Symphony response to BBC coverage

Whilst the BBC's coverage did not fairly represent the scientifically proven benefit of oxo-biodegradable technology. We are pleased to be focusing on solutions

Symphony Environmental Technologies plc (LSE:SYM)

Whilst the BBC’s coverage did not, in our opinion, fairly present the scientifically proven benefit of oxo-biodegradable technology, we are pleased that the BBC has now focused on the solution”

— Michael Laurier, CEO

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SYMPHONY ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES PLC

("Symphony" or the “Company”)

Response to BBC Coverage

Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc (AIM:SYM), a global specialist in technologies that “make plastics smarter”, makes the following statement on the coverage of its d2w plastic technology on the BBC news yesterday (19 July).

The Company’s Chief Executive, Michael Laurier said:

“Nearly all previous media coverage has been about the problem of plastic in the open environment, rather than the solution. Whilst the BBC’s coverage did not, in our opinion, fairly present the scientifically proven benefit of oxo-biodegradable technology, we are pleased that the BBC has now focused on the solution, and introduced our Company and our d2w technology to a much wider audience.

All plastics will fragment when exposed in the open environment, but the problem with ordinary plastics is that their fragments will lie or float around for decades before becoming biodegradable, and will persist and accumulate as a problem for future generations. During that time, they break down into microplastics and may attract and carry toxins.

Symphony’s d2w technology was invented to accelerate the degradation process and reduce the dwell-time of plastic in the environment, by adding a catalyst which promotes oxidation and converts the plastic into biodegradable materials. It is essential to understand that it does not just create fragments. d2w plastic can be recycled if collected but degradation followed by biodegradation is there to protect the environment if all else fails.

It is legitimate for the BBC reporter to question whether d2w technology actually works. To answer that question for ourselves and our customers we have commissioned scientific tests over more than 20 years so as to be quite sure that we would not be making misleading claims.

Based on this evidence a d2w plastic product will become biodegradable if exposed to oxygen on land or sea much more quickly than ordinary plastic.

These tests included successful exposure in seawater at the Bandol laboratory in France, and subsequent testing at Queen Mary University, London. We were therefore surprised when Richard Thompson of Plymouth University produced a bag which he claimed had failed to degrade. Mr. Thompson is not a polymer scientist, and we were given no opportunity before the broadcast to investigate his claim.

As previously reported by Symphony it is correct that the EU Chemicals Agency (“ECHA”) is studying “oxo-degradable” plastic at the request of the EU Commission. We welcome this, and have submitted detailed evidence to ECHA that “oxo-degradable” plastic is not the same as “oxo-biodegradable” plastic and that d2w plastic will fully biodegrade within a reasonable time and much more quickly than ordinary plastic into non-plastic biodegradable materials that will themselves naturally biodegrade in a similar way to a leaf.

The programme showed d2w plastic products being used in the Ivory Coast, where the government is concerned that plastic litter which gets into the environment should not lie or float around for decades. They, like several other governments across the world, are encouraging the use of d2w. Plastic is essential to the people of the Ivory Coast for protecting their food and water from contamination. A plastic ban could cause an epidemic and is most unlikely, therefore an alternate solution such as d2w is required.

We hope that the item on BBC news yesterday is the beginning of an open and honest debate about innovative solutions such as d2w. It is time to stop talking about the problem, and to focus on the solutions, for which d2w is one of a suite of Symphony’s technologies that we encourage governments and corporates to adopt.”

-ENDS-

Paula Hickford
Symphony Environmental Ltd
+44 (0) 208 207 5900
email us here


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Tarps Now Expansion to New St. Joseph Michigan Facility Focused on Manufacture and Sales of Tarps & Covers

Company Expansion includes Move to New Operations Facility as Strong Demand for Custom Made Tarps and Coverings Continues

ST. JOSEPH, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce completion of its move to its newest operations facility located in St. Joseph, Michigan. Designed to meet ever increasing demand for custom made tarps and a wide range of stock sized tarps and covers, Tarps Now® manufactures heavy duty tarps and industrial coverings in a variety of sizes, fabric grades, colors, weights and customization elements engineered to meet a very wide range of customer specifications and needs.

