Alessandro Bruno

About Alessandro Bruno

Alessandro Bruno holds a BA, MA. He has worked for the United Nations in Libya and specialized in Middle Eastern, African, and South American affairs. Alessandro has worked as an industry analyst, lived and worked abroad extensively and is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French with a working knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic and German.

USRE targets billion dollar electronics industry with its europium rich deposit at Lemhi Pass

Europium-InvestorIntel Rare earths recycling is one of the most often proposed solution to China’s monopoly, given the exorbitant OPEX and CAPEX costs faced by the newly emerging rare earths miners (on average at least USD$ 1.5 billion). A mobile phone alone can contain several rare earths and similar metals such as yttrium. Used and discarded mobile phones alone can yield significant quantities of rare earths as well as other metals. Yet, recycling rare earths is a difficult proposition. The rare earths in electronic equipment like smartphones use small concentrations, which can get ‘lost’ in the slag resulting from the recycling process.…

Seair’s ‘genius’ greentech patent increases production and revenue for the oil & gas sector

Seibert-Jeff October 23, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Jeffrey M. Seibert, CEO of Seair Inc. (‘Seair’, TSXV: SDS), a Calgary-based cleantech company, specialized in technologies for gas based water treatment, about its recent deal with Newalta Corporation (Newalta). Seair will supply its patented diffusion technology to adjust the acidity (pH) in wastewater prior to deep well disposal. Newalta offers its customers solutions to reduce waste by recovering as many resources from industrial residue as possible. By reducing the acidity of the waste stream, Seair’s technology helps to protect deep wells from fouling and it does…

Gluskin on Eastgate’s revolutionary technology to throw out the needle in the treatment of diabetes

Gluskin-Anna October 23, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Anna Gluskin, CEO and Director for EastGate Acquisitions Corporation (‘Eastgate’, OTCBB: ESAQ) about its proprietary technology to treat diabetes. Insulin is crucial for treating diabetes but it relies on a needle delivery system (four or five times a day). This has made this disease more insidious than others and Eastgate has developed a way to deliver the insulin by way of a tablet, which is far more convenient and patient-friendly. Insulin is a protein and, until now, the only way to introduce it in the body was…

Russia returns to the global REE scene with new processing technology

imagesSF3RDWIR Scientists at Russia’s Ural Federal University have developed a method to extract rare earths from uranium mines. The new technology will be tested over the next three years as researchers believe that it could reduce the demand for rare earth imports in Russia by a third. The new process can be applied to most uranium mining operations and could, by extension, be applied worldwide. The newly developed method involves the injection of sulfuric acid into the soil, which dissolves uranium and rare earth metals. The revolutionary thing about this process is that the sorbent can allow for the selective extraction…

McDonald’s losses reflect the end of the ‘golden age’ of fast food

images8SE7I1I7 McDonald's has made fast food popular around the world and becoming synonymous with the burger, fries and soft drink combo. Its business model has been copied everywhere, leading the onslaught of franchise businesses that extend from burgers to tacos and coffee. However, for the past ten months the famous restaurant chain has suffered a malaise that seems inexorable. The Golden Arches are a little less precious today as McDonald's suffered a 30% drop in profits to USD$ 1.07 billion year to year. This is no accidental drop; it reflects a significant societal trend and the loss is so large as…

Levon acquires 10% of one of Nevada’s most promising precious metals assets

nevada Last week, the precious metals explorer Levon Resources (‘Levon’, TSX: LVN | OTCQX: LVNVF) announced that the company has entered into an agreement with the emerging gold producer Pershing Gold Corporation to purchase a total of USD$ 9.85 million worth of its shares (35,178,572 ordinary shares). This corresponds to 9.9% of the total. In a separate release, Levon has announced that the company will conduct a private placement of $ 5.4 million to finance this investment, which will include the participation of a number of U.S. investors. Levon  is a Canadian gold, silver, zinc and lead and precious metals exploration company that is…

Confidence of Lynas’s financiers to signal a more profitable change for the rare earths sector?

Lynas Corp (ASX: LYC) is developing one of the most prolific rare earth resources in the world at its Mount Weld property in Western Australia reported a 24%, year to year, sales increase in September for the First Quarter, as its Malaysian plant has finally reached full capacity. Moreover, the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) granted Lynas a Full Operating State License (FOSL) to operate its Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) in Kuantan after the Temporary Operating License (TOL) issued in 2012 expired Tuesday. This is a very important victory for the Company, which has had to battle well organized…

Chocolate lovers should stock up as Ebola threat sparks speculation in cocoa futures

cocoa Ebola and chocolate don’t have much in common; however, the price of the latter has become inextricably linked to the spread of the former. Chocoholics don’t have to visit West Africa to be affected by the Ebola virus; chocolate is at risk because the price of cocoa is skyrocketing. Fear of the Ebola virus spreading to the Ivory Coast, the world's largest producer of cocoa, and to its neighbor Ghana, one of the fastest growing cocoa producers. Neither country have yet recorded any cases. Ivory Coast has long shut its borders with neighboring Liberia and Guinea, which supply many of…

Elcora Resources changes its name and focus on the Graphene revolution

Graphene-Corp October 15, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Dr. Ian Flint, VP of processing and Refining at Elcora Resources (TSXV: ERA), a world renowned expert on graphene, about the kind of graphite that is best suited to produce graphene. The main advantage of Elcora’s Sri Lankan graphite is that it comes out of the ground already possessing purity levels of about 93%, presenting an orderly crystal like structure. This makes it easier to process, achieving very high purity levels. Indeed, Elcora’s goal was always to get into the graphene business and it searched for the right…

Stans Energy can use the new geopolitical order in its quest for justice

shanghai sco Stans Energy Corp. (TSXV: HRE | OTCQX: HREEF) announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued an order prohibiting the Kyrgyz Republic and Kyrgyzaltyn JSC  “from selling, disposing, exchanging, assigning, transferring, pledging or encumbering 47,000,000 shares  in the capital of Centerra Gold Inc. (which is operating the Kumtor Gold Mine near Bishkek). Stans obtained the order as part of its efforts to enforce an international arbitration award issued by the Arbitration Court at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce & Industry against Kyrgyz Republic for US$118,206,058.04. The Kyrgyz Republic has not paid the award nor are there any assurances…