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Rock Tech's Plans for the Future - Proactive Investors
Dirk Harbecke gives update on Rock Tech Projects at AKTIONÄR TV
Guben Converter, IRA, Europe's Reaction - Dirk Harbecke at Bloomberg TV
Michael McCrea from Kitco Mining and Dirk Harbecke at the BMO 2023
Rock Tech and Imagine Lithium Inc. want to collaborate on exploring potential mergers and acquisitions, commercial partnerships, and joint exploration and development of their lithium projects to support Rock Tech's proposed lithium converter along Lake Superior's North Shore. Imagine's Jackpot Project is only 15 kilometers away from Rock Tech's proposed Georgia Lake concentrator, and the adjacent properties total approximately 25,000 hectares in the Northern Spodumene Pegmatite area.
Arcore AG and Rock Tech have concluded a strategic partnership to regionally source and supply Rock Tech’s converter operations in Europe.
Rock Tech and the BMI Group-Red Rock Indian Band partnership are conducting a comprehensive site analysis to transform the former Norampac Paper Mill site in Red Rock into a key component of Ontario's EV supply chain. A Memorandum of Understanding outlining next steps.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. announces its intention to undertake a non-brokered offering on a private placement basis for aggregate gross proceeds of up to approximately $10 million.
Implementing its strategic vision to build several lithium converters by end of 2030, Rock Tech has decided to accelerate the planning for its Canadian converter. Applying the engineering and planning expertise from its European converter project, the Company is aiming for a start of production in 2027. To that end, Rock Tech has announced the relocation of its Canadian headquarters into the Province of Ontario effective 01 October 2023.
Rock Tech is pleased to announce that it is applying for additional public funding from the German government. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has recently released a new program allowing the Company to apply for up to € 200million funding to realize its lithium converter project in Europe.
Rock Tech is pleased to announce that it has appointed Konstantin Burger as Head of Investor Relations of the Company.
Further to our press release issued on May 25, 2023, the TSX Venture Exchange pre-approved the option agreement, as amended on June 29, 2023, following which the Company has been granted the option to acquire a 100% undivided interest in the unpatented mining claims at Boston Lake. For more information see the official release.
Rock Tech has received positive assay results from its 2023 winter drill program. The completed step-out drilling aims to support the expansion of known pegmatite zones at its 100%-owned Georgia Lake Lithium project in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Ontario. Additionally, the Company has started preparation for its summer program.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce the results from its Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders (as holders of Common Shares) held earlier today.
Rock Tech announces that it has entered into an option agreement to acquire a 100% undivided interest in a total of 6,150 hectares in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Ontario, the Boston Lake Claims. Adding to the Company’s Georgia Lake Project, these claims will expand Rock Tech's footprint in the District, as well as provide additional lithium exploration potential in a region that is already historically well-studied. Additionally, the Company is excited to announce the appointment of CIBC as Strategic Advisor. CIBC, a longstanding participant in the mining industry, will assist in the selection of a strategic partner to jointly advance the 100%-owned Georgia Lake Project.
Rock Tech is pleased to share the findings of a Life Cycle Assessment for battery-grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM) from its planned conversion plant in Guben, Germany. The study was carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology and was then critically reviewed by DEKRA, an independent external expert. According to the LCA base case scenario, the carbon footprint is 10.5 kg. It also shows the ability to considerably reduce emissions to 5.4 kg. When compared against an International Energy Agency (IEA) special report, Rock Tech's base case footprint for LHM from hard rock is 30 percent lower.
We have reached a significant milestone in the preparation of construction of our lithium converter in Guben with the completion of the Front-End Loading stage 3 study. The study includes detailed specifications for construction, commissioning, start-up, and operation, along with a purchase-ready major equipment cost estimates. The study was finalized by our German subsidiary Rock Tech Guben GmbH in collaboration with engineering partner AFRY AB, paving the final way for the Project's construction phase. The profitability has been estimated to have a post-tax NPV (8%) of EUR 1,194m (USD 1,246m) - an increase of 43 per cent compared to the previous Bankable Project Study . Additionally, we have appointed Deutsche Bank AG as placement agent for the Company's Converter-related financing.
