- More networking opportunities including dedicated networking lounges, meeting spaces, pre-event and more time allocated throughout the agenda
- Industry led supply chain insights workshop
- Dedicated pricing and hedging workshop
- Fastmarkets BRM Academy: Join the Back to Basics one stop shop to get up to speed with industry essentials from material extraction to EV cell manufacturing
- New discussion points: Lithium supply crunch, global EV supply & demand forecast, sustainability, battery innovation, supply chain integration, battery recycling, IRA legislation and investment.
President of Lithium
President of Lithium
Eric Norris joined Albemarle in January 2018 as Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, he managed the company’s strategic planning, M&A, and corporate business development programs as well as its investor relations efforts. In August 2018, he was appointed President of the Lithium global business unit. Prior to joining Albemarle, Norris served as President of Health and Nutrition for FMC Corporation. Following FMC’s announcement to acquire DuPont Agricultural Chemical assets, he led the divestiture of FMC Health and Nutrition to DuPont. Previously, Norris served as Vice President and Global Business Director for FMC Health and Nutrition, and Vice President and Global Business Director for FMC Lithium. During his 16-year FMC career, he served in additional leadership roles including Investor Relations, Corporate Development and Director of FMC Healthcare Ventures. Prior to FMC, Norris founded and led an internet-based firm offering formulation and design tools to the chemical industry. He started his career in a range of leadership roles with the Rohm and Haas Company. Norris earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and German from Colgate University. Norris is a member of the board of directors of Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and is a member of the board of advisors of The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA).
Deputy Special Presidential Coordinator for the Partnership for the Global Infrastructure Investment
U.S. Department of State
Managing Director and CEO
Pilbara Minerals Limited
Hans Eric Melin
Circular Energy Storage
President & CEO
Ridgeline Royalties Inc.
Energy Transition Analyst - Battery Manufacturing Cost Modelling
Fastmarkets, Former Lead Cell Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover
Energy Transition Analyst - Battery Manufacturing Cost Modelling
Fastmarkets, Former Lead Cell Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover
Krishna joins Fastmarkets from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) where he was a Lead Cell Engineer working on electric vehicle (EV) Batteries. His tenure at JLR included characterizing state-of-the-art Li-ion cells (performance and lifetime) for EVs, including the upcoming 2022 Range Rover PHEV. He also worked in a multi-disciplinary team to develop BEV SUV battery pack concepts and led several research and development projects with the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick. Krishna holds a PhD from the University of Southampton, where he worked on a prototype redox flow battery concept designed for grid-scale energy storage applications.
Best gathering of lithium industry professionals that I’ve been to.
If you want to meet high level industry insiders, this is the best event to reach out, because almost everyone will be there.
Very good opportunity to meet all the lithium industry key persons, and to learn all about what’s going on at this moment.
Excellent networking opportunity for all the main and emerging parties in the battery and raw materials markets to meet and discuss the issues in the industry.
It was a good opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends and the outlook for the lithium industry, and it was a useful conference to learn about new business opportunities and technologies.
That’s where you can meet the who’s who of Lithium
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.
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).
Zelandez is a leading technology services company that drives innovation in the lithium industry. With a footprint in the lithium triangle of Argentina, Bolivia & Chile, we work daily on innovating lithium brine exploration and development to propel lithium to market faster for a cleaner energy future sooner.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!”
SSY FUTURES LTD IS A SPECIALIST DERIVATIVES BROKER EMBEDDED WITHIN SIMPSON SPENCE YOUNG, THE WORLD’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT SHIPBROKER.
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.