Further to its January 23rd press release, Orbite Technologies Inc. ("Orbite" or the "Company") today informs that the calcination system at its high purity alumina ("HPA") plant is presently in temperature ramp up mode to operational conditions for the continued production of HPA.
"We are pleased to be restarting production operations towards commercial production at our HPA plant," stated Glenn Kelly, CEO of Orbite. "The results achieved to date are very encouraging, and we look forward to expanding our production and commercial activities in the HPA space."
Orbite Technologies Inc. is a Canadian cleantech company whose innovative and proprietary processes are expected to produce alumina and other high-value products, such as rare earth and rare metal oxides, at one of the lowest costs in the industry, and in a sustainable fashion, using feedstocks that include aluminous clay, kaolin, nepheline, bauxite, red mud, fly ash as well as serpentine residues from chrysotile processing sites. Orbite is currently in the process of finalizing its first commercial high-purity alumina (HPA) production plant in Cap-Chat, Québec and has completed the basic engineering for a proposed smelter-grade alumina (SGA) production plant, which would use clay mined from its Grande-Vallée deposit. The Company's portfolio contains 16 intellectual property families, including 45 patents and 71 pending patent applications in 11 different countries and regions. The first intellectual property family is patented in Canada, USA, Australia, China, Japan and Russia. The Company also operates a state of the art technology development center in Laval, Québec, where its technologies are developed and validated.