Our Vision

We supply the battery industry with sustainable and locally produced lithium
achieving a recycling rate of 100% to ensure resilient and independent
supply chains. 



Lithium-Hydroxide tpa


EVs served per year


% Lower emissions


mil USD Post-tax NPV (8%)

Our Mission

We are investing upstream, in our 100% owned mining project – Georgia Lake – in Canada, as well as investing downstream in high-tech lithium refineries (“Converters”) in North America and EMEA. Producing battery-grade lithium in the vicinity of our customers guarantees supply-chain transparency and just-in-time delivery.  
Our refining project in Brandenburg, Germany – Guben Converter – is expected to go into production at the end of 2026.
Our second refinery will be developed in Ontario, Canada – Red Rock Converter – and is expected to go into production in 2028.

“Whoever secures the technological leadership in the processing of lithium and understands its reuse via recycling will determine the market.”

Dirk Harbecke
Chairman of the Board

Innovation & Strategy  

We will use proven and tested production processes in our Converters to ensure quick time-to-market and mitigate project execution risk. We aim to become an industry-leading lithium supplier with envisioned production capacities up to 120,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent per year and a local market share of up to 30%. 

We plan to source raw material from our own mineral project in Canada, the Georgia Lake Project, as well as procuring it from responsibly producing mines. In the years to come we will extract material from discarded batteries. 

By holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards, we strive to preserve the world we live in. Building our way to becoming a closed-loop lithium company, using and reusing lithium for a cleaner future. 

Who we are

To close the most pressing gap in the clean mobility story, Rock Tech has gathered a strong and highly experienced team.  We hold ourselves accountable to strict ESG standards and are developing a proprietary refining process to further increase efficiency and sustainability.  


Board of Directors

Dirk Harbecke

Chairman and CEO

has more than 25 years of experience as an international manager, entrepreneur and investor. He previously worked for the Boston Consulting Group and was co-founder and CEO of ADC (African Development Corporation AG).

Stefan Krause


is the former Chief Financial Officer of BMW and Deutsche Bank. He has extensive experience in the automotive industry, especially in the e-mobility sector.

Esther Bahne


has extensive experience in the automotive industry. She served in several strategic roles at BMW, as CMO at MINI and set up the corporate sustainability strategy at Audi.

Michelle Gahagan


is an experienced board director and entrepreneur. She held board roles at General Copper Gold and Canadian Palladium and is the founder of France Bike Rentals.

Dr. Peter Kausch


has a PhD in mining engineering, possesses comprehensive experience in the field of natural resources management (exploration to production) and its strategic direction. He held several senior positions at Rheinbraun AG (now RWE Power AG).

Klaus Schmitz


has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Engineering, Procurement and Construction for power generation & industrial plants. He is the former COO of Hitachi Power Europe and served as Executive President Power Division, Bilfinger SE.


Dirk Harbecke

CEO & Chairman

Dirk has more than 25 years of experience as an international manager, entrepreneur and investor. He previously worked for the Boston Consulting Group and was co-founder and CEO of ADC (African Development Corporation AG).

Kerstin Wedemann

Chief Legal & Operations Officer

Kerstin brings significant legal/compliance and project management experience from working at international companies (Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Harsco, Danaher Corp). She holds a law degree from the University of Cologne.

Derek Sobel


Derek is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with extensive financial reporting experience in the Canadian public markets. He held the position of Head of Accounting, Audit, and Tax for Rock Tech since 2021.

Our Team

Martin Adorni

Head of Process Engineering

Cameron Andrews

Technical Services Manager Mining

Uta Bauer

Head of Accounting Germany

David Benson

Exploration Manager

Friedgund Bohne

Senior Controller

Konstantin Burger

VP – IR & Corporate Development

Alan Dean

Project Director Converter

Konstantin Deichsel

VP – Project Development & Innovation

Annika Duklau-Laure

Senior People Partner

Thomas Jahrmarkt

M. D. Finance Europe

Andre Kantorski

Lead Electrical, C&I Engineer

Robert MacDonald

General Manager Georgia Lake

Jennifer Main

ESG Manager Canada

Gisela Paetz

Senior Specialist Large Contracts

Oliver Pitscher

Head of IT

Diana Prasser

Senior Accountant

Sabine Sanchez Ramirez

Documentation Manager

Phil Schernewski

IT Analyst

Jannik Schmitz

Senior Supply Chain Manager

Pujan Shah

Jr. BI & Innovation Manager

Thomas Shishani Shuuya

Process Engineer

Frank Spellier

Head of Engineering

Henrik Wende

Plant Manager Guben

Mirco Wojnarowicz

VP – Business Development

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