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Record High for Orocobre
Added On - 2/7/2018 6:00:38 PM
Orocobre's shares reached an all time high of $7.44 in late January, having been only $2.60 last March. The run is well deserved given the time, capital and work it has taken for the company to begin lithium production at its salars in Argentina.
More Changes At Vmoto
Added On - 12/20/2017 3:06:35 PM
Vmoto is one of those companies that has a great idea and products - electric scooters - but is taking a long time to commercialize them and still seems a long way from getting some serious traction.
Cleaner Focus For Gale Pacific
Added On - 12/12/2017 12:39:34 PM
Gale Pacific has come a long way in its plan to become a focused technical fabrics company as it has now sold most of its non-core businesses. In the process it has improved its environmental focus.
Large Solar Energy IPO
Added On - 12/7/2017 12:51:34 PM
Investors who want to back solar energy projects and project owners have another option with the IPO of New Energy Solar Ltd.
More Light On Beacon Solar
Added On - 11/14/2017 1:02:52 PM
So far retailer Beacon Lighting has given little information on how its small growth business, Beacon Solar, is going. This year there is a tad more information.
Two Steps Forward For Leaf
Added On - 11/9/2017 7:58:24 AM
Leaf Resources has taken two more steps towards commercializing its Glycell technology that can produce lignin and glycerol from waste biomass.
Technology Advance for Batteries
Added On - 10/25/2017 11:58:52 AM
Graphite mine developer Kibaran Resources said it has made a major breakthrough in the production of battery-grade graphite using a new environmentally-friendly process that eliminates the use of toxic chemicals.
Change of Focus at Algae.Tec
Added On - 10/4/2017 3:14:07 PM
Microcaps often have several irons in the fire and don't find their main business activity until one of the irons heats us. This looks like it may be happening at Algae.Tec, which has now begun to refer to itself as a 'plant-based health & wellbeing company'.
Novel Aquaculture Feedstocks Address Protein Issue
Added On - 9/27/2017 12:17:23 PM
The good news for aquaculture investors is that Australia is one of only a few developed countries that is perfectly suited for aquaculture, and novel alternatives using bacteria and insects have begun to appear to replace contentious animal proteins in fish food.
Meridian Energy Looks for Growth Options
Added On - 9/21/2017 4:02:08 PM
With the New Zealand electricity market experiencing flat demand over the past five years, utility company Meridian Energy is looking at a number of strategies to grow its sales.
First Commercial Graphene Facility
Added On - 8/16/2017 12:40:29 PM
Here's one for the technology punters. First Graphite has received approval from the WA Department of Environment Regulation for the construction of a graphene production.
Redflow Raising Leaves Out Retail Investors
Added On - 8/7/2017 2:48:15 PM
Battery maker Redflow is raising up to $14.5 million at a very low 10 cents per share, but the offer is not available to its retail investors. The shares were trading at 16 cents before the capital raising, and the last time they were 10 cents was three years ago.
Pacific Energy Tracking Well
Added On - 7/27/2017 11:18:49 AM
In May Pacific Energy's share price touched 76.5 cents, and in February it touched 77 cents - only half a cent off its all time high. The point however is that the all time high was in November 1999, nearly 18 years ago.
Investing In Solar Is Becoming Easier
Added On - 7/11/2017 1:05:54 PM
New options have emerged for commercial scale and utility scale projects. Let's look at the four emerging project developers.
ReNu Energy Steps Up Solar Focus
Added On - 6/21/2017 1:14:31 PM
Having recently added solar energy as a key area of focus for its business, ReNu Energy has moved quickly to build its solar assets with two developments: an agreement to own and operate solar energy systems at four shopping centres, and an alliance with a solar projects developer and the purchase of its first solar project.
Australia Contributes To Metro Glass Profit
Added On - 6/15/2017 1:17:43 PM
Australian Glass Group, which New Zealand's Metro Performance Glass acquired last September, has contributed to Metro Glass' strong revenue growth and net profit.
