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Robin Bromby

About Robin Bromby

Robin Bromby is a journalist, author and sometime publisher who has had titles issued by mainstream publishers, including Doubleday, Simon & Schuster and Lothian Books. Robin began as a cadet journalist in 1962 with The Dominion, the morning paper in Wellington, New Zealand. He also worked for the NZ Broadcasting Corporation, TV1, the South China Morning Post, The Herald (Melbourne), the Sunday Times (Wellington), The National Times (Sydney) and, since 1988, he has been first a staff reporter and now columnist for The Australian and has been a Senior Editor for InvestorIntel since the onset.

Galaxy Resources sees lithium demand remaining strong with electric storage booming

AnthonyTse May 25, 2016 -- Galaxy Resources Ltd (ASX: GXY) presented at the recent CleanTech and Technology Metals Summit held in Toronto on May 10-11th. In his presentation, Managing Director Anthony Tse explained Galaxy's duel strategy of having both hard rock and brine lithium assets — and ones spread over multiple locations (Australia, Quebec and Argentina). In this video presentation, Anthony Tse highlights his own company's achievements — such as reducing debt from about A$200 million to about $20 million — and gives a valuable insight into the global lithium market. He explains That electric transportation is more than about electric cars How…

Izatt on how the SuperLig technology (and molecular recognition) is critical to green technology in the mining industry

Steven_R_Izatt May 24, 2016 -- Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSXV: UCU | OTCQX: UURAF) partner IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.  is a privately held corporation headquartered near Salt Lake City in American Fork, Utah. IBC was founded in 1988 by, and named after, three distinguished professors, Reed M. Izatt, Jerald S. Bradshaw, and the late James J. Christensen who possess prominent international reputations and experience in macrocyclic chemistry, selective metal ion separations, and Molecular Recognition Technology (MRT ). Large-scale MRT separation systems incorporate SuperLig® solid phase particles (~0.5mm) such as silica gel or polymer substrates to which the selective ligand has been…

Mining giant may gain “Superman” lithium powers

Just imagine if half of the world’s lithium carbonate market was controlled by only two companies. At this stage, 30% of the market is supplied by the Greenbushes mine in Western Australia, owned by Talison Lithium (which is 51% owned by China Chengdu Tianqui, the remainder by chemical giant Albermarle, which is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana). What if another 20% chunk was controlled by global mining giant Rio Tinto, leaving the multitude of emerging lithium players to squabble over the remainder? Sound like Superman v. Lex Luthor? You're not too far off. Serbia is the only known source of…

Alkane and technology metals: setting an example of persistence

Alkane-Resources “Listed on ASX since 1969,” says the presentation of Alkane Resources (ASX: ALK | OTCQX: ANLKY) at last week’s 5th Annual CleanTech and Technology Metals Summit in Toronto. And therein lies a tale: a tale that is not all that often replicated in the exploration industry. While looking over Alkane’s presentation this week, I glanced up at the screen at Tuesday morning’s announcements on the Australian Securities Exchange. Before lunch, two more companies were now in the lithium business – Marindi Metals (ASX: MZN), hitherto a zinc explorer, and Monax Mining (ASX: MOX) which seems to have been contentedly drilling…

Lithium and Zimbabwe: a heady brew

In 1980 The Times of London reported from the newly independent Zimbabwe (it had once been the British colony of Southern Rhodesia) on the country's mineral resources. It said the state contained "the world's largest lithium resource", located in southern Zimbabwe at the Bikita tin field. At one stage the country was the fifth largest producer of lithium and exported to Europe, North America and Asia. The country is back in the news — at least as far as Australian investors are concerned. On Thursday an obscure exploration company Prospect Resources (ASX: PSC) announced it had taken an option over…

Aigner: how IntelGenX is forging ahead in fight against dementia

Aigner_Ludwig IntelGenX Technologies Corp. (TSXV: IGX | OTCQX: IGXT) is a pioneer in innovative drug delivery technologies addressing unmet medical and commercial needs. Established in 2003, the Montreal-based company develops innovations in pharmaceutical delivery based on its proprietary drug formulation technologies, VersaFilmTM, VersaTabTM, and AdVersaTM. The company's goal is to be the first choice for oral solid dose innovation. IntelGenX is now in the forefront of addressing rejuvenating the brain in the aged to combat degenerative disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's. A team recently demonstrated that the anti-asthmatic drug Montelukast structurally and functionally rejuvenates the aged brain. May 11, 2016:…

Nouveau-Monde graphite tests boost aim to beat Chinese technology

Nouveau-Monde Mining Enterprises Inc. (TSXV: NOU) has announced significant metallurgical results averaging 98.2% C(t) for all flake sizes and reaching as high as 99.1% C(t) for the jumbo flakes of +48 mesh. The results were from a key part of the company’s Matawinie graphite property, located in the Saint-Michel-des-Saints area, approximately 130 km north of Montreal, Québec. The project is also in close proximity to the Lac-Des-Îles mine, the only graphite producer in North America. Moreover, the company is part of an an alliance aiming at bettering Chinese technology. You can read the full details of the announcement here on…

Zerbe: how IntelGenX saw opportunity with oral films

IntelGenX_Zerbe IntelGenX Technologies Corp. (TSXV: IGX / OTCQX: IGXT) is a pioneer in innovative drug delivery technologies addressing unmet medical and commercial needs. The company develops innovations in pharmaceutical delivery based on its proprietary drug formulation technologies. Fast dissolving films are among the latest advances in medicine delivery: these films are designed to dissolve upon contact with a wet surface, such as the tongue, meaning a patient needs no additional liquid. The drug is directly absorbed into systemic circulation so there is no degradation in the gastrointestinal tract. IntelGenX's goal is to be the first choice for oral solid dose innovation.…

Romanov explains how iSIGN Media’s system allows customers to protect privacy

Romanov_Alex_2 iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (TSXV: ISD | OTC: ISDSF), based in Toronto, is a data-focused, software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that is a pioneer in gathering point-of-sale data and mobile shopper preferences to generate actionable data and reveal valuable consumer insights. Creators of the Smart Antenna, an interactive proximity marketing technology, iSIGN recently announced the signing of an agency sales agreement with The Mobile Experience Company allowing iSIGN to sell MobileXCo's Tether™ Mobile Coupon Technology ("Tether™) in conjunction with iSIGN's Smart Antenna. The features that makes MobileXCo's technology of interest to iSIGN is that it provides proof of redemption without the need for…

Reifel: Why halving initial output at Metates mine makes economic sense

Reifel_Randy_2 Chesapeake Gold Corp (TSXV: CKG | OTCQX: CHPGF) is focused on the exploration and development of precious metals projects in North America. Chesapeake's major project is its 100% owned Metates gold deposit located in Durango state, Mexico. Metates is one of the largest undeveloped gold and silver projects in the world. The project has proven and probable reserves of 18.5 million ounces of gold, 526 million ounces of silver and 4.2 billion pounds of zinc. The metal prices assumed for the reserves are $1,200 per ounce gold and $25 for silver per ounce at a cut off grade of 0.35 g/t…