Congratulations to the three winners of the Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize! In Phase 3, finalist teams fabricated and tested their designs and presented their prototypes to a panel of expert reviewers. Selected teams will take home $500,000–$1 million for their impactful solutions to extract lithium cost effectively from geothermal brines.

Join us in congratulating the Lithium Extraction Prize Winners!

  • SelectPureLi
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (PI), Urbana and Champaign, IL
    • Xerion Advanced Battery Corp., Kettering, OH
    • University of Virginia (PI), Charlottesville, VA
    • PowerTech Water, Lexington, KY
  • Ellexco
    • George Washington University (PI), Washington, DC
    • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Congratulations, again!