Tom Drivas on the competitive advantages of Appia Energy’s high-grade rare earths 

“Appia’s Alces Lake project in northern Saskatchewan has world class high-grade rare earths, about a quarter of them are critical rare earths (neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium, terbium). We think that Appia could be feeding the North America in terms of rare earths as you know North America is looking to have their own supply of rare earths…We have monazite on surface that is running upto 85%. We have shown it to people in the industry and they have seen most of the other projects and they are basically telling us that this is one of a kind – they haven’t seen anything like it. So Alces Lake could be one of the better or best projects out there.” States Tom Drivas, CEO, President and Director of Appia Energy Corp. (CSE: API | OTCQB: APAAF), in an interview with InvestorIntel’s Tracy Weslosky.

Tom went on to say that rare earths are used in high-tech military applications, electric vehicles. He added “We think the demand is coming back. In long term there will increased demand for rare earths.” Tom also said that Appia has both uranium and rare earths.

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Byron King on the comeback kids – Rare Earths, Copper and Gold

“85% of rare earths come from China and China has been shut down. Rare earths are really in good shape and it is going to reflect well on potential exploration, development, production plays outside of China.” states Byron King in an interview with InvestorIntel’s Tracy Weslosky at PDAC 2020.

Byron continued, “I am a copper guy. I think what is built into the supply-demand situation right now…there is not enough out there for the demand that is coming down the line.” Byron also provided an update on the gold market. He said that gold is in great shape and the metal is making a comeback.

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Lifton with Energy Fuels’ Moore on Trump and who has the largest uranium capacity in the US

“We have three production facilities. We have the White Mesa Mill in southeast Utah that is operating today…It has a capacity of producing 8 million pounds a year. We have an in-situ recovery (ISR) facility in Wyoming called the Nichols Ranch facility. It has a licensed capacity of 2 million pounds a year. Then we have Alta Mesa in-situ facility in South Texas which has produced about a million pounds per year. Nobody has as much capacity as we have…Uranium has not necessarily been on the government’s watchlist until recently. When President Trump came into office, he issued a critical minerals list and there was finally a recognition that uranium is critical not just for the US national security but also for US energy security. There were 35 minerals on that list including vanadium. We are one of the major producers of vanadium in the United States. So, two of the minerals on that list are produced by Energy Fuels.” States Curtis Moore, VP of Marketing and Corporate Development at Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU | TSX: EFR), in an interview with InvestorIntel’s Jack Lifton.

Curtis went on to say that the US consumes about 47 million pounds of uranium per year but the country produced just 172,000 pounds of uranium last year which is not sufficient to supply even one nuclear reactor. Energy Fuels is the largest producer of uranium in the United States and has the only producing conventional uranium mill in the U.S. Curtis also said that the US imports close to 40% of its uranium from Kazakstan, Russia, and Uzbekistan which are geopolitical rivals of the country. Uranium price is about $25 per pound which below the cost of production of almost all of the US uranium producers. The heavily subsidized state-owned enterprises of Russia and China are flooding the market which is having an impact on the national security of the countries like the United States.

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Peekaboo Beans’ Traci Costa on building a long-term high-quality brand for children

“Great brands take time to build. They don’t happen overnight. My mission with Peekaboo Beans has always been about creating a long-term high-quality valuable brand for children. We have gone through a lot of change and that is because of the retail environment. Now we are at a place where we are happy in this environment and the distribution model we have now. We have a fantastic brand, powerful mission, incredible product, 38% customer returning rate. Our numbers are off the chart right now as far as our growth and website visitors are concerned. Growth in the US is up 5% over last year. All of our metrics are pointing in the right direction. We are finally excited to launch our subscription box which is a transmedia augmented reality subscription box that is a storybook adventure. We are thrilled to be launching that next month…” States Traci Costa, President and CEO of Peekaboo Beans Inc. (CSE: BEAN), in an interview with InvestorIntel’s Tracy Weslosky.

Traci went on to say that Peekaboo Beans just reported record quarterly sales in Q1 F2020, an increase of 229% from Q4 2019 and an increase of 21% over the same period last year. Traci also provided an update on Peekaboo Beans’ vintage buyback program. Most of the textile wastes end up in landfills. She said that Peekaboo Beans creates high-quality products that are designed to last and the company will buy back its products and resell them to keep it out of the landfills.

