Dr Francis Wedin is the founder and CEO of Vulcan Energy Resources, which is developing the world’s first and only Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project. Vulcan was formed to be a combined renewable energy and lithium chemicals company, aiming to produce lithium hydroxide from its large geothermal-lithium resource in the Upper Rhine Valley in Central Europe, with a zero-carbon footprint, to supply battery electric vehicle production. He led Vulcan from a start-up in early 2018 to an ASX-listed development company with circa $1B market capitalisation, with substantial support from large ESG-focused institutional investors in a recent $120m equity capital raise, as it progresses towards targeted first production date of 2024.
Dr Wedin has a PhD and BSc (Hons) in Geology and an MBA in Renewable Energy, is a Fellow of the Geological Society, London, and a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
See Dr Francis Wedin at the Better Futures Forum:
Tuesday 17 August, 9.45am - 11.00am AEST
PLENARY - KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Working across sectors and with government to enhance climate ambition
Wednesday 18 August, 12.30pm - 1.20pm AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Better Futures for Heavy Industries