Nisku, Alberta — May 15, 2021 — AdvEn commenced construction of its 36,000 sq. ft. advanced super activated carbon (“ASAC”) manufacturing facility, research lab and electrode super adhesive coating (“ESAC”) pilot testing facility in Nisku, Alberta, marking a major milestone in the company’s commercialization of its technologies. Once fully operational and at scale, the plant will be able to produce more than 1,200 metric tons of ASAC and the ESAC pilot will produce up to 15 meters per minute of dry electrode film.
“We’re thrilled to have broken ground on our new plant after having piloted our technology at a smaller scale for the past four years,” said Weixing Chen, Chief Technology Officer. “The transition from research and development to engineering to production has been a major goal of our company. This is the first step in providing a major industrial use for Alberta’s bitumen reserves that is non-combustible and sustainable.”
Working with COOEC Canada and Hatch engineering firms, AdvEn has focused on bringing operational expertise to ensure that the transition from pilot to commercial scale is as seamless as possible. AdvEn has added Elval Rogers to its executive team as Vice President Operations, bringing more than 30 years of experience in heavy industrial construction and fabrication industries. His diverse array of skills, including steel fabrication, pipe fabrication, modular construction and field installations, has led to Elval being involved in some of Alberta’s largest industrial construction projects – totaling more than $400 million in Canada and the U.S. He is responsible for overseeing procurement, construction and operational aspects of the plant and for recruiting an operational team to include engineers, millwrights, electricians and plant workers.
“By combining our operations and research team under one roof, we will be able to provide customers with real-time quality testing at each step of the process while delivering exceptional products with the latest innovations,” said Rogers. “I’m excited to be working with Dr. Chen and to bring his technology vision to commercial reality.”
AdvEn Inc. (formerly Nano Innovations Inc.), through its wholly owned subsidiary AdvEn Industries Inc., develops and commercializes carbon-centric advanced technologies utilizing industrial by-products: converting refinery residues into non-combustible products for energy storage and a clean environment. AdvEn’s 36,000 square foot manufacturing plant and research facility located in Nisku, Alberta, Canada, will produce up to 1,200 metric tons per year of advanced super activated carbon (“ASAC”) and is piloting the Company’s patented dry electrode super adhesive coatings (“ESAC”). ASAC products provide superior performance when compared to similar materials used in the super capacitor, battery, pharmaceutical and industrial filtration markets.
AdvEn, ASAC and ESAC are trademarks of AdvEn in Canada and the United States.