Watch: Lithium Extraction from Geothermal Brine

December 18, 2023 | , ,  

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Lithium Extraction from Geothermal Brine

Lithium is a key component of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and is considered critical for the clean energy transition. Watch this CCST Expert Briefing, a follow up to our recent briefing on the Lithium Supply Chain, where the panel discusses the technology required to filter lithium out of geothermal brines, the expected environmental impacts of this new technology, the importance of lithium to a clean economy, and the work being done to ensure communities near the Salton Sea benefit from this industry. Held Friday, December 15, 2023.


Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
Chair, Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee
California State Assembly District 36


Dr. James Blair
Cal Poly Pomona
Associate Professor, Geography & Anthropology Department

Dr. Maryjo Brounce
UC Riverside
Associate Professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences Department

Dr. Patrick Dobson
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Staff Scientist, Energy Geosciences Division

Dr. Andrew Haddad
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Research Scientist, Energy Storage & Distribution Resources Division

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