IN ORE EXTRACTION
TAKING THE MINING INDUSTRY INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
OUR UAEx INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO TRANSFORM THE MINING INDUSTRY BY INCREASING RECOVERY RATES AND SHORTER PROCESSING TIMES (1 HOUR COMPARED TO 24 HOURS THE INDUSTRY STANDARD) WHILE REDUCING CHEMICAL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS, CREATING SIGNIFICANTLY SMALLER ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT.
USING THE PATENTED CAN UAEx TECHNOLOGY, INCREASE ORE EXTRACTION EFFICIENCY UP TO 24x THE INDUSTRY STANDARD.
INCREASE RECOVERY RATES IN COMPLEX ENERGY METAL EXTRACTIONS, UP TO 100% EXTRACTION IN SCANDIUM AND VANADIUM RESOURCES.
EFFECTIVELY REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ORE PROCESSING ACTIVITIES BY REDUCING EMISSIONS, HARMFUL REAGENTS AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY INCORPORATING THE UAEx TECHNOLOGY HOLISTIC MINING APPROACH.
CENTRAL AMERICA NICKEL
CENTRAL AMERICA NICKEL INC. (“CAN”) IS A CANADIAN CORPORATION FOCUSED ON THE PROCESSING AND PURIFICATION OF ENERGY METALS (Li, Ni, Co, Cu, Mn, V, Sc, Nb, Ta) USING PATENT REGISTERED UAEx TECHNOLOGY WITH STRATEGIC PARTNERS.
THE COMPANY CONTROLS SUBSTANTIAL RESERVES OF ENERGY METALS; 60,000,000 TONNES AT 45% Fe, 2.5% Cr, 0.1% Co, 0.5% Ni and 186 grams of Sc. CAN focuses on building a future of clean energy using patented ultrasound assisted extraction technology, with the development of Canadian plants for processing energy metals, in order to cater to Canadian aluminum, steel and renewable energy firms.
CAN, the mining technology company of the future, focused on innovation and cleantech, introduces the UAEx technology to transform the Canadian mining industry enabling ore processing to deliver superior value, recovery rates and a reduced environmental footprint. With mining worldwide currently done on a 24-hour cycle for leaching, UAEx can change the global industry and increase efficiency of Canadian market providers by 24 times the industry standard. The use of CAN’s UAEx will dramatically reduce reagents consumed and energy needed within the leaching stage due to the cavitation energy while increasing the efficiency of the entire process to enhance dissolution rates, improve metal recoveries and reduce waste. The CAN method of ultrasound extraction technology is an enabler to the entire metallurgical process, with the intent to move away from pressure leaching, and increase effectiveness across the integrated system.
A comparison of results obtained by mechanical stirring (500rpm) using the same conditions (time, temperature and extraction solution) shows the use of CAN’s ultrasound assisted extraction increases extraction efficiency up to 35%. Compared with conventional extraction techniques, UAEx enhances a possibility to improve extraction yields while reducing the use of reagents due to the accelerated cavitation process, providing the opportunity to use greener alternative solvents and enhancing extraction of heat-sensitive components; reducing chemicals, waste, energy required for production and CO2 emissions. It’s clear that UAEx has the potential to significantly lower vanadium recovery costs by decreasing the leaching time by up to 1/24 the industry standard and furthermore reducing acid consumption, producing clean water waste from its application. CAN’s technology has the potential to reduce the number of leached elements, and in the case of vanadium, a much cleaner V2O5 product with fewer trace metals that can be detrimental to the manufacturing of vanadium flow battery electrolyte.
EXPERTS IN INNOVATION, CORPORATE MANAGEMENT, EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY AND ENGINEERING ARE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND CENTRAL AMERICA NICKEL
CEO & CHAIRMAN
Mr. Gauthier is the founder and CEO of Seed Capital Inc (SEED), a venture fund that has been the first round investor in over 20 companies that have been listed on recognized securities exchanges. SEED and associates have funded mining projects located in French Guiana, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Russia, Congo, Cuba, to name a few. The capital raised by Mr. Gauthier and his associates over the last 20 years has exceeded $500 Million. Over the last 10 years, the financing of innovation and proprietary technologies in various industries has been his main focus. Mr. Gauthier is the founding shareholder of Central America Nickel Inc. (CAN), a company that has filed patents for the extraction of minerals such as scandium, tantalum, niobium, nickel and cobalt, using the ultrasound extraction process which achieves 90%+ recoveries of metals. Mr. Gauthier acts as the Chairman & CEO of Auxico Resources Canada Inc (AUXICO), a company that is developing coltan projects in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil (AUXICO is listed on CSE in Canada under the symbol AUAG). Mr. Gauthier holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa and a M.B.A. from Concordia University. During the period from 1986 to 2000, Mr. Gauthier was the founding shareholder or/and responsible for completing the Initial Public Offerings for the following companies: Diagnos Inc., Día Bras, Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc., Auxico Resources Canada Inc., KWG Resources Inc., Saint Genevieve Resources Ltd., Emerging Africa Gold EAG Inc., Far East Gold Inc., Stratmin ($50M capital raise), Institute of National Research INRS ($100M raise on R&D program for mining solutions).
PRESIDENT & BOARD MEMBER
Mr. Billings has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has been an investment banker, having raised hundreds of millions of dollars for small-cap companies, including several junior mining companies. Mr. Billings also founded and managed companies in the junior resource sector, in addition to being CEO, CFO or a director of a number of publicly traded resource companies in Canada and abroad.
