Russia seeking alternative uranium production sources

Amid the existing Western sanctions and recent attacks of some US media, regarding with Russian activities in the US uranium market, Russia plans to find alternative ways of uranium production during the next several years. Due to a ban on the supplies of uranium to Russia, which was recently imposed by the governments of some Western countries, and in particular…

Lithium Ion Chemistry – Don’t Believe The Hype

Lithium Ion Battery Cost Declines
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the lithium ion battery business is growing strongly. This is an approximately $18 billion per year business and forecast to grow to around $75 billion by 2025 (a 22% CAGR). For the sake of perspective, the entire rechargeable battery business globally is about $50 billion today. This is all…

Lifton on Great Western and on ‘Lawyer-Speak’

Press releases by public companies are reviewed by lawyers to make sure that any and all disclosures are in compliance with the securities laws as they govern public disclosures of information that could impact the market value of the company. But lawyers are not trying to inform anyone other than themselves and the judges who may enter or allow the…

Global mining expert Joseph Carrabba discusses NioCorp’s recent niobium project PEA results

April 22, 2015  — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX: NB | OTCQX: NIOBF) Director Joseph A. Carrabba on the recent positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) results for the Elk Creek niobium project, which includes both a world class titanium and scandium deposit. Mr. Carrabba who is also a Director for both Newmont…

Global water treatment firm, H2O Innovation benefits from California drought, increasing world demand for potable water

This brilliantly organized company is emerging as a force to reckon with among the gorillas of water treatment. It is showing healthy growth that shows management’s commitment. For example, H2O Innovation Inc. (TSXV: HEO | OTCQX: HEOFF) reported revenues for totaling $13.7 M for the three months ending December 31, 2014 representing a +55.6% increase as compared to the same period…

Great Lakes Graphite – Going for the Value Added

The old truism of the California Gold Rush of the 1850s was that it was those selling the shovels, not those miners buying them, that made the money. In the mosh-pit that is graphite Great Lakes stands out because it has focused its efforts on “shovels” in the form of processing rather than scrabbling around in the dirt for the…

Dumoulin-White speaks to the ‘powerful’ anti-cancer treatment news on Theralase’s PDC TLD-1433

April 17, 2015 — Roger Dumoulin-White, P. Eng, President and CEO for Theralase Technologies Inc. (‘Theralase’, TSXV: TLT) speaks to Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of InvestorIntel about the recent series of news releases updating shareholders Theralase’s patented anti-cancer technology PDC (Photo Dynamic Compound) TLD-1433. Tracy Weslosky: So you just put some news out just this morning (reference, April 9, 2015) about this new…

Don’t forget America’s rare earth potential

How far out into space would you get piling, one upon one, government reports that were subsequently shelved and not acted upon? Your guess is a good as mine, but it would be a very, very long way. One such report now seemingly gathering dust was the 104-page report in 2010 from the US Geological Service entitled The Principal Rare…

Marchese on Texas Rare Earth Resources Win-Win Uranium Offtake Agreement with Areva

April 15, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Anthony Marchese, Chairman of Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) about the recent offtake agreement with Areva that Jack Lifton described as a ‘game changer’ in an interview published earlier this week. They also discuss the 'big deal' Texas Rare Earth Resources recently announced with K-Technologies as a strategic…

The Funky Metrics of Mining

That mining is a self-declared alternative universe has become apparent to investors in recent years. I have long sustained that most mining mavens were a tad deficient in knowledge of the main metrics that investors use to measure investment options and make their asset allocation decisions. As the gloom has settled over the mining space it has been sad to…

MMPR licensee Aurora Cannabis on being first to build a new marijuana facility in Canada

April 6, 2015 — Terry Booth, President, CEO and Director of Aurora Cannabis Inc.   (CSE: ACB) in an interview with Tracy Weslosky, Publisher for InvestorIntel discuss how they became 1 of the first 30 to receive an MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation) license. The first to build a facility in Alberta, Terry explains that they were also the first…

