Let's Invest In Water
Posted at SeekingAlpha
Every day media is consumed with discussions about oil, gas, gold and other mainstream commodities. How prices are trending, how broader market events are influencing those movements and how this will affect money spent at the pump or what the value of my dollar is. And for good reason. These commodities are driving factors in our everyday lives. But amongst all this chatter, why do we fail to pay attention to water, the world's most important commodity?
Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface with the majority found in seas and oceans. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is freshwater with 98.8% of that in ice and groundwater. Shockingly, only 1% of this water is drinkable. Globally, approximately 1 billion people lack safe water and 2.5 billion people lack proper sanitary living conditions. These conditions are worsening each day that passes. Reports suggest that by 2030, in some developing nations, water demand will exceed supply by 50%. There is a desperate need for greater supply and advanced technology.
One reason we ignore this commodity is because there is no actively traded market for the price of water. Because of this I have identified several instruments as possible investment opportunities. The below vary in risk and due diligence should be done on each before investing.
...OriginOil (OOIL.OB) ... has developed technology to rapidly extract organic contaminants from large quantities of water without using chemicals. Their technology is focused on harvesting or extracting various organic compounds such as biofuels, fossil fuels and ammonia from water. Here are several videos for your enjoyment.
French President François Hollande visits bioenergy start-up Ennesys to celebrate innovation and commercial momentum
Los Angeles, California and Nanterre, France – October 22, 2013 – OriginOil, Inc. (OTC/BB: OOIL) developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, today announced that it has agreed to transfer three of its early patent applications to its French joint venture, Ennesys. The agreement followed a state visit by French President François Hollande in which the leader praised Ennesys as an innovative startup with a technology ready to propel France toward meeting its ambitious renewable energy and green building goals.
“We’re delighted that Ennesys will be able to capitalize on our early inventions, which are no longer a core element of OriginOil’s intellectual property portfolio,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil CEO. “The agreement has the potential to boost future stakeholder interest and value through future royalties and reimbursement of R&D costs. As a founding shareholder we are proud to share directly in Ennesys’ success.”
In a speech to the nation made at Ennesys (official video), President Hollande praised Ennesys as an innovative startup, and recognized the need to help such innovators, especially in reaching energy and environmental regulatory goals.
The French Government’s “Innovation 2030” Commission, headed by Ms. Anne Lauvergeon, presented its findings in tandem with the site visit. President Hollande listened to a presentation by Pierre Tauzinat, Ennesys CEO, which outlined the company’s competitive advantages.
“We strongly recommend OriginOil as a partner,” said Tauzinat. “They have already provided us with effective technology for sanitizing sewage water and harvesting algae.'