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Dr Dube on the competitive advantage of ZEN Graphene’s Guelph Facility for Graphene Materials Production and Development

“We can get graphite to 99.8% purity. Now, we need to take that very high-end graphite and turn it into graphene. We are working with some of the best teams in Canada, a bunch of different universities to do those things. The first agreement that we signed was with a university in Canada. That agreement is to do graphene production. This process uses heat, pressure and grinding to break the graphite into smaller bits and pieces. Basically, bringing it down to five to ten layers graphene. We can do kilograms of this material already. The process is patented and developed. We are going to keep trying to improve on it but it is already a very well established patent. The next one is with Prof. Chen at the University of Guelph. They are working on two different processes. A chemical process and an electrochemical exfoliation process where we are trying to make graphene oxide. This product is high end. We are getting down to one to three layers product. It is functionalized with oxygen groups in there. This will have very high value in the marketplace. The third one is with UBC Okanagan. We are doing a lot of research with them. We are doing graphene oxide. We are also doing graphene quantum dots which is really the very high-end stuff. This sells for four thousand dollars a gram on the marketplace. They are also doing things with batteries, with aluminum, with coatings…” States Dr. Francis Dube, Chairman, CEO, and Director of ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN), in an interview with InvestorIntel’s Tracy Weslosky.

Dr. Dube went on to provide an update on the grand opening of the Guelph Facility for graphene materials production and development. He said that the company is currently sourcing and purchasing the necessary equipment to build a small-scale pilot plant to produce products like Graphene, Graphene Oxides and Graphene Quantum Dots. Dr. Dube also said that the Graphene Quantum Dots market is expected to be a $30 billion market by 2030. He said that ZEN Graphene is in a unique position to dominate the market because it has a high-grade source material and a great team of scientists.

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Jeff Klenda and Jack Lifton discuss American uranium as the market awaits the Nuclear Fuel Working Group’s recommendation for Trump

“In January of 2018, we submitted a Section 232 Petition which was a section under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. This was immediately after a face to face meeting with the Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry. One of the things we were speaking to him about was our concerns that at that time we were roughly producing about 5% of our own (uranium) needs here in the United States and the other 95% was coming from outside the country. Almost 50% of that coming from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. So we found ourselves in a position where although nuclear energy provides 20% of our baseload in the United States, we are allowing ourselves to become dangerously dependent on geostrategic rivals. That is a dangerous national security policy and we felt that Section 232 would be the best avenue that we can go to address that problem for the nation.” States Jeffrey Klenda, Chairman, President, and CEO of Ur‐Energy Inc. (NYSE: URG | TSX: URE), in an interview with InvestorIntel’s Jack Lifton.

A Presidential Memorandum in July in response to the Section 232 established the U.S. Nuclear Fuel Working Group to provide a fuller analysis of national security considerations with respect to the entire nuclear fuel supply chain, and specifically to develop recommendations for reviving and expanding domestic uranium production. Ur-Energy awaits the recommendations of the Working Group, which are anticipated to be made and acted upon at any time now.

Jeffrey went on to say that Ur-Energy is the lowest cost uranium producer outside of Kazakhstan. He said that state-owned companies in Kazakhstan receive subsidies from their government to offset their base cost and work under lax environmental constraints. They have also devalued their currency by 85-90 percent over the last five years, hence their costs are lower. Jeffrey also said that Ur-Energy’s Lost Creek Project is in production and the company has strong fundamentals.

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Druhan on MedX Health’s skin cancer technology deployment deal (SIAScope) with exclusive Brazilian distributor

“Our system is a proper SaaS model. We have an optical scanner (SIAScopeTM) that will take an image of a mole or a lesion that is suspicious. Our differentiator is that it goes 2mm below the skin, therefore, it takes perfect view not only on the surface but below the skin as well. We have a telemedicine platform that will send a patient’s health information along with the image to a dermatologist for a proper assessment.” States Mike Druhan, Vice President of Corporate Development at MedX Health Corp. (TSXV: MDX), in an interview with InvestorIntel’s Peter Clausi.

Mike went on to provide an update on MedX Health’s recent purchase order for 500 SIAScopeTM units for deployment on its DermSecureTM telemedicine platform from its exclusive Brazilian distributor. He said that the order is the single largest order in the company’s history. He continued by saying that the initial hardware order is close to a million dollar and after the devices have been deployed the company will get anywhere between $1.6 to $2 million a year as recurring revenue.

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