Invest in a future that’s driving the acceleration of technological advancement.

Alpha HPA delivers the low cost, high demand, critical ingredient for revolutionary energy storage and other breakthrough technologies via our Smart SX Technology, with enviable green credentials. Invest in a future where smart technology enables innovation and growth by way of the world’s most sustainable HPA products.

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Alpha HPA Limited (ASX:A4N)
$0.87
0.015(1.754%)
Average Volume
1,535,419
52 Week Average
$0.61 - $1.25
Market Capitalisation
$812.405M
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Last Updated: 2024-02-28 14:56:27

Why Invest

Alpha HPA’s Smart SX Technology delivers some of the highest purity aluminium products in the world, at world-leading margins in a first class jurisdiction and with a very low carbon footprint.

Alpha HPA’s products are in growing demand as the world’s technologies and governments respond to a once in generational technology shift to meet the challenges of de-carbonisation

Outlook for HPA

As global markets demand cleaner energy solutions, manufacturers of Lithium-based energy storage solutions, LED lights and Smartphones are demanding HPA. To 2025, the total HPA compound annual growth rate is forecast to be 17.5%. Looking at electric vehicles alone, growth demand for HPA as a key material is forecast to increase by 400%.

Feasibility Study

The HPA First Project Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) was delivered in March 2020 and provides a technically robust and compelling business case:

Currently, around 83% of the world’s HPA supply comes from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, with China the most prolific producer. Large, diversified chemical companies dominate this production, and generate HPA as a secondary product.

Our HPA First Project represents a large volume, single source, HPA production proposition, providing enormous opportunity. Alpha HPA has the potential to become the alternative supply source to the existing dominant producers. More importantly, Alpha HPA is well placed to fill the expected supply shortage as forecast HPA demand escalates over the next decade.

Feasibility Study

The HPA First Project Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) was delivered in March 2020 and provides a technically robust and compelling business case:

Currently, around 83% of the world’s HPA supply comes from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, with China the most prolific producer. Large, diversified chemical companies dominate this production, and generate HPA as a secondary product.

Our HPA First Project represents a large volume, single source, HPA production proposition, providing enormous opportunity. Alpha HPA has the potential to become the alternative supply source to the existing dominant producers. More importantly, Alpha HPA is well placed to fill the expected supply shortage as forecast HPA demand escalates over the next decade.

Low Waste, High Efficiencies

Low Waste, High Efficiencies

Our efficiencies impact more than the bottom line. They align with the markets that we’re delivering into—the markets that are driving decarbonisation. The revolution in energy storage, the global adoption of LED lights and the demand Smartphones is not separate to the increasing call for greener practices, and in the production sustainable high purity alumina, Alpha HPA leads the way.

Demand for HPA by Region

Demand for HPA is primarily being driven by the increasing adoption of LED (Light Emitting Diode) products, separators in lithium ion batteries (Li-B’s) and scratch resistant artificial sapphire glass for Smartphone screens and watches.

Growth demand is dominated by the APAC Region (~70% in 2016) primarily China, Japan and South Korea. Alpha HPA is ideally placed to service the most dominant region of global HPA demand.

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  • Fact Sheet

    Name:Alpha HPA Limited Business Description:Alpha HPA Limited is pursuing the fast track development of the HPA First Project, capable of delivering High Purity Alumina (HPA) into the burgeoning battery and LED markets are at the forefront of the world’s technology revolution.Ordinary Shares onIssue:933,799,090Options on Issue: 8,960,000 30/04/25 90 cent options 3,000,000 31/08/25 90 cent optionsListings:Australian Securities Exchange, code: A4NHead Office:Level 2, 66 Hunter Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 Tel: +61 (0) 2 9300 3310 Fax: +61 (0) 2 9221 6333 Email: info@alphahpa.com.au Website: www.alphahpa.com.auBoard of Directors:Mr Norman Seckold (Chairman) Mr Rimas Kairaitis (Managing Director) Mr Peter Nightingale (Director and CFO) Mr Rob Williamson (Director and COO) Dr Regan Crooks (Non-Executive Director) Ms Annie Liu (Non-Executive Director) Ms Marghanita Johnson (Non-Executive Director) Mr Anthony Sgro (Non-Executive Director)Company Secretary:Mr Richard EdwardsAuditor:KPMG 16 Riparian Plaza 71 Eagle Street Brisbane, QLD, 4000Share Registry:Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited Level 4, 60 Carrnigton Street Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: 1300 787 272 or +61 3 9415 4000 (Overseas Callers) Fax: +61 (3) 9473 2500
  • Capital Structure

    Information as at 31 January 2024.

