InvestorIntel to Host the 8th Annual Technology Metals Summit on the NA Critical Materials Supply Chain

InvestorIntel, a trusted source of online market information for investors in the capital markets, is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Technology Metals Summit, an exclusive event for industry and investors focused on the North American Critical Materials Supply Chain. A 1-day event that will be held on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 from 8 AM to 6 PM, The Technology Metals Summit (#TMS2020) will be held in the Sovereign Ballroom at the Omni King Hotel located at 37 King St East in Toronto, Canada.

With the recent passing of the U.S. Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act on December 17, 2019 and the signing of a memorandum of understanding for critical materials between the U.S. and Canada to reduce dependence on Chinese rare earth sources on December 18th, expert Jack Lifton, one of the many guest participants anticipated at this year’s event states: This is the greatest opportunity to revive a non-Chinese rare earth industry, since the movement to China of that industry in the last years of the twentieth century.”

InvestorIntel Corp. CEO Tracy Weslosky commented: “It is with great pleasure that we announce hosting our 8th Annual Technology Metals Summit (#TMS2020) on Thursday, May 14th. Having enjoyed hosting one of the best critical materials’ events for investors over the years, we are looking forward to this being one of the best industry networking events of the year. As the Chair of the Canadian Rare Earth Elements Network (#CREEN) Ian London said it best to us, these critical materials ‘are essential for high-tech industries — producing everything from lithium batteries for electric vehicles, to smartphones and computers, wind turbines and defense assets’. Reliable North American primary, secondary and downstream processed material supply chains, secured in collaboration with global partners  are certain to further attract tremendous upstream and downstream economic benefits for all of us.”

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Countdown is on to the 5th Annual Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit

Countdown is on to the 5th Annual Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit: Invest in the Cleantech Revolution (#CTMS2016)  — click here to buy tickets!

With InvestorIntel editors and guests Jack Lifton (Detroit), John Petersen (Houston), Peter Clausi (Toronto), Jeff Green (DC) and Dr. Luc Duchesne (Ottawa) all congregating to moderate panels, Dudley Kingsnorth (Perth) will kick off the event by unveiling his latest research in a keynote presentation titled The Rare Earth Industry in 2016, Thriving but threatened by Illegal Mining in China. He will be followed by global expert panelists across the cleantech gamut from the latest lithium-ion battery to water technology – plus, you will hear and meet CEOs and InvestorIntel members whose stock escalated significantly last year (calculated from 4-7-2015 through 4-7-2016)…including but not limited to: Galaxy Resources Limited (+728.13%), Neometals Ltd. (+726.09%), Nemaska Lithium Inc. (+445.45%), Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. (+366.67), Lithium Australia NL (+314.89%), Electrovaya Inc. (+225.71%), Uragold Bay Resources Inc. (+220%), and Search Minerals Inc. (+128.57%)….

The Cleantech & Technology Metals Market Summit is a 2-day event being held on Tuesday, May 10th through Wednesday, May 11th at the Omni King Edward Hotel on 37 King St. East in Toronto, Ontario. Both days have agendas from 8:30AM-6PM and both breakfast and lunch is included in the all-inclusive delegate cost of CAD$750. To register as a delegate, if you have not already done so, click here

