SS07 Geothermal Mineral Extraction A New Subsurface Value Chain
Tuesday, 4 October
Current suppliers of critical minerals go through their reviewing process to ensure they comply with environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives, including the potential higher demand of these critical minerals. During geothermal production, the produced fluid/brine has the potential to offer extraction of various metals and minerals, for example lithium. These extracted metal/mineral constituents could create new industries, support economic development, and potentially provide additional revenue streams for geothermal energy generation and related supply industries. During this session we hope to provide a better understanding of potential roadblocks and technical successes and challenges that will further improve the implementation of such metal/mineral extraction technology.