Rock Tech broke ground for its European first-of-kind lithium conversion plant in Germany, which is enabling an entire battery value chain in the region. Mercedes-Benz a key strategic partner will procure lithium hydroxide from the Guben Converter for its state-of-the art battery production in Europe. The converter's start of commissioning and ramp-up for the lithium converter is expected in 2025 and battery-grade lithium hydroxide production in early 2026.
The Company has accepted the resignation of Ms. Jutta Dönges effective 28 February 2023. Ms. Dönges has recently been appointed member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer of Uniper, a renowned international power generation and energy trading company. Ms. Dönges’ resignation is a result of German regulatory restrictions on the number of board positions that can be held concurrently.
Rock Tech has obtained the first partial license in accordance with the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) for its lithium hydroxide conversion plant in Guben. The permit received allows complete construction for all non-process buildings and site infrastructure and approves the general plant layout and functions for the spodumene to lithium hydroxide conversion.
Rock Tech Lithium is pleased to announce that the company has mobilized a diamond drill rig to start the first phase of the 2023 exploration drill campaign at its 100%-owned Georgia Lake Lithium project in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Ontario. “It is our aim for 2023 to unlock the exploration potential of our Georgia Lake Project by advancing our drilling and prospecting activities across the land package. We are pleased to be able to initiate a drill program which we believe will grow our MZN and McVittie deposits as the first phase of our 2023 exploration campaign. I expect that our exploration program will lead to a sizeable increase of our Resource over the next year”, Dirk Harbecke, Rock Tech’s Chief Executive says.
Rock Tech is pleased to announce positive assay results of a summer exploration program that identified three new spodumene-pegmatite prospects. The program was completed in the summer of 2022 at its 100%-owned Georgia Lake Lithium project in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Ontario.
Rock Tech, GP Papenburg and Schwenk Zement have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January in preparation for the commercial use of by-products from lithium production. The aim is to adopt the processes previously developed by the jointly founded Lithium Institute (ITEL) by the end of 2023 and thus to produce in a more resourceefficient and cross-industrial way potentially saving carbon emissions. If the anticipated results are confirmed, a waste stream in lithium extraction could pay off ecologically and economically for Rock Tech through targeted purchase agreements.
Rock Tech has received permission for an early start to the construction of its lithium converter in Guben, Germany. The first significant work onsite for this strategic critical mineral project is expected within the upcoming next weeks.
The Board of Directors has granted an aggregate of 150,000 stock options to Mrs. Sonja Rossteuscher, Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
Rock Tech is pleased to announce the results of a Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”) completed for its 100%-owned Georgia Lake spodumene project located in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Ontario, Canada (the "Georgia Lake Project"). The PFS strengthens and further substantiates previous engineering studies and supports an open pit and underground mine operation and the construction of a 1,000,000 tonne-per-annum spodumene concentrator. The positive results indicate a pre-tax internal return rate of 47.8% and a pre-tax net present value of US-Dollars 223 million for the Georgia Lake Project. They also support Rock Tech's decision to further deepen and shape the vertically integrated strategy connecting its mining, concentration, and conversion operations. The Company is also pleased to announce an initial mineral reserve and updated mineral resource estimates for the Georgia Lake Project.
With the submission of the next section of the application, Rock Tech Lithium takes another important step in the approval process for the construction of its first European lithium hydroxide converter in Guben/Brandenburg. The first partial application is currently being reviewed by the authority conducting the procedure, the State Office for the Environment in Potsdam. The procedure according to the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) started in February this year.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of a bankable project study (“BPS”) for the construction and operation of the Company's proposed battery grade merchant lithium hydroxide monohydrate converter and refinery facility (the "Converter" or “Project”) in Guben, Germany. The results of the BPS which was conducted in collaboration with Wave International Pty and the Company’s Finnish engineering partner show a significant improvement in the Converter’s economics compared to the previous engineering study (“Converter Engineering Study”), released on November 29th 2021, and are expected to form the basis for the project financing discussions with potential lenders.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (TSX-V: RCK) (OCOX: RCKTF) (FWB: RJIB) (WKN: A1XF0V) (the “Company”) freut sich bekannt zu geben, dass Dirk Harbecke zum Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ernannt wurde. Das Unternehmen hat gleichzeitig den Rücktritt von Markus Brügmann akzeptiert.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. and Transamine Holdings and Investments Limited are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to form a joint venture entity called "RTT Lithium SA". RTT shall identify, pursue, and secure the supply of and to establish a new route for lithium-bearing spodumene for the Company's planned European lithium converters. RTT is expected to offer spodumene producers a single resilient and transparent off-take option by providing feedstock to Rock Tech, which intends to supply lithium to customers in the European automotive sector.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (TSX-V: RCK) (OTCQX: RCKTF) (FWB: RJIB) (WKN: A1XF0V) ("Rock Tech" or the "Company") announces that it has granted an aggregate of 300,000 stock options to certain directors of the Company.
