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Itronics, Inc. (ITRO.PK)
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Itronics, headquartered in Reno Nevada, is a double play Cleantech Specialty Fertilizer and Silver Company that produces the Award Winning GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizers and pure silver bullion. Itronics, through its subsidiary, Itronics Metallurgical, Inc., is the only company with a fully permitted "Beneficial Use photochemical, Silver, and Water Recycling" plant in the United States that converts spent photoliquids into pure silver and GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizers.  It is associated with some negative publicity and was featured in Forbes magazine as a potential "pump and dump" through association with the Cervelle Group who was involved with several other companies exhibiting questionable stock charts.  However, Forbes neglected to consider the silver potential of this company.  At a price of about $0.002 in May, 2010, any great news in the silver market may send this one much higher. 


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CEMTREX, headquartered in Farmingdale, NY,
engages in designing, engineering, assembling, and selling emission monitoring equipment and instruments, and air filtration products to the chemicals, pulp and paper, steel, power, coal, and petrochemical industries, as well as to municipalities, hospitals, and state and federal governments. Its emission monitoring systems are installed at the exhaust stacks of industrial facilities and are used to measure the outlet flue gas concentrations of regulated pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen sulfide, nitrous oxides, ammonia, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other regulated pollutants  Recently, the company announced that "Preliminary pilot plant tests on our carbon capture technology for power plants have shown tremendous promise," said Mr. Metodi Filipov, Vice President of Cemtrex Inc. "We are conducting further tests and are confident that we can soon have a viable carbon capture technology that would only add no more than 2 cents per kilowatt-hour to the cost of power generation," continued Mr. Filipov. Unfortunately, there is currently no financial data readily available for the company.. 

A-Power Energy Generated Systems, Ltd. (APWR)
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A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd., is headquartered in Shenyang, China.  Through its subsidiaries, the company provides onsite distributed power generation systems and micro power grids for industrial companies; and produces wind turbines. It designs, constructs, installs, and tests distributed power generation and micro power grids as stand-alone facilities for various customers in the steel, chemical, ethanol, cement, and food industries. China is reportedly to spend $454 billion on green technology over the next 5 years, and APWR is in a position to capture a portion of the funding.

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (QTWW)
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Wordwide, Inc., headquartered in Irvine CA, is an integrated alternative energy company, engaging in the development and production of propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles. Its portfolio of technologies include electronic controls, hybrid electric drive systems, hydrogen storage and metering systems, and alternative fuel technologies that enable fuel efficient, low emission hybrid, plug-in electric hybrid, fuel cell, and alternative fuel vehicles. The company also provides powertrain engineering; system integration; manufacturing and assembly of packaged fuel systems; and battery control systems for vehicles and other applications, including fuel cells, hybrids, plug-in electric hybrid, alternative fuels, and hydrogen refueling. In addition, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies designs, engineers, and manufactures hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. 

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CEMEX, through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, marketing, distribution, and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials. It is the nation's largest cement and ready-mix company, and sells its products primarily to distributors in the construction industry. The company has operations in North America, Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and Asia. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 1906 and is based in Garza Garcia, Mexico.  The company recently announced that it is involved with a carbon dioxide capture project at one of its current mining sites.  The company announced in late November, 2009 that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected it to develop technology for capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions at one of CEMEX's U.S. cement plants.

Physical Silver: Coins, Inguts, and Bars
Due to the rapid increase in the printing and supply of U.S. paper currency, the rise of commodity prices, and commercial/industrial demand for physical silver, we feel compelled to include this as a green investment opportunity.  Silver is a componant of reflective glass used to enhance energy efficiency in buildings.  Although physical gold is getting the headlines (for now), the historic gold/silver price per ounce ratio indicates that silver is underpriced with respect to gold.  Silver coins and inguts can be purchased through coin dealers.  Silver bars (1000-oz) can be purchased and stored at repositories such as at Brinks, and 100-oz bars can be purchased and stored in safe deposit boxes or stacked to the ceiling in a safe place.  These bars are registered and include engraved serial numbers.  China, who until recently prohibited it's citizens from posessing physical silver and gold, recently changed its position and now encourages it's citizens to purchase physical silver and gold.  These recent demands placed on the silver supply, in addition to potential historic (intentional) price suppression, suggest that silver is due for a meteoric increase in price.  Those holding the paper representation of silver may loose out, while those holding the actual physical metal stand to benefit.  For more information regarding the purchase of physical silver including bars, please visit

Recommended Silver Mining Companies:

Hecla Mining (HL)
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Renewable Energy

Avista Corp. (AVA)
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Avista Corporation, headquartered in Spokane, WA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy in the United States and Canada and is one of the lowest emitters of Green House Gas in the nation among electric utilities due to its substantial hydroelectric resource base. Avista built the region's first biomass generation facility at Kettle Falls in the 1980's and has made wind power available to customers through the Buck-A-Block program initiated in 2002. According to a recent press release, it has become a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the world's first and North America's only voluntary, legally binding integrated greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry and trading system. The CCX allows participants to earn credits for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and trade the resulting financial instruments at market prices.

Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. (BAM)
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Headquartered in Toronto, ON, through its power generation business operates hydroelectric power facilities, interconnections and transmission facilities in Northeast North America, and development of wind power in Canada. Through its funds and private capital business the firm invests in specialty funds including private equity and makes direct investments in real estate, energy, and resource assets. This Canadian asset manager has just moved up to a 3 Long Term Power Rating from a 2.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)
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First Solar, Inc. designs and manufactures solar modules through its proprietary thin film semiconductor technology. It is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ.

GT Solar International (SOLR)
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GT Solar International provide manufacturing equipment and turnkey manufacturing solutions to the photovoltaic industry worldwide.  Headquartered in Merrimack, NH a recent press release indicated that for the 2008 September-to-December period, the company posted net income of $43.1 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with a loss of $4.5 million, or 3 cents per share, in the year-ago period.  Revenue jumped to $205.2 million from $14.7 million.

Real Goods Solar (RSOL)
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Real Goods Solar provides solar insallation services in California.  Headquartered in Louisville, CO, RSOL installs residential and small commercial solar energy systems that are between 1 kilowatts and 500 kilowatts output.  As of February 5, 2009 it is selling below its IPO pps of $10.

Evergreen Solar, Inc. (ESLR)

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Evergreen Solar, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets solar power products primarily in Europe and the United States. The company uses its proprietary “String Ribbon” technology process in manufacturing crystalline silicon wafers which are the primary components of photovoltaic cells. Evergreen Solar is headquartered in Marlboro, MA. and was formed in 1994.

Entech Solar (ENSL.OB)
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Entech Solar (formerly WorldWater & Power Corporation) provides solar electric technology and water supply expertise, covering both the solar and water supply sectors. It offers the AquaMax system, which is capable of operating pumps and motors up to 600 horsepower for irrigation, refrigeration and cooling, and water utilities.

Trina Solar Ltd., Adr. (TSL)
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Trina Solar Limited is a China play. Through its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd., it manufactures and sells solar photovoltaic modules in the People’s Republic of China. Trina’s solar modules provide electric power for residential, commercial, industrial, and other applications worldwide.

Carmanah Technoloiges Corp. (CHM.TO)
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Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, CHM is one of North America's largest solar companies. It is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in renewable and energy-efficient technology solutions. The company is currently focused on three technology groups: solar power systems and equipment, solar-powered LED lighting, and LED illuminated signage. It recently signed a contract to provide its proprietary, award-winning i-STOP® solar LED-illuminated bus stops to California's Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).

Daystar Technologies, Inc. (DSTI)
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Daystar Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic products in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its niche is development of a thin-film solar cell. Its products include TerraFoil SP, which is used to provide solar modules integrated into common building construction materials including roofing, siding, and facades. Its shares rose more than 67% in 2007.

Sunpower Corp. (SPWR)
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Sunpower Corp., headquartered in San Jose, CA, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets solar electric power products primarily in the United States, Germany, and Asia. In September 2007, the company signed an agreement with Macy's Inc. to install rooftop solar power systems on 28 stores in California.

Green Mutual Funds

Pax World Value Individual Investor (PAXVX)
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PAX World Mutual Funds, headquartered in Portsmouth NH practices sustainable investing. According to the corporate web site, in considering investing in a security, several criteria must be met: financial performance, environmental management, social impact and management, and corporate governance. The fund family integrates traditional financial analysis with what they term “ESG,” or sustainability analysis. This second layer of analysis gives us added insight into the quality of a firm’s management and culture, risk, innovation and other factors influencing a company’s long-term financial prospects. The ESG analysis provides another angle from which to assess the same core elements of value in typical financial analysis. The World Value Individual Investor fund normally invests in equity securities of companies that have capitalization of at least equal to the capitalization of the smallest company included in the Russell 1000 index. This fund may invest up to 45% assets in securities of non-U.S. issuers, including American depositary receipts.

Green Century Funds
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The Green Century Balanced Fund includes two funds that invest in stocks and bonds of environmentally responsible corporations of various sizes, including small, medium and large companies. The corporate website indicates that investments in small and mid-cap companies may offer greater opportunities for growth as well as greater risks for price fluctuations than investments in larger, more established companies. The Balanced Fund may also invest up to 35% of its net assets in high yield, below investment grade bonds, which involves greater risk than investing in more highly rated bonds.

The Equity Fund seeks to achieve long-term total return which matches the performance of the Domini 400 Social (SM) Index, an index comprised of the stocks of 400 companies selected using environmental and social criteria. Like many other mutual funds invested primarily in stocks, the Equity Fund carries the risks associated with investing in the stock market. In addition, the larger companies in which the Equity Fund's portfolio is primarily invested may perform worse than the stock market as a whole.

New Alternatives (NALFX)
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The investment seeks long-term capital gain. The fund invests most of assets in companies that provide a contribution to a clean and sustainable environment. It usually invests at least 25% of assets in common shares of companies which have an interest in alternative energy. The fund invests in U.S. companies as well as foreign ones without limitation on the assets allocation. It is a social responsible fund.

Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy (GAAEX)
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The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in equity securities of (both U.S. and non-U.S.) companies involved in the alternative energy or energy technology sectors. These equity securities include common stocks, preferred stocks, securities convertible into common stocks, rights and warrants. It intends to invest in capitalization companies, including companies in approximately 40 to 60 stocks and does not engage in market timing. The fund is nondiversified.

