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Modern life’s devices under China’s grip?

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:57 AM on Monday, March 23rd, 2015

From smartphones to cars and defense missiles, modern U.S. life depends on rare earth elements but China dominates the industry

Editor’s Note: In September 2014, while we were working on this story, a Pentagon spokesman emailed us to say:

“The Department of Defense is confident in the ability of the defense industry to remain supplied with all necessary rare earths for U.S. defense acquisition programs. The Department continuously monitors and assesses its raw materials requirements, and if necessary, will again take action to ensure their availability to the defense industrial base.”

That confidence is at odds with the Pentagon’s Inspector General’s Office, which issued a report on July 3, 2014 that concluded:

“DoD [Department of Defense] lacked a comprehensive and reliable process to assess REE supply and demand…. [and] As a result, DoD may not have identified all REEs with expected shortfalls, increasing the risk that those shortfalls will adversely affect critical weapons systems production in the DIB, and overall DoD readiness.”


The following is a script from “Rare Earth Elements” which aired on March 22, 2015. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Graham Messick and Kevin Livelli, producers.

What do cars, precision-guided missiles and the television you’re watching right now have in common? They all depend on something called rare earth elements, unusual metals that are sprinkled inside almost every piece of high-tech you can think of. Most people have never heard of them. But we have become so reliant on rare earths that a few years ago, an intense global power struggle broke out over their free flow. The reason is that one country has a virtual monopoly – roughly 90 percent — of the mining, refining and processing of rare earths — China. And in 2010, it used that power to disrupt the world’s supply. It’s especially troubling, because it was the United States that started the rare earth revolution in the first place.

Rare earth elements: Not so rare after all

It all began here at this mine in Mountain Pass, California, an hour west of Las Vegas, when geologists first identified rare earth elements deep in the Mojave Desert. They were considered geological oddities, until the 60s when it was discovered that one of these elements, “europium,” enhanced the color red in TV sets and soon the rare earth industry was born.Constantine Karayannopoulos: Rare earth chemistry is fascinating. There’s so many more things that we could be doing with rare earths.

Constantine Karayannopoulos, chairman of Molycorp, which has owned and operated the Mountain Pass mine for six decades, took us to the heart of the operation.

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Mine in Mountain Pass, California
CBS News

Lesley Stahl: Is this considered a big mine?Constantine Karayannopoulos: In terms of rare earth standards, yes. It’s one of the biggest in the world.

Lesley Stahl: Are we actually walking on rare earth elements right now?

Constantine Karayannopoulos: We’re physically on the ore body.

Lesley Stahl: We are right on it?

Constantine Karayannopoulos: It starts at the top of the mine, then comes down and we’re walking on it and it goes in that direction.

So what are rare earth elements? If you ever took high school chemistry you learned that they’re clumped together at the end of the periodic table…atomic numbers 57 through 71… and they have difficult-to-pronounce Greek or Scandanavian names.

Constantine Karayannopoulos: Lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, praseodymium, samarium, terbium…

Some of them are phosphorescent. Erbium amplifies light, and is used in fiber-optic cables. Gadolinium has magnetic properties and is used in MRI machines and X-rays. As for neodymium? You may be carrying some of it in your pocket.

Constantine Karayannopoulos: Next time your phone vibrates, think of us because the vibration motor is a small motor that contains a tiny neodymium magnet in it.

Karayannopoulos showed us around a new model home to illustrate that rare earths are making our appliances energy efficient like state-of-the-art refrigerators, touch screen thermostats, energy efficient light bulbs, the air conditioning systems. They’re also in our cars in the form of catalytic converters, sensors and hybrid car batteries.

Constantine Karayannopoulos: Hybrids, in particular use a lot more because they contain electric motors that would not function without rare earths.

A Prius has roughly 25 pounds of rare earths. And they’re hidden in plain sight in our every day lives, in our computers and gadgets, even the lights and cameras we used to film this story are chock full of rare earths.

Lesley Stahl: What I’m getting from you is that modern life depends on these elements.