Cleaning China's Water
Added On - 6/6/2017 4:02:44 PM
China has serious water issues. Its fresh water resources are low, it has too much wastewater, and water pollution is a threat to people, food and wildlife. A number of long-term Government plans are underway to tackle these issues, and at least three Australian cleantechs with innovative water technologies have partnered with Chinese companies to help them become part of the solution.
EnviroSuite Sells Consulting Business
Added On - 5/24/2017 6:00:43 PM
EnviroSuite is selling its Pacific Environment Consulting practice to focus on its environmental monitoring and management services. The sale is a big move that dramatically changes EnviroSuite's business.
Duxton Water Fully Invested
Added On - 5/16/2017 12:57:10 PM
Duxton makes money by leasing water entitlements for the main river systems in the Murray Darling Basin. Leasing increases the efficient use of water and aids the transition to the farming of higher value produce.
Cobalt And The Battery Boom
Added On - 5/9/2017 12:19:46 PM
The unfolding energy storage boom is a long way from slowing down and has grown from lithium to other battery metals such as cobalt. All this has prompted a boom in listed cobalt stocks through IPOs and other mineral companies dusting off and polishing up their old cobalt resources.
World Solar Record for Dyesol
Added On - 4/19/2017 1:24:37 PM
Solar energy hopeful Dyesol has been around for many years, in part because its technology and commercialization plan are so ambitious and, more importantly, because it continues to make progress
New Wind Farm for Infigen
Added On - 4/11/2017 12:39:43 PM
Infigen Energy is to build the 113.2 MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales, its first new wind farm in many years.
Secos Targets Profitability
Added On - 4/5/2017 4:25:09 PM
Secos Group says it is getting closer to achieving group profitability now that two of its three business units are operating profitably
A Growing Laboratory Services Business
Added On - 3/17/2017 12:14:05 PM
HRL Holdings has been growing its environmental laboratory services business through acquisitions and has just closed a capital raising that targeted $8.5 million to pay for two more businesses.
All Time High For Clean TeQ
Added On - 3/7/2017 1:20:01 PM
Investors continue to like Clean TeQ's commercialization story with the company's shares more than doubling in less than two weeks to an all time high of $1.045 in early March.
Good Timing For Pumped Hydro
Added On - 2/14/2017 1:14:50 PM
Genex Power is developing a pumped hydro project in north Queensland and this will have an adjacent solar farm.
Carnegie Now A Different Company
Added On - 2/7/2017 12:56:22 PM
Carnegie Clean Energy is a different company from what it was as Carnegie Wave Energy and the difference is now reflected in its share price which in late January hit an eight year high of 8.8 cents.
Holiday Park Acquisitions for Aspen
Added On - 1/24/2017 12:56:40 PM
With Australia in summer holidays mode, now may be a good time to give some thought to the holiday parks sector.
Four Year High For Sims Metal
Added On - 12/12/2016 2:37:55 PM
There is a very strong correlation between Sims Metal Management's buy and sell prices and the prices of iron ore and coking coal, and ferrous prices on the London Metals Exchange, said Sims' managing director and chief executive officer, Galdino Claro, at the company's annual general meeting.
Tox Free Acquires Medical Waste Business
Added On - 11/17/2016 9:30:17 AM
Hands up all those environmental investors who remember SteriHealth?
New Zealand Aquaculture Listing On ASX
Added On - 11/7/2016 12:52:53 PM
The listed aquaculture sector has another player with New Zealand King Salmon Investments Ltd listing on the NZX and ASX on 18 October in a tightly held IPO backed by private equity.
More Progress for Ingenia
Added On - 10/11/2016 2:49:07 PM
Property fund Ingenia Communities Group has furthered its growth strategy with the sale of the majority of its traditional retirement villages, as has been planned, and the acquisition of two more lifestyle parks using the funds from its June placement
Sri Lanka Opportunity for Carnegie Wave Energy
Added On - 10/5/2016 5:23:03 PM
Carnegie Wave Energy has added Sri Lanka to its growing list of potential island clients with a memorandum of understanding with Lanka Energy Conservation (Pvt) Ltd.
Infigen Returns to Profit
Added On - 9/20/2016 10:59:47 AM
The takeover inquiry that helped fire Infigen Energy's share price earlier this year is no longer live, but Infigen Energy's managing director, Miles George, the company remains open to proposals that can add value to shareholders.
