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Dr Francis Wedin

Founder and CEO of Vulcan Energy Resources

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