Constantine Karayannopoulos: Absolutely.

Despite their name – rare earths are not rare. Small amounts can be found in your backyard. They’re trapped in what looks like ordinary rock.

But there are only a few places on earth with concentrations high enough to mine.

Constantine Karayannopoulos: Rare earths normally are found in very, very low concentrations. This is probably running something in the 25 percent grade.

Lesley Stahl: That’s good?

Constantine Karayannopoulos: Which is remarkable. To anyone who has ever worked with rare earths, this is a thing of beauty.

But getting the rare earths out of that rock is nasty business requiring toxic acids and lots of water. In fact, the mine was shut down by the state of California in 1998 after radioactive water seeped into the surrounding Mojave Desert from an underground pipe. The mine lay dormant for a decade, giving China an opportunity.

Dan McGroarty: The Chinese made a very conscious decision to enter that industry.

Dan McGroarty was special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and today advises the U.S. government on critical materials. When the Molycorp mine closed, he says China was already well on its way to becoming the king of rare earths.

Dan McGroarty: There’s a point at which the lines cross. The United States production declines. Chinese production’s ramping up. Those lines cross somewhere around 1986.

Lesley Stahl: So how did they pull it off? What were the factors that allowed them to basically take this away from us?

Dan McGroarty: Well, the advantage of lower labor costs, would be a place to start. Also, environmentally, very, almost no environmental constraints around mining–safety considerations for the miners doing mining, in huge contrast to the United States. So, that translates directly into lower pricing. And lower pricing can push other people out of the market.

Lesley Stahl: And that’s basically what happened?

Dan McGroarty: That’s basically what happened.

The Chinese also had orders from the top. In a little-noticed speech in 1992, Deng Xiaoping signaled China’s intention to corner the market.

Lesley Stahl: What exactly did he say?

Dan McGroarty: ‘The Middle East has oil. China has rare earths.’

Lesley Stahl: He actually said that, Deng Xiaoping.

Dan McGroarty: Actually said that. I think it’s fair to say, at that point, people in the rest of the world, who had been saying, ‘What are – what is he talking about?’

Lesley Stahl: Just went right over our heads.

Dan McGroarty: I think so.

Lesley Stahl: Did we just not foresee what they foresaw?

Dan McGroarty: It’s extraordinary if they actually foresaw all the uses. Our designers and developers advanced the miniaturized applications for laptops and cell phones while the Chinese were going after the metals and materials out of which these things are actually built.

Lesley Stahl: How did they get the know-how?

Dan McGroarty: An enormous amount of investment. It’s kind of like the Chinese moon shot, the moon program.

China poured billions into the industry, ignoring the consequences. We obtained this video from a freelance cameraman showing the area near Baotou, China’s rare earth capital, where the air, land and water are so saturated with chemical toxins, the Chinese have had to relocate entire villages. This is one of the few places where rare earths are turned into metals, which are then alloyed — or blended — into things like permanent magnets.

Ed Richardson: These are magnets that once you magnetize them, they stay that way.

Ed Richardson, president of the U.S. Magnetic Materials Association, says the most important use of rare earths is in magnets. Only a small amount can produce magnets able to lift a thousand times their weight.

Ed Richardson: This is a cell phone.

He showed us how miniaturized rare earth magnets can be.

Ed Richardson: So I’m going to take it apart layer by layer and we’re going to get to the point where we can actually see the magnets, the rare earth magnets that are inside there.

Lesley Stahl: Oh, let me see this.

Ed Richardson: There’s three little magnets in there.

Lesley Stahl: Oh, one, two, three.

Ed Richardson: Right. If you put the paperclip you can see how it sticks.

Lesley Stahl: And this little tiny thing is the speaker.

Ed Richardson: Right. This is how devices have gotten small, very powerful, because the magnets are so powerful, you don’t have to use much of it.

The U.S. developed this technology, but China bought most of it right out from under us. For instance, in 1995, China bought the biggest American rare earth magnet company, “Magnequench” which was based in Indiana.