VICE-PRESIDENT R&D AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Ahmed Bouajila, P. Eng., is a senior engineer with more than 30 years of extensive and cross-disciplinary background and experience in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy R & D, technical services and engineering. Mr. Bouajila served at CRM/COREM for near 20 years at all levels of project, technical, scientific, management and direction lead. He also acted as VP metallurgy and ore processing at G Mining Services Inc. for 5 years, period during which he participated as QP and principal for various due diligence review and study phase mandates of near $10 Bn developing and expending projects. Since 2016, Mr. Bouajila, is leading IGS Impact Global Solutions Inc., an emerging R&D laboratory that he founded with the commitment to contribute to solving the most challenging problems of the extractive metallurgy. Mr. Bouajila graduated from Laval University in 1986 with a degree in mining engineering and a master’s degree in mineral processing in 1988 and Project management Certificate from UQTR. He is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec since 1992.
BERNARD JUN HE
Mr. Jun He has over 20 years of operational and investing experience. Mr. Jun He has successfully completed a number of multijurisdictional joint venture transactions and has effectively conducted business in China, Hong Kong, North America, Africa, and Europe. The foundation of Mr. Jun He’s businesses are manufacturing and international trade. In 2002, Mr. Jun He began to invest in mineral exploration and mining in West Africa – Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger. He also controls a gold tailings mine, the Tounte Project located in Burkina Faso. He was also instrumental in assembling a 250 sq km highly prospective gold property in Burkina Faso. Recently Mr. Jun He has spent a significant amount of time in Niger establishing operations focusing on the exploration of uranium properties. Mr.Jun HE starts to work on Central and South America in the past few years. Mr. Jun He holds an MBA from Universite de Nice Business School in France as well as a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies from IAE Paris. Mr. Jun HE is well connected in the GTA area, he is the member of many China/Canada business associations.
DARIA CAMILLA BOFFITO, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Fields of research and competence Mrs Boffito is experienced in includes; Process Intensification by alternative energy methods, Biofuels and biochemicals synthesis with ultrasound and microwaves, Ultrasound-assisted synthesis of catalysts, Deposition and coating processes with ultrasound, Extraction processes with ultrasound and microwaves, Ultrasound emulsification, Thermal and catalytic conversion of biomass and wasted gas, Fatty Acids Methyl Esters (biodiesel): selection and pretreatment of feedstocks (esterification, degumming), synthesis (transesterification), reactor design, catalyst design, Green Diesel from Fischer-Tropsch and triglyceride cracking, Gas to liquids (GtL), Power to liquids (PtL), ultrasound and microwaves, Heterogeneous catalysis and industrial catalyst development, Designed and tested catalysts for: oxidation, esterification, transesterification, cracking, CH4 reforming, Fischer Tropsch, alkylation, isomerisation, hydrogenation, photocatalysis, Catalyst synthesis methods: sol-gel; micronization; hydrothermal synthesis; urea method; core-shell; impregnation; coating of powders, honeycombs, metal fibers; ultrasound-assisted synthesis; spray-drying, Photocatalysis and water treatment, Ultrasound water treatment, TiO2 based photocatalyst synthesis (nano- and micrometric), TiO2 doping for visible light activity, Degradation of resilient water pollutants, Synthesis of (bi-functional) drug delivery systems, Extraction of functional molecules from natural matrices. Mrs. Boffito has a Post-doc, Chemical Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, a Doctorate, Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milan, was a visiting PhD student in Chemistry at The University of Melbourne, completed a Master of Science, Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milan and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry-University of Milan.
A successful serial entrepreneur and C-level executive, Mr. Boudreault has held top corporate positions in organizations of all sizes in both the private and public sector and has sat on over 30 boards. He has led organizations across a variety of sectors including advanced materials, natural resources and metallurgy, clean technology, photonics, medical devices, energy (hydrocarbon) and nuclear, Big Data and AI, and aerospace. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Boudreault was CEO of the cleantech firm Orbite Aluminae, where he raised over $140M in financing from institutional and government sources and grew the firm from start-up to publicly traded company with a valuation of $500M. Mr. Boudreault holds a bachelor’s in applied physics, an MBA and a professional master’s degree in engineering, which he earned at Cornell. He continues to be involved in academia, having published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and scientific publications, and he is an adjunct professor at École Polytechnique in Montreal where he teaches and performs applied research on environmental chemical engineering, green chemistry and clean tech innovation.
Mr. Bertin graduated from Sciences-Po Paris (IEP Paris) in 1988, has earned two Masters of Finance and one in law. Mr Bertin is a member of the SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers) since 1991. Mr Bertin commenced his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has been research analyst for 14 years from 1989 to 2003, including 6 years at Jefferies (1997-2003) where he followed the commodities sector until end of 2003. Mr Bertin launched and managed two AMF commodities funds at SPGP from 2004 to 2008 (one of which won in 2006 the Best Performance of the Boursorama/Morning Star of its category, with a n°1 ranking 14 points above the second best performer -the Merrill Lynch World Mining Fund, while his other fund was ranked 2/2242 funds in France at the end of 2007). Mr Bertin has managed up to 500m euros in commodities related stocks and has underwritten for its funds more than four hundred commodities related deals in that last fourteen years.