Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm (Pacific Time)

TITLE: Lithium Resources: Extraction methods, Key materials and markets

Austin Devaney leads the commercial activities for Piedmont Lithium.  In this role, he has responsibility for working with automotive, battery and materials companies to deliver Lithium for the expansion of Electric Vehicles.  Prior to this Austin served in a variety of roles managing the Lithium business with Albemarle Corporation for nine years with a primary focus on the battery materials market.   Austin joined Albemarle through the acquisition of Rockwood Lithium.  Austin has over twenty five years of experience in the Chemical Industry leading technical sales and product management efforts.  Nearly all of this time has been in the Alkaline Earth Metals markets (Sodium, Potassium and Lithium).  Austin holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. 

Piedmont Lithium is an emerging lithium chemicals company focused on the development of its 100%-owned Piedmont Lithium Project in North Carolina, with the goal of becoming a strategic domestic supplier of battery-grade lithium hydroxide and other chemicals to the growing electric vehicle and battery storage markets in the United States.