Tarps Now® tarps and covers are widely known to be exceedingly well engineered, designed to be durable and long lasting for use by the military, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, municipalities, industrial concerns, small businesses and consumers. The company operates on the cutting edge of technology, with a management team having decades of experience in the field of industrial fabrics. Orders are processed electronically on an immediate basis after being received on the company’s secure website located at https://www.tarpsnow.com. Order information and product specifications are routed and processed on a same day basis, with operating efficiencies resulting in one of the industry’s best records for delivering high quality tarps and coverings, on time and on-schedule.

Tarps Now® Heavy Duty Tarps and Covers:

https://www.tarpsnow.com/heavy-duty-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/heavy-duty-vinyl-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/waterproof-canvas-tarps-breathable-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/heavy-duty-poly-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/heavy-duty-vinyl-mesh-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/hypalon-tarps-csm-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/neoprene-coated-nylon-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/construction-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/construction-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/industrial-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/industrial-covers.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/truck-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/airbag-tarps.html
https://www.tarpsnow.com/canvas-tarps.html

About Tarps Now®

Tarps Now® features an extensive online catalog of heavy duty tarps, canvas tarps, poly tarps, custom tarps, vinyl tarps and industrial divider curtains. As specialists in custom canvas and vinyl tarps, they are the low-price leaders in their category. The company offers the convenience of fast, easy, online ordering as well as a knowledgeable staff to guide customers through the specification process insuring their project will be completed on time and in budget. Tarps Now® has the experience and scale to insure customer specifications are carefully followed and expectations exceeded for every project, large or small.

Michael Dill
Tarps Now, Inc.
8888001383
email us here


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New York Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Analyst or Broker with Proof A Bank or Real Estate Developer Is Lying About Profitability to Inflate the Stock Price to Call About Whistleblower Rewards

Call us at 866-714-6466 if you can prove senior management at a publicly traded company is lying to shareholders about profitability or liabilities.”

— New York Corporate Whistleblower Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the New York Corporate Whistleblower Center, "If you are an employee of a publicly traded bank, mortgage lending company, a real estate developer or a stock broker analyst who watches a company-institution like this very closely-please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if you can prove senior management is lying about profitability or liabilities. The whistleblower rewards for this type of information can be in the millions of dollars and frequently the whistleblower remains anonymous-his/her name is not disclosed." http://NewYork.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

The Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to hear from mortgage, banking or real estate developer employees or insiders with proof of the following:

* A shopping center or multi-family apartment REIT CEO who is lying to shareholders about profits or long-term outlook.
* A bank CEO who is lying to their customers about mortgage fees, and or the buyer receiving the 'best possible interest rates' or title insurance costs or related fees.
* Bank senior management that is gouging bank mortgage borrowers on interest rates, mortgage fees, and associated products such as title insurance where the bank is receiving an illegal kickback.
* A publicly traded home builder that knowingly hires subcontractors that pay no taxes on their employees because-the employees are illegal aliens.
* A national title insurance company that is paying bribes or kickbacks to various real estate brokers nationwide so the brokers will force their clients into using an overpriced title insurance policy.

The New York Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If you work as a manager for a bank, mortgage lender a real estate developer or a regional or national home builder or you are a stock broker analyst who has proof a company is lying to shareholders about profitability or liabilities please give us a call at 866-714-6466 and let's have a confidential chat about the SEC whistleblower program. This program is all about keeping publicly traded companies honest with their shareholders. Please don't sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might have been worth." http://NewYork.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company/employer or individual to come clean about significant lying to their shareholders, Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multi-million-dollar state or federal tax evasion, or a New York based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.” http://CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing anywhere in New York State can contact the Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://NewYork.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com.

