Select Day

Day 2

Thursday 28 June 2018

Murdoch University Perth

PLENARY: Session 3

Session Chair: Prof Colin Roberts, Conference Chair

 9:00 - 9:15am
 ECL 4

Welcome and OH&S Briefing

Prof Colin Roberts, International Lithium 2018 Conference Co-Chair

 9:15 - 9.45am

Lithium in Western Australia: leading the World in production and opportunities

Keynote Speaker: Dr Ivor Roberts, Executive Director Regulatory Support, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

 9:45 - 10:15am

Supporting Australia’s Future Battery Industries through Research and Industry engagement

Keynote Speaker: Tim Shanahan, Chair, CRC Future Battery Industries

 10:15 - 10:45am

Morning Tea & Exhibition

PLENARY: Session 4

Chair: Chris Ward, Western Australia Representative, ANSTO Minerals

 10:45 - 11.15am
 ECL 4

Batteries Included

Keynote Speaker: Prof Ray Wills, Managing Director, Future Smart Strategies

 11:15 - 11.45am

Geological and Processing Characteristics of Bald Hill

Keynote Speaker: Mark Calderwood, Managing Director, Tawana Resources

 11:45am - 12.25pm

Sustainable Growth of Meidu Energy/Shandong Ruifu Market Observation from China

Keynote Presentation: Mingyue Wang, Founder and Chairman, Shandong Ruifu Lithium Co, Vice Chairman, Meidu Energy

 12:25 - 1.30pm

Lunch break & Exhibition

Concurrent Session 5 - 1:30 - 3.30pm: Metallurgy Stream

Session Chair: Chris Davis, Director, AusIMM

 1:30 - 1.50pm
 ECL 4

Plymouth Minerals Ltd San Jose Lithium and Tin Project Development – Competing with the Spodumeme Project Developers

Peter Adamini, Senior Metallurgist, Independent Metallurgical Operations Pty Ltd

 1:50 - 2.10pm

Extraction of Lithium Values from Lepidolite

James Mulwanda, PhD Student

 2:10 - 2.30pm

Thermodynamic Stability of Spodumene’s Surfaces and their Interaction with CO2(g)

Mohammednoor Altarawneh, Murdoch University

 2:30 - 2.50pm

Benefits of Using Sensor-Based Ore Sorting to Pre-Concentrate Lithium Ores

Bjorn Nielsen, VP Dry Comminution & Sorting, Outotec Pty Ltd

 2:50 - 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea & Exhibition

Concurrent Session 6 - 1:30 - 5:00pm: Mineralogy Steam

Session Chair: David Billington, Principal Mining Consultant, Mining Plus

Supported by
 1:30 - 1.50pm
 ECL 3

Assessment of Lithium Pegmatite Ore Bodies to Determine Their Amenability to Processing for the Extraction of Lithium

Mark Aylmore, Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University

 1:50 - 2:10pm

High Temperature Calorimetric Assessment of α-Spodumene (α-LiAlSi2O6): Phase Transition, Thermodynamics and Total Energy Requirements

Arif Abdullah, Researcher, Murdoch University

 2:10 - 2:30pm

Challenges of Disposing Lithium Spent Brine as Part of Direct Extraction Processes

Ignacio Ezama, Consultant, SRK Consulting

 2:30 - 2:50pm

Current Status of Thermodynamic Modelling Capabilities for Lithium Salts in Brines

Erich Königsberger, Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University

 2:50 - 3:30pm

Afternoon tea & Exhibition

Concurrent Session 7 - 3:30 - 5:20pm : Lithium Applications and Recycling

Session Chair: Session Chair: Dr Ivor Roberts Executive Director Regulatory Support, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

 3:30 - 3.50pm
 ECL 4

Producing Battery Grade Lithium Chemicals from Complex Leach Liquors

Grant Harman, Principal, Lithium Consultants Australasia

 3:50 - 4.10pm

Li-ion and Li/S Combined Fabrication of Low Cost Energy Storage Devices using Ilmenite

Pradeep Jayaweera, Faculty of HOD and Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

 4:10 - 4.30pm

Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Lithium Processing and Batteries

Kevin Wong, Associate Professor, Murdoch University



 4:30 - 4.50pm

Re-Visiting Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide (EMD): A Weird, but Wonderful Cathode Material for Lithium Battery Applications

Manickam Minakshi, Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University

 4:50 - 5.10pm

A study on the recovery of lithium from end-of-life cathodic materials of lithium ion battery

Jei Pil Wang, Associate Professor, Pukyong National University

 5:10 - 5:20pm

Conference Closing Remarks

Prof Colin Roberts, International Lithium 2018 Conference Co-Chair

Concurrent Session 8 - 3:30 - 4:45pm: Mineralogy Stream, Investment and Risk Stream

Session Chair: Dr Gamini Senanayake, Conference Co-Chair

 3.30 - 3.50pm
 ECL 3

Heat Capacities and Densities of Lithium Salt Solutions to 300 oC

Erich Königsberger, Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University

 3.50 - 4.10pm

Expecting the Unexpected: How Lithium Producers Can Set Themselves up for Success through Effective Risk Management

Caron Sugars, Partner, KPMG

 4.10 - 4.30pm

A Metallurgical Checklist for Bank Finance Due Diligence of Hard Rock Lithium Projects

Damian Connelly, Principal Engineer, METS Engineering Group

 4.30 - 4.45 pm

Conference Closing Remarks

Gamini Senanayake, Conference Co-Chair