Vulcan’s Clever Strategy to take off its Zero Carbon Lithium: Sell it Years Ahead!

Featured - Cris Moreno - Vulcan Energy Resources - Lithium from the Upper Rhine Valley

Battery-grade lithium can have a significant carbon impact through its production, refining, and transport stages. Yet, an Australian company with a European project may well have found the solution with its Zero Carbon Lithium: Vulcan Energy Resources. And its product is flying off the shelves… years ahead of its actual production. How’s that possible? Let’s explore:

(Also check my entire Lithium deep dive!)

with πŸŽ™οΈ Cris Moreno – Deputy CEO at Vulcan Energy Resources

πŸ’§ Vulcan aims to decarbonize the transition to electric mobility through its world-first Zero Carbon Lithium Projects for electric vehicle batteries and its renewable energy business.

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The Game-Changing Company with 60 Patents That’s Disrupting the Battery Industry

Featured - Teague Egan - EnergyX - 60 Patent for the Lithium King that wants to disrupt the Battery Industry

Have you ever heard of the Lithium King? That’s the title Shale Magazine gave to EnergyX’s founder and CEO, Teague Egan. So what got him that recognition? It could be the company’s patents along the entire battery supply chain, their differentiated direct lithium extraction technology, or the company’s claim that they offer the best complement to existing evaporation pond. Let’s find out!

(Also check my entire Lithium deep dive!)

with πŸŽ™οΈ Teague Egan – CEO & Founder of EnergyX 

πŸ’§ EnergyX is on a mission to become a worldwide leader in the global transition to sustainable energy

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How ‘Reverse ZLD’ made the World’s Largest Water Company a Lithium Refinery Expert

Featured - Jim Rieke - Veolia Water Technologies - Lithium Refinery turning Lithium Carbonate to Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide

There’s a company that can boast having worked on turning any possible source of Lithium to battery grade: Veolia. How does the Water Giant double down as a lithium refinery builder? Let’s find out.

Find out more with my entire Lithium deep dive.

with πŸŽ™οΈ Jim Rieke – VP of Process Engineering at Veolia Water Technologies

πŸ’§ Veolia Water Technologies specializes in water treatment solutions while providing a complete range of services for industrial & public authorities

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What are the 10 simple secrets behind Standard Lithium’s DLE success?

Featured - Robert Mintak - Standard Lithium - 10 Simple Secrets to the World's First DLE Direct Lithium Extraction

Standard Lithium shall become the first company ever to run a Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) process at a commercial scale by the mid-decade in El Dorado, Arkansas. How did they manage to fast-track this project? Let’s dive into their DLE secrets.

Find out more with my entire Lithium deep dive.

with πŸŽ™οΈ Robert Mintak – CEO of Standard Lithium

πŸ’§ Standard Lithium coins itself America’s 21st century Lithium Company. They’re expected to become the first lithium developer in the World to produce direct-extracted lithium at a commercial scale in El Dorado

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The Shocking Requirements of Spodumene Processing (and More Lithium 101 stories)

When you visit a foreign country, it’s often a smart move to start by getting the basics of language and culture. That’s our agenda for today: let us break down the fundamentals of lithium processes!

Find out more with my entire Lithium deep dive.

with πŸŽ™οΈ Tony Strobbe – EV supply chain Projects Director

πŸ’§ Every Monday, Tony compiles a dedicated content piece he shares on LinkedIn that covers one aspect of that said supply chain

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Why Water Technologies Matter in Lithium Mining (And Why You Should Buy Now!)

Lithium Mining shall get from 500’000 tons per year to at least 2 if not 3 or 5 million tons by 2030. How will we get there? We’ll need a lot of planets to align… and heavy support from the Water Industry!

Find out more with my entire Lithium deep dive.

with πŸŽ™οΈ Benjamin Sparrow – CEO and Co-Founder at Saltworks Technologies

πŸ’§ Saltworks provides innovative products and solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination.

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What if your Microbial Fuel Cells could Reach Out on Twitter?

Featured - Carol Maxwell - Brent Solina - MICROrganic Technologies - Microbial Fuel Cells

Microbial Fuel Cells represent a tremendous opportunity to tap into the hidden energy of wastewater. But beyond that, they could also turn the way we operate our plants on its head!

