Sustainable Lithium Production Without Evaporation Ponds
The fundamental brine pre-treatment technology was originally engineered in 2016 for oil & gas produced water treatment and recycling applications. The industrial pre-treatment system is a modular, mobile, and automated system built for robust industrial operations under hash conditions (24/7/365).
After 7 years and $10 million in working capital, pre-treatment systems are fully commercialized and operate in the field at scale. Each modular system is capable of processing a throughput feed of 10,000 barrels (1,600 m³ / day).
We offer AcQUA™, a patent-pending electro-pressure membrane process which optimizes the pre-treatment of raw brines and then rapidly concentrates a lithium chloride with the use of multiple Direct Lithium Extraction (‘DLE’) techniques.
We operate a fully commissioned brine processing facility in Denver, Colorado.
Be the trusted global standard for sustainable, economically efficient lithium resource development.
Eliminate The Use of Evaporation Ponds.
SCOTT TAYLOR B.SC
Scott has over 20 years’ direct experience spanning finance, energy, mining, defense, and civil engineering industries. Scott has scoped, built, and sold over US$250 million in technical solutions. Scott graduated from Franklin College (Lugano) Switzerland with BSc in Finance 2002. Scott started his career raising money for both public and private markets as well as mining project in commodities trading. He co-founded Reservoir Imaging Solutions (RIS) in 2019, a technology-driven subsurface imaging company that was recognized by Darcy Partners as one of the top 10 subsurface oilfield technologies. Mr. Taylor has prior technical and financial experience in exploration, development, and pilot scale production on private mines in Canada, Mexico and the Russian Federation. His experience also includes five years working for an engineering company in the mining and energy space which included resource development and drill programs on mines, and his skill-set enables him to work hands-on in the field and advising to use modern subsurface imaging techniques. He is a published author, invited speaker and member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
FREDRIK KLAVENESS MBA
Fredrik worked as a private, early-stage investor in Europe for nearly 20 years before founding NLB Water & Aqueous Resources. He holds a BSBA from University of Denver (1991) and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York (1997). WY registered, Denver, CO based water technology, treatment and recycling company serving the on-shore US oil and gas market. As a private investor, Fredrik focused on oil & gas related technology companies, offshore oil services, renewable energy and cleantech. He has been an early-stage investor in a number of companies in the Nordic Region, including Song Networks, TS Marine, Chipcon, Ennox Technology, MPU Offshore Lift, Vision IO and OptiLift. He was on the Advisory Board of SunToWater, a Dallas-based company that is in the process of commercializing an appliance producing drinking water from the air. Prior to being an early-stage investor, Fredrik was an Investment Banker with ABN Amro/Alfred Berg in London, UK.
CHRISTOPHER A. GREEN Ph.D.
Chris holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Salford/UMIST and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Chris has 28 years professional experience in the energy industry. Chris has worked internationally managing interdisciplinary teams spanning chemical- and reservoir engineering project management competency. As CTO of e-Frac® where he has been involved in the UK ESIOS program and a member of the ESAG advisory group. e-Frac® services maximize economic output from subsurface reservoirs and specialize in chemical development, data collection and project management of service companies & the deployment of new technologies. Chris has worked internationally managing interdisciplinary teams spanning chemical- and reservoir engineering project management competency covering: Reservoir Engineering & Reservoir Characterization; Production Operations; Drilling & Completions; and Mature Fields Optimization . Chris is responsible for delivering Aqueous Resources’ DLE technology to market. He is a published author, invited speaker and member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEER
Originally from Williston, ND, Ms. Benson developed an interest in the oil and gas industry stemmed from growing up in the 2008-2012 oil boom. Ms. Benson pursued a B.S. in chemical and biological engineering from Colorado School of Mines (2019). Ms. Benson previously worked with NLB Water LLC.