Ed Richardson: When they bought the factory, they now had the patents. They now had the equipment. And they actually had some of the Magnequench employees in the United States go to China and teach the people how to make the products.

Lesley Stahl: Did we not understand the strategic importance of keeping that industry here?

Ed Richardson: We didn’t get it and unfortunately the technology was transferred to China before that technology was appreciated. And now, we’re seeing so many, for instance, defense systems that are dependent on it.

Lesley Stahl: Does that make us dependent on China for our defense systems?

Ed Richardson: Oh, we are very dependent on China.

Lesley Stahl: We are dependent on China for our weaponry.

Ed Richardson: Right.

A prime example of that is the new F-35 fighter jet, the most technologically advanced weapons system in history. Each one contains nearly half a ton of rare earths. Former White House Official Dan McGroarty says that’s just for starters.

Dan McGroarty: The guidance systems on weapons system and tomahawk cruise missile, any of the smart bombs have rare earths in them. Lasers. I’d be hard-pressed to name anything that we would consider worth building today and going forward that would not have a rare earth compound in it.

Lesley Stahl: Because of this. Because of the monopoly on rare earths, does China threaten our national security?

Dan McGroarty: Unchecked, yes.

What finally woke up the U.S. government was an incident at sea in 2010. A Chinese fishing trawler rammed a Japanese coast guard ship in a territorial dispute.

The Japanese seized the boat’s captain… and two weeks later, China stopped shipping rare earths to Japan.

Dan McGroarty: The Chinese cut them off. And for 30 to 40 days, the rare earths did not flow to Japan. So it was a real shot across the bow for the Japanese that this is something that you have to be worried with.

It was a wake up call. Finally, 20 years after Deng Xiaoping’s speech, rare earths were on the U.S. radar screen.

[President Obama: This case involves something called rare earth materials…]

President Obama announced a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization against China for creating shortages for foreign buyers and last August the WTO ruled against Beijing.

No one in the Obama administration would talk to us on camera about rare earths and our dependence on China… including the Department of Energy… the Pentagon… or the U.S. trade representative. Even the private sector didn’t want to discuss the problem.

Lesley Stahl: We tried to get interviews with heads of companies that use the magnets and other products coming out of China, and they would not talk to us. Is there fear in high-tech companies that if they say something negative, maybe China won’t sell them what they need?

Dan McGroarty: I think that there is grave concern in these companies, but perhaps not a willingness to talk about that on a street corner.

So what is the U.S. doing to restore the industry here? Out in California, Molycorp was allowed to re-open after it developed new technology that protects the environment. But even when it’s at full capacity, the mine will only produce a fraction of the world’s supply of rare earths.

The Pentagon has begun stockpiling rare earths, and industry is researching new technologies that would replace them.

Lesley Stahl: Do you get any help from the U.S. government? They want to have a rare earth industry here.

Constantine Karayannopoulos: Encouragement, yeah.

Lesley Stahl: Encouragement, that’s it?

Constantine Karayannopoulos: Yeah.

The government is not offering incentives like tax breaks or subsidies that would lure businesses into the market.

Lesley Stahl: What needs to change to bring more of the industry back to the United States?

Constantine Karayannopoulos: First of all, we need to take a long-term view. It took 20 years to lose the dominant position– at least 20 years. And it’s probably going to take us 10, 15 years, if we execute, for some of these supply chains to start coming back.

But trouble is once again looming for the U.S. rare earth industry. Since restarting operations two years ago, Molycorp’s mountain pass mine has yet to turn a profit, and so deeply in debt that just last week, its own auditor warned it may not be able to stay in business.

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rare-earth-elements-china-monopoly-60-minutes-lesley-stahl/

AGORACOM Welcomes Urban Barns Foods Inc. (URBF: OTCQB) Revolutionizing Cubic Farming

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:36 PM on Thursday, March 19th, 2015

URBF: OTCQB

What is Cubic Farming?

 

  • A revolution in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Propriety, patent-pending, looped conveyer growing system
  • Advanced uniform LED technology
  • Automated watering and nutrients
  • Optimal conditions for crops to transition from seeds to maturity through pre-set germination, growing and harvesting phases.

