Watch: Lithium Extraction from Geothermal Brine

December 18, 2023 | , ,  

A graphic with title on the briefing in blue and yellow lettering with photos of the panelists

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

Download the CCST one pager (PDF)


The California Council on Science and Technology is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature in 1988. CCST responds to the Governor, the Legislature, and other State entities who request independent assessment of public policy issues affecting the State of California relating to science and technology. CCST engages leading experts in science and technology to advise state policymakers—ensuring that California policy is strengthened and informed by scientific knowledge, research, and innovation.

Recent Posts

Development Manager
CCST logo with blue border around it and careers in white text on orange background
The California Council on Science and Technology seeks a Development Manager to strategically formulate and ...
Recap: CCST Science & Technology Week 2024
Recapping S&T Week 2024: Kickoff panel on AI, Reception and Leadership Awards Ceremony, Science Translators ...
GALLERY: S&T Week 2024 Reception and Leadership Awards
A graphic with the three photos of the recipients in thirds and a lower third with CCST's logo and the award title.
The awardees were recognized at CCST’s S&T Week Reception and Leadership Awards Ceremony by members ...
GALLERY: CCST’s California Science Translators Showcase Returned to S&T Week 2024
A photo of the translators grouped together in the Assembly gallery.
The 2024 CCST Science Translators in the California State Assembly gallery. Meet the 2024 Science ...