The AEM Group was established specifically to focus the development and production of High Purity Alumina (“HPA”) to be used in fast-growing global markets including the global LED, semiconductor and lithium ion battery (EV-LIB) sectors.
The Group’s businesses include AEM Canada Group Inc ("AEM Canada"), formed in early 2020 to acquire an innovative and technical pioneer in the research and development of a patented and proven process for producing HPA.
AEM Canada owns and operates the Cap Chat HPA Process Plant where, subject to final funding, full commercial production is scheduled to start in Q3 2021 to supply HPA to the world's new Electric Vehicle's Lithium Ion Battery (“EV-LIB”) giga-factories and global LED manufacturers.
In the United Kingdom, the AEM Group also established an entity with the intention of exploiting emerging opportunity to play a leading role in the development of the supply chain for the UK’s lithium-ion battery EV-LIB industry. Here it is working on the design and related feasibility studies in 2021 with the aim of building and commissioning a “next generation” plant based on a modular extension concept of its Canadian plant by early 2023.
In addition to these regional operations, the Group also has multiple patents and proprietary technology and owns the state of the art Technology Development Centre (TDC) in Laval, Quebec.
The AEM Group’s intellectual property includes patents and technologies that involve world leading chemical processes for producing a range of high-value industrial minerals, including HPA and rare earths.
In the area of mineral exploration and development, the Group has access to resources though its Australian operations, where AEM also owns highly prospective kaolin deposits in Cape York peninsula, Queensland, especially suitable as a feed stock for the production of HPA.