    Distribution of Equity securities

    Range Number of Holders Number of Shares 1- 1,000 549 334,852 1,001- 5,000 1,216 3,391,445 5,000- 10,000 666 5,441,187 10,001- 100,000 1,414 52,649,106 100,001- and over 441 871985,500 Total 4,286 933,799,090

    The number of shareholders holding less than a marketable parcel at 31 January 2024 is 230.

    Substantial Shareholders Substantial shareholders and the number of equity securities in which it has an interest, as shown in the Company’s Register of Substantial Shareholders is:

    Shareholder Number Held Regal Funds Management Pty Ltd (RFM) 70,916,053 Permgold Pty Ltd 67,291,194 Macquarie Group Limited 63,041,931 Orica Limited and Orica Investments Pty Ltd 44,982,980

    Class of Shares and Voting Rights

    The voting rights attached to ordinary shares, as set out in the Company’s Constitution, are that every member in person or by proxy, attorney or representative, shall have one vote when a poll is called, otherwise each member present at a meeting has one vote on a show of hands.

  • Top 20 Shareholders

    Rank Name Shares % 1. CITICORP NOMINEES PTY LIMITED 112,658,464 12.06 2. JP MORGAN NOMINEES PTY LIMITED 80,619,904 8.63 3. PERMGOLD PTY LTD 67,291,194 7.21 4. ORICA INVESTMENTS PTY LTD 47,787,085 5.12 5. HSBC CUSTODY NOMINEES (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED 43,123,854 4.62 6. BT PORTFOLIO SERVICES LIMITED<WARRELL HOLDINGS S/F A/C> 37,051,046 3.97 7. PALMER BOOKMAKING PTY LIMITED 35,236,408 3.77 8. UBS NOMINEES PTY LTD 22,799,491 2.44 9. ROSIGNOL PTY LTD<NIGHTINGALE FAMILY A/C> 13,612,500 1.46 10. NINAN PTY LTD 12,171,678 1.30 11. ALL-STATES FINANCE PTY LTD 11,204,545 1.20 12. AMP RACING PTY LIMITED 10,392,341 1.11 13. MRP RACING PTY LIMITED 10,391,776 1.11 14. GAP BOOKMAKING PTY LIMITED 10,391,767 1.11 15. HSBC CUSTODY NOMINEES (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED – A/C 2 9,638,746 1.03 16. ROLO EQUITIES PTY LIMITED 9,500,000 1.02 17. BUDWORTH CAPITAL PTY LTD <ROLLING HILLS CAPITAL A/C> 9,000,000 0.96 18. RIMAS KAIRAITIS 8,700,000 0.93 19. HSBC CUSTODY NOMINEES (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED – GSCO EDA 8,000,000 0.91 20. MR BRIAN HENRY MCCUBBING + MRS ADRIANA MARIA MCCUBBING 7,000,000 0.75 TOTAL: 566,570,799 60.67

    Current as at 31 January 2024.

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  • FAQ

    What are the head office contact details for Alpha HPA Limited?

    Alpha HPA Limited Level 2, 66 Hunter Street Sydney, NSW, 2000

    Telephone: +61 (0) 2 9300 3310 Facsimile: +61 (0) 2 9221 6333

    What is the name and contact details of Alpha HPA Limited's share registrar?

    Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited Level 4, 60 Carrington Street Sydney, NSW, 2000

    Telephone: 1300 787 272 Overseas Callers: +61 3 9415 4000 Facsimile: +61 (3) 9473 2500 Email: web.queries@computershare.com.au

    Who are the auditors for Alpha HPA Limited?

    KPMG 16 Riparian Plaza 71 Eagle Street Brisbane, QLD, 4000

    How can I obtain a copy of Alpha HPA Limited's Annual Report?

    A copy of the Annual Report can be downloaded in the Report and Announcements section of this website.

    The report is available for download in Adobe Acrobat format. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view it.

    To install Adobe Acrobat Reader please go to: http://www.adobe.com/ Alternately, printed copies of the Annual Report can be mailed out. If you would like a printed copy of the report, please contact us.

    When does Alpha HPA Limited's financial year end?

    Our financial year ends 30 June in each year.

    How can I obtain Alpha HPA Limited's announcements to the market?

    These announcements are available in the ASX Announcements section of Alpha HPA Limited’s website or by accessing the archive section of the Australian Stock Exchange – ASX: A4N. Click here to view.

    How many Alpha HPA Limited's ordinary paid shares have been issued?

    Please view our Capital Structure page for information on Ordinary Paid Shares.

    Can I subscribe to receive alerts about Alpha HPA Limited's progress?

    Yes, you can register to receive alerts by email from Alpha HPA Limited. As and when ASX Announcements are posted, we will publish them on the website and send them to your preferred email address. To subscribe for email alerts click here.

