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Direct Lithium Extraction Summit 2024: Expertise and insights

As the world intensifies its focus on the transition to renewable energy, the Direct Lithium Extraction Summit, scheduled for 18–19 June 2024, in Uxbridge, UK, will be a beacon of innovation and collaboration.

Lithium fields in the Atacama desert in Chile, South America
Lithium fields in the Atacama desert in Chile, South America - Image © freedom_wanted- Adobe Stock.

Drawing together industry leaders, visionaries, and experts, the event promises a platform for cutting-edge technology, invaluable insights, and vital networking opportunities within the dynamic landscape of lithium extraction.

The summit anticipates a diverse blend of seasoned industry veterans and pioneering innovators, all driven by a shared mission to propel the energy transition forward through lithium extraction.

As the countdown begins, the distinguished lineup of speakers who will offer their expertise and insights on the latest advancements in the field includes:

  • Amir Razmjou, associate professor, leader of Mineral Recovery Research Centre, School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, member of board of directors, Membrane Society of Australasia, editorial board member of Desalination and Journal of Water Process Engineering, Elsevier

  • Benjamin Hilligsøe Harvey, physicist, BA (Cantab), NanoNord

  • Chris Gibson, sales director EMEA, Johnson Screens

  • Dmitry Tseitlin, co-founder and VP business development, XtraLit Ltd

  • Dr Jindui Hong, technology leader – DLE, SENFI UK - a SCG Chemicals company

  • Dr John Burba, founder, chairman & chief technology officer, International Battery Metals Ltd

  • Keerti Shukla, business development manager, Lilac Solutions Inc

  • Ludovic Donati, director Ageli – Alsace Géothermie Lithium, Eramet

  • Mark Harris, senior process engineer, Cornish Lithium Ltd

  • Maxim Irishkin, commercial director, Axion-Rare and Noble Metals JSC

  • Matthias Schumann, managing director, LightOre GmbH

  • Macarena González Prieto, co-founder, Lithium Ark Holding BV

  • Dr Peter Ehren, CTO and founder, Lithium Ark Holding BV

  • Peter Voigt, CEO, Clean TeQ Water

  • Pierre Krips, senior water specialist, LightOre GmbH

  • Richard Thompson, project manager, Cornish Lithium Ltd

  • Robert Baylis, portfolio manager European Battery Materials Fund, EIT InnoEnergy

  • Roland Chavasse, secretary general, International Lithium Association (ILiA)

  • Dr Sebastian Leaper, co-founder & CEO, Watercycle Technologies

  • Siddarth Subramani, global director, Lithium, Hatch

  • Steve Kesler, chairman, CleanTech Lithium PLC

  • Tim Murray, Chief Operating Officer, Anson Resources

  • Toni Laurila, CEO, Sensmet Ltd.


Energized by the discussions and collaborations, attendees will depart with a renewed sense of purpose and determination to catalyze positive change and spearhead advancements towards a cleaner, greener future.


This is a sponsored article on behalf of the Direct Lithium Extraction Summit 2024.