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PR seen here:Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 23, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Paymeon, Inc. (ticker symbol: PAYM) announced today that it has entered into a lease for approximately 4,100 square feet of premier retail storefront space in Fort Lauderdale.
PayMeOn, Inc. (PayMeOn) owns and operates products aimed at the location-based marketing industry. The Company develops and markets products that provide merchants and consumers with mobile marketing services and offers, including but not limited to, mobile coupons, mobile business cards, mobile Websites, advertising inclusion with mobile referrals, use of short messaging service (SMS) short codes and contest management. PayMeOn's Web-based and mobile products allow consumers and merchants to browse or offer products and services, and share them in exchange for cash payments from the Web and from its PayMeOn mobile application. The Company's product PayMeOn Merchant Profit Center is aimed at small and medium sized businesses. PayMeOn operates in the social income space. In addition, the Company also sells electric bicycles under the brand ProdecoTech. The Company's wholly owned subsidiaries include Hyperlocal Marketing, LLC and HLM PayMeOn, Inc.
An exchange-traded fund that let investors track Canada’s oil-sands sector was quietly put out of its misery in late August, and consultant Timothy Nash couldn’t help but feel a tad smug.
Nash, who coaches clients on where and how they can make low-carbon investments, said the decision by BlackRock Asset Management Canada to close its nine-year-old fund was telling.
“It was symbolic,” he said, suggesting there was likely low market demand for the product. “It has become quite clear that fewer investors are allocating additional resources to the oil sands.”
BlackRock said the fund’s closure was part of a routine re-evaluation of its product lineup “to ensure it meets the evolving needs of its clients.”
The iShares Oil Sands Index ETF was in rough shape. A dollar invested when the fund was launched in October 2006 would get back 34 cents on the day it was terminated. During its final year, the fund lost 45 per cent of its value.
The flip side is that business is booming for Nash, who calls himself the “sustainable economist” and feels it’s important to give people options for reducing their exposure to fossil fuels. He points them to the tools they need to build a custom portfolio from the ground up, or to alter their existing mix.
Low-fee options include renewable energy and water ETFs, but also direct investment in renewable developers such as Boralex, TransAlta Renewables or Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, which have stable cash flows and healthy dividends.
When talking to clients, Nash also highlights an emerging class of investment called community bonds, which in Ontario are commonly used by co-operatives to raise funds for local renewable energy projects.
Toronto-based SolarShare, for example, supports development of solar power by selling $1,000 bonds that offer a 5 or 6 per cent annual return. ZooShare, which aims to generate clean electricity from Toronto Zoo animal poop, offers a 7 per cent annual return. (Disclosure: the reporter is a member of both co-operatives.)
“Since January I’ve been pretty much at capacity, which is exciting. Probably the biggest driver is the fossil-fuel divestment campaign,” said Nash, explaining that about two-thirds of the clients who come to him now want to completely avoid fossil fuels in their investments versus less than a third a year ago.
The divestment movement has gathered steam over the past two years, expanding from university endowments and church organizations to large philanthropic groups and institutional investors.
It’s becoming an easier sell. Most groups are making value judgments out of concern for climate change, but with oil and coal prices in a slump and sector shares under-performing the market, the claimed risks that divestment poses to portfolio returns is proving to be a myth — at least for the moment.
A report this year from MSCI, the world’s largest stock market index provider, found that since 2010 a broad-based portfolio based on its MSCI ACWI Index (including fossil fuel holdings) had an average annual return over five years of 11.8 per cent. When all fossil fuel holdings were removed from the portfolio, the average return was 13 per cent.
With momentum building on climate action in the lead-up to the United Nations climate summit in December, the slump could prove more than temporary.
“The impacts investors are seeing in their portfolio from the current oil-price shifts may be similar to what they can expect to see in the context of longer-term risks associated with the shift away from fossil fuels, particularly those associated with higher carbon emissions,” said Peter Chapman, executive director of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education.