Leadership team

Board of directors

Norman Seckold
Chairman
40+ years in the full time management of natural resource companies. Past Chairman and Director of listed companies including Bolnisi Gold NL, Timberline Minerals Inc., Perseverance Corporation Limited, ValdoraMinerals NL and PalmarejoSilver and Gold Corp. Currently Executive Chairman of Nickel Industries Limited and Chairman of Sky Metals Limited.
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Rimas Kairaitis
Managing Director
20+ years experience in minerals exploration and resource development in gold, base metals and industrial minerals. Led the geological field teams to the discovery of the Tomingley and McPhillamy’s gold deposits in NSW and steered the Hera gold-lead-zinc Project from discovery through to successful commissioning and commercial production. Previously founding Managing Director and CEO of ASX-listed Aurelia Metals. Currently Non-Executive Director of Sky Metals Limited.
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Peter Nightingale
Director
35+ years as a Director or Company Secretary for a range of resource companies including Pangea Resources Limited, Timberline Minerals Inc., Perseverance Corporation Limited, Valdora Minerals NL, Mogul Mining NL, Bolnisi Gold NL, Planet Gas Limited (now Sky Metals Limited) and Nickel Industries Limited. Currently also a Director of Prospech Limited.
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Rob Williamson
Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Rob is a mechanical engineer and joined the Company in June 2020 having recently rebuilt and started up a new 155ktpa SX zinc refinery in the USA in the capacity of Vice President and GM of the facility. Rob is ideally placed to bring nearly 25 years’ experience in large facility operations to Alpha HPA. Based in Brisbane, Rob is responsible for building a Project delivery team for our HPA project in Gladstone. Rob was appointed to the Company's Board in May 2023.
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Tony Sgro
Non-Executive Director
Chemical Engineer with 45+ years’ senior management experience in the supply of specialised equipment to the process industries, with an emphasis on mining as well as oil and gas. Co-founder, Director and General Manager of Kelair Pumps for 36 years.
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Dr Regan Crooks
Non-Executive Director
Dr Regan Crooks - PhD Chemical Engineer with 20+ years experience in commercialisation, with an early career in the chemicals market commercialising products in the USA and Europe. Most recently she has been consulting CEO for private companies, securing numerous international licensing and collaboration partnerships and bringing technologies to market in Australia and globally.
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Annie Liu
Non-Executive Director
Annie is a seasoned executive, having spent 20+ years building and leading teams across stages from product incubation to rapid growth and scale-up in mature markets. Previously, Annie was the Executive Director at Ford, and prior to this, Annie forged and managed Tesla’s multi-billion-dollar strategic partnerships and sourcing portfolios that support Tesla’s Energy and Battery business units including Battery, Battery Raw Material, Energy Storage, Solar and Solar Glass, including raw materials sourcing efforts such as lithium for battery cells.
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Marghanita Johnson
Non-Executive Director
Marghanita has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Aluminium Council since 2019. She has over 25 years’ experience in the Australian mining and manufacturing sectors, predominantly within the aluminium industry. Prior to joining the Council she led government engagement and advocacy on behalf of Rio Tinto’s Pacific Aluminium assets and prior to that held key climate and sustainability roles at Rio Tinto. Marghanita has Environmental Engineering and Chemistry degrees from the University of Western Australia.
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Richard Edwards
Company Secretary
Mr Edwards has worked for over 15 years providing company secretarial and financial reporting services to a range of publicly listed companies in Australia. He is a member of CPA Australia, FINSIA and the Governance Institute of Australia. He is also Company Secretary of ASX listed Nickel Industries Limited and Prospech Limited.
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HPA First Project

HPA First Project is Smart SX Technology in action, and at scale. Solvent extraction has long been a method for extracting and purifying metals, but it’s not been successfully applied to aluminium until now. With the HPA First Project, we’re applying our licensed solvent extraction and refining technology to produce >99.99% pure aluminium products from a common industrial feedstock.

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HPA First Project Parameters

A$/US$ Exchange Rate: 0.68
AUD AUD
USDUSD
HPA Production @ 10,000 (t/y)
Annual Average Cash Operating Cost
$127 million AUD
$86 millionUSD
Unit Cash Cost ($/t HPA)
$12,750 AUD
$8,670USD
Unit Cash Cost accounting for by-products ($/t HPA)**
$8,730 AUD
$5,940USD
Alumunium Feedstock Processed @ 18,592 (t/y)
Pre-Production Captial Cost
$308 million AUD
$209 millionUSD
Capital Intensity (CapEx$/per tpa HPA)
$30,800 AUD
$20,900USD

Our smart sx technology

What makes our Smart SX Technology the most sustainable, high purity alumina process technology in the world? Watch our short video to find out.

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