International Rare Earth Mining and Processing Expert Joins Sunergy Advisory Board
Press Release Source: Sunergy Inc. On Monday August 8, 2011, 7:45 am EDT
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - 08/08/2011) - Sunergy, Inc (the
- News) is pleased to announce that on July 29, 2011 the Sunergy Board of Directors voted to appoint Alexander Beckmann, founder of Agricola GMBH, Cologne, Germany to the Sunergy Advisory Board.
Beckmann has been actively working on Sunergy's Pampana heavy mineral sands since May of this year. Speaking on the results, Beckmann said, "I have received different samples from certain areas of the Allied Mining & Supply Pampana River sand deposit in Sierra Leone and have performed preliminary mineralogical investigations and separation tests. The wide, unusual but rich mineral compositions are indicators for a highly valuable deposit."
Sunergy President, Bryan Miller, presented the advisory board position to Beckmann last month in Cologne while observing him performing bench scale separation on the Pampana River sands. Miller, speaking on the appointment, stated, "We now have access to the scarce expertise required to develop the Pampana project. The number of experts in this particular area of metals mining is extremely limited outside of China. The great potential of our Sierra Leone project certainly helped convince Beckmann to accept the Sunergy Board position."
Alexander Beckmann has 20 years' experience in applied mineralogy, mining, extraction/mineral processing, processing of non-iron metals, process engineering and optimization, cost reduction of existing processes and material science. He has had project involvements in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, and has been a consultant for major mining and smelting companies in Asia and South America. Beckmann founded Agricola in 2001, having invented and been granted patents for new processes for copper, precious metals and PGEs at the end of the '90s. He also invented new processes for the dearsenification of non iron concentrates (i.e. copper). He joined the Faculty of Applied Mineralogy at the University of Cologne in 2000, using this time to develop the technology further. Prior to this, he spent several years as a prospector in Southern Africa. During this time he also worked on selective inductive microwave heating of minerals in order to change physical properties of minerals and elements for new process designs i.e. as a potential separation method. Following the completion of his Masters Degrees in Applied and Specific Mineralogy, Physical Metallurgy, Geology and Ore Mineralogy, Alexander joined the Deutsche Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR, German Aerospace and Aviation Centre) in the department of material science, before moving into a role as assistant to the Vice CEO, responsible for the areas of aviation, satellites, personnel, controlling & law. Beckmann also has undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
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About Sunergy: The Company is an aggressive junior mining exploration and development Company that is production oriented at the earliest possible profitable opportunity. We control 100% of the 150 SQ. Km. Nyinahin mining concession with a full prospecting license in Ghana, West Africa and the 140.1 sq. km. Pampana River Rare Earth, Gold and Diamond concession in Sierra Leone, West Africa. We are currently operating dredges on the Pampana Project. We are production and acquisition oriented and are considering several additional projects suitable for near term production in West Africa.
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