Lithium brines hold significant opportunities to capitalize on green energy from geothermal heat and electricity production while extracting lithium prior to re-injecting the brine into deep aquifers. Coproduction of lithium and geothermal energy offers the unique combination of broadening the green incentives available for a project.
Schematic overview on lithium extraction from geothermal brine
This photo is of a geothermal power plant in the Rhine Valley of Germany, as an example of potential for geothermal lithium production. This facility is currently the site of a lithium extraction pilot for Vulcan Energy Resources.