Winslow Green Growth Fund (WGGFX)
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The Winslow Green Solutions Fund, which opened in November 2007, expects to invest globally in companies of varying sizes that derive their primary revenue from green products or services. This new fund joins the well-established Winslow Green Growth Fund in offering investors the opportunity to invest in the green business revolution. The Fund expects to focus on mid-sized growth companies between $1B and $10B in market capitalization. The adviser, Winslow Management, has offered a similar Green Solutions strategy to Winslow’s institutional clients since October 2003. Winslow’s approach within this strategy over time has been to buy and hold the companies that, in its view, are true leaders in various established green markets, such as solar & wind power, natural/organic food, or recycling, as well as in newer markets such as energy demand management.

Portfolio 21 (PORTX)
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The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund primarily invests in common stocks of domestic and foreign companies, including American Depositary Receipts ('ADRs''), of any size market capitalization. It may invest in at least ten countries. The companies must satisfy certain environmental criteria and exhibit certain financial characteristics that indicate positive prospects for long-term earnings growth.

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Western Wind Energy, headquartered in Vancouver, BC (TSXV: WND) is North America's largest publically traded, producing pure wind energy company.  According to the company's web site, it produces clean, renewable energy from more than 500 wind turbine generators located in Tehachapi and San Gorgonio Pass, California. Currently, Western Wind Energy's annual energy output is approximately 75 billion watt hours per year.  Western Wind Energy is in the business of acquiring exceptional land sites, capital and technology for the production of electricity from renewable sources. Western Wind Energy conducts its operations in California, Arizona and Ontario through various wholly owned subsidiaries. Management of Western Wind Energy includes individuals involved in the operations and ownership of utility scale wind energy facilities in California since 1981.

Distributed Energy Systems Corp. (DESC)
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Distributed Energy Systems Corp., through its subsidiaries, delivers products and solutions to the energy markets in the United States. Its two subsidiaries, Proton Energy Systems, Inc. and Northern Power Systems, Inc., (manufacturer of the NorthWind® 100 - a 100 kilowatt, state of the art, village-scale wind turbine) are full service energy providers. The company designs, integrates, constructs, and maintains distributed generation systems, which produce electricity from conventional fuels, as well as wind, sunlight, and biofuels, using power generation technologies integrated with custom controls and power electronics.

Boralex, Inc. (BLX.TO)
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Boralex, headquartered in Kingsley Falls, Quebec, is a pioneer among private producers of green energy and renewable energy. It is a multi-power media play. In the past two years, Boralex has developed leading expertise in the promising wind energy field. Its wind farms are located in France, where this production method is experiencing rapid development. The Corporation presently operates six wind farms and continues to bid on additional projects.

Zoltec Companies (ZOLT)
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Zoltec Companies, headquartered in St. Louis, MO, develops, manufactures, and markets carbon fibers in the United States used in a wide range of commercial products including wind power turbine blades. Its stock rose over 100 percent last year, although it is reported that the company has not yet turned a profit.

FPL Group, Inc. (FPL)
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FPL is headquartered in Juneau Beach FL and produces electricity utilizing natural gas, wind, nuclear, oil, hydro, and other resources.DESC Website: DESC Stock Quote: Distributed Energy Systems Corp., through its subsidiaries, delivers products and solutions to the energy markets in the United States. Its two subsidiaries, Proton Energy Systems, Inc. and Northern Power Systems, Inc., (manufacturer of the NorthWind® 100 - a 100 kilowatt, state of the art, village-scale wind turbine) are full service energy providers. The company designs, integrates, constructs, and maintains distributed generation systems, which produce electricity from conventional fuels, as well as wind, sunlight, and biofuels, using power generation technologies integrated with custom controls and power electronics.BLX Website: BLX Stock Quote: Boralex, headquartered in Kingsley Falls, Quebec, is a pioneer among private producers of green energy and renewable energy. It is a multi-power media play. In the past two years, Boralex has developed leading expertise in the promising wind energy field. Its wind farms are located in France, where this production method is experiencing rapid development. The Corporation presently operates six wind farms and continues to bid on additional projects. ZOLT Website: ZOLT Stock Quote: Zoltec Companies, headquartered in St. Louis, MO, develops, manufactures, and markets carbon fibers in the United States used in a wide range of commercial products including wind power turbine blades. Its stock rose over 100 percent last year, although it is reported that the company has not yet turned a profit.

Hydrogenics Corporation (HYGS)
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Hydrogenics Corporation, headquartered in Mississauga, ON, develops and provides hydrogen and fuel cell products and services including hydrogen generation products that produce, compress, store, and dispense hydrogen for energy applications. The company recently announced that it has been selected by Air Liquide Canada to provide a hydrogen generation system to support BC Transit's fleet of 20 fuel cell-powered buses. However, the company recently announced plans to lay off 50 workers in order to save $5.2 million per year.

Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG)
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Headquartered in Latham NY, PLUG designs and markets it’s GenCore product line which includes backup power products for the telecommunication, uninterruptible power supply and electric utility markets. The hydrogen-fueled GenCore 5-kilowatt backup fuel cell system is available in seven configurations to serve the broad needs of these applications.

HydroGen Corp. (HYDGQ.PK)
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Headquartered in Versailles PA, HYDGQ develops multi-megawatt hydrogen-powered phosphoric acid fuel cell systems utilizing technology acquired from Westinghouse Corporation. The company filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 in October.


