Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB.OB)
Headquartered in Lansing, Michigan, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. is a biotechnology company focusing on the development of commercially significant polymers and high performance fibers. The Company works with university scientists and laboratories to create new polymers with potentially broad applications. Spider silk gene sequences are at the core of Kraig Biocraft’s technology.
Spider Silk is one of the strongest fibers produced in nature. The spider’s repelling silk is of particular commercial interest since it is both extremely strong and extremely flexible. Although exciting commercial opportunities exist for the natural polymer, there is no known way to produce the fibers in commercial quantity. KraigLabs, in cooperation with two leading universities, has acquired proprietary genetic engineering technology to unlock the mystery.
One of spider silk’s most significant properties is its extreme resistance to breaking under strain. This characteristic makes spider silk particularly appealing for use as a “super fiber.” Pound for pound, spider silk is much stronger than steel with clear evidence of spider silk being at least five times stronger than steel of the same diameter.
The worldwide market for high performance technical fibers is currently estimated at approximately $90 billion per year, with the United States accounting for 50%+ of the market. According to a research report completed by Emerging Growth Research, the market has experienced significant growth over the past 10 years and is expected to continue to perform at a robust growth rate over the coming years.
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. was founded by the current CEO, Kim Thompson, who invented the company’s technology. Kraig Biocraft is a fully reporting organization and trades on the over-the-counter market under the stock symbol KBLB. Currently, there are about 50 million common shares outstanding, approximately 64% of which is being held by Mr. Thompson.
Sector 10 Inc. (SECT.OB)
Sector 10, Inc. is focused on becoming the world’s leading provider of mobile and stationary emergency life response equipment. The company dedicates its efforts to restructuring a fragmented industry with its globally patented Mobile and Stationary Response Unit (”MRU” and “SRU”) product lines and saving lives.
While expanding its global client base, Sector 10 strives to remain rooted in its core competencies and operating principles. The company’s strategy is to continue to invest in management and business development, increase efficiency, manage risk and further strengthen our culture. Sector 10 aims to reach corporate profitability and produce a favorable investment environment by establishing a balanced trend of growth and capital management.
The company is perfectly positioned to capitalize on an extremely fragmented industry and dominate its future growth. While billions of tax dollars are wasted in emergency response, little is spent on preparedness. Through Sector 10’s pre-deployed solutions, immediate help and safety is available to those who need it most. These systems provide first aid supplies, life saving equipment, occupant tracking through a real-time 3D interface, and emergency communications.
Sector 10 recently announced its goals for fiscal 2009/2010. The purpose of these goals is to build the company’s sales infrastructure and inform the public about the invaluable capabilities of its products. Founder and CEO Pericles DeAvila believes the goals are attainable in the next fiscal year. By achieving the established goals, the company will create a sales organization that will impact the company’s sales opportunities for the next several years.
To date, 25 companies from around the world have contacted Sector 10 with interest in its services. The company believes there has never been more opportunities to capitalize on its product development efforts and has well positioned itself to meet the need for pre-deployed resources that save lives, avert injuries and reduce liability.
Stratos Renewables Corporation (SRNW.OB)
Stratos Renewables Corporation is an emerging South American developmental-stage company with plans to become one of the lowest cost sugarcane-based ethanol operations in the world. The young company has vastly been gaining recognition and is well-positioned to become a leader in the sugarcane ethanol industry based on multiple factors including Peru’s superior climate, strong export location to the United States and its free trade agreement with the US and Canada.
The current market demand is driving the need for more efficient, cleaner and less costly renewable fuel sources. What makes sugarcane so appealing is that it produces up to seven times more energy per land mass than what corn does. Sugarcane-based ethanol is also the only biofuel that creates no net carbon dioxide emissions.
Interest in biofuels has increased due to environmental, geo-political and economic factors, including initiatives by countries to develop new markets for agricultural products. The increase in demand for ethanol has largely been driven by tax incentives and blending mandates, which are regulatory directives requiring a minimum level of ethanol content in gasoline. Blending mandates allow governments to bring biofuels into the market without providing subsidies or tax credits for ethanol use.
CEO Tom Snyder leads the company with the experience of overseeing the execution of more than 40 complex industrial projects (construction of fertilizer/ammonia/oil & gas/petro-chemical facilities) in more than 20 countries. He has raised over $2 billion of equity and project finance debt, and has successfully formed and managed joint ventures with banks, insurance companies, governments, OPIC and global investment groups.
Stratos’ strategy is to be fully vertically integrated within the industry at every value chain up to the Port Logistics. By fully controlling the entire sugarcane to ethanol process, the company has the ability to keep cost as low as possible at every stage, enabling them to have above average profit margins. Stratos has chosen the right crop, the right country, at the right time and have clearly set the stage to become the world leader in low cost Ethanol production.