intensive roasting, with the potential for industry leading low greenhouse gas emissions and modest water consumption. More recently Lepidico has added LOH-Max® to its technology base, which produces lithium hydroxide from lithium sulphate without by-product sodium sulphate. The Company has completed Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) and a Definitive Feasibility Study for a vertically integrated development with nominal 5,000 tonne per annum Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) capacity Phase 1 lithium chemical plant, targeting commercial production for 2025. The Project incorporate the Company’s proprietary L-Max® and LOH-Max® technologies into the chemical conversion plant design. Concentrate feed to the Phase 1 Plant is from the Karibib Project in Namibia, 80% owned by Lepidico where Ore Reserves total 9.4 Mt @ 0.43% Li2O, 2.1% rubidium, 2.0% potassium and 278ppm caesium (ASX announcement of 13 February 2023), which supports an operating life of 19 years.

Liontown Resources (ASX:LTR) is an emerging Tier-1 battery minerals producer. Our aim is to be an ESG leader and a globally significant provider of battery minerals for the rapidly growing clean energy market. As we transition from explorer to producer, we are committed to incorporating the right approach and foundation from the outset and ESG principles underpin all decisions. We currently control two major lithium deposits in Western Australia and aim to expand our portfolio through exploration, partnerships and acquisitions. In addition, we look to participate in downstream value-adding where control of the deposit provides a strong competitive advantage. To learn more, please visit: www.ltresources.com.au

Minviro is a science-based consultancy and software provider - offering a deeper level to sustainability. They bring the knowledge and tools necessary for impact reduction to people and businesses globally. From guiding material and technology companies in the low-carbon transition to making essential intelligence accessible. Through a recognised framework for analysing impacts, they build transparent roadmaps with actionable insights. Shaping a future where all ingredients of modern technology are produced with consideration and minimal effect on the environment.

Morella is an ASX listed exploration and resource development company focused on lithium and battery minerals. Morella is currently engaged in exploration activities with projects strategically located, in Tier 1 mining jurisdictions in both Australia and the United States of America. Morella will secure and develop lithium raw materials to support the surging demand for battery minerals, critical in enabling the global transition to green energy.

Pan Asia Metals Limited (ASX:PAM) is a battery and critical metals explorer and developer focused on the identification and development of projects in Asia that have the potential to position the Company to produce metal compounds and other value-added products that are in high demand.

Pan Asia Metals is Exploring A Better Future®, we explore with principles, and we intend to mine and process with principles, conducting ourselves in a way that will bring benefit to all stakeholders, knowing that success includes community and environment.

Pan Asia Metals owns two lithium projects and one tungsten project. The projects are located in Thailand, a low cost advanced industrial economy, and fit the Company’s strategy of developing downstream value-add opportunities situated in low-cost environments proximal to end market users.

Complementing Pan Asia Metal’s existing project portfolio is its target generation program, aiming to identify desirable assets in the region. Pan Asia Metals plans to develop its existing projects while also expanding its portfolio via targeted and value-accretive acquisitions.

At Saint-Gobain Ceramics, we design and manufacture tailored material solutions for our customers, worldwide. Our advanced ceramic materials solutions enable industry leaders to meet the toughest application requirements in a broad range of markets, such as: Lithium Extraction, Energy, Aerospace, Semiconductors, and many others! Our team of skilled scientists works in close collaboration with customers to develop refined solutions that meet each customer’s needs. Together, we can go further!”


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.

Winsome Resources Limited (Intended ASX: WR1) is a Lithium focussed exploration and development company with three project areas in the James Bay Region of Quebec Province, Canada. All three projects – Cancet, Adina and Sirmac-Clappier are 100% owned by the Company. Winsome Resources is in the process of listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and is aiming to be trading in October 2021. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) is being run by Canaccord Genuity. Cancet is the Company’s most advanced lithium asset of the three projects, comprising of 395 claims for a total area of in excess of 20,000Ha It is located 155km East of Radisson, within a favourable geological setting with a well mineralised spodumene bearing pegmatite. None of the projects within the Company’s portfolio are geologically constrained, offering further exploration potential. Cancet Lithium alone has been by a JORC 2012 compliant exploration target of 15-25MT @ 1-2% Li2O + 100-250 ppm Ta2O5 (refer to MetalsTech ASX announcement dated 9 November 2017 titled: “Significant Exploration Target at Cancel Lithium” Quebec is a well-established mining jurisdiction, rated amongst the top globally by the Fraser Institute with world class infrastructure and support for mining development.


Led by an experienced team, ACME Lithium is a well-financed, mineral exploration Company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing battery metal projects in partnership with leading technology and commodity companies. ACME has three projects in the United States, two in Esmeralda County, Nevada at Clayton Valley and Fish Lake Valley, and a lithium project northwest of the McDermitt Caldera in south east Oregon, as well as two projects in the pegmatites fields of the Bird River Greenstone Belt in southeastern Manitoba, Canada.

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 http://go.gea/... or email to chemical@gea.com 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.

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.

Let Labelmaster manage your large format lithium battery transport - There’s so much more to transporting very large-format lithium batteries than just the crate. You also need regulatory expertise and end-to-end supply chain support from a partner who has managed every aspect of the process for some of the world’s largest companies.
We make large format lithium battery and CMA transport compliant, efficient and stress-free. We’ve helped handle some major recalls, so you can count on our DDR expertise and experience.

Saltworks delivers cutting-edge lithium processing solutions. We focus on concentrating, refining, and converting lithium chloride brines into battery quality inputs: carbonate or hydroxide. Saltworks delivers full-scale lithium conversion plants or singular unit operations. We offer pilot testing services as well as upfront lithium process optimization. Our pre-feasibility process optimization services enable project teams to understand their options and focus on processing pathways that can be implemented with reliability, speed, and cost-effectiveness. If you have a lithium resource, DLE eluent, or specific processing unit operation need, please stop by to see how we can add value and accelerate your project.

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.

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