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The QualityStocks Daily Stock List

Lucira Health (LHDX)

QualityStocks, MarketBeat, Wall St. Warrior, FreeRealTime, BUYINS.NET, The Stock Dork, Penny Stock and InvestorsUnderground reported earlier on Lucira Health (LHDX), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Lucira Health Inc. (NASDAQ: LHDX) is a medical technology firm that is engaged in developing and commercializing medical equipment like infectious disease testing kits that detect RNA and DNA of infectious ailments.

The firm is based in Emeryville, California and was founded in 2013. Prior to its name change in January 2020, the firm was known as DiAssess Inc. and markets its products across the U.S. It operates as a part of the diagnostic substance manufacturing industry.

The company is party to a manufacturing services agreement with Jabil MSA; a technical services agreement with Jabil Inc. and a patent license agreement with Eiken Chemical Co. Ltd. Its main objective is to make home-health diagnostic solutions more popular. The firm has designed a testing platform that manufactures centralized lab-accurate molecular testing in a consumer friendly test kit that uses 2 AA batteries and is not only single use but also portable and palm sized.

Its initial focus is on influenza Types B and A indications and it develops virus test kits for the same. In addition, it also develops an all-in-one test kit for the coronavirus. The firm’s test kits offer reliable and accurate test results, at any time and at any given place.

The company recently announced its first quarter 2021 results, which highlight that the firm got into a strategic partnership with Golden State Warriors and also entered into a relationship with Amazon for the sale of its over-the-counter LUCIRA coronavirus test kit. The kit recently received approval from the FDA, which allowed it to begin sales on Amazon. This has led to a significant increase in sales, which in turn has boosted its stock prices. This will be beneficial to the firm’s stakeholders.

Lucira Health (LHDX), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.93, up 82.3529%, on 228,479,141 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 11.712M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.108/$5.67.

Vertex Energy (VTNR)

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Vertex Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR) (FRA: 5VE) is an environmental services firm that is engaged in the provision of various services designed to amass, process and recycle commercial and industrial waste systems in the Central Midwest and Gulf Coast regions of the U.S.

The firm has its headquarters in Houston, Texas and was incorporated in 2001 by Benjamin P. Cowart. It operates in 3 segments, namely, the recovery, refining and marketing and black oil segments.

The recovery segment is engaged in the sale of non-ferrous and ferrous recyclable metal products as well as the marketing of various petroleum-based products, including group 3 base oils. It also offers marine salvage and transportation services. On the other hand, its refining and marketing segment is engaged in the sale of end products like fuel oil cutter stock, pygas and gasoline blendstock to petroleum blending and trading firms or oil companies. The black oil segment buys used motor oil from 3rd party generators and is also involved in the sale of used motor oil to consumers as replacement fuel for industrial burners or feedstock. It is also engaged in the production and sale of base oil products to lubricant distributors and packagers; and vacuum gas oil products to marine fuels markets and refineries.

The company’s recently released 2021 first quarter results show a combination of improved operating efficiency, increased UMO collections (used motor oil), higher base oil prices and improved refined product margins, which resulted in a significant year-over-year increase in gross profit. This, paired with the company’s efforts to support investments in clean energy initiatives, is bound to bring in more investments into the firm.

Vertex Energy (VTNR), closed Tuesday's trading session at $9.47, up 15.9119%, on 11,711,654 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 103,296 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $5.42/$18.10.

Palatin Technologies (PTN)

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Palatin Technologies Inc. (NYSE American: PTN) (FRA: PTNA) is focused on the development of receptor-specific therapeutics for treating different ailments.

The firm has its headquarters in Cranbury, New Jersey and was incorporated in 1986, on November 21st by John K.A. Prendergast and Carl Spana. The firm serves consumers in the United States.

The biopharmaceutical company develops medicines based off of molecules which modulate activity of the natriuretic and melanocortin peptide receptor systems. The latter receptor system has effects on immune system responses, inflammation, sexual function, metabolism and food intake. On the other hand, the former receptor system regulates tissue homeostasis and cardiovascular functions.