U.S. Geothermal, Inc. (HTM)
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HTM, headquartered in Boise, ID, is a development stage company that engages in the development of geothermal properties in the Pacific Northwest. The company announced on January 3, 2008 that its Unit One geothermal power plant at Raft River, Idaho has reached commercial power generation. More recently, the company announced that the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") has chosen the Raft River site to demonstrate the viability of Enhanced Geothermal Systems ("EGS"). The Raft River EGS program totals up to $9 million, with the DOE providing up to $6 million as part of the cost-sharing arrangement.

Sierra Geothermal (SRA.V)
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Sierra Geothermal, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, is a renewable energy company focused on the exploration and development of clean, sustainable geothermal power. Although information is limited regarding this company, a recent press release indicates that SGP's 17 projects comprise a total of 88,000 acres of geothermal land assets in Nevada and California. The company intends to advance the development of its portfolio of projects through a combination of equity and/or joint ventures, while continuing to evaluate additional acquisitions.

Ormat Technologies, Inc. (ORA)
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ORA, an Israeli firm headquartered Reno, NV, is a vertically-integrated company primarily engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. The Company designs, develops, builds, owns and operates geothermal power plants. Ormat is a pioneer in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology and a leader in the manufacture of ORC power equipment. It also designs, develops and builds, and owns and operates, recovered energy-based power plants. ORA is both a renewable (geothermal) and conventional (waste energy recovery) investment play.

Calpine Corp. (CPN)
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Headquartered in San Jose CA, CPN is a major electricity generator from both clean-burning natural gas-fired combustion and renewable geothermal facilities. As of December 31, 2007, it owned or leased a portfolio of 60 natural gas-fired power plants and 17 geothermal power plants with approximately 24,000 megawatts of generating capacity. The company and its subsidiaries recently emerged from voluntary Bankruptcy.

Biomass and Ethanol

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO)
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Valero Energy Corporation operates as a crude oil refining and marketing company. The company operates through two segments, Refining and Retail. The Refining segment engages in the refining operations, wholesale marketing, product supply and distribution, and transportation operations. This segment produces conventional gasoline, distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products, as well as a slate of premium products, including gasoline mixture, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), CARB diesel fuel, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, and oxygenates. It owns and operates 16 refineries located in the United States, Canada, and Aruba.  According to Zack's, it is the largest North American refiner, and has entered the ethanol business by acquiring the eight (8) ethanol plants of the bankrupt VeraSun Energy in a bankruptcy court auction. (VeraSun Energy went bankrupt in October 2008.) Valero paid a total of $552 million (including adjustments for working capital) for the seven existing and one under-construction plant, which have a combined capacity of 760 million gallons per year (roughly 51,000 barrels per day). All the plants are located in Midwestern states.

Bluefire Ethanol FUE (BFRE.OB)
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BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc., a development-stage company, focuses on the development, ownership, and operation of carbohydrate-based transportation fuel plants to produce ethanol in North America. Its biorefineries converts organic materials, such as agricultural residues, biomass crops, wood residues, and cellulose from municipal solid wastes into ethanol.  Recently, the company announced a new alliance with algal biofuel company Solazyme to develop new oils from affordable sugars. Solazyme is testing sugars, produced through BlueFire's method, for potential compatibility with its acid hydrolysis process. Algae naturally creates sugar through photosynthesis, but Solazyme directly feeds the algae sugar rather than relying on light, which the company claims is "1000 times more efficient." Unfortunately, due to the current lending climate, the company may require government funding to ramp up and become profitable.

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM – Supermarket to the World)
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ADM was trading for under $9.00 in 2000 after a half decade of decline. Today it has bounced back from a recent low of about $15. Prior to the recent global credit crisis, it had steadily advanced to above $45 being elevated by its huge capacity to produce corn, making it a grand daddy of the ethanol players.

Agruim, Inc. (AGU)
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Agrium, Inc., headquartered in Calgary Alberta, produces and markets agricultural nutrients, industrial products, and specialty products worldwide, as well as involves in the retail supply of agricultural products and services in North and South America. It operates through three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Advanced Technologies. The Retail segment markets crop nutrient products in liquid or dry form, including nitrogen, phosphate, potash, sulphur, and micronutrients; crop protection products, such as herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides; Vigoro branded and private label seeds; and a range of custom application and agronomic services, as well as other services, including applying crop input products, obtaining and analyzing soil and tissue samples, and crop scouting. The company recently announced a record first quarter net earnings of $195-million ($1.23 diluted earnings per share) in 2008, a significant improvement over the net loss of $11-million ($0.08 diluted loss per share) for the same period in 2007.

Clean Technologies for Non-Renewable Energy

Southern Company (SO)
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Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company serving across the southeastern United States. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources to utilities, electric cooperatives, and municipalities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and the Carolinas. The company serves approximately 4.4 million customers with 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity.  A recent press release indicated that the company plans to demonstrate carbon capture and sequestration on a coal-fired power generation plant to support the development of technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), CO2 released during the combustion of coal would be separated from the flue gas, compressed, and then permanently sequestered - or stored - deep underground.