Why Urban Barn Foods?

Marquee Customers Include:

Strong Institutional Ownership, 39% Owned By:

Modern Agriculture Needs Green Innovation

The Cubic Farming Advantage

  • 100% controlled environment
  • Growing 365 days a year
  • No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides
  • No GMOs
  • Minimal water requirements
  • Superior nutritional values
  • Longer shelf life
  • Consistency

Consumers Demand Clean Food

  • Globally, the BFY (BETTER FOR YOU) food category is projected to grow by 25% to over $199.8 billion in 2015.
  • GMOs, a major concern for North American consumers
  • 72% of consumers say it is important to avoid GMOs when they shop
  • 40% of consumers say they look for non-GMO claims on food
  • Natural & clean foods are increasingly mainstream
  • Not only for higher income, most educated privileged segment. It is becoming a social movement.


Urban Barns Is the Solution


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Market Chat with Pat and Allan

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:06 PM on Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Join Canadian business television icon Pat Bolland and AGORACOM Chief Market Commentator Allan Barry Laboucan, as they talk about big moves in the stock market.

Newnote Financial Acquires 100% Interest in Revenue Generating Cointrader.net Bitcoin Exchange, CoinZero Point-of-Sale System and ATM Machines in London & Tokyo

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:11 AM on Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia – Newnote Financial Corp. (the “Company”), (CSE: NEU; OTCQB: NWWTF; FSE: 1W4) is pleased to announce the Company has acquired Canadian based Bitcoin exchange Cointrader.net, the CoinZero Point-of-Sale System and ATM machines in London & Tokyo among other assets for CDN $1,500,000 in cash and stock, making Newnote the world’s first and only publicly traded Bitcoin exchange listed on three stock exchanges.

CoinTrader.net is a leading North American Bitcoin exchange; one of the top two Bitcoin exchanges in Canada by volume founded by the Bitcoiniacs whom were responsible for the installation of the world’s first Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, Canada, as well as the opening of the world’s first physical Bitcoin Brokerage in July of 2013.

Cointrader.net Highlights:

  • Canada’s fastest growing Bitcoin exchange
  • Processing more than CDN $1,500,000 per month in transactions
  • 10,000 active users with a signup rate of over 1000 new users per month
  • Key strategic partners and business relationships in place

CoinTrader.net‘s imminent entry into the U.S. and European markets; with the help of strategic partner Vogogo Inc. (TSXV:VGO), will enable users direct bank transfers in all 50 states and many countries throughout the Eurozone later this year.

Cointrader.net offers its users 100% insured Bitcoin deposits through partner XAPO and unparalleled security from partner Crowdcurity, a service offering white-hat hackers a fee for identifying potential security threats. The Cointrader.net API allows developers direct access to the exchange’s order book which can be used to execute automated trades, pull market data or interface with Bitcoin ATM machines. CoinTrader.net currently has nearly 1000 Bitcoin ATMs connected worldwide: in Canada, the UK, Japan, Singapore and over 800 terminals connected through the ZebraPay network in Romania. The acquired ATM machines currently located in Tokyo and London utilize the Cointrader.net API to automatically buy and sell Bitcoin directly from the order book on the exchange.

In addition to Cointrader.net, the Company has also acquired Point-of-Sale system CoinZero. CoinZero enables retail merchants and online stores the ability to accept Bitcoin for merchandise. CoinZero offers a plethora of features such as inventory tracking and simple accounting to name a few. Most importantly, CoinZero offers Bitcoin to fiat conversion, positioning Newnote to compete with BitPay and Coinbase which also offer a similar service.

CEO & President of Newnote, Paul Dickson, reports: “This transaction positions Newnote as the de-facto leader in the crypto-currency space in Canada. Cointrader.net, CoinZero and the ATM network offer our shareholders direct exposure to the primary revenue generators in the digital currency space; it is our mission to deliver on our promise to offer the most innovative products and services available.”

