TerraLithium Receives Affirmation of Patents for
Foundational Lithium Production Processes and Technologies


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Lithium is a critical element for the United
States and countries around the world, but its availability is controlled by a handful of suppliers. 


It's time we brought secure options to its availability and purity to its production. 

Conventional lithium production has significant environmental challenges, from South American facilities that burn through 500,000 gallons of water per ton of lithium to invasive mining operations.  


Driven by the rise of electric vehicles and proliferation of lithium-ion batteries in our modern electronic devices, it’s estimated that the global market for lithium, currently around 250,000 metric tons, will increase up to five-fold in the next decade. The world needs a new, low environmental impact and reliable source of lithium to fill this critical need in our global energy transition. 


TerraLithium can make the most of both business opportunities and a nation's natural resources—while doing it all more responsibly. 

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A partnership between All American Lithium and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, TerraLithium gives manufacturers a more responsible way to source ultra-pure lithium. By upcycling geothermal and other brines, and applying proprietary technology and a world-class track record of engineering and project development skills, TerraLithium provides the solutions needed today. Specific to the American manufacturing sector, TerraLithium brings:

  • Responsibly-sourced, environmentally-friendly lithium

  • Superior purity for more competitive end use products

  • Secure, domestic supply for the American market

  • Low-cost production methods that keep prices competitive

  • A vast patent portfolio including those from Simbol Materials and All American Lithium


The world is in the middle of a great carbon emissions transition, shifting from a mindset of inevitability to one of accountability. The successful electrification of the transportation and other sectors of our economy require reliable, affordable supply chains of critical materials. TerraLithium’s safe, responsible supply will ensure that the United States can source the lithium it needs for this transition in a way that works for everyone—including future generations.

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While our technology may seem complex, the approach is simple: efficient systems make the most of the resources at hand.  

TerraLithium's technology integrates into existing geothermal plants to "borrow" the geothermal waste brine they produce within their normal course of operation. Enriched with minerals and metals such
as lithium, these hot saline solutions are normally considered a waste stream because the energy has already been removed via geothermal operations. But TerraLithium transforms them into a reliable way to produce some of the purest lithium on the planet. 


This process yields:

  • Minimal footprint and environmental impact

  • High-purity lithium optimized for long battery life

  • Replicable design for scale-up and cost efficiency

  • Integrated processing efficiencies

And TerraLithium's technology is not limited to geothermal brines—any brine with lithium is a candidate—opening up a world of possibilities. 



TerraLithium is giving manufacturers a path forward for more responsible lithium production. And it's all driven by the values of our leadership, partners, investors and customers. 


Environmental Responsibility 

Lithium production should have a minimal impact on the environment. The ends do not justify the means when it comes to production methods that operate at the expense of future generations.


Security of Supply

These days people are all too aware of the downside associated with outsourcing critical feedstocks and commodities. By producing in the United States, TerraLithium allows U.S. manufacturers to retain supply chain security.

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Customer Responsibility

When you deliver a superior product, the market will respond. That's why we take pride in producing lithium of the utmost purity, so our customers can get more value and be more competitive themselves. 


Economic Responsibility

It's in everyone's interest when production costs are kept in check. TerraLithium's innovative extraction approach means we can manage production expenses in a way that ensures competitive prices for customers. 

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Resource Responsibility

It's important to make the most of all our natural resources. TerraLithium's resource-light lithium production methodology allows for the preservation of water, land, timber and other precious resources. 


Social Responsibility 

Sure, we're all about technology. But treating people well is the point, from our customers and their customers to TerraLithium's employees, communities and investors. We're not just making lithium; we're making a legacy. 


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Dr. Stephen Harrison
Chief Technology Officer

With more than 30 years of experience in R&D and manufacturing, Dr. Harrison has a diverse

multi-industry background in electrochemistry and lithium extraction. As VP of Technology and Production at Limtech he invented their process for producing high-purity lithium carbonate. While CTO of Simbol Materials (2008-2015) he led a team of scientists and engineers in developing a process to extract lithium from geothermal brine, which is today recognized as the lowest cost production method for lithium hydroxide. Dr. Harrison currently has 40 patents and has been widely published.


Dr. Robert Zeller

Board Member

Dr. Zeller currently serves as Vice President of Technology for Oxy Low Carbon Ventures. He explores and advises on applications for cutting-edge technologies in carbon capture and utilization. Throughout his career, he has successfully driven chemical innovations from test tube to plant-wide deployment and business commercialization. In 2017, he was recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and received their 2017 Management Award for his leadership and innovations in operational excellence. He holds 10 U.S. patents with 6 more pending.


Tim Hillsley

Board Member

Hillsley has 30 years of experience in the commodity chemical industry managing global chlor alkali businesses with significant time in the direct management of OxyChem’s liquid caustic soda business the largest merchant marketer globally of liquid caustic soda. Presently he serves as the Business Director for OxyChem’s alkali businesses managing $1.4Bn in annual sales providing oversight and strategic direction.

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Marvin Odum


Odum served as Chairman/President of Shell Oil Company from 2008-16 and was an Executive Committee member and Director of the Americas for Royal Dutch Shell. In addition to working with and investing in several technology-based start-up companies, Odum is a board member of Europe-based Stena international and Stena Drilling, CEO of TerraLithium and Chairman of AAL LLC—focused on low carbon energy technologies.  He is a board member of the National Urban League and MD Anderson Cancer Center and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 


Clay Walker

Board Member

Clay Walker, CEO of AAL, is a platinum-selling country music artist and entrepreneur.


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