Air Products, Inc. (APD)
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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., headquaretered in Allentown PA, offers atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services worldwide. The company's Merchant Gases segment sells industrial gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and argon; hydrogen and helium; and certain medical and specialty gases for metal, glass, chemical, food, medical, steel, general manufacturing, and petroleum and natural gas industries, as well as offers respiratory therapies, home medical equipment, and infusion services.  The company recently announced it will play a key role in the world's first full demonstration of oxyfuel carbon capture and sequestration with the signing of an agreement with Vattenfall AB, one of Europe's leading energy companies. Air Products will install its proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, purification and compression system at Vattenfall's research and development facility in Schwarze Pumpe, Germany, which is viewed globally as the preeminent CO2 oxyfuel project.

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (MXWL)
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Maxwell Technologies, headquartered in San Diego, CA engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of energy storage and power delivery products.  It produces capacitive voltage dividers that are used to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution, and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy.

Fuel Tech Inc. (FTEK)
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Fuel Tech, Inc., headquartered in Batavia IL , provides engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems in utility, industrial, and municipal solid waste applications worldwide. It offers boiler optimization, and air pollution reduction and control solutions. The company operates in two segments, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Reduction Technology and FUEL CHEM Technology. The NOx Reduction Technology provides technology to reduce NOx emissions in flue gas from boilers, incinerators, furnaces, and other stationary combustion sources. The FUEL CHEM Technology segment uses chemical processes to control negative aspects of major emission sources, including the reduction of carbon dioxide, and NOx in furnaces and boilers through the addition of specialty chemicals into the fuel or via TIFI Targeted In-Furnace Injection programs. According to a recent press release, revenues for the first quarter totaled $20.5 million, up 26% from the $16.3 million reported in the comparable prior-year period. Net income totaled $1.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, double the $0.8 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the comparable prior-year period. Both revenues and net income represent record results for a first quarter in the Company’s history. In a recent press release, the company announced receipt of multiple air pollution control contracts totaling $4.4 million, inclusing an order placed by a domestic electric utility, that represents a nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction project on two medium-sized boilers utilizing HERT™ High Energy Reagent Technology™ systems in combination with Rich Reagent Injection (RRI) technology.

ThermoEnergy Corporation. (TMEN.OB)
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Headquartered in Little Rock, AR, engages in the development and sale of wastewater treatment and clean energy technologies. The company also owns ThermoEnergy Integrated Power System (TIPS), a patented clean energy technology, which converts fossil fuels and biomass into electricity without producing air emissions. This system also removes and captures carbon dioxide in liquid form for sequestration or beneficial reuse. ThermoEnergy is multiple green investment play being actively involved in the wastewater industry including biomass fuel production.

American Superconductor (AMSC)
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American Superconductor Corporation, headquartered in Devens MA, offers an array of solutions based on two proprietary technologies, programmable power electronic converters and high temperature superconductor (HTS) wires. The company, operating in the alternative energy sector, offers grid interconnection solutions, as well as licensed wind energy designs and electrical systems. It has two segments, AMSC Power Systems and AMSC Superconductors. The AMSC Power Systems segment produces a range of products to increase electrical grid capacity and reliability; supplies electrical systems used in wind turbines; sells power electronic products that regulate wind farm voltage to enable their interconnection to the power grid; licenses proprietary wind energy system designs to manufacturers of such systems; and provides consulting services to the wind industry.

BP plc (BP)
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BP, headquartered in London UK, traditionally provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services, and petrochemicals products. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Refining and Marketing. Recently, BP has become a leader in the process of of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CSS). In essence, CCS involves capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) arising from the combustion of fossil fuels to provide energy, transporting the captured CO2 to a suitable site, and storing it deep underground in geological formations. According to the company's website, BP was one of the founding members of the 'CCS choir', stemming from the company's work in Alaska in the mid-1990s to investigate the possibility of capturing CO2 and using it to enhance oil recovery from hydrocarbon reservoirs, with the gas ultimately being stored underground.

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Headquartered in Littleton, CO, this company provides specialty chemicals that enable coal-fueled power plants to enhance existing air pollution control equipment. The company engages in the sale of equipment and field testing, as well as provides services related to mercury emission control for coal-fired boilers used in electric generation. It also develops and markets refined coal technology, which reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides and mercury from coals; and sells flue gas conditioning equipment and chemicals.

Water and Wastewater

Danaher CP (DHR)
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Danaher Corporation, headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, commercial, and consumer products, primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia. It operates in four segments: Professional Instrumentation, Medical Technologies, Industrial Technologies, and Tools and Components. The Professional Instrumentation segment, poised to potentially benefit from the water infrastructure stimulus, offers analytical instruments and related consumables that detect and measure chemical, physical, and microbiological parameters in drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, ocean bodies, and ultrapure water; ultraviolet disinfection systems; and chemical treatment solutions and analytical services to address corrosion, scaling, and biological growth problems in boiler, cooling water, and industrial waste water applications. This segment also provides environmental monitoring and leak detection systems; vapor recovery equipment; fuel dispensers; point-of-sale and merchandising systems; submersible turbine pumps; and remote monitoring and outsourced fuel management services.