Rock Tech is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive supply with Mercedes-Benz AG providing for the supply of an average of 10,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium hydroxide per year. Over a five-year term of the agreement and an initial ramp-up period, the agreement represents a roughly total estimated sales volume of approximately C$2 billion or €1.5 billion and over 40 percent of the expected annual production from Rock Tech’s planned converter capacity in Guben, Germany.
Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 11, 2022 – Rock Tech Lithium Inc is pleased to announce that the European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently published its intention to review a potential investment of up to €150 million senior debt to back the Company’s Guben lithium converter project in Brandenburg, Germany. The European Investment Bank financing looks to support the creation of capacities to produce lithium hydroxide as one of the key components of electric vehicle batteries, hence enabling the EU's green transition.
Vancouver, BC, October 7, 2022 – Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce the final results from the Company's recently completed 2021 – 2022 drill program at its 100%-owned Georgia Lake lithium project in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Ontario.
Vancouver, 31 August 2022 – Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (TSX-V: RCK) (OTCQX: RCKTF) (FWB: RJIB) (WKN: A1XF0V) ("Rock Tech") is pleased to welcome two new highly experienced members of the Board of Directors ("Board" or the "Board of Directors"). First is Jutta Dönges, the Managing Director of the Federal Republic of Germany Finance Agency. Her election as a director was approved by shareholders at the annual general and special meeting of shareholders held on June 30, 2022 (the "AGM") and is now fully constituted by receiving the necessary approval of applicable supervisory authorities. In addition, Rock Tech would also like to welcome Michelle Gahagan, an experienced Canadian lawyer and current director of several listed mining and technology companies, whose election as a director of Rock Tech became effective as of the close of the AGM.
LithiumVancouver, August 23, 2022 – Rock Tech Lithium Inc (TSX-V: RCK) (OTCQX: RCKTF) (FWB: RJIB) (WKN: A1XF0V) ("Rock Tech") and Mercedes-Benz AG ("Mercedes-Benz") are pleased to announce that they are about to enter into an agreement which provides for a strategic partnership to produce high-quality lithium hydroxide for the automaker and its battery suppliers. Under the intended binding agreement, Rock Tech has agreed to deliver up to 10,000 tonnes per year of its planned production to the premium manufacturer and its partners starting in 2026. The two companies made the announcement on Tuesday during a visit to Canada by a business delegation from Germany led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Rock Tech has signed a framework agreement with a renowned globally operating car producer having its headquarters in Germany establishing the basis for the supply of lithium hydroxide. Additionally, it supports the commitments to environmental responsibility and sustainability, including an agreement to create a roadmap to achieve CO2-neutral production of lithium hydroxide.
Vancouver, BC, 07 July 2022 /CNW/ –Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (TSX-V: RCK) (OTCQX: RCKTF) (FWB: RJIB) (WKN: A1XF0V) ("Rock Tech" or the "Company") has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (the “MOU”) with materials distributor and service provider thyssenkrupp Materials Trading GmbH ("thyssenkrupp Materials Trading") in relation to establishing a strategic partnership to supply lithium spodumene concentrate. Rock Tech plans to refine the mineral from the end of 2024 at its proposed converter in Guben, Germany, into high-purity lithium hydroxide, a key element in batteries for electric cars and plug-in hybrids.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (TSX-V: RCK) (OTCQX: RCKTF) (FWB: RJIB) (WKN: A1XF0V) (the "Company" or "Rock Tech") is pleased to announce the latest assay results from the Company's ongoing drill program (the “Drill Program”) at its 100%-owned Georgia Lake lithium project in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Ontario (the “Georgia Lake Project”).
