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Dr Francis Wedin

Founder of Vulcan Energy Resources

Dr Francis Wedin is a battery materials and renewable energy industry executive, focused on developing global scale decarbonisation opportunities. Francis founded Vulcan Energy and the Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project, a dual renewables and lithium chemicals project and the world's first zero carbon lithium project, because he believed the transition to electric vehicles powered by lithium batteries needed to be improved. Francis was previously Executive Director of ASX-listed Exore Resources. He is bilingual, has a PhD and BSc (Hons) in geology, an MBA in renewables, is a Fellow of the Geological Society, London, and a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. 

Vulcan Energy aims to produce the world’s first, premium, battery-quality lithium chemicals with zero carbon footprint, by harnessing renewable geothermal energy to drive lithium production. They will do this from their combined deep geothermal and lithium brine resource, which is Europe’s largest lithium resource.


See Francis at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 6 September, 9.30am - 10.25am AEST | Panel Discussion: Unleashing Renewable Energy Storage