The schedule will be published next week, but here is a list of the companies that have confirmed attendance at the 5th Annual Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit: Invest in the Cleantech Revolution (alphabetical order, speakers): Alix Resources Corp. | Alkane Resources Ltd. | Arnold Magnetic Technologies Corporation | Blue Sky Investment Club | Bridging Finance Inc. | Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE) | Coulometrics LLC | DLE Investments | dynaCERT Inc. | Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. | Electrovaya Inc. | EnerTech Capital | ePower Engine Systems | First Republic Capital Corp. | Formation Metals Inc. | Galaxy Resources Corp. | GSN Dreamwork | GTA Resources & Mining Inc. | H2O Innovation Inc. | Industrial Minerals Co of Australia Pty Ltd | Infinium, Inc. | InvestorIntel Corp. | J.A. Green & Company | Jovian Capital | KoreConX Corp. | Largo Resources Inc. | Lithium Australia NL | Mackie Research | Materials Processing Solutions LLC | Nano One Materials Corp. | Nemaska Lithium Inc. | Neometals Ltd. | Nevada Energy Metals Inc. | NioCorp Developments Ltd. | Northern Graphite Corp. | Novaden Capital Corp. | Ocean Minerals Inc. | Pacific North West Capital Corp. | Peak Mining Corp. | Peak Resources Ltd. | Portfolio Strategies Securities Inc. | Scandium International Mining Corp.| Seair Inc. | Search Minerals Inc. | Taku Gold Corp. | Technology, Rare and Electronic Materials Center | Texas Mineral Resources Corp | The Sky Guys Inc. | Trinity Management Ltd. | Ucore Rare Metals | Uragold Bay Resources | WESCOW — and many more!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach us at 416 581 0177. We would love to see you there!

Kind Regards,
Tracy Weslosky
CEO, InvestorIntel Corp.

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InvestorIntel to host Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit in Toronto on May 10-11th

“Cleantech is the key to the carbon economy.” – Dr. Luc Duchesne


January 4, 2016 — On behalf of the team of InvestorIntel, a leading online source of independent investor information, we are pleased to announce the Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit ( | @CTMS2016) scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 11th at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

InvestorIntel Publisher Tracy Weslosky commented: “It is undeniable that our global economy is being increasingly impacted by environmental concerns. The cleantech industry and the technology metals required to provide these solutions are unparalleled in building an international community committed to the carbon economy. We are absolutely delighted to be hosting and participating in the Cleantech & Technology Metals Market Summit and it is our intent to create a ‘share knowledge – build wealth’ mastermind style forum with our custom expert panels, along with industry leader presentations integrated throughout the 2-day event on Tuesday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 11th.”

InvestorIntel Sr. Editor and Director Jack Lifton commented: “The cleantech revolution, now underway, is the next step in the evolution of the use of the electronic and nuclear properties of the technology metals to minimize environmental costs while maintaining and improving our standard of living.” A well-known global expert on critical materials and sustainability who coined the term “technology metals”, he adds: “The Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit will identify the critical and necessary materials underpinning the cleantech revolution and aid investors in making the right choices from among those critical materials such as Lithium, Graphite, Rare Earths, Cobalt, Uranium, Zirconium, Hafnium, etc.”

InvestorIntel has confirmed speakers and industry leaders such as Frédéric Dugré of H2O Innovations Inc. (TSXV:HEO | OTCQX:HEOFF) for the Cleantech Summit on Tuesday, May 10th and Ian Chalmers of Alkane Resources Ltd. (ASX:ALK | OTCQX:ANLKY) for the Technology Metals Summit on Wednesday, May 11th. World-renowned experts such as Professor Dudley J. Kingsnorth of Curtin Graduate School of Business & IMCOA has also confirmed that he will speak.

For regular updates on the Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit agenda, please go to or, or follow us on twitter @CTMS2016.

Cleantech &Technology Metals Market Summit 2016:
The Cleantech & Technology Metals Market Summit is intended to provide a strong venue for dialogue and debate from industry leaders and the investment community and is being held on Tuesday, May 10th through Wednesday, May 11th from 8AM – 6PM. Located at the Omni King Edward Hotel on 37 King St. East in Toronto, Ontario – Canada, to register as a delegate, go to or Cost is $750 per delegate for the 2-day event and includes breakfast and lunch.

Delegate Passes: To secure a 2-day Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit 2016 delegates pass (includes breakfast/lunch) for Tuesday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 11th for CAD$750 click on the following link:

To make reservations at the Omni King Edward Hotel for dates between May 9-12th and to access the Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit 2016 CAD$239 special rate per night, click here or go to the following link:

Contact Information:
For more information, contact the Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit Director Sue Glover at +1 416 581 0177 or More information on the Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit may also be accessed online at or, or follow us on Twitter @CTMS2016.

