Lithium factory unveiled next to Tesla Gigabyte Berlin

By Charles Morris

Once Tesla’s new Berlin gigabytes begin to produce battery packs, it needs more lithium than other raw materials. We do not know how far Tesla will work with German industrial planners, but we do know that European policymakers have a strategy for establishing all the key elements of the growing supply chain for the growing EV industry. Therefore, it is unlikely that the lithium processing plant was planned for a location near Gigabyte.

Tesla Giga Berlin. Screenshot from Tesla YouTube video.

Rock Tech Lithium, a company with offices in Canada and Germany, plans to build a battery-level lithium lithium plant in Guenn Brandenburg. The company acquired 12 acres[12 ha]of land in Guben South Industrial Park, a few miles from Greenhouse Highway.

Rock Tech plans to acquire all lithium refining levels in a single plant at the Guuben site, part of an e-mobile cluster to be developed in the Brandenburg region. The company plans to invest up to 0 470 million in the new factory. The proposed annual production is 24,000 metric tons of lithium hydroxide, which is enough to power around 500,000 EVs.

The converter is expected to be operational by 2024. A.D. By 2030, the company plans to recycle used batteries to get 50 percent of the raw materials.

“We are becoming a lithium partner of the automotive industry, and we are building our own battery-level lithium hydroxide infrastructure in Europe,” said Dirk Harbeck, chief executive of Rock Tech Lithium. “Our goal is to be the first company in the world to create a lithium cycle for lithium.”

“At Rock Tech Lithium, we are strengthening our position as the future hub of European e-mobility,” said George Steinbach, Minister of Economy, Labor and Energy of Brandenburg. “Brandenburg will be home to the entire value chain for the future, from raw material processing to battery and cell production to e-car construction and battery recycling.

This article was originally published by Charged, EVANNEX. Source Pages: Rock Tech Lithium

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