PyroGenesis Canada is a Canadian hi-tech company which is designing, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing advanced technologies through the use of plasma-based systems and plasma torch products. Via the Company’s proprietary technology, PyroGenesis is able to efficiently convert a variety of waste products into energy, fuel, synthetic gas, and other reclaimable resources.
With plasma applications which the Company has pioneered in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense, PYR has been able to design plasma waste-processing systems suitable for installation on aircraft carriers, yet compact enough to be utilized in remote camps. More recently, the Company has been exploring new opportunities in 3-D printing, starting with production systems. However, in more closely-evaluating the market, management saw much more lucrative revenue potential by shifting toward in-house manufacturing of titanium powders versus selling the systems which produced those powders.
PyroGenesis has filed over 60 patents in support of these technological innovations, and continues to rapidly advance its technology as it services the wide spectrum of companies and industries suitable for its hi-tech waste treatment processes. This week the Company announced its operational results for fiscal Q3. Revenues were up 40% from the same period in 2015, while gross margins were up over 64% from one year ago.
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Alexandria Minerals Corporation is a Canadian junior gold mining company focused on exploration and development of prospective gold properties. The Company’s flagship project is its 35 kilometer-long Cadillac Break Property Group, located in the famed Val d’Or Gold Camp. While many junior mining companies have had difficulty advancing their operations in the difficult economic climate of the past few years, AZX has persevered in exploring Cadillac Break and expanding on its resource base.
Recently, the Company was pleased to announce a new joint venture with Probe Metals Inc. Under the terms of the JV, Probe has the opportunity to earn up to a 70% interest on the eastern 1/3 portion of the Cadillac Break package. To earn that full interest, Probe must expend up to $7.0 million on exploration and complete a pre-feasibility study, within the six-year term of the deal. The agreement provided Alexandria with a risk-free means of unlocking shareholder value in this portion of the Company’s Cadillac Break holdings, as the eastern portion of the land package had previously been undeveloped.
Alexandria’s operations are bolstered by the strong partnerships it has forged with institutional investors, as well as the strategic investment by Agnico-Eagle, which currently holds just under 10% of the Company’s outstanding shares. Further information can be found here.
When a formerly illegal industry comes out of the shadows, it takes a little time for folks to legitimize things properly. In the medical marijuana arena, one thing has always been missing that's kept the industry from being truly recognized by insurance, the medical establishment, and large companies that could make use of the products. That element has been data.
Canabo Medical (CMM.V) is a chain of clinics that help patients navigate the marijuana world in an interesting way, that gathers immense levels of data, and turns it into an ongoing and fast growing research project to be utilized by patients, doctors, academics, and even growers.
We talked to Canabo Director Dr Neil Smith about how his company is less a weed play, and more a biotech big data opportunity that could help the entire industry become mainstream at last.
Deveron UAS Corp. is a new company in the rapidly emerging UAV sector. The Company began trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange in July, under the symbol “DVR”. Deveron’s corporate mission is to become the industry leader with respect to UAV agricultural services. Its fleet of drones are operated by licensed pilots, fully complying with Canadian and U.S. regulations regarding the commercial use of UAV aircraft.
The Company’s co-founders are David MacMillan and Norm LaMothe. MacMillan has extensive experience working for publicly traded companies and has successfully raised more than $30 million in debt and equity financing for these companies. LaMothe is a licensed, fixed-wing pilot who previously ran a flight academy, and is also general manager of his family’s multi-generational, 500-acre farm.
Through the enhanced data collection provided by drone aircraft, Deveron UAS is working with farmers in Canada and the U.S. to increase agricultural yields while reducing their operating costs.
Vulcan Minerals Inc. (TSX: V.VUL, OTCQB: VULMF, Forum) is a Canadian junior mining company with its operations based in the Province of Newfoundland. Vulcan’s business model is as a project generator and explorer.
The Company was a leading explorer for petroleum in western Newfoundland from 2007 - 2012. It made two unconventional natural gas discoveries which Vulcan subsequently sold to its partner for a royalty and cash payment. Since late 2012 the Company has focused on delineating a salt/potash project in western Newfoundland through its subsidiary Red Moon Potash. Over the last year the company has expanded its mineral activities into precious and base metals in Newfoundland. The Company has already identified and acquired two prospective land packages: the Colchester Copper/Gold Project, and the Lizard Pond Gold Project. Vulcan is planning initial exploration work on both of these properties this Fall.
Concurrent with this, the Company has been developing its Red Moon salt/potash project. In 2012; Vulcan spun-out Red Moon Potash to its shareholders as a new, public company. Vulcan Minerals retains a 65% ownership interest in Red Moon. The salt deposit is of high quality, and has access to existing infrastructure which improves its commercial potential.
Peter Clausi, CEO of Greenswan Resources,
was a featured speaker at the Mines and Money America Advanced Battery
symposium, and he is part of a growing movement of financiers and investors who
expect a global cobalt supply squeeze to make cobalt a hot commodity through
2017. Greenswan Resources is a Canadian explorer focusing on cobalt development
in the famous Sudbury Basin.
Precious metals have taken a recent hit in global markets.However, many of the junior gold mining companies continue to forge ahead with their operations, capitalizing on the momentum built up since the beginning of the year. One of these miners which is capturing the attention of investors is Brazil Resources.
Brazil Resources is a junior gold mining company with a large collection of prospective properties, currently trading under the symbol BRI on the TSX Venture Exchange. Six of its projects already have an NI 43-101 resource estimate. The Company also has a prospective uranium property in the Athabasca Basin, a project in which it is presently engaged in a joint venture with Areva Resources Canada Inc. Brazil Resources is led by Amir Adnani, the Company’s Chairman and Founder. Adnani is an esteemed entrepreneur, frequently invited for speaking engagements, and was named by Fortune Magazine on its “40 under 40, Ones to Watch” list.
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Mines and Money Americas was a fantastic success as the globally recognized industry event made its way to the Americas, more specifically Toronto, for the first time in the 13 years the event has been going on. Dr. Kal Kotecha attended this year's milestone conference and had an opportunity to sit down with Doug MacQuarrie, CEO at Asante Gold (CSE:ASE), to get a closer view at the company, its portfolio and future prospects. Have a listen.