Metro Glass Comes To Australia
Added On - 9/13/2016 12:01:46 PM
New Zealand's Metro Performance Glass has entered the Australian market and added to its environmental glass business with the acquisition of Australian Glass Group (Holdings) Pty Ltd.
Bigger Cleantech Profits
Added On - 9/7/2016 1:01:07 PM
The Australian listed cleantech sector had an excellent year and reporting season for 2015-16, particularly among the leading stocks where many had outstanding profits and dividend growth
Five Renewable Green Chemical Projects
Added On - 8/16/2016 1:19:32 PM
Leaf Resources has opened another front in the commercialization of its waste biomass technology with a joint venture to develop five green chemicals projects. Its partner is an established US based global project developer, Claeris, LLC.
Big Revenue Rise for Greenearth Energy
Added On - 8/9/2016 12:53:14 PM
Could Greenearth Energy's energy efficient lighting business finally be coming good?
Good IPO For Plastics Recycler
Added On - 8/4/2016 11:09:04 AM
What to do with mountains of waste plastics has long been a key environmental question. One answer has been turning them into harder-wearing and longer-lasting substitutes for timber products.
Hybrid Solar Option to Power Mining Companies
Added On - 7/19/2016 1:46:54 PM
Remote power specialist Pacific Energy has added to its environmental capabilities through an alliance with juwi Renewable Energy, a German world leading renewable energy company
Room To Move For RedFlow
Added On - 7/13/2016 12:53:25 PM
RedFlow has plenty of room to move on the pricing of its ZCell home battery system if it needs to, said company chairman Simon Hackett
New Strategy for Energy Action
Added On - 7/6/2016 3:47:36 PM
Former market darling Energy Action is aiming to renergize itself with a new strategic plan
Project Completion for AnaeCo
Added On - 6/30/2016 2:00:49 PM
If Australia wants to get good at commercializing technology, it can learn a lot from Perth waste to energy company AnaeCo.
Double Glazing Boosts Glass Profits
Added On - 6/15/2016 11:20:36 AM
The ASX has an investment option for energy efficient windows. New Zealand's Metro Performance Glass listed in July 2014 and it's doing well.
Capital Raising for Kalina Technology
Added On - 6/6/2016 2:13:33 PM
Kalina Power is raising $5 million in the next step to recapitalize and rejuvenate the company. The capital is to strengthen its balance sheet and help it implement its business plan to commercialize its Kalina Cycle technology that uses waste heat from large industrial plants to produce more energy efficient and less greenhouse gas emitting power.
Commercialisation Successes for Eden Energy
Added On - 5/18/2016 12:02:54 PM
Shares in Eden Energy reached an 8 year high of 34.5 cents with the company announcing some successful steps in the commercialisation of its concrete additive that can greatly reduce the volumes of concrete used in commercial and infrastructure applications. Concrete is a major greenhouse gas emitting industry.
Vanadium Another Battery Storage Option
Added On - 5/12/2016 4:34:06 PM
With energy storage expected to take off it is worthwhile not to forget there are other technologies in the market apart from lithium and zinc-bromide flow batteries. One of these is vanadium, another technology in which for many years Australia was a world leader. The angle for investors is local miner, Australian Vanadium Ltd.
Protean Wave Energy Joins ASX
Added On - 4/19/2016 11:30:08 AM
There is a reason why the Australian wave energy industry is a world leader - it keeps bobbing along, with the latest development being the backdoor listing of Protean Wave Energy Ltd.
SECOS Responds To Plastic Bag Ban
Added On - 4/12/2016 12:41:47 PM
The push in Australia to ban plastic bags could affect biodegradable or compostable bags, including those made by SECOS Group.
Important Acquisition For Tox Free Solutions
Added On - 4/6/2016 4:48:14 PM
Tox Free Solutions has added significant bulk in NSW with the $70 million acquisition of Worth Corporation Pty Ltd. Tox paid in cash and raised $20 million in an institutional placement and will raise another $4 million through a share purchase plan, both at $2.55 per share.