The enterprise’s product candidates are targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for treating illnesses with unmet medical needs which have commercial potential. They include an oral selective melanocortin receptor (MCr) agonist peptide dubbed PL8177, which has concluded a phase 1 trial evaluating its effectiveness in treating inflammatory bowel diseases, and a MCr agonist known as Vyleesi, for treating premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder. It also develops a peptide melanocortin agonist active at different MCrs dubbed PL9643, for anti-inflammatory ocular indications. In addition to this, the enterprise develops melanocortin peptides indicated for diabetic retinopathy treatment; a natriuretic peptide receptor-A (NPR)-A and NPR-binder for the treatment of fibrotic and cardiovascular ailments known as PL5028; and aNPR-A agonist dubbed PL3994, for cardiovascular indications.

The firm recently released its latest financial results of 2021 which show increases in revenues. It is currently focused the advancement of its melanocortin agonist programs.

Palatin Technologies (PTN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.17, up 18.5047%, on 106,755 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 77.764M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.14/$13.00.

Helbiz Inc. (HLBZ)

QualityStocks, MarketClub Analysis, The Stock Dork, The Online Investor, Money Wealth Matters, Timothy Sykes and Broad Street reported earlier on Helbiz Inc. (HLBZ), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Helbiz Inc. (NASDAQ: HLBZ) (FRA: GR90) is an urban transportation firm that is focused on the provision of micro mobility solutions for various urban areas.

The firm has its headquarters in New York and was incorporated in 2015 by Salvatore Palella. The firm has eighteen companies in its corporate family and serves consumers in different parts of the globe.

The company’s objective is to change the dynamics of modern day cities by empowering local communities globally. It is focused on creating infrastructure that helps create more livable and greener cities with less pollution, noise and congestion, which can easily be integrated into the community, while allowing individuals to arrive at their destinations faster.

The enterprise provides a fleet of vehicles, which include e-mopeds, e-bicycles and e-scooters, all on a user-friendly platform. Its eco-friendly vehicles help reduce its collective carbon footprint while providing users with convenient transportation solutions. The vehicles are also easy to use, accessible and affordable. The enterprise uses a proprietary, customized fleet management platform, environmental mapping and artificial intelligence to optimize business sustainability and operations. It also provides the Helbiz app which allows users to geo-locate the dockless electric bikes and scooters, and then unlock them using a QR code on the handlebar.

The company recently expanded its partnership with Segway, which is a major provider of personal transportation services. This move will allow Helbiz to distribute a wide range of vehicles supplied by Segway in different cities where it operates globally, which advances the company’s global expansion strategy and will encourage more investments into the company.

Helbiz Inc. (HLBZ), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.1389, up 21.2042%, on 77,763,891 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 224,112 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1105/$3.66.

Greenwave Technology Solutions (GWAV)

We reported earlier on Greenwave Technology Solutions (GWAV), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Greenwave Technology Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: GWAV) is a scrap recycling firm that operates metal recycling facilities.

The firm has its headquarters in Suffolk, Virginia and was incorporated in 2002. Prior to its name change in October 2021, the firm was known as MassRoots Inc. It operates as part of the waste management industry, under the industrials sector. The firm serves consumers in the United States.

The company primarily operates through its Empire Services Inc. subsidiary. Its plant growing systems are designed to be efficient and self-sustainable, consuming less water, nutrients, and energy than traditional systems, helping clients ensure less environmental impact. The company operates metal recycling facilities in North Carolina and Virginia.

The enterprise, through its twelve recycling facilities, collects, classifies, and processes raw scrap ferrous and nonferrous metals for recycling. The metals include steel, iron, lead, aluminum, copper, zinc and stainless steel. It is also involved in the sale and purchase of unprocessed and processed scrap metals to steel mills and other purchasers. The enterprise provides metal recycling services to various customers, including industrial manufacturers, large corporations, government organizations and retail customers.

The company, which recently launched another metal recycling facility in Fairmont, announced that it would be expanding into the sports facility market with the launch of Greenwave Elite Sports Facility. This move will not only extend the company’s consumer reach but also bring in additional revenues and investments into the company. This is in addition to bolstering its overall growth.

Greenwave Technology Solutions (GWAV), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.21, up 23.4568%, on 224,323 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 598,200 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.77/$9.00.

OmniAb Inc. (OABI)

MarketBeat and MarketClub Analysis reported earlier on OmniAb Inc. (OABI), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

OmniAb Inc. (NASDAQ: OABI) is a biotechnology firm that is engaged in the provision of therapeutic antibody discovery technologies.

