About Aymium

Aymium’s products are engineered to allow our customers to immediately change from fossil fuels to renewable bioproducts without changing their manufacturing process, accelerating the global transition away from fossil fuels.

James A. Mennell, founder and CEO

Who We Are

Aymium provides environmentally beneficial products and solutions that reduce the environmental footprint of metals, energy and crop production and purify the air and water for millions of people. 

Our Mission

To create high-performance renewable products that immediately replace fossil fuels and eliminate their negative impact on the environment.

What We Do

Aymium produces high-value biocarbon and biohydrogen products that can be used to immediately replace fossil fuels in the production of metals, energy and crops and in the purification of water and air with no modifications to equipment or processes. Aymium’s innovations are backed by more than 250 issued and pending patents on a global basis. Produced using sustainably sourced, PEFC-certified biomass, including recovered and unusable wood, Aymium’s biocarbon products are renewable, carbon-negative and they replace emission-heavy fossil fuels such as coal and coke. 

Aymium produces its products using a combustion-free thermochemical process that separates the components of biomass into biocarbon, biohydrogen and water. The process creates excess energy and water that is recycled back into the system.

Aymium at a Glance – Fact Sheet

Headquartered in Minnesota, Aymium currently operates the largest advanced biocarbon facility in the world, located in Michigan. Aymium has been supplying customers globally from its Michigan plant since 2012. To meet growing demand, Aymium is building two additional plants on the West Coast that will employ more than 120 people and be operational in 2023. The projected CO2 reduction from these two plants is the equivalent of removing 312,000 cars from the road each year. 

We are advancing our growth pursuant to our Sustainable Development Policy, which actively promotes environmental and social improvement.

Founder’s Story

James A. Mennell, founder and CEO of Aymium, has more than 30 years of experience in the energy, bio-products and environmental sectors working for or advising global companies, including Cargill, Koch Industries, POET, 3M, Cleveland-Cliffs and GE. He holds more than 80 issued patents regarding bioproduct and process technologies. Mennell has founded, led and grown bio-based product, energy and environmental companies, helped develop billions of dollars of capital projects across North America and served on the board of directors of biofuels, bio-based products, software and wind and solar energy companies. He has worked with scientists, engineers and business leaders from the world’s largest bio-products companies and top research universities to grow Aymium into a leading global environmental technology company.

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