Lithium hydroxide converter, Eastern Europe

Image of lithium ore on a conveyer

13th May 2022

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor


Font size: - +

Name of the Project
Lithium hydroxide converter.

Eastern Europe.

Project Owner/s
Rock Tech Lithium.

Project Description
The project involves the possible development of eastern Europe’s first lithium hydroxide converter.

The proposed converter will refine lithium-bearing rock into high-purity lithium hydroxide, which the electric vehicle (EV) industry and its suppliers require to manufacture batteries for EVs.

The proposed converter is expected to produce about 24 000 t/y of lithium hydroxide, equivalent to the volume needed to equip about 500 000 electric cars with lithium-ion batteries.

Potential Job Creation
The proposed converter is expected to provide significant and enduring economic benefits, including the direct and indirect creation of more than 500 jobs during its construction and operation.

Net Present Value/Internal Rate of Return
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
About €400-million.

Planned Start/End Date
Not stated.

Latest Developments
Rock Tech signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Romania government on March 8.

The MoU provides for cooperation and support in the company’s search for a location in Romania for one of the company’s planned lithium hydroxide converters and, in the longer term, the construction and operation of such a converter.

A key factor in the site selection process will be access to regional infrastructure such as transportation links and a rail connection.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Rock Tech Lithium press and public relations Wolfgang Böhm, tel +49 30 44 33 61 – 33 or email

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



Condra Cranes
Condra Cranes

ISO-certified Condra manufactures overhead cranes, portal cranes, cantilever cranes and crane components: hoists, drives, end-carriages, brakes and...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...


Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Photo of Martin Creamer
On-The-Air (01/12/2023)
1st December 2023
Photo of Martin Creamer
Jupiter Mines, Copper 360 and DRDGold make headlines
1st December 2023
Magazine round up | 01 December 2023
Magazine round up | 01 December 2023
1st December 2023

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?







sq:1.953 2.066s - 93pq - 2rq
Subscribe Now