Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Energy Fuels is a leading U.S.-based uranium mining company, supplying U3O8 to major nuclear utilities. Energy Fuels also produces vanadium from certain of its projects, as market conditions warrant, and is ramping up commercial-scale production of REE carbonate. Its corporate offices are in Lakewood, Colorado, near Denver, and all its assets and employees are in the United States. Energy Fuels holds three of America’s key uranium production centers: the White Mesa Mill in Utah, the Nichols Ranch in-situ recovery (“ISR”) Project in Wyoming, and the Alta Mesa ISR Project in Texas. The White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill operating in the U.S. today, has a licensed capacity of over 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year, has the ability to produce vanadium when market conditions warrant, as well as REE carbonate from various uranium-bearing ores. The Nichols Ranch ISR Project is on standby and has a licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The Alta Mesa ISR Project is also on standby and has a licensed capacity of 1.5 million pounds of U3O8 per year. In addition to the above production facilities, Energy Fuels also has one of the largest NI 43-101 compliant uranium resource portfolios in the U.S. and several uranium and uranium/vanadium mining projects on standby and in various stages of permitting and development. The primary trading market for Energy Fuels’ common shares is the NYSE American under the trading symbol “UUUU,” and the Company’s common shares are also listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “EFR.” Energy Fuels’ website is www.energyfuels.com.
Michael Heim, CFA, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Energy Fuel reached a definitive agreement to sell the Alta Mesa mill to enCore Energy for $120 million. Energy Fuels will receive $60 million in cash upon closing and $60 million in convertible debt bearing an 8% annual interest rate. The mill is one of 11 licensed uranium processing plants and has an operating capacity of 1.5 million pounds per year. UUUU acquired Alta Mesa in 2016 for $13.6 million.
Energy Fuel, which operates Alta Mesa on a standby basis, did not have plans to activate the plant in the near future. Energy Fuel retains three other processing mills including the White Mesa mill which is licensed to produce 8 million pounds of uranium per year. We believe the White Mesa mill is large enough to meet all of UUUU’s uranium production needs in addition to producing vanadium and rare earth elements.The Alta Mesa plant costs approximately $2 million annually to maintain.
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