ITT Corporation (ITT)
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ITT Corporation, headquartered in White Plains, NY, manufactures engineered products and related services worldwide. The company's Defense Electronics and Services segment provides systems integration, communications, engineering, and technical support solutions; and research, technologies, and engineering support services to the government, industrial, and commercial customers. It also offers wireless networking systems for tactical communications; night vision equipment; electronic warfare technologies for military aircraft; and military and civilian air traffic control systems. ITT's Fluid Technology segment,  poised to potentially benefit from the water infrastructure stimulus, provides submersible pump systems for water and wastewater control, and biological filtration and disinfection treatment systems for municipal, industrial, and commercial applications; pumps and valves with chemical, paper and pulp, oil refining and gas processing, power, and mining; high-purity systems for biopharmaceutical applications; and valve and turnkey systems for manufacturing processes, as well as pumps, systems, controls, and accessories for water wells; pressure boosters; agricultural and irrigation applications; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; boiler controls; and flood control and fire protection pumps with residential, commercial, light industrial, and agriculture, and turf irrigation applications.

Pentair, Inc. (PNR)
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Pentair, Inc., headquartered in Golden Valley, MN, operates as a diversified industrial manufacturing company primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company's Water segment offers products and systems that are used in the movement, storage, treatment, and enjoyment of water. This segment's products include light duty diaphragm pumps, high-flow turbine pumps, and solid handling pumps; pressure tanks; and control valves, tanks, filter systems, filter cartridges, pressure vessels, and specialty dispensing pumps providing flow solutions for end-user market applications, including residential, commercial, foodservice, industrial, recreation vehicles, marine, and aviation sectors. The Water segment also provides commercial and residential pool/spa equipment and accessories, such as pumps, filters, heaters, lights, automatic controls, automatic pool cleaners, commercial deck equipment, maintenance equipment, and pool accessories. This segment distributes its products through wholesale distributors, retail distributors, original equipment manufacturers, home centers, and home and pool builders.

Aqua America Inc. (WTR)

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Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. It serves residential, commercial, fire protection, industrial, and other water and wastewater customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Indiana, Virginia, Maine, Missouri, and South Carolina. The company also provides water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties, and septage services. As of December 31, 2008, it served approximately three million customers. The company was formerly known as Philadelphia Suburban Corporation and changed its name to Aqua America, Inc. in 2004. Aqua America, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  According to the company's web site, revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2008 were $160 million compared to $149 million in the same period of 2007, an increase of 7 percent. A December 1, 2008 dividend was increased 8 percent to $0.135 per share. Aqua has paid a consecutive quarterly dividend for more than 60 years.

BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX:BQE)

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BQE, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, builds, owns and operates water treatment plants that remove metals and sulphate from contaminated water. The company's commercially proven technology treats acid mine drainage and other metal-laden waste water by sequentially removing metals and sulphate, producing saleable metal products and clean water that can be discharged safely to the environment. In the nine months ended September 30, 2008, BioteQ nearly doubled its revenues to $6.5 million, compared to $3.5 million for the same period in 2007. The increase in revenues is primarily due to contributions from new operations in China, Australia, and Mexico.

Mueller Water Products, Inc. (MWA)
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MWA, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, manufacturers and markets various water infrastructure and flow control products for use in water distribution networks and facilities in the United States and Canada.

Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC)
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Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA provides services, products, and solutions for purifying water and air in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Activated Carbon and Service, Equipment, and Consumer. The Activated Carbon and Service segment manufactures granular activated carbon for use in applications to remove organic compounds from water, air, and other liquids and gases. It also offers leasing, monitoring, and maintenance of carbon adsorption equipment. In addition, this segment provides carbon reactivation, handling, and transportation. This is also an air pollution play. A press release in March indicates that the corporation has been awarded a contract by a major U.S. power generator to supply their Fluepac MC+ and Fluepac CF+ activated carbon to remove mercury from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants in the Midwest. Under terms of the guaranteed contract, the customer has agreed to purchase over the next five years a minimum amount of activated carbon valued at $55 million.

Siemens Water Technologies (SI)
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Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Siemens Water Technologies (SI) is a world leader a number of industries, including water and wastewater. Since the acquisition of USFilter in 2004, it is reported that the worldwide water business of Siemens has grown to a total of 2 billion euros. According to the corporate website, Siemens Water Technologies serves more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, including approximately 100,000 industrial customers. Through high-purity water technology and related services, Siemens helps industry and manufacturers meet specific water quality requirements to ensure consistent processes and production. Siemens also helps industry meet ever increasing industrial wastewater regulations, while improving efficiency and reducing waste disposal costs. They are also a major player in the wind market. However, the company has been embroiled in a legal situation that has possibly softened its share price which is down from its January 2008 high of $160.. European prosecutors have named several top former executives as suspects in a massive bribes-for-business investigation, which came into public view in November 2006 after police raided Siemens's headquarters.

Hendrx Corporation (HDRX.PK)
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A potential long shot, Hendrx Corporation, is developing cost-effective technology focused on water generation, filtration, ionization, and purification devices. It has targeted their efforts to address many of the needs of developing countries such as China and India. The Hendrx Atmospheric Water Generation (AWG) technologies virtually create water out of thin air. According to a corporate representative, “AWG's have a lot of potential, especially in India, and may in time cure the water crisis completely”. However, Hendrx recently lost a judgement involving patent infringement and this company appears to be on its last legs.