Dr. Laurino on pulling rare earths out of phosphate waste

December 14, 2015 — During the recent Technology Metals Summit, we had a panel titled Future High Tech uses and sources of Technology Metals: Coming Attractions that propagated a great deal of interest in Dr. Joseph Laurino. Dr. Laurino, President, CEO, and CSO of Periodic Products Inc. was in attendance after having just presented his results to the Phosphate Institute on pulling rare earth elements out of phosphate waste products two week earlier. He says “The goal of our company is not to go into mining or any real industry. We actually develop intellectual property. That’s what we do and that’s what we’re going to basically continue to do. We find people out there in whatever market there is to partner with and we want to apply technology that we actually have to whatever kind of problems you may have.” Hear Jack Lifton, Sr. Editor of InvestorIntel and several others engage in a dialogue and debate on how much rare earths may be accessed through this extraction technology process.

Laurino_JosephDr. Joseph Laurino: My name is Dr. Joseph Laurino, of Periodic Products. What we have is a series of plastics that actually flow onto water, bind metals, certain metals, and then sink. That’s our overall technology. The plastics have very, very interesting properties. They don’t bind sodium, calcium, magnesium. We can find the needle within the haystack if you will. Having that we also use the properties to make a series of extraction solutions, leaching, leaching solutions that — you can wash solids, soils or waste with these solutions and then the plastics can easily pull them out. Why am I here? Well, about a year and a half ago the Phosphate Institute gave us a grant to look at pulling rare earth elements out of the phosphate waste products. The results were actually presented about 2 weeks ago and we’re able to pull out the waste elements out the rare earth out of the waste products in yields of about — 60% to about 70%. Prior to this they were able to pull it out at about 5% or 10% or so. If you then can open up the phosphate waste products as a source for the rare earth elements you can — there is a lot of phosphate ore mined and you can look at about 100,000 tons of the rare earth elements in the waste globally. It’s a huge potential market.

Moderator: Can you explain a little bit more about the technology and where you are on the patent application process?

Dr. Joseph Laurino: The company currently has four separate U.S. patents for both the synthesis of the family. They have, if you will, claws, so we can move the claws around to bind various metals. We also have other kinds of patents, patents for the uses. We have four granted U.S. patents, 22 international patents. We have three separate patent applications in the U.S. and we have a couple of PCTs outstanding…to access the Technology Metals Summit panel, click here

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Chris Reed of Neometals on the “massive demand” for lithium in the world

December 3, 2015 — Watch Chris Reed, Managing Director of Neometals Ltd. (ASX: NMT) (@NeometalsLtd) present on why “being in lithium, it’s a bit like being in steel in 2002-2003.” Describing Tesla’s Gigafactory as “one of the world’s largest sheds” during the InvestorIntel Technology Metals Summit on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, he goes onto explain while the car industry may be the sizzle for the lithium industry — “the steak is really in renewable energy storage, solar and wind.” To access the complete Technology Metals Summit presentation, click here