For information about a recent SEC whistleblower reward please refer to a July 2017 Securities and Exchange Commission press release on this topic: https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2017-134

Thomas Martin
New York Corporate Whistleblower Center
866-714-6466
email us here


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Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Public Utility or Power Plant Worker with Mesothelioma in Utah to Call Them for Direct Access to the Nation's Top Lawyers for Better Financial Compensation Results

There is a direct connection between hiring the nation's most skilled, and experienced full-time mesothelioma attorneys and the person with mesothelioma receiving the best compensation result.”

— Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are appealing to a public utility, electric, water, or gas natural gas worker who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Utah to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 to ensure they are talking directly with some of the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys. We specialize in assisting public utility and power/energy workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Utah and nationwide. Our number one priority is making certain people like this receive the very best possible financial compensation-which could exceed a million dollars." http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center fears the Internet makes the process of getting direct access to the nation's top mesothelioma attorneys next to impossible. As the group would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303, "We only provide access to the nation's top mesothelioma attorneys who consistently get the best compensation for their clients. There is a direct connection between hiring the nation's most skilled, experienced, and capable full-time mesothelioma attorneys and the person with mesothelioma receiving the best possible financial compensation settlement result." http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about public utilities in Utah including electric, natural gas, water and sewer please visit the State of Utah website: https://publicutilities.utah.gov/utillist-electric.html.

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Utah including communities such as Salt Lake City, Provo, West Jordan, Sandy Hills, Ogden, Saint George.

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Utah the Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital.

* The Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City: http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However-mesothelioma does happen in Utah.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Utah include US Navy Veterans, oil refinery workers, public utility workers, power plant workers, plumbers,pipefitters, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. In most instances a diagnosed person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

The Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.”http://Utah.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is a national advocate 100% focused in on doing everything possible to ensure people with mesothelioma in every state receive the best possible financial compensation settlement. The group offers on the spot access to some of the nation’s most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys because to receive the very best possible financial compensation a diagnosed person must be represented by the most capable mesothelioma lawyers in the United States as they would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

Michael Thomas
Utah Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
email us here


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Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim – Competing Without the Plastic Footprint

Swimmers Take to the Water in the Bosphorus

Credit: Turkish Olympic Committee

Swimmers Cross the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Credit: Turkish Olympic Committee

30th Anniversary of the Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim

The Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim, run by the Turkish Olympic Committee, is the first global sports event to use the PDP Sport program to reduce plastic waste.

We are excited to be part of the PDP Sport Program for the event's 30th Anniversary, and to be the first sporting event in Turkey to be fully engaged on the topic of plastic pollution reduction.”

— Mr. Nihat Usta, Vice President Turkish Olympic Committee

ISTANBUL, ALABAMA, TURKEY, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Samsung Cross Bosphorus Continental Swim, organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee, is proud to be the first large global swim race, and the first sports event in Turkey, to have adopted the PDP Sport methodology for reducing plastic waste at an event. PDP Sport is based on the Plastic Disclosure Project, which is a program for companies and institutions to measure their baseline use of plastic, how much they recover or recycle, or how much recycled content they use. Swimming and sports are a great conduit for creating broader public awareness and understanding about the importance and value of waste reduction, recycling, and waste-prevention management. With such a high-profile event as the Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim, the event is excited to be able to reach thousands of athletes, families and visitors to Turkey to share in the leadership and engagement in reducing plastic waste in order to improve the environment we all love to train, compete and recreate in.

PDP Sport was created by the NGO, Ocean Recovery Alliance, which does global work on plastic pollution reduction and creating solutions for companies, communities and events, so that we have a collectively reduced plastic footprint. PDP Sport provides guidelines to assist event organizers in planning for waste reduction and recycling programs, before the event has even taken place. This includes a checklist, and a scorecard to help evaluate progress towards certification as a PDP Sport event.

Plastic is a useful and valuable resource, especially to sports event organizers. However, plastic needs to be managed properly, and doing so can be an easy, but significant, step towards a more sustainable event. Plastic is often highly visible to event participants and those that use the location afterwards, so brands and events want to be careful about the image they leave behind, and also demonstrate that they are responsible and effective event organizers and supporters. In addition, plastic is a valuable commodity, and there are often strong economic reasons for ensuring it is not wasted. Plastic pollution can take hundreds of years to fully degrade, and in the mean time can cause ecosystem and health impacts. This is now what we want to see in our sporting environments, or our communities, and much of the waste created at events is avoidable if planned and managed well in terms of reducing and recovering what is recyclable.