The firm has its headquarters in Emeryville, California and was incorporated in 2015, on December 14th. It operates as part of the biotechnology industry, under the healthcare sector. The firm serves consumers around the globe, with a focus on those in the United States.

The company is focused on pushing the forefront of therapeutic antibody discovery. Its discovery platform provides industry partners access to the diverse antibody repertoires and screening technologies to enable the discovery of next-generation therapies.

The enterprise’s OmniAb platform is the biological intelligence (BI) of proprietary transgenic animals, including OmniRat, OmniChicken, and OmniMouse that have been genetically modified to generate antibodies with human sequences to facilitate development of human therapeutic candidates. The enterprise’s OmniFlic (transgenic rat) and OmniClic (transgenic chicken) address industry needs for bispecific antibody applications though a common light chain approach, and OmniTaur that features unique structural attributes of cow antibodies for complex targets. Its OmniChicken and OmniClic provide affinity-matured antibodies in an evolutionarily distant chicken host environment, which can deliver a diverse repertoire of antibody panels to conserved therapeutic targets.

The firm, which is set to take part in two global Biopharma investor conferences, remains focused on meeting the growing needs of the global pharmaceutical industry for next-generation therapies. This will boost revenues and investments into the firm while also bolstering the firm’s overall growth.

OmniAb Inc. (OABI), closed Tuesday's trading session at $4.17, up 4.5113%, on 671,449 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 7,600 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.91/$10.50.

infinitii AI (CDTAF)

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infinitii AI Inc. (OTCQB: CDTAF) (FRA: Y31) operates as an industrial Internet of Things and big data as a service firm.

The firm has its headquarters in Vancouver, Canada and was incorporated in 2014, on January 17th. Prior to its name change in October 2022, the firm was known as Carl Data Solutions Inc. It operates as part of the software-application industry, under the technology sector. The firm serves consumers around the world, with a focus on those in the United States and Canada.

The company operates through the Data Services, Data Hosting, and Sale of Environmental Sensors segments. It provides collection, storage, and analytic solutions for data-centric organizations. Its products and solutions enable clients to analyze and model environmental data through a network of custom sensor arrays combined with Software-as-a-Service-based monitoring, reporting, and predictive modeling applications; and provides the scalability required to monitor data collected by government and industrial customers. The company’s product portfolio includes predictive analytics software for industrial and Smart City infrastructure applications that works on time-series data; and its software performs real-time analysis, checks flow monitoring status, sets alarms through a single interface, and accepts various types of data from source, as well as offers predictive and prescriptive analytics.

The enterprise recently entered into a strategic partnership with SCG Flowmetrix Technical Services Inc., involving the provision of consulting services for flow and rainfall data delivery. This move will not only open the enterprise up to new growth and investment opportunities but also create shareholder value.

infinitii AI (CDTAF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.067, up 34%, on 7,600 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 14,943 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0182/$0.0764.

Alarum Technologies (ALAR)

PennyStockProphet reported earlier on Alarum Technologies (ALAR), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Alarum Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: ALAR) (TLV: ALAR) is engaged in the provision of cybersecurity and privacy solutions to consumers and enterprises.

The firm has its headquarters in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel and was incorporated in October 1989 by Eitan Bremler, Amir Mizhar, Daniel Shachar and Avi Ben-David. Prior to its name change in January 2023, the firm was known as Safe-T Group Limited. It operates as part of the software-infrastructure industry, under the technology sector. The firm serves consumers around the globe, with a focus on those in Israel, Hong Kong, the United States and the Asia Pacific region.

The company’s cybersecurity solutions comprise of AdBlocker, an iOS application for an ad-free internet experience; ZoneZero MFA, a solution designed to add centralized multi-factor authentication capabilities for various types of internal applications; ZoneZero SDP, a solution based on software defined perimeter and zero trust network access concepts that grant access to applications on a need-to-know basis only; and iShield, a cybersecurity cloud software that protects users from online threats, including phishing, malware, ransomware and others. It also offers SDE, which is designed to unify the various data exchange scenarios of an organization, as well as Proxy solutions, which include data center proxy network cloud services, static and dynamic residential proxy network cloud services, and data collection API cloud services. This is in addition to offering Premium dedicated static residential proxies, a solution that creates a dedicated static IP for each user. The enterprise provides its products through distributors, resellers and internet service providers. It serves finance, healthcare, and retail sectors; and government agencies, commercial and online companies, and educational institutions.