Rock Tech Lithium Inc (the "Company" or "Rock Tech") is pleased to announce that holders ("Shareholders") of common shares of Rock Tech ("Common Shares") approved all matters voted upon at the Company's annual general and special meeting of Shareholders held earlier today (the "Meeting"). Detailed information regarding each of the matters voted upon at the Meeting is provided in the management information circular of the Company dated May 27, 2022 (the "Circular"), copies of which are available on the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
According to a term sheet, we will diversify our sourcing strategy and enhance the supply of lithium products to the European electric vehicle market.
Management Information Circular and Notice for the 2022 Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders
Rock Tech Lithium Inc is pleased to announce it is joining the European Battery Alliance (the “EBA”).
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. announces that, in accordance with the Company’s Stock Option Plan, it has granted 100,000 incentive stock options to an officer of the Company.
Management capacity expanded to fulfil ambition of closed-loop lithium production for electric vehicle batteries.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company has been named to the 2022 TSX Venture 50, an annual ranking of the top performers on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce it will collaborate with the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT and Circulor, the UK-based leading sustainable supply chain traceability provider.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to confirm that Esther Bahne has joined its Board of Directors (Board) with immediate effect, as previously announced on February 28.
Site Selection Process Underway for First Expected Lithium Hydroxide Converter in Eastern Europe
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Esther Bahne to its Board of Directors.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that it has submitted the required documentation for the application for the first partial permit for the construction of its lithium hydroxide converter in Guben/Brandenburg.
Industrial services provider Bilfinger and clean-tech company Rock Tech Lithium have signed a letter of intent for Bilfinger to serve as EPCM (engineering, procurement, construction manager) to Rock Tech Lithium. The agreement relates to the construction of Europe's first lithium hydroxide converter.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce the initial batch of assay results from the Company's ongoing drill program at its 100%-owned Georgia Lake lithium project in the Thunder Bay Mining District of Ontario (the "Georgia Lake Project").
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that Markus Brügmann will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce the closing of the second and final tranche of its previously announced brokered offering of units of Rock Tech on a private placement basis to certain U.S. and international investors.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce the closing of the first tranche of its previously announced brokered offering of units of Rock Tech, on a private placement basis, to certain U.S. and international investors at a price of U.S.$4.20 per Unit.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that it intends to undertake a proposed brokered offering of up to approximately 9.5 million units of Rock Tech, on a private placement basis, to certain U.S. and international investors at a price of U.S.$4.20 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of up to approximately U.S.$40 million.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce the results of an engineering study for the construction and operation of the Company's proposed high grade merchant lithium hydroxide converter and refinery facility in Guben, Germany.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc., together with GP Papenburg Entsorgung Ost GmbH and Knauf KG, have founded the Institute for Technologies and Economics of Lithium (“ITEL”).
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce completion of a pilot test program and prototype production of battery grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate greater than 99.5% purity, in compliance with end-user electric vehicle lithium-ion battery production specifications.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is planning to build Europe's first lithium converter - a production plant for battery-grade lithium hydroxide - in Guben, Brandenburg.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that Esther Bahne has joined the Company’s management team as Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company has graduated to Tier 1 of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”).
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce key appointments for the implementation of its European and international converter strategy. Amongst other appointments, Mr. Don Stevens has been appointed to the position of Chief Technology Officer, and Mr. Stephan Egle will take over the position of Chief Operating Officer. Rock Tech’s chairman, Dirk Harbecke, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that it has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that Stefan Krause has been appointed Vice-Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Rock Tech Lithium.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that it has engaged Nagrom laboratories to conduct bench scale testwork on the Company’s patent-pending lithium hydroxide production process.
Rock Tech Lithium Inc. is pleased to announce that it has engaged ANZAPLAN for further pilot plant testwork.
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