“We are excited to be part of the PDP Sport program, and to be the first sporting event in Turkey to be fully engaged on this topic of plastic waste reduction, particularly given that this is our 30th anniversary of the event”, said Mr. Nihat Usta, the President of the Bosphorus Committee of Turkish Olympic Committee.

“Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim is one of the world’s leading open water swim races, and the organizer the Turkish Olympic Committee have shown great pride and leadership in wanting to work with the PDP Sport program as a showcase and model for others to follow,” said Doug Woodring, Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance, and a VIP swimmer in the event last year as well.

About Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race (İstanbul-Turkey):

Two continents one race. – For 29 years, thousands of athletes from around the world and Turkey have been getting together in Istanbul for friendship, to compete, to challenge and discover their limits. The pleasure of swimming from Asia to Europe, to experience the exquisite beauties of the Bosphorus and witnessing the passion of the fans all combine to create this unique event.

Samsung Bosphorus Cross-continental Swimming Race is organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee under large social and corporate support. Thanks to the increasing interest year by year, this adventure which began with the participation of 4 female and 64 male athletes in 1989, has grown to become an important part of the Turkish sports tradition. Samsung Bosphorus Cross-continental Swimming Race goes beyond a competition and invites you to a festival, a jubilation, to sports and health.

About Ocean Recovery Alliance:

Ocean Recovery Alliance is focused on bringing together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity and collaborations in order to help to improve our ocean environment. It launched two projects with the Clinton Global Initiative focused on the reduction of plastic pollution, and is one of the only NGOs in have worked with both United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Oceans. The group also organizes the Plasticity Forum, focused on plastic sustainability and the circular economy, and has recently won the Prince’s Award for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert of Monaco. It is a non-profit organization, based in Hong Kong and California.

Kai Smith
Ocean Recovery Alliance
+852-2803-0018
email us here


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Military Veteran in Frisco Opens First Texas-Based Image One USA Commercial Cleaning Franchise

Local Air Force veteran gained two decades of experience in corporate America before following his entrepreneurial dream

I did a ton of research and spoke to a number of service-based franchises looking to expand in my market.”

— Ash Gawande

FRISCO , TX, USA, July 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — One of the fastest growing commercial cleaning franchises in the United States, Image One USA, continues its growth into new markets today with the launch of its north Dallas office in Frisco, Texas, owned and operated by franchise affiliate Ash Gawande.

An Air Force military veteran, Gawande spent 20 years working in the business world in telecommunications and project management. He’s now ready to take what he learned serving the country and working in corporate America and apply it to Image One USA’s time-tested commercial cleaning franchise model.

“I did a ton of research and spoke to a number of service-based franchises looking to expand in my market,” Gawande said. “But Image One stood out from all the rest — they treated me like family and guided me through every step of the discovery process. As I dug into their system and had conversations with them, I realized this was the perfect fit for me. It’s a smaller upfront investment that offers a quicker return on investment compared to other franchises.”

Gawande is ushering in a new era for the Chicago-based cleaning franchise; this is the first Image One franchise to open in Texas. Gawande said he is excited to be servicing Dallas, a region with a booming economy in need of trusted professional commercial cleaning services.

The Dallas-area franchise opening, part Image One’s franchise affiliate program, adds to some 100 franchise units in operation and comes on the heels of recent growth in other markets nationwide.

“We’re so delighted to provide Ash an opportunity to pursue his business ownership dreams and create the life he wants for himself and his family,” said Image One President and Co-Founder Tim Conn. “We’re confident in his ability to spread our business and mission to Frisco and surrounding communities — he is a tremendous addition to our budding franchise family.”

Image One is grateful for the sacrifices military veterans make and provides special incentives for veterans who join their system. Veterans choose the program that is right for them: They can either receive 20 percent off the franchise fee, $5,000 per month in guaranteed business for a year, or a no-interest loan to finance their franchise.