What if your microorganisms told you live and 24/7 how they feel and what your effluent looks like?

with πŸŽ™οΈ Carol Maxwell – CEO & Director of MICROrganic Technologies and a Founding Member of ENYA Funds 1, 2, &3

with πŸŽ™οΈ Brent Solina – CTO of MICROrganic Technologies

πŸ’§ MICROrganic Technologies builds a Microbial Fuel Cell platform that aims to change the way the world deals with wastewater.

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How to Admit, Value, and actually Overcome the Economic Risk of Water

Featured - Nicola Lei Ravello - White Stag Investing - Water is an Economic Risk

Water may well represent less than 1% of the World’s GDP, but it heavily affects the other 99%, turning it into a major economic risk.

Why and How? Let’s review!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Nicola Lei Ravello – Author and Founder of White Stag Investing

πŸ’§ White Stag Investing is a research platform for responsible investments, focusing on sustainability as a source of value and stability in the long term.

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How to Build the World Leading Water Innovation Accelerator: Imagine H2O

Featured - Scott Bryan - Imagine H2O - Water Innovation Accelerator

Water Innovation Accelerators became more common in recent years. Yet the world reference remains unchanged: Imagine H2O.

Why and How? Let’s review!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Scott Bryan – President of Imagine H2O

πŸ’§ Imagine H2O is the world leading Water Innovation Accelerator with $800+M raised in early-stage funding and 1.1 billion people (and counting) served.

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How to Mitigate 4 Shades of Water Risk Through Impact Investing

Featured - John Robinson - Mazarine Ventures - Impact Investment - Water Risk

Turning the narrative from “Water is Life” to “Water is a Risk” makes its associated challenges more straightforward. This is an opportunity for investment funds to have an impact.

Why and How? Let’s review!

with πŸŽ™οΈ John Robinson – Partner & Co-Founder at Mazarine Ventures

πŸ’§ Mazarine is an impact investor backing young technology companies with innovations that address some aspects of water risk, including quality and quantity.

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Passing the Baton: How to Bring Innovation to Market Faster & More Reliably

Featured - Sivan Zamir - Xylem Innovation Labs - Bring Innovation to Market

With the inception of its Innovation Labs, Xylem intends to provide a common framework for the water innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems to work with the US Giant.

Why and How? Let’s review!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Sivan Zamir – VP Xylem Innovation Labs

πŸ’§ Xylem is one of the largest water and wastewater technology company globally and follows the simple motto: “Let’s solve water”

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How to Save over 1 Million Tons of CO2 Every Year with Thermal Hydrolysis

Featured - Eirik Fadnes - Cambi Group - Thermal Hydrolysis

Thermal Hydrolysis Processes are rolled out worldwide for as long as there are COP conferences. Cambi Group, the World leader with an estimated 80% market share, estimates that it represents 1 million tons of CO2 equivalent saving compared to the best available alternative.

What’s inside these appealing thermal hydrolysis processes? Let’s review!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Eirik Fadnes – CEO at Cambi Group

πŸ’§ Cambi is on a mission to turn sludge into resources thanks to Thermal Hydrolysis Processes (THP)

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Radical Collaboration: 12 Staggering Ideas to Regenerate the Water World

Radical Collaboration for Regeneration

BlueTech Forum 2022’s Theme was straightforward: Radical Collaboration for Regeneration. I got to chat with 6 industry leaders about their take at the matter!


πŸŽ™οΈ Menno Holterman (President & CEO @ Nijhuis Saur Industries)

πŸŽ™οΈ Snehal Desai (EVP & Chief Growth and Sustainability Officer @ Evoqua Water Technologies)

πŸŽ™οΈ Ralph Exton (Chief Marketing & Chief Digital Officer @ SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions)

πŸŽ™οΈ Kimberly Kupiecki (Director & Global Leader Sustainability ESG, Advocacy, Communications @ DuPont)

πŸŽ™οΈ Jon LIberzon (VP & Head of Business Development @ Tomorrow Water)

πŸŽ™οΈ Kamakshi Sharma (Director of Marketing and Strategy @ Aquatech International)

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How to be Alone, Early, Crazy but Actually Right: The History of Zenon

Featured - Andrew Benedek - Zenon - Anaergia - From Lonely Prophet to Water Industry Legend

Membrane Bioreactors systems weigh $4Bn a year today (and growing). Yet, in the early eighties, no one really believed membranes would ever make a dent in clean water applications. So before envisioning a wastewater application, there was a long way to go… and a valley of death to cross for Zenon!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Andrew Benedek, Executive Chairman of Anaergia, founder of Zenon and CEO for 26 years, a former member of the IWA board, and the inaugural recipient of the Lee Kwan Yew Prize.