The Company intends to engage in an aggressive marketing program geared at building the Cointrader.net user base and expanding internationally via strategic business relationships with top-tier Bitcoin operations and startups alike.

Visit Cointrader at www.cointrader.net

About Newnote Financial Corp.

Newnote Financial Corp. is pioneering innovative crypto-currency and Bitcoin related software products and services geared at the growing business segment of this bourgeoning market. Newnote has positioned itself to be a leading contender in delivering opportunities to startup businesses world-wide and continues to create new opportunities for its clients and its shareholders. Newnote has a clear vision on the direction in which this new and unique business is headed and is continually adjusting and adopting new business practices in both technology and the policies & procedures required by banks and securities regulators.

Newnote Financial Contact Information

Paul Dickson

President, CEO & Director

Newnote Financial Corp.

CSE: NEU; OTCQB: NWWTF; FSE: 1W4

Suite 709-700 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 1G8

Phone: 604-229-0480

Fax: 604-685-3833

web: www.newnote.com

Bitcoin Exchange: www.cointrader.net

Forward-Looking Information:

This press release may include forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business and trading in the common stock of Newnote Financial Corp. The forward-looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the company’s management. Although the company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because the company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

The CSE has not reviewed, approved or disapproved the content of this press release.

Robert Cook Sr. VP of Canadian Securities Exchange Discusses KWG Resources

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:48 PM on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Robert Cook Sr. VP of Canadian Securities Exchange sits down with George Tsiolis to discuss KWG’s migration over to the CSE.

 

Earlier In The Day, AGORACOM Interviewed Frank Smeenk, President & CEO Of KWG Resources, About The Company’s Full Migration To The CSE.

Liberty Star CEO/Chief Geologist Briscoe Updates Manila, Philippines Hay Mountain Project Presentation

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:45 PM on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (“Liberty Star” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: LBSR) is pleased to announce a very positive response to the meeting and presentation of the Company’s wholly owned Hay Mountain Project by Liberty Star President James A. Briscoe and Director Brett Gross in Manila, Philippines. Mr. Briscoe offers his assessment of the presentation and meeting conducted March 2-3 in Manila:

“We presented the Hay Mountain Project in great detail to a group of 16 long experienced mining professionals and potential investors in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday. The response was very positive to both the geologic details and the business proposition presented by Director Gross. The company has been in almost constant communication since the presentation, and we believe substantial and important progress is being made toward financing of Phase 1, which will then lead to Phase 2 in the following year.

“Preparation for the meeting took place on Sunday, March 1, 2015, as some of the participants arrived a day early and were staying at the same hotel we were presenting in. The prerequisite to attend the meeting was signing a binding legal non-disclosure and non-compete (ND/NC) agreement. This task had been completed by several of the early attendees, so they were able to partake in generalities about Hay Mountain. The following morning work started at 7 a.m. in obtaining signatures from the rest of the attendees, several of whom had traveled great distances to attend. Once all the ND/NC documents were signed, the meeting started on time at 9 a.m.

“I presented first, reviewing detailed geologic, geochemical, geophysical details and interpretation of the detailed and various studies that have been conducted over the last four years. At the end of about 2.5 hours, we took a short break and then Brett Gross presented the business plan, and ongoing questions and comments were answered and discussed, on both presentations.

“Significant interest continues after the Manila meeting. Four mining experts are expected to travel to Tucson, where a thorough tour will be arranged, which will take an expected three to four days, to examine local large mines that are similar to what is expected at depth at Hay Mountain. The tour will be conducted as soon as travel visas can be arranged. We believe that because of their background they will be as impressed with the potential as we are. Of course success cannot be assured, but this a very strong starting point.

“Other interested parties of significant stature are currently discussing a starting point, which is our stringent ND/NC document. We hope that we can continue meaningful negotiations with them as well.

“Considering the low point in the copper cycle, it is encouraging that we are getting such substantial response, and I look forward to the potential that Phase 1 will be financed soon.”