Regardless of background, Image One’s goal is to help people become their own boss. With a starting investment among the lowest in the entire franchise industry, Image One owners can live out their business ownership dreams as an experienced group of commercial cleaning executives guide them every step of the way.

Opportunities are available in areas across the United States. Visit http://imageoneusa.com and fill out the franchise inquiry form or call 800-223-1985 for more information.

About Image One’s franchise

Image One USA is a commercial cleaning services business. The Image One franchising model was formed on the principles of transparency, training, and top-notch financial and customer service support. It is regularly recognized as a top franchise by third-party franchise and business publications, including CNBC.com, Entrepreneur.com and Franchise Business Review.

Image One franchisees work for themselves in a unique relationship with the franchise company. Image One provides them with customer support for their business, ongoing training, along with assistance with billing, equipment, and sales training. Image One has nearly 100 commercial cleaning franchise locations across the Midwest and Southeast, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Myers, Nashville and Orlando. Franchise territories are available nationwide.

For information on the franchise, visit http://ImageOneUSA.com.

Bob Spoerl
Image One USA
773.453.2444
email us here

Ash Gawande on why he chose Image One


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Free EU Webinar series launched by IT Governance

DROGHEDA, LEINSTER, IRELAND, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Drogheda, Ireland, July 10 2018 – A free, brand new EU webinar series from IT Governance Europe, has been announced for July 20 to inform audiences on the benefits and strengths of an ISMS and how they can successfully implement one.

ISO 27001 certification is largely seen as the best data security move for any organisation and can fulfil the requirements outlined by cyber security standards. It demonstrates to existing andSign potential customers that an organisation has defined and put in place best-practice information security processes.

IT Governance runs free weekly webinars covering a broad range of cyber security topics. This brand new series will cover the following:

Webinar 1: How to overcome your data security compliance challenges (20th July 2018)
Webinar 2: How to implement an information security management system (20th August 2018)
-Webinar 3: Conducting a cyber security risk assessment (31st August 2018)
-Webinar 4: Assessing compliance: the ISO 27001 ISMS internal audit (28th September 2018)

GRC consultant Sharon O’Reilly said: “Information Security is now a business essential and ISO 27001 is the gold standard that organisations the need to adopt and to reduce breach risks and improve their security stance.”

If you are interested in being part of this brand-new series please follow the link here to register your involvement and discover all the details.

IT Governance is known as the authority on ISO 27001, and offers a wide range of resources and guidance, such as books, toolkits, software, training courses and consultancy services.

To find out how IT Governance can help you with your cyber security and data protection requirements visit the website, email servicecentre@itgovernance.eu or call 00 800 48 484 484

– Ends –

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Mihaela Jucan
Marketing and Communications Executive
+44 (0) 845 070 1750
mjucan@itgovernance.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

IT Governance Ltd is the single-source provider of books, tools, training and consultancy for IT governance, risk management and compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernance.co.uk.

Liam Papworth
IT Governance
+ 44 3338007000
email us here


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AMERICAN MANGANESE INITIATES NEW IP DEVELOPMENT AND PILOT PLANT TESTING TO ADVANCE CATHODE RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY

AMY.V

AMY ADVANCES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PORTFOLIO FOR RECYCLING LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

American Manganese Inc. (OTCBB:AMYZF)

SURREY, BC, CANADA, July 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc., (TSX.V:AMY; OTC US: AMYZF; FSE: 2AM) (“AMY” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the Company’s progress on recent innovations developed for advancing the Company’s intellectual property portfolio for recycling lithium ion batteries:

1. A chemical method of detaching aluminum foil from active cathode compounds has been developed;
2. A novel gravity separation method has been developed to separate the detached aluminum foil from the active cathode
compounds into separate streams;
3. A novel mineral processing method has been developed to separate residual carbon, graphite, copper and aluminum
from shredded and heat-treated batteries sourced from a European recycler.
4. A novel hydrometallurgical treatment was developed to remove fluoride originating from the electrolyte in
shredded and heat-treated batteries sourced from a European recycler.
5. A novel method to concentrate lithium was developed that will be integrated into the flowsheet which will
reduce the number of steps and equipment required for AMY’s flowsheet.

