AMG And Criterion Announce Negotiations To Form Spent-Catalyst Recycling Partnership

Amsterdam, 10 April 2018 (Regulated Information) — AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (“AMG”) is pleased to announce that it is has entered into exclusive negotiations with Criterion Catalyst and Technologies (“Criterion”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc that supplies catalysts, technologies and services to global refining markets, to form a partnership that expands AMG’s global spent-catalyst processing capacity. Dr. Heinz Schimmelbusch, AMG’s Chairman of the Management Board and CEO stated, “We are pleased to pursue this opportunity to strengthen our relationship with Criterion, so as to provide the leading environmentally responsible solution for spent-catalyst management and recycling to our shared customer base”.

The new partnership would bring together two world-class companies to help meet refiners’ increasing demand for metals reclamation and disposal of spent catalyst, helping them to achieve regulatory compliance while producing the fuels and chemicals upon which people depend. Andy Gosse, President of Criterion stated, “The teaming up of AMG and Criterion, the acknowledged leaders in their respective markets, reinforces the 15-year relationship that the two companies have enjoyed and provides the foundation to deliver the final step of a sustainable ‘cradle-to-grave’ solution for catalyst supply and reclamation”.

Feasibility studies are underway for the partnership’s potential sites. Locations in the Middle East, Asia and North America are under consideration.

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About AMG

AMG is a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends. AMG produces highly engineered specialty metals and mineral products and provides related vacuum furnace systems and services to the transportation, infrastructure, energy, and specialty metals & chemicals end markets.

AMG Critical Materials produces aluminum master alloys and powders, ferrovanadium, natural graphite, chromium metal, antimony, lithium, tantalum, niobium and silicon metal. AMG Technologies produces titanium aluminides and titanium alloys for the aerospace market; designs, engineers, and produces advanced vacuum furnace systems; and operates vacuum heat treatment facilities, primarily for the transportation and energy industries.

With approximately 3,300 employees, AMG operates globally with production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Czech Republic, the United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka and Mozambique, and has sales and customer service offices in Russia and Japan (


About AMG Vanadium LLC

Located in Cambridge, Ohio, AMG Vanadium specializes in the environmentally beneficial conversion of oil refinery and power plant waste products into ferrovanadium, nickel and molybdenum primarily used by global steel producers in automotive, energy transmission and infrastructure applications. By using materials that would otherwise be discarded as waste, AMG Vanadium creates environmental stewardship, energy conservation and resource recovery.

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AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. +1 610 975 4979
Michele Fischer


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