Transpacific Now Cleanaway
Added On - 3/24/2016 3:44:28 PM
It has taken many years so it is not before time that Australia's biggest waste management company looks like it may finally be getting its act together.
Beacon Lighting Justifies Early Promise
Added On - 3/17/2016 1:36:01 PM
Beacon Lighting sells more than stylish lights. It is a keen advocate for energy efficiency though its LED lights for almost any application and its wide range of ceiling and portable fans for cooling.
Change of Direction Brings Profit for HRL
Added On - 3/9/2016 1:03:40 PM
HRL Holding's strategy of refocusing from geothermal energy to environmental services has paid off with the company announcing a net profit for the December half of $339,297. The December 2014 half year loss was $1.48 million.
There Goes Another Biodiesel Company
Added On - 2/16/2016 4:23:06 PM
Australian Renewable Fuels has placed itself in voluntary administration due to the fall in the oil price and the effect of this on the pricing of its feedstock and on the sale price and margins for its biodiesel.
Aspen Sells Aspen Parks
Added On - 2/8/2016 11:35:17 AM
Aspen Group sold its 42 per cent stake in holiday parks fund Aspen Parks Property Fund to Discovery Parks, which now owns just over 90 per cent of Aspen Parks. Discovery Parks is wrapping up the takeover offer before it moves to compulsorily acquire the securities it does not have.
Steady ASX Listing for Contact Energy
Added On - 2/4/2016 4:13:33 PM
Buying Contact would be for income rather than growth. The normal interim and final dividends have been stable in recent years. However, in 2014-15 the company ran out of NZ imputation credits so until this changes the headline dividend it pays is the dividend you get.
RedFlow Targets Miners and Householders
Added On - 12/16/2015 11:42:09 AM
Energy storage maker RedFlow has urged mining companies to look at deploying renewable energy with on-site power storage to cut their energy costs at remote sites, particularly now that commodity prices and mining revenue have fallen.
Is Australian Ethical Investment A Value Investment?
Added On - 12/11/2015 2:52:51 PM
A general principle in value investment circles is that the higher the rise in a company's share price, the lower the value of those shares. But is this necessarily so?
NZ Utilities Safe From Technology Change
Added On - 12/11/2015 1:58:15 PM
While the rise of renewable and distributed energy and energy storage are expected to severely challenge the business models of Australia's largest utilities, this is not the case for New Zealand's renewable energy based utilities such as Meridian Energy and Mighty River Power.
Reducing Commercial Building Emissions
Added On - 12/7/2015 2:42:10 PM
Eco Investor has been writing about BuildingIQ, Inc. since the company was founded in 2009 so it is encouraging to see it now issue a prospectus to list on the ASX. The energy management software and service company is raising $20 million through an offer of $1 CHESS Depositary Interests (CDIs) and expects to list on 17 December.
The Environmental Benefits Of Scandium
Added On - 12/7/2015 2:36:55 PM
Clean TeQ Holdings has released further information on the environmental benefits of scandium, a metal it will mine at Syerston in NSW if a feasibility study and a recovery and purification demonstration plant in Perth perform well.
Gale Pacific Strategy Working
Added On - 11/10/2015 5:46:08 PM
Gale Pacific's restructuring appears to be working with the company upgrading its earnings guidance for the first half and in response its shares hit a one year high of 30 cents.
Greenearth Energy Raises $3 Million
Added On - 11/6/2015 3:45:35 PM
Greenearth Energy has raised $3 million through a placement at 8 cents per share to institutional, professional and sophisticated investors.
More Acquisitions For Ingenia
Added On - 11/4/2015 2:43:34 PM
Ingenia is looking to make itself more attractive to institutions and other investors though a share consolidation, while its active acquisitions strategy is continuing to add to its medium and long term investment profile.
Acquisition Strategy Working for HRL
Added On - 10/20/2015 11:18:35 AM
HRL Holdings is undertaking its third acquisition in one year, with the strategy starting to deliver some positive financial results.
