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hurstbw 77 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 18, 2015 11:07 AM Member since: Jun 27, 2000
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  • hurstbw by hurstbw Jul 18, 2015 11:07 AM Flag

    More yesterday. Water continues to dominate our news headlines and I feel the value of this patented, global Intellectual Property is much greater than the market valuation of this stock. Just my opinion.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The U.S. EPA’s plan to prevent municipal water treatment plants from accepting fracking waste is being hailed by supporters as a necessary safeguard against the contamination of public water supplies, and attacked by the petroleum industry as a short-sighted measure that ignores its long-term needs and violates the Clean Water Act.

    As the public-comment period on the agency’s proposed Effluent Limitations Rule comes to an end on July 17, environmentalists and a Pennsylvania Congressman said any treatment of fracking waste by sewage plants would risk toxic materials getting into waterways if it was allowed to take place.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • My opinion is that the valuation of this company seems low compared with the valuation of the IP technology licensing business plan ahead. Expanding into multiple industries and global regions has just started.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Expensive choice to not contract with Ecosphere to use their Ozonix machines during the crisis...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • This Blooberg Video makes it clear that everyone should focus on water recycling since the waste water disposal in disposal wells seem to be causing earthquakes. Google it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • 74,564,165 barrels water processed using Ozonix according to their website homepage.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    went by the plant Friday

    by jklbuilder49 Jun 13, 2015 10:17 PM
    hurstbw hurstbw Jun 15, 2015 10:46 AM Flag

    Malaysian licensee ordered an EF10M according to the press release which is to be deliverable in July. Must be what they are manufacturing now is my guess.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Ozonix Sentinel

    by badgertodd2012 Jun 10, 2015 9:05 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw Jun 10, 2015 1:20 PM Flag

    My guess would be that these are probably vessels that the Army Corps of Engineers already uses and they conceptually retrofitted the Ozonix mobile platform to fit these vessels. Just my opinion. Interesting they named it Ozonix Sentinel. Sentinel is a guardian term and has an Army Corps of Engineers ring to it (in my opinion). I hope there is a pilot program coming. Interesting set of rivers that are given as examples of needing cleanup along the east coast in their map on the website. Seems like these must be targets of importance to the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The National Wildlife Federation has a link to support The Clean Water Rule. It generates a letter to your Congressman / woman to show your support. I assume that if you are invested and interested in Ecosphere and its patented solution for clean water that you support the updates clarifying the Clean Water Act. Google Search: The Clean Water Rule: Protecting America's Waters National Wildlife Federation
    That should get you to the article that has a link to show your support.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • For more than 40 years, American families and businesses across the country have counted on the Clean Water Act to protect the streams and wetlands we rely on for our way of life – from recreation to public health to a growing economy. In recent years, however, court decisions have led to uncertainty and a need for clarification. One in three Americans now gets drinking water from streams lacking clear protection, and businesses and industries that depend on clean water face uncertainty and delay, which costs our economy every day. Too many of our waters have been left vulnerable to pollution. That’s why I called on the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear up the confusion and uphold our basic duty to protect these vital resources.

    Today, after extensive input from the American public, they’re doing just that – finalizing the Clean Water Rule to restore protection for the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of our nation’s water resources, without getting in the way of farming, ranching, or forestry. This rule will provide the clarity and certainty businesses and industry need about which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act, and it will ensure polluters who knowingly threaten our waters can be held accountable. My Administration has made historic commitments to clean water, from restoring iconic watersheds like the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes to preserving more than a thousand miles of rivers and other waters for future generations. With today’s rule, we take another step towards protecting the waters that belong to all of us.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Alliance - - Grasslands Environmental

    by hurstbw May 27, 2015 11:07 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw May 27, 2015 12:28 PM Flag

    You need to speculate for yourself on this as we all are doing. I am speculating that there are 12 ponds and Hydrozonix capped its initial purchases at 12 Ozonix EF-80 machines with FNES/Ecosphere. I would like to think that it is a possibility that each pond will have one machine recycling its oil and gas waste water for reuse or proper disposal / evaporation. I am no expert. Hopefully that would mean permanent, fixed usage for those machines and the need to purchase more for future opportunities. Green Group Holdings is trying to permit another oil and gas waste management and disposal site in North Dakota now. Is there opportunity to utilize Hydrozonix at that site? I don't know, but I hope the alliance strengthens to other sites and more necessary equipment orders for Ozonix machines. Could this also open up opportunities for the Landfill Leachate Ozonix processing for U.S. H2O Inc. at Green Group Holdings Landfills? No clue, but hope so. All I know is that you want to be teamed up with these types of players utilizing your technology. Hope we hear more soon.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Google Search: green group holdings phillips & jordan hydrozonix alliance

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Question

    by goddoesplaydice May 21, 2015 12:54 PM
    hurstbw hurstbw May 21, 2015 1:10 PM Flag

    Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. creates subsidiaries that hold the global rights for specific applications of their patented technologies. They then invite investment partnerships into those subsidiaries, as well as, sell licensing agreements for use of specifically defined applications allowed for each subsidiary and defined market by regions. It is a way of rolling out their technology to specific uses with investment capital partnerships, retain interest in those subsidiary companies, and manufacture equipment purchase orders for those subsidiaries. That is how I interpret their business plan anyway.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country's most productive agricultural state.

