Andrew Smith

SpecialityBritish Lithium Ltd - CEO

Andrew is a multi-discipline engineer who has worked in the mining industry for 15 years and has led four successful feasibility studies. He was awarded first class honours for his thesis on energy consumed in mining and proposed novel autonomous electric mining equipment, elements of which have recently been adapted by major equipment manufacturers.

Most recently, Andrew was project manager for the Cinovec Lithium Project (Czech) process development and in 2017 completed a Prefeasibility Study for the production of lithium, tin and potash. Andrew specialises in the specification, supervision and interpretation of metallurgical test work, development of extractive metallurgy and process design and was instrumental in developing the unique low-cost lithium flow sheet for Cinovec.

Andrew previously ran a large international technical team for Cominco’s Definitive Feasibility Study on the $600m phosphate mine in Republic of Congo. He supervised test work development, process design and pilot production at Mintek Laboratory in South Africa and worked closely with government, local communities and environmental teams to complete an Environmental, Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to World Bank performance standards. Andrew has led metallurgical research into the sustainable economic extraction of lithium from the unique Cornish micas, resulting in two patent applications

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