The company behind plans for a $200 million high-purity alumina industrial plant in Gladstone says it has received a large test sample order from the United States.
The 90kg order is in addition to a standing order from a South Korean sapphire glass/LED party.
Alpha HPA plans to produce about 10,000tpa of high purity alumina at the HPA First Project in Gladstone, using its own solvent extraction and HPA refining technology.
It has started work on a increased volume demonstration-scale run through its HPA First pilot plant in Brisbane.
“We are very encouraged to now be receiving test sample HPA orders from the sapphire glass/LED industry as our market outreach work into this sector begins to expand,” managing director Rimas Kairaitis said.
“The recent supply chain developments in both the LED and lithium-ion battery sectors are considered overall constructive for Alpha’s HPA project given its Australian jurisdiction.”
Alpha HPA is working with the Brisbane-based KPMG Debt Advisory Team to co-ordinate project financing.