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Jared Scharf, CEO, Desert Gold Ventures Inc.

Jared Scharf
CEO | Desert Gold Ventures Inc.
4770 72nd St,, V4K 3N3 Delta (CAN)

jared.scharf@desertgold.ca

Desert Gold Ventures CEO Jared Scharf on West Africa and its potential


Stephan Dorfmeister, Finance Department, Deep Nature Project GmbH

Stephan Dorfmeister
Finance Department | Deep Nature Project GmbH
Untere Hauptstraße 168, 7122 Gols (AT)

office@deep-nature.at

+43 681 10139055

Like Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth, Deep Nature Project GmbH focuses on value chain


Alison Coutts, Executive Chairman, Memphasys Ltd.

Alison Coutts
Executive Chairman | Memphasys Ltd.
30 Richmond Road, 2140 Homebush West (AUS)

alison.coutts@memphasys.com

+61 2 8415 7300

Memphasys Executive Chairman Alison Coutts on in vitro fertilisation (IVF)


07. January 2020 | 10:42 CET

Ballard Power, dynaCERT, NEL ASA - higher, faster, hydrogen!

  • Hydrogen

The mobility of the future will be a mix of different energy sources. New technologies will make conventional combustion engines even cleaner and more efficient and, where it makes sense for the user, technologies with electronic drive motors will also be used. However, the German government is also attempting to influence the market by subsidising battery cars, a technology that is already being phased out in China. This political actionism from the Chancellor's Office is bypassing the market, and car manufacturers in Germany are noticing this too. A total of 57,533 purely electric cars were registered in 2019 until November - of a total of 3.6 million newly registered passenger cars.

time to read: 2 minutes by Mario Hose


 

Germany does not want battery cars

Detached from all redistribution efforts with tax money, the interest of the German population in purely electric cars is so low that it is negligible. Daimler's fully electronic EQC seems to be becoming an economic disaster. Just 55 vehicles were registered with the Federal Motor Transport Authority from May to November in 2019.

Hardly better was the situation at Audi, where 192 E-Tron were registered in November 2019. Technologies that flop despite incentives from tax money are obviously not innovations, because they neither solve an obvious problem nor create desires.

Charging stations for electricians are missing

Battery cars need power stations to be charged. Due to the high power requirements, conventional sockets, as found in households, are not sufficient and stronger charging stations are needed. In 2019, for example, around 250 new charging stations were registered in Lower Saxony, as in the previous year. In total, there are now around 1,000 public charging points in Volkswagen's home state.

The German government is aiming to achieve the target of seven million electric cars being registered in Germany by 2030. If this goal is to be achieved even approximately with battery-powered cars, several million charging points will probably be needed nationwide - with state subsidies, of course.

Hydrogen is the solution

While the planned economy scenarios of Chancellor Angela Merkel lack real reference and are obviously going to fail, investors are successfully backing hydrogen technologies. Shareholders of the manufacturer of fuel cells, Ballard Power, could experience a share price that went through the roof in the past months.

The same experiences made shareholders of NEL ASA, because the company develops hydrogen production systems as required for a network of filling stations for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Filling up with hydrogen takes as long as with petrol or diesel and for this reason it would be sufficient to add hydrogen stations to the German network of filling stations with just 14,000 locations.

Retrofitting instead of abolition

With an environmentally friendly solution for 'now and today', dynaCERT can inspire the capital market. The company has developed a retrofit technology for diesel engines that generates hydrogen on demand and adds it to the combustion process. The hydrogen is used less as a fuel and more as a catalyst, which significantly increases the efficiency of the combustion process. In addition to saving fuel, the emission of pollutants is also significantly reduced.

The company has been able to attract renowned investors such as the Canadian billionaire Eric Sprott and German automotive logistics specialist Dr. Jörg Mosolf. Smart Money usually knows what it's doing - and doesn't need taxpayers' money for it.


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17. June 2020 | 10:13 CET

Ballard Power, dynaCERT, ITM Power - what hydrogen investors need to know now

  • Hydrogen

The hydrogen industry is in the focus of investors and the energy carrier is giving hope to politics and economy. While the general public still has to struggle with the Corona consequences, the champagne mood has already returned at the stock exchange with the hydrogen shares. Every announcement with details of turnover and visions is frenetically celebrated and leads to an increase in market capitalization through share purchases. Scalable business models with a focus on environmental protection are in demand and, as is well known, money can be earned with solutions.

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27. May 2020 | 16:35 CET

Air Liquide, NEL ASA, RHC Royal Helium Corp. - Helium replaces hydrogen

  • Helium
  • Hydrogen

Helium is a chemical element and is lighter than air. It belongs to the pure gases, is colourless, odourless, tasteless and is generally regarded as non-toxic. Because of these characteristics, helium is already replacing hydrogen in industrial use. However, experts warn of a global shortage, as the supply of this strategic raw material has fallen to its lowest level in 20 years.

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11. May 2020 | 12:38 CET

Ballard Power, dynaCERT, NEL - Major order boosts share price

  • Hydrogen

In recent months, investors have focused on the shares of companies in the hydrogen sector. In addition to manufacturers of fuel cells and equipment for the production, storage and sale of the energy carrier, suppliers offering retrofit solutions were also in demand. Mobility is changing and the need for a clean environment is increasing. The use of different promising technologies depends on a number of factors. But there are already scalable solutions for now and today.

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