Aspen Group to Acquire Aspen Parks
Added On - 10/13/2015 4:26:30 PM
Aspen Group has done the right thing by Aspen Parks Property Fund's 3,000 security holders and launched a proposal to merge both groups that if successful will tidy up their structure and solve the liquidity and other issues for Aspen Parks investors.
Game-Changing Contract For Phoslock
Added On - 10/7/2015 4:07:41 PM
Phoslock Water Solutions has talked about its hopes to land some big contracts and has now done so with a consortium that has won a $10 million contract. Chairman Laurence Freedman said the deal is a game-changer for Phoslock.
No Maiden Dividend from Huon Aquaculture
Added On - 9/24/2015 3:08:09 PM
In April Huon Aquaculture delivered its first disappointment to the market when it revised down its expected earnings from its prospectus forecast.
Good Re-listing For Solco
Added On - 9/22/2015 12:43:35 PM
After a six months break, the restructured Solco had a good re-entry to ASX with its shares opening at 1.7 cents and within a week rising to a high of 4 cents
Many Sectors Worse Off Than Cleantech
Added On - 9/9/2015 3:04:39 PM
The declines tell us that governments are great to have onside, but they don't guarantee success. In the current global economic environment, successful investing is about avoiding many of the sectors that governments have traditionally loved.
New Chairman As RedFlow Targets Residential Market
Added On - 9/8/2015 3:13:29 PM
RedFlow is right to give the residential and SME markets a good go. Investors seemed to agree with the company's new strategy as the shares momentarily dipped on the news and quickly rebounded to their previous level.
More Delays for AnaeCo
Added On - 9/4/2015 12:46:20 PM
Investors know that commercializing new technology can take much longer than planned and can sometimes seem really hard as new and unexpected problems pop up, and so it is proving to be for AnaeCo and its first municipal waste-to-energy plant. With the plant just getting over the mechanical failures of its difficult biological ramp up phase and finally about to start performance trials, new problems and set backs have emerged.
More Progress For AnaeCo
Added On - 8/14/2015 4:16:20 PM
The full start-up of AnaeCo's first municipal waste-to-energy plant is continuing with the biological ramp up phase of commissioning now successfully completed and the company's DiCOM bioconversion process meeting expectations and fully proven.
Geodynamics Buys Biogas Business
Added On - 8/6/2015 12:30:28 PM
Geodynamics has made its long awaited move into a post-geothermal energy business and has chosen biogas. The company has made a takeover bid for Quantum Power Ltd, a company which it says is a market leader in the Australian biogas market.
TFS To Acquire US Pharmaceutical Partners
Added On - 7/17/2015 1:07:51 PM
TFS Corporation has always been confident about the market for its Indian sandalwood oil and it has shown it again with a bold move to acquire the two US pharmaceutical companies that are part of its key commercialization plans and thus capture the downstream revenues from product sales.
Cash And Certainty For Infigen Energy
Added On - 7/7/2015 3:18:00 PM
The prospect of Infigen Energy developing more wind farms has picked up with the company selling its US solar energy developments, entering a first of its kind wind risk hedge for 500 megawatts of its windfarms, and welcoming the passing of the Federal Government's revised Renewable Energy Target that gives certainty to developers.
Green Light for BluGlass Raising
Added On - 6/22/2015 2:54:20 PM
BluGlass has raised $1.96 million from its recent share purchase plan at 6.25 cents per share, which was almost spot on to its target of $2 million.
Environmental & Ethical Investment - Interview With Damien Lynch
Added On - 6/17/2015 5:26:24 PM
Eco Investor editor Victor Bivell interviews the managing director of August Investments, Damien Lynch, in a wide ranging video about the environmental investment sector in Australia.
Technology & Commercialisation Changes At Dyesol
Added On - 6/11/2015 1:28:11 PM
Dyesol has come a long way since its IPO featured in Eco Investor's first issue in 2005. The big changes have been in the development of its technology and its path to commercialization, both of which have changed considerably, particularly in recent times.
Cardia Bioplastics Now SECOS Group
Added On - 6/10/2015 3:19:52 PM
The merger of Cardia Bioplastics with Stellar Films to form SECOS Group is a positive development for environmental investors.


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