Waste Management

Sharps Compliance Corp. (SCOM.OB)
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Sharps Compliance Corp., headquartered in Houston TX, provides medical waste disposal solutions for healthcare industry and consumers in the United States. According to the corporate profile, the company's flagship product, the Sharps Disposal by Mail System is used to dispose of medical waste, such as hypodermic needles, lancets, and other medical device or objects used to puncture or lacerate the skin. Its solutions also include Pitch-It IV Poles for gravity-fed or pump-administered infusions; Trip LesSystem, which combines three programs for return and/or disposal; and Sharps' asset boxes, including Sharps Pump Return Box and Sharps Enteral Pump Return Box, which provide delivery and retrieval of expensive equipment, such as infusion and enteral pumps, phototherapy, and TENS units, between the healthcare provider and the patient. According to the Houston Business Journal, the company was has been awarded a $40 million, five-year contract from the federal government to manage waste for an unnamed agency,  has received a $28.5 million purchase order for products and services during the contract’s first year.  The Journal article also indicates that the contract also has an option extension for four years of program.

Waste Management, Inc. (WM)
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Headquartered in Houston, TX, provides integrated waste management services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company offers collection, transfer, recycling, disposal, and waste-to-energy services. It also provides additional waste management services, including on-site services, methane gas recovery, and third-party sub-contracted and administrative services. In addition, the company rents and services portable restroom facilities to municipalities and commercial customers, as well as provides street and parking lot sweeping services.

Budget Waste Inc. (BWIH.PK)
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Budget Waste which was recently purchased by Gray Creek Mining, and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta is a waste solutions company in Western Canada providing complete waste and recycling services to commercial, industrial, construction, homebuilding, oilfield and residential clients. This is a speculative waste management play.

Global 8 Environmental Technologies, Inc. (GBLE)
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GBLE works with world-class partners and consultants to provide solutions for the health and recovery of our environment, and recently acquired or merged with Organic Recycling Technologies, headquartered in Orangeville, Ontario. They were an environmental engineering solutions company that provides effective and sustainable waste management, recycling and reusable energy solutions to communities globally. The Company's mission is to implement leading waste management, recycling and reusable energy technologies with the objective of creating a cleaner and healthier global environment and capitalizing on profitable opportunities for its shareholders. Site Remediation

Tetra Tech (TTEK)
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Headquartered in Pasadena, CA, Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services. The Company supports commercial and government clients in the areas of resource management and infrastructure. The company recently announced that it was selected for a $200 million U.S. Air Force Headquarters Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Architect-Engineer (A-E) and environmental support services program.

Foster Wheeler, Ltd. (FWLT)
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Headquartered in Clinton, NJ, Forster Wheeler primarily provides engineering and construction services to the oil and gas, oil refining, chemical/petrochemical, pharmaceutical, environmental, power generation, and power plant operation and maintenance sectors worldwide.

RAE Systems, Inc. (RAE)
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RAE Systems, Inc. headquartered in San Jose, CA, develops and manufactures multi-sensor chemical and radiation detection monitors and networks for industrial applications and homeland security. Their air quality meters and dust monitors are standard equipment at many hazardous waste site remediation projects. RAE also offers a line of portable single-sensor chemical and radiation detection products. The company’s products include atmospheric monitors, photoionization detectors, radiation detectors, gas detection tubes, sampling pumps, security monitoring devices, fixed and mobile digital video recorders, and fixed digital video recorders, which incorporate an array of sensors.

SRA International, Inc. (SRX)
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SRA International, Inc., headquartered in Fairfax VA , provides technology and strategic consulting services and solutions in the United States. According to a recent press release, the company announced it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enhance the capabilities of its scientific research arm -- the Office of Research and Development (ORD) Software Engineering and Specialized Scientific Support. Under the second task order, SRA and its subcontractor Raytheon will provide remote sensing and geographic information system support to ORD programs such as Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP); e-Estuary, National Coastal Assessment, National Aquatic Resource Survey, etc. The seven-year, multiple award has an estimated value in excess of $200B, if all options are exercised.

Products and Materials

Magnum d'Or Resources Inc. (MDOR.OB)
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Magnum d'Or Resources Inc., based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL together with its subsidiary, Magnum Recycling Canada, Inc., engages in the development and sale of re-cycling rubber tires into various rubber products. It offers recycled rubber products, reconstituted rubber derivatives, and rubber powders to distributors and manufacturers. Magnum/SRI are currently using their advanced technologies to produce next generation rubber recycling solutions for custom compounds, retread compounds, processing aids, advanced state-of-the-art equipment, and reactivated ambient/cryogenic rubber powders for the global market.  According to the company's website, MDOR currently has a 5 year $91,200,000 USD contract for the production of rubber buffings and a 5 year $40,000,000 USD contract for the production of rubber nuggets. Magnum is currently using its advanced technologies along with continued research & development to produce the next generation of retread compounds and reactivated ambient /cryogenic rubber powders for the world market. Magnum holds the global rights and patents to an array of processing aids, compounds, processes, and high tech rubber recycling equipment through its partner, Sekhar Research Innovations.