The enterprise’s CEO recently revealed its new direction, noting that they remained focused on becoming a leading provider of enterprise and consumer internet access solutions. This will allow the enterprise to occupy a larger market share while also bringing in additional revenues and investments.

Alarum Technologies (ALAR), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.12, off by 0.934579%, on 15,153 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,000 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.0194/$13.10.

Armada Mercantile (AAMTF)

QualityStocks and Real Pennies reported earlier on Armada Mercantile (AAMTF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Armada Mercantile Ltd (OTC: AAMTF) (CNSX: ARM) is a financial services firm engaged in the provision of merchant banking services.

The firm has its headquarters in Roseville, California and was incorporated in 1987, on June 24th. It operates as part of the capital markets industry, under the financial services sector. The firm serves consumers in the United States.

The company primarily operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Armada Group USA Inc. Through its investment in Oxygen Funding Inc., it offers commercial finance services to firms, including account receivables "factoring", supply chain, equipment leasing, merchant cash advance and purchase order and other types of specialized finance.

The enterprise offers specialized merchant banking, broker-dealer, venture lending, and corporate finance services, as well as advises clients on corporate structure, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and raising capital. It also provides a range of services for public and private equity, factoring, equipment leasing, private placements, corporate debt securities, corporate finance, mezzanine financing, direct public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; and commercial finance services, including account receivables factoring, supply chain, revenue lines of credit, and other types of specialized finance, as well as assists investors and corporations in planning investment strategies and raising capital in the public and private equity markets. The enterprise serves investors, entrepreneurs, and businesses.

The firm remains focused on investing and operating in many diverse industries. This will not only extend its consumer reach but also generate additional revenues, which will help create value for the firm’s shareholders.

Armada Mercantile (AAMTF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.265, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 299 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1378/$0.30.

Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RLLWF)

MarketBeat and StreetInsider reported earlier on Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RLLWF), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited (OTC: RLLWF) (ASX: RWC) (FRA: 0EU) is focused on designing, manufacturing and supplying water flow, control, and monitoring products and solutions for the plumbing and heating industries.

The firm has its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and was incorporated in 1949. It operates as part of the building products and equipment industry, under the industrials sector. The firm serves consumers around the globe, with a focus on those in New Zealand, Australia, China, Korea, Canada, the United States, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Poland, France and the Czech Republic.

The enterprise provides push-to-connect plumbing fittings for the installation and repair of water reticulation systems; coiled and straight length tubing; crimp fittings, expansion fittings, and accessories; LLDPE tubing for fluid control applications; polybutylene pipe for domestic water and central heating systems; and rigid nylon and aluminum piping for air and pneumatic systems. It also offers temperature and pressure relief, pressure regulation, and thermostatic mixing valves; plumbing and mechanical solutions that support the delivery of water and firestop solutions; and push-to-connect technologies for drink dispensing, pure water, air and pneumatics, blown fiber, automotive, and OEM solutions. In addition, the enterprise provides other products, including backflow preventers, underfloor heating components and kit systems, expansion vessels, water meters, and water mains connection fittings, repair sleeves, as well as appliance, and water and gas connectors. It offers its products under the SharkBite, JG Speedfit, HoldRite, CashAcme, Reliance Valves, MultiSafe, and John Guest brands.

The company’s latest financial results show increases in its sales and net profits. It remains focused on developing products that better meet consumer needs. This will boost its revenues as well as the company’s overall growth.

Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RLLWF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.48, even for the day. The average volume for the last 3 months is 343,088 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.92/$3.40.

Mind Medicine Inc. (MNMD)

InvestorPlace, QualityStocks, Schaeffer's, The Wealth Report, The Street, MarketBeat, The Stock Dork, MarketClub Analysis, Daily Trade Alert and Trades Of The Day reported earlier on Mind Medicine Inc. (MNMD), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Ayahuasca is one of the several psychedelics that have exhibited significant potential as treatment for mental health disorders. Research has revealed that psychedelics such as ayahuasca are capable of alleviating the symptoms of conditions, including treatment-resistant depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, with minimal side effects.

However, most of this research is in its infancy, and patients who are interested in psychedelic treatments either have to take part in clinical trials or travel long distances to access institutions that offer psychedelic-assisted therapy. Ayahuasca, for instance, has a rich history in Central and South America and has been traditionally used by some South American cultures for centuries for therapeutic and religious purposes.

