29 May 2020, 11:00 to 12:00

Tech20 Virtual: The role of lithium in the energy transition



29 May 2020, 11:00 to 12:00


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Lucy Crane, Senior Geologist - Business Development, Cornish Lithium

If something hasn't been grown then it must have been mined. Georesources are key to our modern lives and they're also playing a key role in the energy transition away from fossil fuels and towards a low carbon future. Decarbonising the economy is going to require extraction of more raw materials in the next 25 years than in the past 5,000 years combined to build low carbon technologies such as wind turbines and electric vehicles*.

Lithium is a major component of lithium-ion batteries –there is potential to produce it in the UK. This talk will look at Cornish Lithium's exploration programme for lithium contained within geothermal waters, and the opportunities for extraction of technology metals in the South West of England.

*Source: The World Bank - Climate Smart Mining

Lucy's Bio:

Lucy Crane is currently a Senior Geologist at Cornish Lithium. She holds a degree in Earth Sciences from Oxford University and a Masters in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines. Lucy is a strong advocate for the standardisation of sustainable and responsible practices in mining, promoting these actions to the wider public, as well as championing diversity. Her actions in these areas are already being recognised and she was awarded the Rising Star Award at Mines & Money (London) in 2019. Her 2019 TEDx talk on ‘Mining our way to a low carbon future’ has been well received.

What is Tech20 Virtual:

Tech20 features world-leading experts, exploring the latest tech trends, asking big questions and sharing big ideas. Tech20 is a social showcase for speakers presenting technology focused topics. A unique format. 20-minute presentation, 20-minute Q&A. Tech20s aim to inspire & innovate, discover new or surprising technologies, challenge technologies and release the spark within! Our weekly Tech20 events are open to everyone of all ages, from all industries and professions and are free to attend.