    After telling cities and towns to slash water use by 25 percent and cutting deliveries to some farmers and others, state officials said Wednesday that they would start mandatory cuts this week to the state's oldest rights holders, who are historically spared from water restrictions.

    Regulators said the first orders Friday will affect those holding century-old water rights in the watershed of the San Joaquin River, which runs from the Sierra Nevada mountains to San Francisco Bay and is one of the main water sources for farms and communities.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Growcube Article

    by hurstbw May 20, 2015 11:17 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw May 20, 2015 11:19 AM Flag

    It is actually posted on their "In the News" section of their Media on the website. It is a Treasure Coast Progress and Innovation article.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • hurstbw by hurstbw May 20, 2015 11:17 AM Flag

    Ecosphere Blog has an article posted regarding the Growcube. Their business plan is a leasing model to make the equipment affordable to individual farmers and businesses.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Observations

    by bikes_2012 May 13, 2015 9:59 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw May 15, 2015 11:01 AM Flag

    Technology & Innovation
    Technology is an increasingly important success factor in the mining and minerals industry. Improvements in technology can change the way that we look at mineral deposits, make our operations safer, help us manage costs and respond to environmental imperatives.
    Rio Tinto’s Technology & Innovation (T&I) group focuses on creating sustainable value and competitive advantage by making improvements to the way we operate. T&I partners with the business and external partners to provide technical insights into how we run our operations and deliver our projects.
    T&I employs approximately 700 people. To help us achieve our goals, we’re also working with some of the best minds in the world of academia, through partnerships with leading institutions such as the University of Sydney and Imperial College London.
    T&I maintains a culture that treats safety and safety improvements as a core value, like integrity, respect, teamwork, and accountability. We are also developing ways to improve our environmental performance through more efficient ways of mining and processing, and to create new, more highly-specialized, career options for our people.
    Innovation
    Launched in 2008, the Rio Tinto Mine of the Future™ programme is not a single mine site but how we plan to change the face of mining with step change improvements in productivity and efficiency.
    We are now rolling out a number of technological advancements across our operations to meet the three key themes of the programme:
    Autonomy – to achieve massive efficiency in surface bulk mining
    Recovery – to increase efficiency by sorting waste before it gets to process plants
    Tunnelling – to access deep orebodies faster
    While Rio Tinto takes a partnership approach to innovation, our advances are tightly guarded. Rio Tinto has a centralized team of intellectual property specialists who use a rigorous process to ensure appropriate management and security of trade secrets, patents, trademarks and copyrights.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Observations

    by bikes_2012 May 13, 2015 9:59 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw May 15, 2015 10:59 AM Flag

    If they are piloting their equipment with mining companies, I think that mining company would have full say in where they need to it located. Mining companies have operations all over the world and water issues may be more prevalent in more remote locations. That would be my guess if they are doing anything outside the U.S. to demonstrate their technology. At one point Ladenburg Thalmann was the investment banker holding a private placement of $10M for partnership to buy into that subsidiary, Ecosphere Mining, as disclosed in SEC documents. Maybe that is still on the table contingent on proving up the technology and equipment to potential partners. Not sure. It has been very quiet on that front.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Observations

    by bikes_2012 May 13, 2015 9:59 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw May 13, 2015 4:03 PM Flag

    Barrick Gold has operations in Peru:
    Fresh water is a limited resource. Water use continues to increase around the world to support growing economies and populations. In order to balance the competing claims on the earth’s finite freshwater resources, water use must be carefully managed.
    Water is an important sustainability issue at local, regional, and global levels. Providing a critical link between society and nature, water is essential for all varieties of life and ecosystem health. It is also used in business, manufacturing, agricultural and domestic activity.
    The amount of water used for ore processing, mine cooling, dust suppression and other activities is closely monitored at Barrick’s properties. Water conservation opportunities are actively pursued. For example, recycling the water used for ore processing helps reduce water use. In order to reduce our use of fresh water, in some locations Barrick is able to use saline water, or water high in salt content, that is unsuitable for agricultural or domestic purposes.
    Groundwater pumped away from active mining areas is either used for processing or, if it has not been impacted by mining activities, is returned to groundwater through infiltration ponds, discharged to surface waters if it meets water quality standards or used for irrigation so that the irrigation wells are rested.
    At some of our operations, water used for processing and mining is treated and discharged back to the environment under permit. These properties carefully monitor the discharged water for quality and quantity. Most often permit limits or standards are imposed as to the amount of certain constituents that can be discharged in the water. Barrick publicly reports incidents when water use exceeds permit limits.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Observations

    by bikes_2012 May 13, 2015 9:59 AM
    hurstbw hurstbw May 13, 2015 3:59 PM Flag

    Rio Tinto has operations in Peru:
    In 2006, Rio Tinto, world leader in the exploration, mining and processing of minerals and metals, started exploration of La Granja, a copper project located in the region of Cajamarca, in northeast Peru. Since the onset of our activities, we have worked seeking, with every action we engage in, to add value to the project we develop and to our relationship with the people, the communities and other stakeholders. As in all other places we operate, in Peru we are committed to the efficient management of water resources, as well as to a sustainable and participative social proposal, and we focus our efforts to overcome every technical challenge at La Granja.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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