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (ALTI)

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ALTI, headquartered in Reno, NV, develops nanomaterial and titanium dioxide pigment technologies in the United States and Canada. The company has developed nanomaterials for the alternative energy, life sciences and performance materials markets based on its proprietary manufacturing process. Altairnano is a leading manufacturer of advanced battery pack systems, which are used in stationary power applications, and electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. The company recently announced in a press release that its one megawatt (MW), 250 kilowatt-hour battery storage system met requirements to participate in the PJM Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) control area. This milestone marks the first commercial acceptance of an advanced Lithium-Titanate battery to provide grid regulation services in one of the largest electricity markets in the US. that it completed the manufacturing of battery packs to be used in a two (2) megawatt energy storage system ordered by the AES Corporation (previously announced in August 2007).

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)
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Applied Materials, Inc. headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductor fabrication equipment worldwide. Its Adjacent Technologies segment offers manufacturing solutions for the generation and conservation of energy and also provides manufacturing solutions for wafer-based crystalline silicon, and glass-based thin film applications to enable customers to increase the conversion efficiency and yield Photo Voltaic devices.

Toyota Motor Corporation (TM)
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Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, TM operates in the automotive industry in Japan. The company has three segments: Automotive Operations, Financial Service Operations, and Other Operations. In March, 2007, it made big gains on the Big Three Auto Manufacturers with an 11.7 percent boost in auto sales in the U.S., to 242,675 vehicles. This boost was partially fueled by sales of its hybrid model Prias.

Fiberstars, Inc. (FBST.OB)
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Fiberstars, headquartered in Solon, OH, is involved in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of fiber optic lighting systems for commercial lighting, as well as for pool and spa lighting markets. The company’s commercial lighting products are used for accent lighting in retail and commercial building settings, general illumination on naval ships, adjustable spot lights used on loading docks, and display and freezer case lighting. Fiberstars fiber optic lighting provides energy savings, aesthetic, safety and maintenance cost benefits over conventional lighting.

Verenium Corporation (VRNM)
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Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, VRNM develops specialty enzymes. The company possesses an array of enzymes derived from bio-diverse environments, as well as patented Direct Evolution technologies. It customizes enzymes for manufacturers within the alternative fuel, industrial, and health and nutrition markets. The company’s product portfolio includes enzymes to produce fuel ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, and biofuels. It also offers enzymes for use in industrial processes, such as pulp and paper processing, processing of edible nutritional oil, and manufacture of fine chemicals. This is both a biofuels and green- product play.

Cereplast, Inc. (CERP.OB)
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Headquartered in Hawthrone, CA, CERP is involved in the development, manufacture, and sale of bio-based resins in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Its resins are used as substitutes for conventional and petroleum-based plastics in various applications, including the manufacture of food service items, such as utensils, plates, cups, and straws. Cereplast resins are certified biodegradable and compostable by BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute).

Solutia, Inc., (SOA)
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Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, together with its subsidiaries, SOA manufactures and markets chemical-based materials used in various consumer and industrial applications in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates in two segments, Performance Products and Integrated Nylon. The Performance Products segment offers plastic interlayers and window films that are used in automotive manufacturing and architectural applications. This could be a significant niche market in retrofitting high rise buildings for energy efficiency.

Oil to Algae

Green Star Products, Inc. (GSPI.PK)
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Green Star Products, headquartered in San Diego, CA is an environmentally friendly company dedicated to creating innovative cost-effective products to improve the quality of life and clean up the environment. Green Star Products and its Consortium are involved in the production of green sustainable goods including renewable resources like algae biodiesel and clean-burning biofuels, cellulosic ethanol and other products, as well as lubricants, additives and devices that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy in vehicles, machinery and power plants.

PetroSun (PSUD.PK)
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PetroSun, headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, is an energy company whose operations include oil and gas exploration, development and production, and algae-to-algal oil alternative fuels production. The alternative fuels division has entered the commercial stage of its algae-to-biofuels production technology. The Company plans to establish algae farms and algal oil extraction plants in Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Mexico, Brazil and Australia during 2008. The algal oil product will be marketed as feedstock to existing biodiesel refiners and planned company owned refineries. Some think the company is just jumping on the algae-slimed bandwagon, but time will tell.

Valcent Products, Inc. (VCTZF.OB)
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The Holy Grail in the renewable energy sector has been to create a clean, green process which uses only light, water and air to create fuel. Valcent's HDVB algae-to-biofuel technology mass produces algae, vegetable oil which is suitable for refining into a cost-effective, non-polluting biodiesel. The algae derived fuel will be an energy efficient replacement for fossil fuels and can be used in any diesel powered vehicle or machinery. In addition, 90% by weight of the algae is captured carbon dioxide, which is "sequestered" by this process and so contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Valcent's HDVB bioreactor system can be deployed on non-arable land, requires very little water due to its closed circuit process, does not incur significant labor costs and does not employ fossil fuel burning equipment, unlike traditional food/biofuel crops, like soy and palm oil. They require large agricultural acreage, huge volumes of water and chemicals, and traditional farm equipment and labor. They are also much less productive than the HDVB process: soybean, palm oil and conventional pond-grown algae typically yield 48 gallons, 635 gallons and 10,000 gallons per acre per year respectively.  Valcant has also developed a vertical crop technology has been developed to meet global demand for sustainable and highly nutritious vegetables and fruits. This technology uses only 5% of the water required by conventional field crops and creates yields ten to twenty times greater than conventional crops in an urban environment. Unfortunately, the comany is feeling the pinch of the economic downturn and has laid off 50% of it's El Paso, TX work force.

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