Ignoring link between climate change, poverty and terrorism like driving in reverse on a one-way street

In a Coast Guard commencement address last week, President Barack Obama deliberately traipsed over two controversial minefields, claiming that climate change "constitutes a serious threat to global security…" This address was made unremarkable by mainstream media, which elected not to cover it. Like the trees in the forest, if no one hears them fall, then they didn’t happen. But the…

H2O Innovation CEO on the California drought and record revenues in water treatment

May 28, 2015 — Frédéric Dugré, CEO and Director for H2O Innovation Inc. (TSXV: HEO | OTCQX: HEOFF) in an interview with InvestorIntel Publisher Tracy Weslosky discuss the current drought in California and how they are working with the world’s fourth largest water treatment plant in California, towards facilitating clean drinking water. Having just announced a third quarter in a…

Dr. Flint on the rising demand for nuclear graphite

Fast neutrons are produced by decaying uranium atoms. If a neutron hits another uranium atom it could decay producing more neutrons. However, the speed of the collisions is such that almost all the neutrons are ineffective. Nuclear reactors use reflectors to absorb most of the energy of those neutrons slowing and redirecting them so that they interact with and promote uranium…

A Mixed Con is a Mixed Blessing in Rare Earths

I am pleased to note that Investorintel has now become a go-to site for discussions by industry recognized experts such as Dr Ian Flint in graphite mining and downstream processing, Prof Reed Izatt on the applications of Molecular Recognition Technology to the processing of technology metals from their ores; and Steve Mackowski on the actual operating experience of a mining/chemical…

Cobre Montana’s lithium and technology metals on Germany’s border and radar

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It would be fair to say that my writing up developments at Cobre Montana’s (ASX:CXB) lithium deposit in the Czech Republic is almost the inevitable result of a string of research pieces on recent times on tin, lithium German resource strategies and revival of interest in mining at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Cobre Montana manages to tie all these threads into…

Outflow of Russian capital continues to grow

The volume of capital flowing out of Russia continues to grow, despite the improvement of the situation in the country’s national economy. It is expected that this year it will increase up to US$130 billion, which is significantly higher the earlier predictions of the Russian Ministry of Economy and Development of US$90 billion. Due to the current economic crisis in Russia and devaluation…

Seven technology metals that need watching — very closely

Only seven? Clearly there are more than that in the technology metals mix – after all, there are 17 rare earth elements, but today we deal with only one of those REE. But there are six other metals that will have technology stories to tell but are still [to some extent] waiting in the wings, yet ready to figure more…

Octagon Capital on Exxon’s significant oil discovery offshore Guyana

Activity in Guyana and impacts on CGX Energy (OYL), Pacific Rubiales (PRE), and JHI Associates EVENT Liza discovery in Guyana (XOM 45%, HES 30%, CNOOC 25%) Global Deep-Water exploration recently received a boost, when Exxon confirmed that its Liza well on its Stabroek Block, offshore Guyana, is a significant oil discovery, following initial indications of a discovery which were released…

Last week’s numbers had a lithium, graphite and copper lining

InvestorIntelReport (May 18-22, 2015): The numbers for our members this week are nearly even, down .81%, but there were outliers. No huge gains were to be expected after the news of Chinese amalgamation put a shadow on Technology Metals financing outside of China. The news continues to be positive for graphite and lithium stocks. It was also a good week for gold, base & precious metals. There were…

Berry on the Tesla-infused hype surrounding battery market

Lithium Ion Battery Cost Declines
Amid the Tesla-infused hype surrounding batteries a number of truths have become evident. First, battery costs are falling – fast. The overall cost of a lithium ion battery has fallen by over 90% since its commercial introduction in 1990 and the compound annual growth rate in the price decrease in recent years per kilowatt hour (kWh) is roughly 14%. Should…

Jacob Securities on the emerging North American cannabis market

May 20, 2015 - Khurram Malik, Clean Technology analyst with Jacobs Securities was interviewed by InvestorIntel publisher Tracy Weslosky, about the North American emerging market for medical cannabis. He explains how it has become a real market where companies can be valued by their cash flow and commercial prospects rather than just potential. He also explains some of the differences between…

Will China overshadow Elon?

InvestorIntelReport (May 8-15, 2015): The numbers for this week are better than last, but shakeups seem to be afoot. After April being "the best time to invest in rare earths," as Jack Lifton said, the numbers for the first week of May were nearly even, down .7%.  This was good though, since there weren't major corrections after April's average of…

Toronto Venture Exchange nears an ‘Event Horizon’

As the risk of perturbing the astrophysicists amongst InvestorIntel’s followers, it has struck me in recent times that the benighted Toronto Venture Exchange is nearing the event horizon of a black hole of its own creation, with potential effects for mining market participants that border on the unearthly.  The definition of the “event horizon” in astrophysics is useful as a…

GTA Resources’ got Gold

GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (GTA.V), announced good news today regarding their golden deposits in the historic gold mining regions of northern Ontario. They reported excellent progress for both their Ivanhoe and Northshore properties. They expect more definitive numbers in the next month, and an updated NI 43-101 report on Northshore. GTA's Ivanhoe claim includes the historic Joburke Mine which produced 500,000 tons at…

China is looking everywhere for rare earths outside of China?

