About Aymium

Aymium’s products are engineered to allow our customers to switch 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 sustainable products and solutions that reduce the environmental footprint of steel, energy and crop production, and purify the air and water for millions of people. 

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission is to create high-performance renewable products to improve our environment

Our vision is to build a transparent, inclusive, and innovative culture intensely focused on resolving today’s challenges for a more sustainable tomorrow

We Value:

  • Integrity: Interacting with our team and our stakeholders truthfully, ethically, and respectfully
  • Innovation: Continually seek and create improved solutions 
  • Collaboration: Working together to openly share knowledge and expertise to best execute our Mission and develop solutions for any challenge
  • Accountability: Taking ownership of our actions as individuals and as an organization; and
  • Passion: Mindfully and intentionally pursue our Mission, Vision, and Values in every decision we make

What We Do

Aymium produces high-value biocarbon and biohydrogen products that can be used to 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 500 issued and pending patents on a global basis. Produced using sustainably sourced biomass, including recovered and unusable wood, Aymium’s biocarbon products are renewable, carbon-negative and replace emission-heavy fossil fuels such as coal and coke. 

Aymium at a Glance – Fact Sheet

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.

Headquartered in Minnesota, Aymium currently operates the largest advanced biocarbon facility in the world, located in northern 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 US West Coast that will employ nearly 100 people and be operational beginning in 2024. 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 100 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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