Andrew O’Donnell and Koby Kushner discuss the fascinating world of lithium, a crucial element in the rapidly growing electric vehicle (EV) industry. Today, we’ll delve into the case for lithium, with a specific focus on hard rock extraction and the supply challenges associated with this essential resource. The case for lithium is undeniable in the context of the electric vehicle revolution. Hard rock lithium extraction provides a dependable source of this essential metal, contributing to the sustainability and reliability of the EV industry. However, supply challenges must be addressed through diversification and responsible mining practices. By ensuring a stable and sustainable supply of lithium, we can accelerate the transition to a greener and more sustainable future.
Libra Lithium Corp. is focused on advancing and developing a portfolio of grassroots lithium exploration projects in Canada. Libra Lithium’s asset portfolio includes the 100%-owned Flanders North, Flanders South, Burton, Tennent, Lithium Hill, Bitchu, Kivinen and Twist lithium projects, which together cover ~60,000 ha of prospective ground in northwestern Ontario. The Libra Lithium team, including its Board, management, and advisors, comprises a mix of qualified executives, engineers and geoscientists, with extensive experience in mining and mineral exploration, capital markets, asset management, oil and gas, and First Nations engagement.
Koby Kushner has spent most his career as a mining engineer and more recently, an equity research analyst. Prior to entering finance, Koby worked at several mines in Ontario and Manitoba, including Hemlo (Barrick Gold), Detour, Rice Lake, and others. During this time, Koby has seen projects advance through all stages of development, including exploration, production, and closure. He then moved into equity research at Red Cloud Securities, a mining-only investment bank, where he wrote on over 100 companies across various stages of development and a wide range of commodities, with a particular focus on lithium. His expertise on lithium has attracted interest from major media outlets and investors. He holds a BSc in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, and is a CFA charterholder.