Clausi follow-ups on Rumours, News and Guesses

It’s easy to toss an opinion out into the digital airwaves. It’s harder to track them back and see what’s happened since. So here we go, following up on some of my articles published here at InvestorIntel over the past few months: Pretium Resources. The rumour was that this developer of the massive Brucejack project in north British Columbia was…

Takeover Chatter in the Oil Patch

Takeovers in the Oil Patch – Who is Loading Up? When a company raises cash and issues equity, compliance and good investor relations require the company to say how it will use the cash. Often the press release will contain the phrases, “for working capital” or “for general corporate purposes”. Those are magic words. Almost anything can fit into those…
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Minister approves Australian uranium project

April 24, 2015 (Source: World Nuclear News) -- The Kintyre uranium project in Western Australia has received environmental approval from the country's federal government. Federal environment minister Greg Hunt's approval is conditional on the development meeting various environmental, radiation and…

Russia’s Rosatom outlines plans for Argentina

April 24, 2015 (Source: World Nuclear News) -- Russia's Rosatom has released details of an inter-governmental agreement to build Argentina's sixth nuclear power reactor. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed yesterday in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and…

Toyota to provide 1st hydrogen-fueled NASCAR pace car

April 24, 2015 (Source: FOX News) -- A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. The midsize sedan uses…

Gold retreats as global equities hit all-time highs

April 24, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold fell on Friday, on track for a third successive weekly loss as strength in global equities diverted interest, though uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate rise pegged prices in a…

Oil hits 2015 high on Yemen worry; U.S. gasoline at Nov peaks

April 24, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Crude oil prices settled up 3 percent on Thursday, hitting 2015 highs, while U.S. gasoline reached 5-month peaks after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen that heightened concerns…

German Business Sentiment Hits New High

April 24, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Confidence among German companies improved in April to its highest level in nearly a year, a closely watched business survey showed, extending a strong start to 2015 for Europe’s biggest economy. Still, a…

NEI urges US to keep sight of nuclear

April 23, 2015 (Source: World Nuclear News) -- As the US administration releases the first instalment of an ongoing program to draw up a roadmap for the country's future energy policy, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is urging the…

‘Crucial year’ for nuclear energy sector

April 23, 2015 (Source: China Daily) -- Eight new nuclear reactors will go online this year and six to eight others will be approved, a senior industry official said on Wednesday. "The year of 2015 marks an important year…

Toward hydrogen-powered cars: U-M gets $1.2M grant

April 22, 2015 (Source: University of Michigan) -- University of Michigan researchers exploring more efficient materials for hydrogen fuel cells aim to isolate and develop "best-in-class" hydrogen storage technology. The multidisciplinary team has been awarded a $1.2 million Department…

3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

April 23, 2015 (Source: LLNL) -- A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture via a…

Graphene champions the next generation 3D display technology

April 23, 2015 (Source: Swinburne University of Technology) -- Moving holograms like those used in 3D science fiction movies such as Avatar and Elysium have to date only been seen in their full glory by viewers wearing special glasses. Now…

U.S. Oil Industry’s Battle Cry: Exports Now!

April 23, 2015 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- American oilmen have seized on one solution to their financial woes in the face of low oil prices: They want to export U.S. crude oil. Soon. Their new battle cry—Exports Now!—has…

Oil prices rise more than $1 on Middle East tension

April 23, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude oil rose more than a dollar to above $64 a barrel on Thursday on heightened concerns over the security of Middle East supplies as a civil war escalated in Yemen. Warplanes…

Chinese Stocks Rise in Volatile Trading After Manufacturing Data

April 23, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- China’s Shanghai Composite Index rose to the highest level since 2008 in volatile trading as investors weighed weak manufacturing data against the prospects of more monetary easing. Material companies led gains, with Aluminum…

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