Listen up! We’re talking lithium

Curious about our plans to produce lithium? Check out our guest spot on the Global Lithium Podcast.

Article Dec. 14, 2023

Image The Global Lithium Podcast | Episode 176, Patrick Howarth

When someone nicknamed “Mr. Lithium” invites you to be a guest on his podcast, what do you do?

If you’re Patrick Howarth, our lithium global business manager, you say yes!

Patrick recently appeared on the Global Lithium Podcast hosted by Joe Lowry, a lithium industry veteran and founder of the advisory firm Global Lithium LLC.

The podcast features interviews with the biggest movers and shakers in the lithium industry, which now includes ExxonMobil. Last month, we announced a landmark plan to become a leading supplier of lithium, a key component of electric vehicle batteries.

“I’m a big fan of podcasts myself, so it was great to talk to Joe about our plan to produce lithium in North America, using a process with a lot less environmental impact than current methods,” Patrick said.

Click here to hear Patrick’s full remarks, and why Joe thinks our entry into the lithium business is “a seminal moment” for the future of the industry.


Lithium is a key component of electric vehicle batteries. To meet projected growth in EVs, the world will need a lot more lithium. ExxonMobil plans to become of leading supplier of lithium, using a modern process that has significantly less environmental impact than traditional mining.