Critics of the divestment movement argue it won’t have an impact, but Nash disputes that notion.
“It’s a psychological impact, because it stigmatizes the industry,” he said. “I’m a strong believer that the economy is as much a product of psychology as statistics and numbers.”
Divestment comes in many shades. Completely eliminating fossil-fuel holdings is one approach. Another is to eliminate those companies in a sector that emit the most carbon per unit of revenue and shift weight to those that emit the least.
LOTS of excitement when BioSolar stock first came out...BioSolar Prototype Demonstrates Clear Path to High Capacity, Low Cost Lithium-Ion Battery
Company Completes First Phase of Development With Encouraging Data Suggesting Its Super Cathode Technology Can Achieve Significantly Higher Capacity With Costs Below $100/kWh
SANTA CLARITA, CA--(Marketwired - November 17, 2015) - BioSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: BSRC), a developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, today announced that the company has successfully completed the first phase of its super battery technology development. Test results suggest that lithium-ion batteries incorporating BioSolar Super Cathode technology can achieve significantly higher capacity with costs below $100/kWh, which is less than half of today's lowest cost lithium-ion batteries.
"We are pleased to confirm that a battery constructed with our new prototype cathode not only demonstrated a reduced cost of energy storage, but also a significant storage capacity improvement over that of existing lithium-ion batteries," said Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar. "The next phase of development will be focused on optimizing cathode manufacturing processes and preparing demonstration prototype batteries."
Dr. Lee continued, "We believe the upcoming demonstrations of our battery technology will strengthen BioSolar's position as an innovator in the energy storage sector. Experts believe that achieving a $100/kWh cost is a watershed moment that will make lithium-ion batteries a true mass market technology, and finally allow electric vehicles to be cost-competitive with conventional gas-powered vehicles."
Today's lithium-ion battery is limited by the storage capacity of its cathode, while the anode can store much more. BioSolar's novel cathode is based on inexpensive conductive polymers and organic materials that can fully match the storage capacity of conventional anodes. Instead of conventional cathodes that use lithium-ion intercalation chemistry, the company's technology exploits the fast redox-reaction properties of polymers.
The company believes its technology has the potential to reduce costs, improve range, and enable faster charging times across markets spanning electric vehicles, personal technology, and storage for renewable energy, such as solar. BioSolar's Super Cathode technology is designed to be compatible with existing battery manufacturing processes, thereby enabling seamless integration and adoption.
According to a recent study performed by GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association, it is predicted that the energy storage market in the United States will triple in 2015, and will grow from $128 million in 2014 to $1.5 billion by 2019. Currently, the market is very concentrated, as over 70% of installed energy storage capacity uses lithium-ion batteries, as the technology is proven and bankable. A separate study performed by Research and Markets expects the global battery energy storage market for renewables to grow at a CAGR of 65.7% over the period 2015-2019.
BioSolar is currently funding a sponsored research program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), to further develop its super battery technology. The lead inventors of the technology are UCSB professor Dr. Alan Heeger, the recipient of a Nobel Prize in 2000 for the discovery and development of conductive polymers, and Dr. David Vonlanthen, a project scientist and expert in energy storage at UCSB.
About BioSolar, Inc.
BioSolar is developing a breakthrough technology to increase the storage capacity, lower the cost and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries. A battery contains two major parts, a cathode and an anode, that function together as the positive and negative sides. Today's state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery is limited by the storage capacity of its cathode, while the anode can store much more. Inspired by nature, we are developing a novel cathode based on inexpensive conductive polymers and organic materials that can fully utilize the storage capacity of conventional anodes. By integrating our high capacity, high power and low-cost cathode with conventional anodes, battery manufacturers can create a super lithium-ion battery that can double the range of a Tesla, power an iPhone for two days straight, or store daytime solar energy for nighttime use. Founded with the vision of developing breakthrough energy technologies, BioSolar's previous successes include the world's first UL approved bio-based back sheet for use in solar panels.
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