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E M I ORBITE ALUMINAE INC. CAN ADA FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 A New Way of Thinking Thinking outside the bauxite has allowed Orbite Aluminae Inc. to extract alumina from clay better for aluminum manufacturing. [ BY RUSS GAGER ] Orbite Aluminae says it has developed new processes. for extracting alumina from mined clay.. • Montreal “There are new technologies more economical and eco-friendly than the existing technology.” // YVES NOËL, vice president of sales and marketing Revolutionary processes to extract alumina not only from mined clay but also from the red mud byproduct of alumina mining and from the fly ash left after coal is burned in electrical power plants are just three of the areas in which Orbite Aluminae Inc. plans to prosper. Another area is the rare earth elements that Orbite Aluminae can extract from its Grande-Vallée, Quebec, property. Orbite’s patented technology can extract rare earths, metallurgical-grade alumina and high-purity alumina from the same aluminous clay feedstock with the same process. Alumina has been extracted from bauxite to produce alumina for up to 120 years, but Orbite now offers an ecologically sound and economically viable alternative requiring much less energy, producing less pollution and leaving no caustic byproducts behind. “We need to get known a little more all PROFILE Orbite Aluminae Inc.. | HQ: Montreal Working capital: $67.7 million (as of March 31, fully diluted basis July 31, 2012) | Employees: 55 Specialty: Technologies to extract metallurgicalgrade alumina, high-purity alumina and rare earths and metals PHOTO: FRÉDÉRICK DeROY 2012); market capitalization $385 million (on a 110

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012