Chris_ReedChris Reed: There’s a 25% chance that the lithium in your phone came from Australia. It was converted into a battery material in China. It’s pretty much in everything, which is good marketing for the lithium business. Essentially the lithium is in the batteries because it is the lightest most reactive metal on the periodic table. Battery demand forecast is good too — I think the guys at Panasonic are looking at 75% per annum compound growth. They’re the biggest producer in the market so they’d be trying to hose that down. We think it’s well over 100%. There’s essentially two main lithium compounds. One is lithium carbonate, which is a first generation material. It goes into the batteries, predominately made by the Chinese and Chileans and Argentinians. Lithium hydroxide is a far better material, but there’s very few plants in the world. The Canadian and U.S. governments have been trying to fund development of that. Tesla, with their Gigafactory, and there’s no IP in the Gigafactory. It is one of the world’s largest sheds. That’s it because, you know, for lithium hydroxide it goes from Australia to China to become hydroxide. It goes to Japan to Sumitomo for Tesla cause Panasonic uses Sumitomo to make a cathode. It then goes to Panasonic to make it into the battery. Then they send it to Tesla and they put it into the battery management system. That’s really where their IP is. Then it goes into the car. They’re going to do it all under one shed and it cuts the cost of the end product by about 30%. Now it’s always good to say, okay, well, lithium carbonates are first generation. Lithium hydroxides are second generation. Tesla’s cars use lithium hydroxide. Lithium hydroxide trades at about a $2,000.00 a ton premium to lithium carbonate. All the growth in lithium hydroxide is in those green bars and it’s increasing rapidly. Now we have a look at the lithium fundamentals. The cars are great and, you know, you can see them. It’s the sizzle. The steak is really in renewable energy storage, solar and wind. This was a forecast from a professor at the University of Western Australia. As the prices of the battery storage comes down their adoption goes up. Now we were going to be at about $250.00 per kilowatt hour in 2020 as it relates to a power pack, which is a 100 kilowatt stack, $25,000.00 U.S. dollars. He’s brought forward that curve about 5 years. Being in lithium, it’s a bit like being in steel in 2002-2003. The Chinese are building all these battery plants, in that case they were building steel plants, and you knew the iron ore demand would come. You’ve got every volume car manufacturer in the world with plugins and some moving to electrics, but…to access the full presentation, click here

Anthony Marchese of Texas Rare Earth presents at the Technology Metals Summit

Watch Anthony Marchese, Chairman of Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) present being one of the lowest cost technology metal projects in the world during the InvestorIntel Technology Metals Summit on October 14, 2015 in Toronto. Explaining how the Texas Rare Earth Resources’ model is profitable “even today”, using internal Chinese prices, he explains how the project risk is mitigated by non-REE by-product opportunities. Probably of greatest interest to our audience, Anthony describes how the DLA contract both validates the project and provides potential major offtake potential.

CONF-10Anthony Marchese: First of all, thank you Tracy for putting on the conference and allowing me to step in at the last second and describe Texas Rare Earth Resources. I’m going to go through this very quickly. It’s a much longer presentation than 10 minutes, but in any case the story of Texas Rare Earth Resources is quite simple. We are a massive low-grade deposit, highly economic, multi polymetallic rather, about 80 miles southeast of El Paso, Texas. We are near a major metropolitan area. Easy extraction, I think, even at today’s China economics. We’re still a very profitable, potentially profitable enterprise. We have 41 million shares outstanding, market cap ridiculously low at $9.1 million. We have a lot of skin in the game, insider ownership about 38%. Institutional ownership about 12% and a fair amount of float so there are plenty of shares to trade. Our PEA from several years ago, that will come down as a result of our association with K-Technologies and I’ll let them talk about what they do. They’ll be presenting I guess later on. Originally we thought about $290 million, incredible economics; IRR of 67%. That was based at the time on China internal prices. Substituting China internal prices today, that number probably is in the mid-teens. It shows you how much it’s dropped, but still if you’re showing positive economics, I believe, in today’s environment then you have a reasonable chance of doing fairly well if you get into production. Enormous — That was based on a 20-year mine life. Realistically we have about 105-year mine life and that’s only the first of three mountains in the area, I’ll talk about that a little bit more, primarily heavy rare earths about 72%, in addition to a number of byproducts, which I’ll describe in a moment. Board of directors, Amanda probably knows Eric Noyrez, former CEO of Lynas, is on our board. Jack Lifton who is one of the featured moderators joined our board a couple of years ago. I don’t think there’s a day that goes by that I don’t speak to or email Jack several times a day. We have a working board. We are very active in managing the company. We have a lot of experience. Our project, again, 80 miles southeast of El Paso, Texas. I’ll describe. This is the deposit. This is the mountain. There’s no overburden. You come in, dig it out, we’ll be heap leaching it. And I’ll just talk about our contract with the Department of Defense in a moment, but we can sell our output 100 times over just to the defense industry. This is a very interesting study that no one ever mentions…to access the full presentation, click here

