Clenergen Corporation (OTCBB:CRGE)
Clenergen Corporation is using a very unique approach to generate renewable electricity from biomass feedstocks. The company is approaching the problem from an agronomy and plantation management perspective rather than from a strictly engineering perspective as their competitors do.
The company has moved forward with its corporate plan by acquiring an existing 1.5 megawatt per hour biomass power generating plant in India which will be operational by the end of the year. The plan is to eventually ramp up the plant to 10Mw per hour by setting up a biomass gasification facility. This facility will initially use already contracted agricultural waste sources, which will be replaced in a few years by Clenergen's own locally-grown biomass feedstocks.
Clenergen's goal is to produce high-density, short-rotation biomass crops on a commercial scale at a cost of production equivalent to or less than the price of coal using a proprietary integrated farming model. Then using these biomass crops, the company will produce power, steam, etc. through advanced gasification and steam technologies from their biomass power plants.
The company has made substantial progress in their ability to produce their own biomass feedstock. Clenergen has secured long-term (25 year) leases on more than 2,000 acres for biomass crop plantations in India. The company has also secured access to the feedstocks – a grass called Beema Bamboo and a tree called Paulowina – required for cultivation. Clenergen can now begin planting some of their crops, which will yield their first harvest in 2011.
Clenergen is led by a team of knowledgeable and experienced managers and scientific advisors who have a track record of success both in the business and scientific community. The company has also established a number of third party partnerships to aid in their success in both the agronomy and the engineering sectors of their two-pronged approach. These partnerships should allow the company to stay on track to meet their corporate targets.
General Environmental Management Inc.
The management team at General Environmental Management Inc. recently made a strategic corporate decision to switch the focus of the company's business from hazardous waste field services to the much faster growing water treatment and waste-to-energy markets. Management believes that shareholder interest will be better served in the long term by this move into these rapidly growing, more profitable markets.
There looks to be a vast opportunity in these markets for General Environmental Management. Within the United States alone, the water industry is a $120 billion market – a market that is expected to grow 6% - 7% over the next year. Globally, the water industry represents a tremendous opportunity, with the industry size exceeding $400 billion. The water industry is expanding even more rapidly overseas, particularly as emerging countries build out their infrastructure.
The company's initial expansion efforts will focused on western areas of the United States. General Environmental has already made one deal which targets the company toward its goal of moving into the faster-growing water business. They have already signed a definite letter of intent to acquire Santa Clara Waste Water, a profitable 50 year old wastewater treatment business.
This acquisition, which was expected to close on November 1, was made with the aid of General Pacific Partners, a financial advisory firm and a long-term financial sponsor of the company. General Pacific Partners will continue to help General Environmental as they pursue future wastewater acquisition opportunities.
General Environmental is also looking at opportunities in the waste-to-energy market, which is currently a $20 billion market with very high growth rates. The management team has already identified two possible waste-to-energy technologies that will turn today's waste into tomorrow's clean energy. The company expects to announce something in this area in the near future.
Since its inception in 2002, General Environmental has grown at an impressive compounded annual rate of 47%; growing their revenues from only $2.3 million to $37 million. The company's new emphasis on even faster-growing markets should help them build an even more impressive track record in the coming years.
Muscle Flex Inc. (MFLI.PK)
Muscle Flex Inc. is a leading-edge fitness, health and lifestyle company focused on developing new brands and products. These products are designed with the average person's lifestyle in mind. The company will market these products using direct response TV advertising and infomercials as well as brand and image marketing through the creation of television media content for network and cable television distribution.
The company has several different product lines. One line is their VATA Brasil sports and active wear collection. The innovative VATA Brasil OneFit fabric used in this clothing line offers the advantages of being lightweight, highly elastic, and has four times the filaments of regular fabric used by many of their competitors. The company is also currently developing a new product line in the water category, including products for filtration, transportation and overall health.
There are two new, exciting products coming out from Muscle Flex this month – the BUDDY Tablet Caddy and The Beagle StepFit Pedometer. The products will available for purchase soon after the airing of the infomercials promoting them. Infomercials have already been filmed for both products and will be aired in November on national cable and network broadcasts.
The first new product to be introduced is The BUDDY Tablet Caddy. It is a personal, compact and portable tablet container with three individual compartments and a digital timer and alarm to remind users when it's time to take vital prescriptions, vitamins, etc. This pharmacist-approved product ensures the maximum effectiveness of all medications and supplements.
The second new product to be introduced is The Beagle StepFit Pedometer for walking and running. This pedometer has a step counter, a distance counter as well as a calorie burn counter. In addition, there is a clock with alarm, an exercise timer and a body fat monitor!
Many of these innovative products are the brainchild of MuscleFlex founder and CEO, Danny Alex. He leads the company with nearly three decades of experience in the health, fitness and athletic lifestyle business. At a young age, Danny began regular exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and his passion is to help others through fitness and healthy living. One way he is doing that is by having his company continue to come out with cutting-edge health and lifestyle products.
Newport Digital Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:NPDT)
Newport Digital Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: NPDT) is a technology solutions-driven company which designs and implements innovative end-to-end solutions for their customers. The company is focused on their portfolio of competencies which are in five of the fastest-emerging businesses in the technology space. These businesses are: RFID (radio-frequency identification), WiMax, eLearning, digital signage & LED lighting, and security & surveillance solutions.
The company has a unique technological edge over their competitors with their synergistic and exclusive partnership with Taiwan's premier technology R&D incubators – the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute. These R&D powerhouses have a pool of over 7,900 world-class engineers and scientists and have built up cutting edge capabilities in fields such as electronics, nanotechnology, materials and chemical technologies, biomedical technologies and information communications technology.
Newport Digital will work closely with these Taiwanese incubators to develop innovative technology solutions. The company co-owns all the intellectual property rights that are co-developed with these incubators and has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights for these technology products, solutions and applications.
The company will customize these technology solutions and market them through Fortune 1000 channel partners and systems integrators on a worldwide basis. Newport Digital believes that this collaboration will not only deliver market-leading technology but also provide unique value added services and solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of their customers.
Newport Digital Technologies is led in their efforts by a management team that has a wealth of knowledge and experience from within the technology industry as well as the corporate world. The management team has over two centuries combined experience and by leveraging each team member's area of expertise, the company has established a solid foundation for future growth in the fastest-growing technology markets.