Podcast – 5e Advanced Materials Announces Exciting Update


5e Advanced Materials Announces Exciting Update

Welcome back to Borates Today. Today, we’re going to take a look at 5e Advanced Materials, the only permitted boron and lithium resource in the United States that recently updated the boron and lithium community with its strategic plan.

5e, as the company is also known, is the only permitted US company backed by a significant domestic boron and lithium source. It’s rebranded the Fort Cady area with 5e Boron Americas Complex to emphasize the significance and importance of the company’s boron and lithium resources.

5e Advanced Materials

Reading the report, the company looks well-positioned to benefit from an extended competitive advantage. Thanks to the geology of the site and a global shortage of new boron sources.

This has been compounded by a rising geopolitical supply risk and prices. According to some reports, a major global board producer will also announce another price increase in the first quarter of 2023.

Notwithstanding, the company’s strategy to become a global leader in boron and lithium-based materials, production, and technological development will depend heavily on leveraging its boron and lithium resources to develop and commercialize a wide range of advanced materials.

Its products are intended to support the three global mega-trends of de-carbonization, food security, and agriculture minerals, and contribute to securing the domestic supply of critical raw materials in the United States.

Specifically, 5e’s products are critical components for reliable, renewable energy, power delivery systems., Efficient crop production on limited acreage and strategic defense capabilities for national security applications.

With this context in mind, let’s get to the report which highlights the implementation and operation of its strategic planning. The first of its major corporate strategy objectives for this year is the completion of its Small Scale Boron Facility. According to the report, the construction of the SSBF is progressing according to schedule.

With a team of 70 personnel currently working on site, five employees included, SSBF completion will be a major milestone for the boron advanced materials industry. The facility is designed to optimize large-scale complex products and feedstock and will revolutionize the production process.

5e Advanced Materials is also finalizing the optimization of operations and value engineering for the initial boron and lithium production. The manufacturing of boron advanced materials will begin to demonstrate its market presence and competitiveness in high-margin, high-value products.

A further ongoing initiative is the development of the high-value market potential for its boron and lithium advanced materials. 5e will focus on leveraging its significant resource to help mitigate the US nation’s supply constraints.

With the inflation reduction act of 2022 offering tax credits for energy and climate change projects, US-sourced battery metals have become increasingly sought after and 5e’s Boron Americas will seek to take advantage of support from the administration.

There is significant financing support in the form of US government loans and grants, funding, corporate and green bonds, and client prepaid expenses related to lithium and boron supply.

So it’s clear that significant progress has been made in the company’s boron advanced materials, strategic plan, and focus on high value, high margin, and forward-looking applications that need boric acid as a facilitating material, look to be a great fit, given the reserves available at Fort Cady.

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