“James A. Briscoe” James A. Briscoe, Professional Geologist, AZ CA
CEO/Chief Geologist
Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include: that the meetings in Manila, Philippines were substantial and that important progress is being made toward financing of Phase 1, which will then lead to Phase 2 in the following year. Factors which may delay or prevent these forward-looking statements from being realized include: our inability to agree with a potential investor on terms of their participation in the Hay Mountain Project or any project; we may not be able to raise sufficient funds to complete our intended exploration or carry on operations; an inability to continue exploration due to weather, logistical problems or hazards even if funds are available. Readers should refer to the risk disclosures in the Company’s recent 10-K and the Company’s other periodic reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Agoracom Investor Relations
lbsr@agoracom.com
http://agoracom.com/ir/libertystar
or
Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp.
Tracy Myers, 520-425-1433
Investor Relations
info@LibertyStarUranium.com
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KWG Resources Goes Beyond The Press Release to discuss Canadian Securities Exchange Listing

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:38 AM on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Frank C. Smeenk, President & Chief Executive Officer of KWG Resources Goes “Beyond The Press Release” to discuss the transfer of the company’s Canadian listing to the Canadian Securities Exchange.

 

Following Our Interview With Frank Smeenk, AGORACOM Reached Out To The CSE For Comment And Was Able To Interview Rob Cook, Senior Vice President at Canadian Securities Exchange: Watch George and Rob Discuss The Impact Of The KWG Resources Full Migration To The CSE:

NEAH Power and Tectonica Execute Partnership Agreement for International Business and New Product Development

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:24 AM on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Formira Hydrogen on Demand (HODTM) platform from Neah and BANTAM system from Tectonica form creative platform for differentiated off-the-grid products

BOTHELL, Wash., Mar. 17, 2015 — NEAH Power Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: NPWZ) (OTC: NPWZ) and Tectonica Australia (Tectonica) announced an international partnership agreement to integrate the formic acid reformer (Formira HOD(TM)) with Tectonica’s BANTAM System and into new products developed using Tectonica’s system integration expertise to offer integrated, robust, off-the-grid and on-demand power generation/solutions for a variety of markets. In addition to this product integration, since Neah and Tectonica have marketing presence in different global geographic regions, the agreement allows each company to market their new partners’ products in areas where they already have a strong client base. This joint marketing relationship offers strong economic possibilities to both companies with no capital investment necessary.

“We are thrilled to team with Tectonica for business and product development. Their system integration expertise allows us to integrate the Formira HODTM platform into a seamless, user focused power-on-demand system for defense, commercial and other off-the-grid requirements. Our business relationships in the US and India can further our common business interests to meet the critical power needs of our customers,” said Dr. Chris D’Couto, President and CEO of Neah Power Systems, Inc. “With the user friendly, intuitive design of Tectonica’s BANTAM Power Management System, even in the heat of battle, the powering of mission-critical devices such as night vision goggles or satellite telephones can be managed from a single power source, easily and with confidence.

David Levy, Managing Director of Tectonica said, “The companies’ complementary products and expertise make this an exciting partnership. The Formira HODTM platform’s exceptional energy density and simplicity to use make it a logical choice to add on-demand power to the BANTAM system. Together, Neah and Tectonica will continue to improve the power solutions available to customers unsupported by grid power. Our established relationships in Australia and internationally, including the United Kingdom and South East Asia, are very complementary to Neah’s, and will serve to extend the reach of both companies to deliver real power solutions to our customers and we look forward to continue developing integrated, user-focused power solutions for global distribution.”

About Neah Power Systems, Inc

Neah Power Systems, Inc. is an innovator and supplier of cutting-edge power solutions for the military, transportation and portable electronics industries. Neah Power’s long-lasting, efficient, and safe solutions include patented and patent pending PowerChip, Formira and the BuzzBar Suite of products. Most recently, Neah Power Systems was a 2012 ZINO Green Finalist, 2010 WTIA Finalist, and 2010 Best of What’s New Popular Science Award. For more information visit www.neahpower.com.