China is looking everywhere for rare earth sources outside of China now that export quotas have been replaced with a new tax. The first possible agreement between a Chinese and a Canadian company has been announced. Pele Mountain Resources Inc. (TSXV: GEM | OTCQX: GOLDF), declared March 30th that they have a memorandum of understanding, (MOU) with Sheng Kang Ning Mining Investment Co. Ltd., (SKN). SKN…

Is the golden age of Technology Metals upon us?

InvestorIntelReport: Jack Lifton was right that April was the best time ever to invest in our sectors. Graphite & Graphene stocks lead the way up 24% on average, followed by Technology Metals stocks at 20%. The average for our Members is over 12%; eleven companies were up over 25%. The top five were all up over 50%. The top three were, Cobre Montana, who just…
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Global Solar Power Market Growing Rapidly

May 28, 2015 (Source: Business Korea) -- The LG Economic Research Institute said on May 27 that the global photovoltaic market has grown at an annual average of 47 percent since 2007 thanks to technological development, reduction in component…

Gold Slightly Higher; Trades in Tight Range

May 28, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Gold prices were a touch higher on the London spot market Thursday, as the metal traded within a narrow $5 range. Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,189.59 a troy ounce…

Oil Prices Up as Market Awaits U.S. Oil Supply Data

May 28, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Oil prices rose in a volatile session Thursday as investors brace themselves for key U.S. oil supply data. Brent crude for July delivery recently rose 0.7% to $62.48 a barrel on London’s ICE Futures…

Theralase Grants Stock Options

May 28, 2015 (Source: Accesswire) -- Theralase Technologies Inc. ("Theralase" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TLT) (PINKSHEETS: TLTFF), a leading biotechnology manufacturer focused on commercializing medical technologies to eliminate pain and destroy cancer, announced today that it has granted an aggregate…

Research Team Develops Reusable Graphene Fuel Cell Electrodes

May 27. 2015 (Source: Business Korea) -- A Korean research team successfully developed a technique to make a reusable electrode material for fuel cells for the first time. Once the technology, which was already transferred to a local firm,…

Syrah graphite feasibility study to shake up industry

May 27, 2015 (Source: The Australian) -- Rarely does the release of a feasibility study into the development of a minerals project come with the expectation that it will turn the industry for a particular commodity on its ear. But…

MIT researchers pioneer technique for mass-producing graphene

May 27, 2015 (Source: Extreme Tech) -- Not a week passes by these days without news of an amazing application for our favorite wonder-material, graphene. This week, it’s making headlines for a different reason, though. MIT researchers have reported successful laboratory testing for a new…

China puts weapons on its new artificial islands

May 27, 2015 (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) -- China has moved weaponry onto artificial islands that it is building in contested areas of the South China Sea, adding to the risks of a confrontation with the United States and…

Greece says has begun drawing up agreement with creditors

May 27, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Greece and its creditors are starting to draft a technical-level agreement, a government official said on Wednesday, signalling progress in long-running talks to unlock aid for the cash-strapped country. "At the Brussels Group…

Nanotechnology helps protect patients from bone infection

May 27, 2015 (Source: University of Sheffield) -- Leading scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered nanotechnology could hold the key to preventing deep bone infections, after developing a treatment which prevents bacteria and other harmful microorganisms growing.…

Collaboration reduces barriers to rare earth separation

May 27, 2015 (Source: Royal Society of Chemistry) -- As part of ongoing research into critical metal reuse and recycling, chemical engineers have teamed up with chemists to develop a simple photochemical method for separating vital rare earth metals, europium…

Geomega Resources Inc.: $204,500 Grant for Montviel Geochemistry

May 27, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Highlights of the news release: $204,500 grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Professors Benoît Plante and Mostafa Benzaazoua of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue ("UQAT") in charge of the…

Oil Price Rises Ahead of U.S. Supply Data

May 27, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Oil prices rose on Wednesday ahead of key U.S. supply data as the market attempted a rebound from the sharp losses in the previous session caused by the strong dollar. Brent crude for July…

Levon Resources Ltd. Announces Additional Proposed Independent Director

May 26, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Levon Resources Ltd. ("Levon" or the "Company") (TSX:LVN)(BERLIN:LO9)(FRANKFURT:LO9)(OTCQX:LVNVF) is pleased to announce that SciVac Ltd. ("SciVac") has advised the Company that it intends to nominate David Rector as an additional independent director of the…

IMF declares yuan no longer undervalued, urges reforms

May 26, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- China's yuan currency is no longer undervalued after its recent gains, but the government should quicken reforms to get to having "a floating exchange rate", the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The…

Gold drops more than 1 percent as dollar rally continues

May 26, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the dollar extended gains following stronger U.S. inflation data and recent comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that reinforced the central bank's tightening…

Oil drops below $65 on U.S. shale outlook, dollar

May 25, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil fell below $65 a barrel on Tuesday, pressured by the possibility that U.S. shale oil producers could increase drilling activity and by a stronger dollar. U.S. drillers cut the number of rigs by…

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