Most of the facilities that offer ayahuasca treatments are located in this region as a result, forcing people who are interested in the treatment to take long trips and book extended stays.

A company based in Vancouver has now developed an ayahuasca pill that could significantly increase public access to ayahuasca and eliminate the need for long trips to South America.

Filament Health is currently on track to receive FDA authorization for a phase 1 clinical trial for its pioneering ayahuasca pill. If the FDA gives approval, the clinical trial will likely take place over the first six months of the year.

Like many psychedelics, ayahuasca has gained plenty of popularity in recent years amid celebrity endorsements and an uptick in psychedelic research.

The scientific consensus seems to be that these drugs can treat a vast array of physical and mental illnesses such as anxiety, trauma, depression, addiction, neurodegenerative diseases and substance use disorders.

The ayahuasca pill developed by Filament Health will tackle major problems — lack of accessibility and consistency —that could potentially cripple the industry.  Since most retreats that offer ayahuasca-assisted therapies aren’t located in North America, the psychedelic is only accessible to locals or wealthy individuals who can afford the cost of travel and board.

Furthermore, differences in plant species and extract strength can result in inconsistent effects for different people during the same ceremony, noted Filament founder and CEO Benjamin Lightburn. An ayahuasca pill with standardized protocols for dosing would result in a more consistent experience for the user with predictable effects.

This would in turn make it easier for researchers to study the therapeutic potential of the psychedelic in clinical studies. Furthermore, such a pill would make ayahuasca-assisted therapy more accessible and allow more people to use it to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and PTSD, without having to break the bank.

As different psychedelics become the subject of R&D programs at companies such as Mind Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ: MNMD) (NEO: MMED) (DE: MMQ), more innovative dosing and administration options are likely to emerge.

Mind Medicine Inc. (MNMD), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.72, up 1.3624%, on 344,598 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 3.073M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.12/$19.95.

Workhorse Group Inc. (WKHS)

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Huawei Technologies Company is allegedly working on luxurious vehicles alongside Anhui JAC Ltd. This indicates that Huawei is becoming more engaged in the automotive supply network in order to increase its earnings.

According to information posted on the CSCEC website, one of its companies was a member of an association that received a 1.5 billion yuan ($215.4 million) contract for engineering,  procuring and constructing an industrial park for new energy vehicles in Hefei, Anhui Province. Yu Chengdong stated that there are no intentions for Huawei to manufacture electric vehicles. It is collaborating with Jianghuai Automobile Group Co. Ltd. to improve its car production and sales.

Lin Shi, the CEATEC’s secretary general for intelligently connected vehicles (ICVs), claimed that when Huawei really does collaborate with JAC Motors, that will be Huawei’s second attempt to grow its smart-vehicle operations.

According to a report in Hefei’s daily, its party secretary Yu Aihua met Chengdong in Shenzhen, a provincial city in Guangdong, last month, and the parties said they would cooperate to carry out the JAC Motors and Huawei partnership deal. The report further stated that the two companies have a long history of working together, and jointly, they will produce a new wave of luxurious vehicles using foundational techniques subject to Huawei’s smart automotive parts.

Three approaches have been taken by Huawei in order to become involved in the automotive supply network. First, the company began providing standardized auto parts to manufacturers; second, it is offering a comprehensive range of smart vehicle technology options; and third, its  approach requires smart auto-selection modes.

Huawei takes charge of the sales and marketing of several vehicle models in addition to taking part in product development, internal design and smart solutions. So far, Seres, based in Chongqing, is the carmaker that has collaborated most closely with Huawei under the smart auto-selection modes. The two jointly created the popular AITO Wenjie model, which is offered in Huawei’s numerous retail locations all over China.

While speaking in an organizational meeting in 2022, Yu stated that Huawei’s vehicle business segment should become profitable in 2025. The smart auto-selection modes will be largely responsible for achieving that objective, according to experts.

Even as the government restricts the permits required for building NEVs, which closely connects them to conventional vehicle makers in establishing facilities, this might be an ideal opportunity for Huawei to become increasingly engaged in the automotive industry, according to Ma Chao, a freelance auto specialist.

As more players enter the EV space, existing manufacturers such as Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS) will have to constantly improve their offerings in order to remain attractive to the motoring public.