πŸ’§ Anaergia aims to convert waste into useful resources, protect the environment, and sustain life for generations to come. Where some see waste, they see resources.

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Can Lithium Mining Astoundingly solve the Brine Riddle with Benefits?

Lithium Mining is expected to deliver the lithium-ion battery industry 500’000 metric tons a year. Sure, conventional lithium supply will grow by 300% over the next decade but that will still not be sufficient! Hence, it might be an opportunity to get creative and to look for lithium in… water. How? Let’s review.

with πŸŽ™οΈ Benjamin Sparrow – CEO and Co-Founder at Saltworks Technologies

πŸ’§ Saltworks provides innovative products and solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination.

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Why is One Water the Best Way to Manage our Vulnerable Water Cycle?

Featured - Susan Moisio - Jacobs - One Water

We tend to put water management in silos. Drinking Water, Wastewater, Water networks, Sewers, Flood prevention… All of those have one thing in common: water. This is why you shall start leveraging the One Water framework today! It will swiftly turn into a key asset in our race to net zero water. Let’s review how, and why ⬇️

with πŸŽ™οΈ Susan Moisio – Global Water Director at Jacobs, where she leads a team of 9,000 water professionals across all regions.

πŸ’§ Jacobs pledges to push the limits of what’s possible, continually challenging today to reinvent tomorrow.

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How Water UK intends to Reach a Good Net Zero, Two Decades Early!

When it comes to the race to net zero water, Water UK leads the charge. Not only did it set ambitious goals, but also in a quite timely manner: the routemap leads to 2030! The cherry on that cake? It’s not only about “net zero.” They’re before and above all aiming for a GOOD one.

with πŸŽ™οΈ Maria Manidaki – Net Zero Technical Lead and Principal Water Investment Planning Advisor at Mott MacDonald

πŸ’§ Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management, and development consultancy, that places social outcomes at the center of all it does.

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How to ensure Energy and Carbon Resilient projects with a Simple Screening Tool

Featured - Stephane Bessadi - Asian Development Bank - Screening Tool for the Energy Evaluation of Projects

The Asian Development Bank has put together a Screening Tool for the Energy Evaluation of Projects. As a result, it can guarantee that the water and wastewater projects it backs are fully aligned in the race to net zero water!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Stephane Bessadi – Senior Procurement Specialist for the Asian Development Bank

πŸ’§ The Asian Development Bank (ADB) commits to a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and Pacific Region.

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How to cut Wastewater’s Energy Related Carbon Emissions in Two at No Cost?

50% of wastewater’s energy-related carbon emissions can be eliminated with existing technologies. What’s even better in the race to net zero water is that 95% of this impact is achievable at zero to negative cost!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Austin Alexander – Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem

πŸ’§ Xylem is a leading water technology company with the famous “solving water” motto – and a finalist for this year’s Net Zero Carbon Award at the Global Water Summit

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Who will become the US’s first Water Reuse Champion Ever?

Featured - Jon Freedman - SUEZ WTS - Water Reuse Champion

What levers can you play on to promote greater water reuse? Well, you can act on the money side of the equation, for instance, by incentivizing the deployment of new technologies through grants and loans. But also by making the wrong behavior more expensive. Wanna find out more? Let’s review it…

with πŸŽ™οΈJon Freedman – Senior Vice President – Global Government Affairs at SUEZ WTS

πŸ’§ SUEZ WTS provides industry-leading water technology and process expertise to solve the toughest water, wastewater, and process challenges

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3 Crazy Simple Tips to take the Bore out of Business Meetings or Water Conferences

Featured - Annyse Balkwill - Take the Bore Out of Water Conferences and Business Meetings - The Luminus Group - BlueTech Forum

Have you ever attended a business meeting that seemed to drain your soul out of your body? Or happily slept in a water conference, to digest the jet lag and be in a good shape for the real conference content, aka the late drinks at the

with πŸŽ™οΈ Annyse Balkwill – Founder of the LuminUS Group and Program Director for the upcoming BlueTech Forum

πŸ’§ The LuminUS Group crafts an events formula that has participants engaging, again and again, sharing with their colleagues and offering this feedback. Wanna see it applied? Make sure to attend the upcoming BlueTech Forum!

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