About Kemetco Research Inc.

Kemetco Research is a private sector integrated science, technology and innovation company. Their Contract Sciences operation provides laboratory analysis and testing, field work, bench scale studies, pilot plant investigations, consulting services, applied research and development for both industry and government. Their clients range from start-up companies developing new technologies through to large multinational corporations with proven processes.
Kemetco provides scientific expertise in the fields of Specialty Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Process and Extractive Metallurgy. Because Kemetco carries out research in many different fields, it is able to offer a broader range of backgrounds and expertise than most laboratories.

About American Manganese Inc.

American Manganese Inc. is a diversified specialty and critical metal company focused on capitalizing on its patented intellectual property through low cost production and recovery of electrolytic manganese products throughout the world, and recycling of spent electric vehicle lithium ion rechargeable batteries.

Interest in the Company’s patented process has adjusted the focus of American Manganese Inc. toward the examination of applying its patented technology for other purposes and materials. American Manganese Inc. aims to capitalize on its patented technology and proprietary know-how to become the industry leader in recycling spent electric vehicle lithium ion batteries and recovering 100% of the cathode metals such as: Lithium-Cobalt, Lithium-Cobalt-Nickel-Manganese, Lithium-Cobalt- Aluminum and Lithium-Manganese (Please see the Company’s March 23, 2018 Business Plan (“CBP”) for further details).

On behalf of Management

AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer

Information Contacts:

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 778 574 4444; Email: lreaugh@amymn.com

www.americanmanganeseinc.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release may contain “forward-looking statements”, which are statements about the future based on current expectations or beliefs. For this purpose, statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward –looking statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate or true. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by law.

Larry W. Reaugh
American Manganese Inc.
778-574-4444
email us here


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New Study: Low Carbon Fuels as Potential Relief from Elevated British Columbia Fuel Costs

Since 2010, the average refining margins for gasoline in the Vancouver fuel market rose faster than in the rest of Canada, resulting in correspondingly higher gasoline prices.

The cost to consumers 2015-2017 of elevated refining margins was $2.4 billion, or $1,730 per household. Clean fuels can bring needed competition.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, June 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new report conducted by Navius Research and sponsored by Advanced Biofuels Canada explores the causes of abnormally high fuel prices in the Vancouver region, and assesses the potential of clean fuels to provide more competition at the pump.

The cost to consumers of elevated refining margins was $2.4 billion, or $1,730 per household between 2015 and the end of 2017. This is equivalent to an average 13 cent per litre premium on gasoline and diesel over this period for the 80% of BC’s population living in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

The report builds on Navius’ 2015 assessment of 2010-2014 BC refining margins – a proxy for refiner profits – and finds that the refining margins and resulting costs to BC’s economy have grown since 2015.

Other findings:
• Since 2015, both wholesale fuel prices and refining margins departed even further from underlying crude supply costs to the Vancouver market
• These elevated refining margins and higher fuel prices appear to be the result of a lack of competition in the Vancouver fuel market, which was found to have adequate physical supply; no product shortages or scarcity pricing in this period were evident
• A high degree of concentration in the supply of fuels, and associated barriers to bringing new fuel types into the market have contributed to artificially high prices
• Costs to consumers from elevated refiner margins in the Vancouver fuel market were five times the incremental cost of renewable and low carbon fuel regulations
• Despite 2017 crude costs that were 15 cents per litre lower vs. those in 2010, Vancouver retail gasoline prices were 6 cents per litre higher, with 1 cent per litre of this amount coming from increased taxes
• Policy or market responses that increase refined product or crude supplies – for instance, from an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline or from increases in local refining capacity – were evaluated as unlikely to lower fuel prices as they do not introduce more competition into the fossil-fuel dominated market

In BC, the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation requires progressively higher use of clean fuels in place of gasoline and diesel fuels. In the 2010-2016 period, these fuels reduced 6.37 million tonnes of greenhouse gases, and reduced other pollutants that degrade urban air quality.