Workhorse Group Inc. (WKHS), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.06, up 5.641%, on 3,301,611 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 19,167 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.40/$5.39.

The QualityStocks Company Corner

Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX: AMC) (OTCQX: AZMCF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX: AMC) (OTCQX: AZMCF).

Economic conditions across the globe have stagnated in the last fewyears amid a worldwide pandemic and the war in Ukraine, whichcaused energy prices to soar to never-seen-before highs. With most countries contending with increased prices and highcosts of living, the world is firmly in the grip of inflation. It is during times like these that safe haven assets such as goldsee an uptick in demand. Since gold doesn’t depreciate in valueregardless of economic conditions, investors have turned to theprecious metal during times of economic upheaval to protect theirwealth and preserve the value of their investments. Unsurprisingly, gold has remained relatively strong during theeconomic upheavals of the past few years. As February 2023 draws toa close, analysts expect that gold will maintain its relativelystrong position and hold steady even as economic conditionsdecline. The changes in the macroeconomic environment within theUnited States and the world are likely to be watched closely byprecious metal exploration companies such as Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX: AMC) (OTCQX: AZMCF) since these conditions could influence the market dynamics thatdetermine whether a project can be profitable in the medium term orextraction can wait for better circumstances to prevail.

Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX: AMC) (OTCQX: AZMCF) is a mineral exploration company engaged in advancing precious and base metal deposits in the state of Arizona. Its flagship copper-gold-zinc-silver asset is the Kay Mine Project, located in Yavapai County. The company also owns Sugarloaf Peak gold project in La Paz County.

The company in October 2022 received permit approval from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for two new drill pads, located approximately 1,200 meters west of the Kay Mine Deposit. These new pads will allow for testing of the company’s Western Target, while also allowing for drilling of additional coincident anomalies located between the Central and Western Targets. Construction of the drill road for the Central Target (located 500 meters west of the Kay Mine Deposit) is currently underway, with drilling expected to begin in November 2022. Road construction for the Western Target will begin upon confirmation of BLM acceptance of the company’s posted bond, with drilling expected to commence in Q1 2023.

The company is fully funded, with $60 million in cash as of June 30, 2022, to complete the remaining 18,000 meters planned for the Phase 2 program at Kay, as well as an additional 76,000 meters in the Phase 3 program (budgeted at $27 million), which will be used to test the numerous parallel targets heading west of the Kay Deposit, as well as the northern and southern extensions of the Kay Deposit.

Arizona Metals Corp. is based in Toronto, Canada.

Projects

Arizona Metals Corp. owns 100% of the Kay Mine property in Yavapai County, which is located on a combination of patented and BLM claims totaling 1,300 acres that are not subject to any royalties. An historic estimate by Exxon Minerals in 1982 reported a “proven and probable reserve of 6.4 million short tons at a grade of 2.2% copper, 2.8 grams per ton gold, 3.03% zinc, and 55 grams per ton silver.” The historic estimate has not been verified as a current mineral resource. None of the key assumptions, parameters, and methods used to prepare the historic estimate were reported by Exxon, and no resource categories were used. Significant data compilation, re-drilling and data verification may be required by a “qualified person” (as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) before the historic estimate can be verified and upgraded to be a current mineral resource. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify it as a current mineral resource, and Arizona Metals is not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource.

The company also owns 100% of the Sugarloaf Peak Property in La Paz County, which is located on 4,400 acres of BLM claims. Sugarloaf is a heap-leach, open-pit target and has a historic estimate of “100 million tons containing 1.5 million ounces (of) gold” at a grade of 0.5 grams per ton. The historic estimate at the Sugarloaf Peak Property was reported by Westworld Resources in 1983. The historic estimate has not been verified as a current mineral resource. None of the key assumptions, parameters, and methods used to prepare the historic estimate were reported, and no resource categories were used. Significant data compilation, re-drilling and data verification may be required by a qualified person before the historic estimate can be verified and upgraded to a current mineral resource. A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify it as a current mineral resource, and Arizona Metals is not treating the historic estimate as a current mineral resource.

Market Opportunity

The World Gold Council, an industry association representing gold producers with hundreds of mining operations in nearly 50 countries around the world, reports that global demand for gold during the first six months of 2022 was 2,189 tons, a 12% increase in demand over the same period in 2021. Demand came primarily from gold bar and coin investors, jewelry consumers, central bank purchases to bolster currency reserves and technology manufacturing.

