Mississippi Silicon is a partnership between the Vicintin Family of Brazil and CleanTech LLC . The Vicintin Family owns Rima Industrial S/A, a leading ferroalloy and non-ferrous producer in Brazil and is the majority owner of MS.  CleanTech LLC is a partnership that includes strategic investors and financial advisers.

In addition to the equity investors, MS is supported by partners in critical areas that are experienced and globally recognized in their various disciplines. Our commercial partner and the exclusive silicon sales representative for MS is Polymet Alloys, Inc., with more than thirty years of experience in Silicon Metal sales in the US.  Our silica fume is marketed exclusively by RED Industrial Products. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a US government owned and self-financed Public Power Company, and one of the largest and most diversified power suppliers in the US, is our electricity partner. MS’s technology partners are Germany’s SMS Siemag, the leading supplier of submerged arc furnace technology in the world and Brazil’s Rima Industrial S/A, the fourth largest Silicon Metal producer in the world. Financing for the project is being provided by KFW Bankengruppe of Germany, augmented by a variety of federal, state and local grants and loans.

MS’s executive management team is led by two industry veterans with extensive experience operating and managing Silicon Metal facilities in the US.  Eddie Boardwine is COO and John Lalley is CFO. The board of directors consists of Ricardo Vicintin, Rima Industrial CEO and President, NJ Correnti and Braulio Lage, Polymet Alloys’ President.

The silicon metal produced at the new facility is sold throughout the United States and used in a broad range of industries including aluminum, automotive and chemical industries, solar cells and semiconductors.  Silicon metal is used in thousands of applications and its consumption in the United States and worldwide continues to increase.