The study examined the potential of the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation to incentivize new, independent retail sales and fuel pricing strategies. Opportunities for this are constrained by BC’s carbon tax – which currently applies equally, and inexplicably, to low-carbon biofuels and as it does to high-carbon petroleum fuels – and by excise taxes that are applied on a volumetric rather than an energetic basis. Reform of fuel taxation is needed to attract investments in new fuels retailing. With appropriate adjustments to fuel taxation, the study finds that regulation compliance credit values could lower the cost of low carbon fuels by 35 cents per litre in the province.

British Columbians spend $7.7 billion every year on gasoline and diesel fuels alone, with most of that spending leaving the province. BC’s low carbon fuel regulations are starting to attract investments by globally innovative clean fuels technology companies; made-in-BC low carbon fuels can add economic value to the province and be a solution over time for record-high fuel prices.

The report is available at https://www.naviusresearch.com/publications/2018-refining-margins-british-columbia/

Ian Thomson
Advanced Biofuels Canada
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CYCLONE POWER RETAINS TURNAROUND COUNSULTANT

ONE PLANET ONE ENGINE

PRODUCT LAUNCH MOVING FORWARD WITH AGGRESIVE STRUCTURE

CYCLONE POWER TECHNOLOGIES INC. (OTCBB:CYPW)

POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

CYCLONE POWER RETAINS TURNAROUND COUNSULTANT

POMPANO BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – June 28, 2018) – Cyclone Power Technologies (OTC BB: CYPW) announced that it has retained John Flynn as a consultant to assist in the turnaround of the company and its ongoing operations. The Company has contracted Flynn to assist in restructure of capital and debt instruments, engineering and product launch initiatives.

"The product patents and the enhancements to existing patents are in the process of filing, and this will provide what we believe to be potentially strong competitive business advantages for our four engines that are slated for launch in late 2018. We have identified micro grid power generation and support, industrial process, and zero emission engine commercial marketplaces as our primary market launches."

"We have plans to complete our debt conversion plan and enhance our equity capital position in this quarter, and then to finalize the operating schedule to launch and test our Mark 1, 3, 5 and 10 engines, as well as integrate our engines into generators delivering nano and micro-grid solutions up to 10 Megawatts. Cyclone has partners in commercial solar micro-grids that have committed $1-5 million in preferred equity investment and in a cell phone tower and field support generator partner that has a thirty year history of installations with all cell phone carriers."

Flynn is the former co-founder, President and Chief Financial Officer of XPress-1, (NYSE XPO) from 2001-late 2005 and orchestrated the Company's growth from the pink sheets to the American Stock Exchange over his tenure there. "I am excited to participate in another potential micro cap growth story, and I believe we can look forward to the opportunities on the horizon as we strive to launch these engines, integrate operational solutions and observe first hand the demand side possibilities that can be realized with an efficient, all-fuel, low emission engine with excellent power/weight/optimization ratios."

Current Cyclone President Frankie Fruge commented, "Cyclone is excited to welcome John Flynn to assist in the restructure and launch of our product line. He is the leader we need to launch our revolutionary technology to a worldwide marketplace."

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The company cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Cyclone Power Technologies
Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine — an all-fuel, clean-tech engine with the power and versatility to run everything from waste energy electric generators and solar thermal systems to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and Chairman Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is a eco-friendly external combustion engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel — including bio-diesels, syngas or solar — while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air. The Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, was included in a 2011 report by Popular Mechanics as an important waste energy technology for the future, and was twice presented with the Society of Automotive Engineers' AEI Tech Award. Additionally, Cyclone was named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department.

For more information, visit www.cyclonepower.com

Cyclone Power Company Contact
Frankie Fruge, President
Tel: 954-943-8721
Frankie@cyclonepower.com
Investor@cyclonepower.com

Frankie Fruge
Cyclone Power Technologies Inc.
954-943-8721 ext. 104
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Source: EIN Presswire