The average price per ounce for the period was $1,871, marking a 1% year-over-year increase. The council reported gold mine production for the period was up 3% over 2021 at 1,764 tons. For the remainder of 2022 and into 2023, the council projects flat gold demand with possible slight increases in gold mine production. The council notes that unpredictable geopolitical factors, the Ukraine war for example, and likelihood of global economic slowdown could have significant near-term impact on gold demand and prices.

Management Team

Marc Pais is President and CEO of Arizona Metals. He previously founded and served as President of Telegraph Gold (listed as Castle Mountain Mining), which was acquired by Equinox Gold, a TSX-listed mining company. He has seven years of experience as a Mining Analyst, with a focus on precious metals development companies. He holds a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering (Mineral Exploration) from Queen’s University in Canada.

David Smith is the Vice President, Exploration of Arizona Metals. He has 30 years of global precious metals exploration experience, including codiscovery of the Solidaridad/La Sabila deposit in Mexico with deposits estimated at 1 million ounces of gold. His core areas of expertise are managing mineral projects from acquisition to exploration, resource modeling and mineral project development. He holds an M.Sc. from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Pinchot University/Presidio Graduate School.

Paul Reid is the Executive Chairman of Arizona Metals. He previously founded and served as Executive Chairman of Telegraph Gold (listed as Castle Mountain Mining), which was acquired by Equinox Gold, a TSX-listed mining company. Paul has extensive experience as an Investment Banking professional, involved in raising capital, go-public transactions, and advisory services.

Vision Energy Corp. (OTCQX: AZMCF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.24, up 0.621118%, on 19,172 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 54,073 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.30/$5.60.

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Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF).

Eloro Resources (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF) (FSE: P2QM), an exploration and mine development company with a portfolio ofgold and base-metal properties in Bolivia, Peru and Quebec,recently announced that it had successfully concluded its fullyunderwritten primary share placement. “The offering, whichconsisted in Eloro issuing 3,466,540 primary shares at a price ofC$3.15 per share, raised total gross proceeds of C$10,919,570; thefigure also includes shares granted as part of the over-allotmentoption granted to underwriters… Eloro Resources has revealed thatthe net proceeds derived from the offering will be destined towardexploration and development purposes at the company’s ongoingmining projects in Bolivia as well as for general working capitaland corporate purposes,” a recent article reads. “The company hasnow set its sights toward completing and publishing initialresource estimates for the Iska Iska project by March 2023, aprocess that is being carried out in collaboration with miningconsultancy Micon International. Following the company’s successfulcapital-raising exercise and benefitting from exponential demandgrowth for both silver and tin as a result of the ongoing globaltransition toward renewable energy resources, Eloro Resources lookswell placed to capitalize on any forthcoming discoveries in thecoming months.”

To view the full article, visit https://ibn.fm/xQkAK

Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: ELO) (OTCQX: ELRRF) is a publicly traded exploration and mine development company with a portfolio of gold and base-metal properties in Bolivia, Peru and Quebec.

The company has an option to acquire a 99% interest in the highly prospective Iska Iska Property, classified as a silver-tin polymetallic epithermal-porphyry complex, a significant mineral deposit type in the Potosi Department of southern Bolivia. Iska Iska is a road-accessible, royalty-free property.

Eloro also owns an 82% interest in the La Victoria Gold/Silver Project, located in the North-Central Mineral Belt of Peru, some 50 kilometers south of Barrick’s Lagunas Norte Gold Mine and Pan American Silver’s La Arena Gold Mine. La Victoria consists of eight mining concessions and eight mining claims encompassing approximately 89 square kilometers. La Victoria has good infrastructure, with access to road, water and electricity, and is located at an altitude that ranges from 3,150 meters to 4,400 meters above sea level.

The company has a strong management and technical team working diligently to uncover the value of both Iska Iska and La Victoria. Eloro is based in Toronto, Canada.

Projects

Iska Iska – Potosi, Bolivia

Iska Iska is associated with a Miocene possibly collapsed/resurgent caldera, emplaced on Ordovician age rocks with major breccia pipes, dacitic domes and hydrothermal breccias. The property is wholly controlled by the title holder, Empresa Minera Villegas S.R.L. It is located 48 kilometers north of Tupiza city, in the Sud Chichas Province of the Department of Potosi. This is an important mineral deposit type in the prolific South Mineral Belt of Bolivia. Eloro commissioned a NI 43-101 Technical Report on Iska Iska, which was completed by Micon International Limited and is available on Eloro’s website and under its filings on SEDAR.

