Advanced Energy Minerals
Advanced Energy Minerals (AEM) is focused on manufacturing high purity alumina for use in fast-growing global markets including the light emitting diode (LED), semiconductor and lithium ion battery (LIB) markets.
Headquartered in Australia, AEM operates through three principal subsidiaries, two incorporated in Canada, the other in the United Kingdom.
AEM Canada owns and operates a process plant in Cap-Chat, Quebec that uses AEM's patented and proprietary technology to produces ultra high purity alumina under the SupALOXTM brand (see www.supalox.com). AEM is now offering this alumina for trial sales to global LED and LIB manufacturers with a view to ramping the plant to full production in 2022.
AEM UK is developing plans for a second SupALOXTM manufacturing plant. Currently at the feasibility study stage, this plant is expected to come onstream in the United Kingdom during 2023. It will be based on a "next generation" design derived from the design of the Cap-Chat plant and will incorporate modular construction principles that will facilitate the rapid roll out of similar plants to other markets. AEM UK is conducting the feasibility study with financial support from the UK government's Automotive Transformation Fund.
AEM Technologies operates a state-of-the-art Technology Development Centre in Laval, Quebec, which is focused on developing new processing technologies for industrial minerals and supporting the implementation of those technologies both by AEM's own operations and by licensees of the company's extensive portfolio of patented intellectual property.
AEM also has access to resources though its Australian operations, where it owns highly prospective kaolin deposits in the Cape York peninsula, Queensland, especially suitable as a feedstock for producing high purity alumina, as well as other high value uses.