Rock Tech Bolsters Lithium Processing Capability
Appointment of Dr. Jingyuan Liu and Prof. Wolfgang Voigt as Technical Advisors
Vancouver, BC, Canada – August 17, 2020 – Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (the "Company" or “Rock Tech”) (TSX-V: RCK; Frankfurt: RJIB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jingyuan Liu and Prof. Wolfgang Voigt as Technical Advisors for the development and execution of its downstream lithium conversion strategy.
Rock Tech is developing its Georgia Lake lithium project and intends to build its own downstream processing plant in order to become a reliable, sustainable, fully-integrated lithium hydroxide producer for the Western car industry. The Company has, via the appointments of two high-caliber lithium processing specialists, strengthened its team with respect to the production of lithium hydroxide, a precursor for lithium-ion batteries which are used predominantly in the electric vehicle industry
Mr. Liu is a world leading mining and processing engineer who has overseen the planning, construction and operation of downstream lithium plants and consulted to various high-profile lithium projects around the world. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Mr. Liu is currently Principal of Process Engineering at Wave International, a renowned Australian resource consultancy and engineering firm with a key focus on lithium projects and further acts as General Manager, Operations for Altech Chemicals Ltd. (ASX:ATC).
Mr. Voigt is Professor Emeritus in Inorganic Chemistry at the Technische Universität Freiberg, Germany. His research focus for the last 20 years has mainly centered around salt chemistry, particularly lithium chemicals. He has previously been engaged in several brine and hard rock lithium projects around the globe and combines technical knowledge of proven processes with innovative technological concepts for more efficient spodumene conversion.
“Individuals with such a wealth of chemical knowledge in the lithium space, as well as practical experience in building and operating lithium chemical plants, are extremely rare and we are very excited that we were able to attract Wolfgang and Jingyuan as technical advisors,” said Simon Bodensteiner, Chief Executive Officer of Rock Tech. “Our advisory team, which we intend to bolster with further experts in the coming months, will play an important role in supporting Rock Tech’s management through upcoming study work and project execution. We are very much looking forward to working together with them.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
For further information, please contact:
Chief Financial Officer
Rock Tech Lithium Inc.
777 Hornby Street, Suite 600
Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 1S4
Telephone: (778) 358-5200
Facsimile: (604) 670-0033
Disclaimer and Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction.
All statements, trend analysis and other information contained in this press release relative to markets about anticipated future events or results constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to business and economic risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results of operations to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements are made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements even if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.