Profesional with over 50 years of experience in extractive metallurgy of copper, molybdenum, gold, silver and cobalt and in the impurity removal of arsenic, antimony and bismuth. Ex Corporate Manager Technology and Innovation of Codelco, Chile for more than 21 years. Has dedicated the last 5 years to the lithium recovery from discarded salts and to the evaluation of direct lithium extraction technologies from continental salt brines. International CTO of the Chinese Company Xian Lanshen New Material Technology Co., Ltd., Director General of Corporation Litioiniciativa
An analysis of 8 direct lithium extraction technologies is presented, from a perspective of process and development status in which they are. Regarding the development status of the chosen technologies, we used NASA Technology Readiness Levels methodologies to estimate these technologies maturity. Also, we include an analysis of the technology provider capacities and the main economy indicators available for each technology.