The War Begins, Cybersecurity, Food Security, Energy Independence and Precious Metals

The Russian troop build-up had been happening for the last couple of months and we think the market had slowly been pricing in a potential conflict, especially one that could accelerate the “west versus east” tensions and all the ramifications that come with it.

Vulcan ASX Reveal A$3.5BN Net Present Value on Zero Carbon Lithium Project

Vulcan Energy Resources (ASX: VUL | FRA: 6KO) is developing a cutting edge, combined renewable energy and lithium hydroxide project in Germany, all with a net zero carbon footprint. Today, VUL delivered on a major milestone in its quest to supply Europe’s rapidly expanding Li-battery and electric vehicle industries with a world-first Zero Carbon Lithium® product.

Investors factoring in a Democrat win

Stock markets are already pricing-in a Biden win in the US presidential election in 11 days – and, against conventional wisdom, a Democrat victory will be welcomed by investors.

Alternative energy sources get cheaper and … should we rethink nuclear?

In the past, oil price dips have had a negative impact on the renewable sectors, however this time could be different, with nuclear energy also being looked at as a clean energy source.

Elixir observes gas and encounters coal; core-hole drilling underway

Elixir Energy Limited (ASX:EXR) provided an update on its 2019 drilling program at its 100% owned Nomgon IX coalbed methane (CBM) production sharing contract (PSC) on the Mongolia-China border.

Simble and Wattwatchers to target multiple markets

A collaboration between Simble Solutions (ASX:SIS) and digital energy group Wattwatchers should prove to be a formidable force.

Roots’ RZTO cooling technology doubles cannabis yield in high-tech greenhouse

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Ltd (ASX:ROO) has signed a collaboration agreement with ClearVue Technologies Ltd (ASX: CPV) to explore complementary sales opportunities within the growing greenhouse sector.

Green business is good business

For businesses, going green can help promote growth. In fact, sustainability and profitability are inextricably linked.

EXPLAINER: Overview of Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) from Geothermal Brines

Lithium is an abundant element in the Earth’s crust, but is notoriously challenging to extract and refine into a chemical product that can be used to manufacture the cathode materials used in the batteries of electric vehicles.

Should you avoid the gas guzzling jet?

Having just written an article about faux meat and the changing tide towards meat substitutes, I now find myself engaged with the anti-flying movement.

Global hydrogen focus is gaining traction

A new report released by The Future Fuels CRC (FFCRC) shows the worldwide focus and drive towards a hydrogen future.

China is desperate for gas – buying high price LNG imports

Hot on the heels of receiving final environmental approval to commence its exploration program at the Nomgon IX Coal Bed Methane Production Sharing Contract (CBM PSC) in Mongolia, Elixir Energy Ltd (ASX:EXR) has awarded a tender for its upcoming drilling program.

Next-gen solar cells spin in new direction

A new nanomaterial made from phosphorus, known as phosphorene, is shaping up as a key ingredient for more sustainable and efficient next-generation perovskite solar cells (PSCs).

Tando’s vanadium resource upgrade marks near term production opportunity

Tando Resources (ASX:TNO) has released a mineral resource update that could fast track its near-term production aims at its SPD Vanadium project in South Africa and it is now the largest +1% V2O5 in the world.

Rio Tinto to join World Bank's green mining program

Rio Tinto said it will join a World Bank initiative intended to help developing countries sustainably mine lithium, cobalt and other minerals critical to the global electrification trend.

Diversification delivers dollars for Decmil

Earlier this week Finfeed ran the ruler across three stocks that provide engineering and construction services, stressing the benefits of diversification in terms of industries and clients serviced.

Climate change cited in coal mine refusal

A NSW court has ruled against the development of a new coal mine due to concerns around greenhouse gas emissions and resulting climate change.

Investment in renewables heads north, but who should you watch?

With word this week that renewable power now accounts for one-fifth of all energy generated in Australia, it could be worth taking a look at one to watch and one to be wary of in 2019.

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