Author stories Proactiveinvestors Author stories RSS feed en Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:51:16 +1000 Genera CMS (Proactiveinvestors) (Proactiveinvestors) Tlou Energy outlines targets for 2018 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:03:00 +1100 Kore Potash focused on estimating the final construction costs of the Kola project Thu, 01 Feb 2018 02:13:00 +1100 Berkeley Energia confident it has its timing right at Salamanca Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:22:00 +1100 Berkeley Energia welcomes Deepankar Panigrahi to the board as funds from Oman roll in Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:12:00 +1100 Tlou Energy secures new cornerstone investor as it announces plans to list in Botswana Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:22:00 +1100 Berkeley Energia focused on construction at Salamanca Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:11:00 +1100 Wolf Minerals working on reducing the tin din Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:55:00 +1000 European Metals rises as it receives encouraging results from drill hole at Cinovec Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:24:00 +1000 Thor Mining dips a toe into low-cost copper venture in South Australia Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:40:00 +1000 Nyota Minerals offloads its last mining assets Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:56:00 +1100 Keliber Oy financed through to completion of lithium project DFS Pertti Lamberg, chief executive officer (CEO) of Keliber Oy, tells Proactive Investors the company has more than 5mln tonnes of lithium in six different deposits at its project located in central Finland, according to the maiden mineral resource report.
The company completed a pre-feasibility study earlier this year and are working on a definitive feasibility study (DFS), calculating the development and extraction costs. Happily, the project looks like it will be “very profitable and successful,” the Keliber CEO said.
The DFS should be done and dusted by the end of the second quarter of next year. The company is financed through to the conclusion of the DFS, but as is usually the case with small companies, it will be looking for fresh financing thereafter.
“We are a small company,” Lamberg revealed. There are just nine in the team, but they are all mining veterans with a lot of technical expertise; the chief operating officer, for instance, has been working on this project for ten years.
Appropriately enough for a company that is extracting a mineral that is used extensively in green energy, Keliber is taking extra care to factor in environmental issues into its mine development plan.
“So, for example, we are [going to be] using soda leaching in the extraction stage when most companies would use sulphuric acid,” Lamberg said.
“Our tailings, our by-products, can be used in water purification,” he added. The company is seeking to reduce the environmental footprint of its tailings management area as much as possible, while it has taken advice from nature experts to build ponds for moor frogs and nests for golden eagles as part of its commitment to look after local wildlife as much as possible.
The company expects to start producing in by the end of 2019, and is targeting 9,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate per year.
“Obviously there is going to be a ramp-up stage. It’s a lengthy process … and a big investment, and there are a lot of challenges in there,” the CEO conceded, but he predicted that within a year of starting production the mine would be producing at full whack.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:13:00 +1100
BOS GLOBAL's work patterns platform to be "more viral than the use of Facebook" Michael Travia, managing director of recently-listed technology firm BOS GLOBAL HOLDINGS Limited (LON:BOS), tells Proactive Investors what the company is all about.
In a word, it is: efficiency.
The company’s “platform-as-a-service” helps companies do things better, and that translates into a boost for the bottom line, Travia explains.
Interestingly, this is not a case of the cobbler’s children having no shoes; BOS’s first and most important client was itself, and Travia said that “as a pre-revenue organisation going into revenue next month, we have been able to produce more, with less cash, and get there faster”.
The crux of its offering is collecting and sharing information, and in the process “turning it into knowledge”, which can be profitably shared to enable fact-based decisions to be made more quickly.
The company recently signed a transformational deal with Ag-I Solutions, a software development and licensing business headquartered in Hong Kong, that will enable BOS to re-bade some Ag-I products, paving the way for the release of BOS’s BOS360 Work Patterns platform.
Travia is confident businesses will be introduced in its platform, and the bigger the business, the more efficiency savings its platforms will deliver, all for a small investment.
Better still, none of Travia’s vastly experienced team has ever come across “anything that comes close” to what the BOS360 platform offers, and it’s all protected by a patent.
“On that basis we are very confident that, with time, we will become globally recognised as a true provider of a work pattern, and you only need to work out how many workers there are in the world to work out what that would mean for GOS GLOBAL in its global ambitions,” Travia said.
BOS’s ambition is “to own this space worldwide”. Travia predicts it will be more viral than the use of Facebook.
So, while BOS’s model is to provide the licences to its distribution channel partner, and they will handle the implementation side, much of the marketing should be done by word-of-mouth.

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:29:00 +1100
"Buckle up", is the advice from BGC It's going to be a bumpy ride for markets following Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election.
“The game is changing. No doubt about it,” reckons Mike Ingram, market strategist at brokers BGC.
“You need to stay on your toes. I do think there is going to be more volatility out there,” Ingram predicted in an interview with Proactive Investors.
“We’ve been in a monetary methadone-induced stupor,” Ingram said, but Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election has dialled the uncertainty factor up to 11.

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:50:00 +1100