We caught up with one of the leading voices in the lithium industry, to understand the state of play within this lithium boom market.
Daniel Jimenez, has a long established career in the sector, holding positions at major producers and now a board member of some innovative junior miners.
Daniel reveals the more legitimate concerns for the lithium industry’s supply and demand dynamics this decade. Extraction, and mining and it’s relative underinvestment presents the greatest concern for him. While another overlooked factor is a lack of expertise beyond the concentrated lithium hotspots of Australia and South America.
We also discuss the prospects pinned to DLE technologies and the real risks posed from longer term higher lithium prices – chiefly competing technologies that utilise cheaper substitute materials for batteries.
Daniel Jimenez, Founder, iLiMarkets