ERNST SCHMIDT PhD
INVENTOR & ADVISOR
Ernst Schmidt has over 35 years of technical and management experience in the water, wastewater and liquids treatment. He holds several patents on water treatment membrane technology, as well as sophisticated pre-treatment systems that can remove heavy metals, organics and frac gels from production well water prior to removal of TDS. He has designed, built, installed and commissioned ethylene glycol recycling plants in Europe and the US. Mr Schmidt also has corollary experience in government (Federal & State) regulations, system design and layout (CD), process evaluation and selection, specification preparation, permitting, technical writing, fabrication, construction and commissioning; including work for the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline. He has unrivalled expertise in applying selective membrane technology, especially electro-dialysis for pilot- and full-scale production plants within the O&G industry.
Kevin has over twenty years of experience in business development and executive management helping public and privately held businesses increase revenues, margins, and market share. Mr. McKenna holds a MSc in Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado in Denver and a BS in Geology from Trinity University. Mr. McKenna serves on the Executive Leadership Team of Centric Infrastructure Group as Senior Vice President, Business Development. At Centric, Kevin focuses on the company’s strategic growth initiatives and revenue delivery, overseeing a period of unprecedented expansion in the company’s gas utility and fiber-to-the-home businesses. Most recently prior to joining Centric, Mr. McKenna served as Managing Partner at Teleios Commodities in The Woodlands, TX, where he managed operations for the company in the competitive retail electric space. Before Teleios, Mr. McKenna was VP of Business Development at a Houston-based oilfield technology company serving the upstream E&P sector in North America.
Dana Jurick is an experienced business and industrial operations manager with 40 years of experience in the energy sector. Dana holds a B.S. in Geology from Syracuse University and an M.Sc. in Geophysics from University of Texas at El Paso. Dana was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and served 8 years as a Strategic Intelligence Officer (USAR MIRC) during 2005-2012. In 2009, he was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for exceptionally meritorious service to the U.S. Army. With roles ranging from field operations geophysicist to Fortune 500 energy company technical group manager to Executive Vice President of an international fiber optics equipment and services enterprise, Dana brings a wealth of practical, real-world experience to the enterprise. Dana resides in Houston, Texas, where he currently works as Executive Vice President for Neubrex Energy Services (US), LLC.
MARTÍN CORREDERA SILVÁN
Martín has over 25 years of international managerial experience in private capital, and financial analysis. Martín holds an Executive MBA from Georgetown University (U.S.), an LL. B. from Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain), and a MSc. in Business Administration from Universidad Complutense (Spain). He also holds a current U.S. CPA license. Throughout his involvement at several international organizations, he has actively contributed to advancing regional development of the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe, with a strong focus on investing for growth and sustainability. Over the years, Martín has been involved in several advisory and consultative roles at different organizations in the Americas and Europe. He began his career in public accounting, in Spain and the United States, serving a variety of clients in the technology and telecommunication industries.
Mr. Fuqua brings over 20 years of experience across technology, entrepreneurship, and investment funds to LiTHOS. He is based in Miami, Florida, where he advises companies and fund managers on their capital formation, marketing, and investor relations strategies has extensive experience in capital markets and investor relations. Joseph holds a BA Computer Science from Brown University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is based in Miami, Florida, where he advises companies and fund managers on their capital formation, marketing, and investor relations strategies has extensive experience in capital markets and investor relations. Joseph spent 9 years in Hong Kong in private equity and funds space, covering investor relations and fundraising for strategies including real estate (debt and equity), venture capital, hedge funds, and fund of funds, where he covered investors in Asia, the Middle East, UK, EU, Switzerland, and the USA & Canada. In these roles, he covered a range of limited partners including high net worth individuals, single and multi-family offices, endowments, foundations, as well as corporate and government pensions. He has raised over US$1.2 billion for private investments throughout his tenure across a range of structures and strategies. Before Hong Kong, he lived in Shanghai, where he co-founded a company that helped international students apply to boarding school and college in the USA. He originally started his career in tech, working in software design for 6 years with companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.