Environmentally friendly direct lithium extraction from geothermal – Interview with Rod Colwell, CEO of Controlled Thermal Resources 1

Environmentally friendly direct lithium extraction from geothermal – Interview with Rod Colwell, CEO of Controlled Thermal Resources

With the increasing news flow on lithium extraction in the context of geothermal development, we have been following the different companies and their technical approaches in the U.S. and elsewhere. Lithium is a crucial element for producing sufficient battery power for the planned electrification of the transportation sector. Controlled Thermal Resources, a U.S. developer, started looking into geothermal development at the Salton Sea geothermal field in California several years ago. This is one of the “hot beds for geothermal development in the U.S. We have been quite keen to learn more on the company’s activities and approach to combine geothermal power generation and Lithium extraction.  So were quite pleased to connect with Rod Colwell, CEO of the company to learn more.