Speaker: Dr John Bishop, Executive Chairman, Direct Lithium Pty Ltd

Abstract: Lithium occurs in viable concentrations in a variety of brines, including in some geothermal brines. High-grade, high-purity lithium salts can be efficiently and profitably extracted from these reservoirs using one or more of a suite of chemical and physical processes described as ‘Direct Lithium Extraction' or DLE.

Bio: John Bishop is a geophysicist with nearly fifty years’ experience in the natural resource industries. He has founded and co-founded several public and private resource and energy companies, including KUTh Energy Ltd (ASX: KEN) which discovered and defined geothermal resources in Australia and the SW Pacific; Direct Lithium Pty Ltd which has a large combined geothermal energy plus metals licence in Tasmania and Spa*ark Energy Pty Ltd with geothermal assets in NSW. John is also the chair of Mitre Geophysics Pty Ltd which serves the Australian and International mining, energy and engineering industries.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented often in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

Previous seminars have been uploaded to YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq

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