Dr. Natasha Sharpe on marketing tools critical to secure financing today

October 22, 2015 — In the recent Global Technology Metals Market Summit hosted by InvestorIntel last week in the panel titled “The Debt, M&A and Creative Capital Financing Era” hosted by Peter Clausi, Sr. Editor for InvestorIntel, the audience was quite receptive to the commentary by Dr. Natasha Sharpe, CEO & CIO of Bridging Finance Inc. Dr. Sharpe had the audience all sit up when she pointed out marketing advantages critical to secure financing today. Seated next to Darren Townsend, Managing Director of Peak Resources Limited who secured over $25 million this summer, she commented that “people are much more sophisticated today than they were 15 years ago. If you want to get funding you really have to change the pitch from the 1985 version…” and proceeded to be quoted throughout the day by other moderators which we are presently editing for publication.

Peter Clausi, InvestorIntel: On your desk every day are new deals. What? 50 a week? Are you seeing any old concepts that are being repackaged specifically for your lending mechanism?

Dr. Natasha Sharpe: Oh sure. I mean, at the end of the day if you’re in alternative lending and people know that you have capital to deploy in the hundreds of millions you get everything across your desk. I see everything from please finance my condominium to please finance my ice breaker to please finance my helicopter, et cetera. There’s certainly no shortage of people who are looking for money. The issue honestly is to start sorting through the wheat from the chaff. Especially on the resource side, I think that what’s old is the way that people are presenting their pitches.

Peter Clausi, InvestorIntel: PowerPoint presentation reduced to PDF?

Dr. Natasha Sharpe: Honestly horrendous. I think, in our office anyway, we play mining bingo and the square in the middle is its close to the surface — everything is close to the surface.

Peter Clausi, InvestorIntel: Low cost of production?

Dr. Natasha Sharpe: Oh absolutely.

Peter Clausi, InvestorIntel: Infrastructure?

Dr. Natasha Sharpe: And there’s no information in the pitch. At the end of the day that simply won’t cut it anymore. I mean, people are much more sophisticated today I think than they were 15 years ago. If you want to get funding you really have to change the pitch from the 1985 version of the deck and I have not seen that. I find that interesting because literally every other sector except for this one, it’s gotten a lot better.

Moderator: What are you seeing then in other sectors then that we can learn?

Sharpe-NatashaDr. Natasha Sharpe: I honestly believe that it’s the quality of consultants in this space that’s a bit lacking. I think that if you’re resource focused and you’re management focused you simply don’t have the time and the expertise to be able to do this for yourself. The smaller firms I think don’t necessarily have access to the investment banking who can put together their pitch books for them, but they certainly do have access to consultants who should be able to “steal” from the majors and bring that information down into depths that can be presented to alternative lenders. At the end of the day, I think it’s a question of recognizing what doesn’t work. If you’ve taken the same pitch book around to 20 odd people and everybody’s turned you down there’s probably a reason for it. Maybe you should go back and retool your presentation. Because I agree, there is no pitch that comes across my desk that isn’t, “this is the better mouse trap” and “this is going to revolutionize XYZ”.  And the things that I’m interested in are the meat and the potatoes. How much does it cost you to extract? Do you have an offtake contract? If not, why not? Where’s it coming from? If you’re located in provinces, because we’re very Canadian focused, they tend to have heavy investment from their own province, why aren’t you getting provincial funding? The obvious questions make it easier for me and then I can make it easy for you. Honestly, in many cases I see a pitch come across my desk that is so horrendous it’s simply not worth my time to look at it so you throw it in the garbage and you go on to the next one regardless of whether or not there’s something there or not…to access the complete panel excerpt from the recent Global Technology Metals Market Summit, click here