Lithium recovery from geothermal brines: What are the requirements of the lithium-ion battery market?

Along with the decarbonization of the automotive industry, the demand of lithium has increased significantly over time, due to is application in lithium-ion batteries. Currently, the extraction of lithium from geothermal brines is researched in many places within Europe, dealing with different direct lithium extraction methods. However, not only the technical challenges from a geothermal perspective must be solved, but also the requirements for the product from the battery market must be considered. In this regard, the session aims to bring together all relevant parties and their interests.

The workshop will take place as a side event of The smarter E Europe (TSEE) 2023 in Munich. Participation in the event is free of charge. In order to attend, you must also register as a visitor for The smarter E Europe 2023.

Preliminary agenda:
Moderation: Elif Kaymakci

09:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Battery Raw Materials - Outlook to 2030 "A European perspective" – Michael Schmidt, DERA/BGR

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Lithium extraction from geothermal brines in the Upper Rhine Graben: Potential and current state of the art – Dr. Lena Kölbel, Hydrosion GmbH

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Lithium recovery and battery grade materials production from European resources – Laura Herrmann, EnBW

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 - 12:00 a.m.
Ramping up lithium extraction / mining efficiency - Sunresin’s contribution - Jean-Marc Vesselle, Sunresin New Materials GmbH

12:00 - 12:30 a.m.
Lithium precursors for production of Li-ion battery cathode: challenges and opportunities for geothermal lithium - Dr. Magdalena Graczyk-Zajac, TU Darmstadt

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Environmental impact analysis of lithium recovery from lithium-ion battery wastewater - Ronja Wagner-Wenz, Frauenhofer IWKS


Organizer: Hydrosion GmbH on behalf of the UnLimited research project

Location: TSEE platform at Hall C3, Room C33, Thu June 15, 2023, 9:30 am-1:00 pm, open to the public.

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