About Tectonica

Tectonica Australia is a leading defense and security systems integrator. Since 2002, Tectonica has developed fully integrated systems for armored vehicles, ground stations and soldiers. In partnership with local and international organizations, Tectonica offers a comprehensive range of defense and security solutions in the areas of http://www.tectonica.net/land-systems/tactical-navigation/protected-land-navigation-system Protected Navigation, Portable Power, Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare (C4IEW) and Crew Survivability. Tectonica is focused on providing Australian Department of Defense, Defense Industry, Government and Security clients with cutting edge technology to meet the capability challenges of the future. For more information visit www.tectonica.net

Forward Looking Statements

Certain of the statements contained herein may be, within the meaning of the federal securities laws, “forward-looking statements,” which are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, and the Company does not undertake any responsibility to update any of these statements in the future. Please read Neah Power System’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC during fiscal 2015 for a discussion of such risks, uncertainties and other factors.

For more information please contact: Crescendo Communications LLCPhone: +1-(212)671-1020 x303Email: npwz@crescendo-ir.com

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/neah-power-and-tectonica-execute-partnership-agreement-for-international-business-and-new-product-development-300051586.html

SOURCE Neah Power Systems, Inc.

AGORACOM Small Cap TV – PDAC Review – March 12, 2015

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:05 PM on Thursday, March 12th, 2015

AGORACOM Founder, George Tsiolis and Chief Market Commentator, Allan Barry Go Via Satellite to recap the 2015 PDAC conference in Toronto.

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Lexaria Corp. to Present at Cannabis Investor Webcast

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:10 AM on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

KELOWNA, BC / March 11, 2015 / Lexaria Corp. (LXRP) (CSE: LXX) will be presenting at the Cannabis Investor Webcast on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET.

“We’re excited that Lexaria Corp. has decided to present to our online audience of investors, analysts, executives, media, and consumers,” said Derwin A. Wallace, Senior VP of Investor Webcast. “The online interactive webcast will assist Lexaria Corp. in increasing its awareness and exposure.”

The Cannabis Investor Webcast will include presentations from privately-held and publicly-traded industry companies and industry professionals. Lexaria’s presentation will be 30-minutes long and followed by 15-minutes of Q&A. The Cannabis Investor Webcast is a great opportunity for the audience to research industry companies without taking time-off from work, paying registration fees and incurring travel-related expenses.

“The Cannabis Investor Webcast will provide Lexaria Corp, an online interactive platform that will give us an opportunity to provide an overview of our company and its recent developments to investors, media and the general public,” states Chris Bunka, President of Lexaria Corp.

Cannabis investors, analysts, executives, media, and consumers who would like to attend the free online webcast please click on the link http://www.cannawebcast.com/ and visit our Registration Page. To view the recording of the webcast please visit www.youtube.com and search for Cannabis Investor Webcast two weeks after the live presentation.

About Lexaria Corp.

Lexaria’s shares are quoted in the USA with the symbol LXRP and in Canada with the symbol LXX. The company searches for projects that could provide potential above-market returns.

To learn more about Lexaria Corp. visit www.lexariaenergy.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Lexaria Corp.
Chris Bunka
Chairman & CEO
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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release includes forward-looking statements. Statements which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The Company makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategy, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, including statements that include words such as “anticipate,” “if,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “will,” and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are estimates reflecting the Company’s best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. Access to capital, or lack thereof, is a major risk and there is no assurance that the Company will be able to raise required working capital. Current oil and gas production rates may not be sustainable and targeted production rates may not occur. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the Company include, but are not limited to, government regulation, managing and maintaining growth, the effect of adverse publicity, litigation, competition and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the Company’s public announcements and filings. There is no assurance that the medical marijuana, CBD sector, or alternative health businesses will provide any benefit to Lexaria, or that the Company will experience any growth through participation in these sectors. There is no assurance that existing capital is sufficient for the Company’s needs or that it will need to attempt to raise additional capital. There is no assurance that and cannabidiol-based product will promote, assist, or maintain any beneficial human health conditions whatsoever. No statement herein has been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). PoViva products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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