A fully financed drill program is currently underway on the property, situated near world-class deposits including Silver Sand, San Bartolomé, Pulacayo, San Cristobal, San Vicente, Chorolque, Tasna, Choroma and Siete Suyos. Iska Iska is in the southwest part of the Eastern Cordillera, which hosts a number of major polymetallic mines and mineral deposits. Drilling and continuous channel sampling results have demonstrated some very high metal values, especially silver and tin, within an immense system, where mineralization has been encountered in every drill hole to date. The company believes there is excellent potential for world-class bulk mineable deposits.

La Victoria – Ancash, Peru

The La Victoria project, targeting gold and silver production, is situated near world-class, low-cost gold producers Pan American Silver and Barrick Gold Corporation. Located in Ancash Department, La Victoria sits on the western slopes of the Peruvian Andes. The property is located 12 hours from Lima, with a travel distance of 600 kilometers. The nearest road accessible population centers from La Victoria are Huandoval, Pallasca and Cabana. The project includes four principal mineralized zones in Peru’s prolific North-Central Mineral Belt – San Markito, Victoria, Victoria South and Ccori Orcco – with excellent potential for gold discovery. Operations at La Victoria are planned to proceed with a 2,000-meter diamond drilling program to test targets to outline potential resources at San Markito. Trenching and sampling confirmed high silver values and veins at San Markito in 2020.

Market Outlook

According to industry association The Silver Institute, the outlook for silver demand is exceptionally promising, with global demand forecast to rise to a record high of 1.112 billion ounces in 2022. The increase will be driven by record silver industrial fabrication, which is forecast to improve by 5%, as silver’s use expands primarily in solar energy and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing. The institute states that government commitments to carbon neutrality have resulted in a rapid expansion of green energy projects, driving record photovoltaic panel installations which are expected to lift silver demand in this segment to an all-time high in 2022.

Rising demand in the electronics industry is also boosting the demand for tin, which is primarily used in solder. The electronics and electrical industries use solders containing 40-70% tin, which provide strong and reliable joints under a variety of environmental conditions. At present, the majority of the assemblers are using patented tin-and-copper-based solders. Mordor Intelligence estimated tin demand at 387 kilotons in 2021 and forecasts demand growth of 2.5% annually through 2027. Over the medium term, surging demand from the EV market and increasing applications in the electrical and electronics industry is expected to drive the market.

Management Team

Thomas G. Larsen is CEO of Eloro. He has more than 40 years of experience in the investment industry, specializing in corporate finance and management of junior resource companies, raising in excess of C$200 million. He previously held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Iron Limited. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Iron Mines Limited.

Dr. Bill Pearson is Executive VP of Exploration for Eloro. He has more than 40 years of direct experience in the exploration and production of minerals worldwide. He played an integral role in the acquisitions of Desert Sun Mining Corp. by Yamana Gold in 2006 and Central Sun Mining by B2 Gold in 2009. He was formerly VP Exploration at Desert Sun Mining and Senior VP at Central Sun Mining.

Miles Nagamatsu, CPA, is CFO at Eloro. He has over 30 years of experience in accounting, management, lending, restructurings and turnarounds. Since 1993, he has acted as a CFO of public and private companies primarily in the mineral exploration and investment management sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.

Osvaldo Arce Burgoa is General Manager at Eloro. He is a geological and mineral processing engineer with 26 years of experience in Bolivia. He is a former President of the Bolivian Geological Society, Main Technical Advisor of the National Mining Corporation (COMIBOL) and has served as exploration manager and chief geologist at various mining and exploration companies. He has authored two books on Bolivian geology and holds a doctorate in mining engineering from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

Eloro Resources Ltd. (OTCQX: ELRRF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.42, up 2.9787%, on 54,073 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $5.60/$.

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Freight Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGT)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Freight Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGT).

Freight Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRGT) (“Fr8Tech''), atechnology company whose custom-developed Fr8App, anindustry-leading freight-matching platform powered by AI andmachine-learning that offers a real-time portal for B2Bcross-border and domestic shipping within the USMCA region,announces that Chardan Capital Research, a leading investment andresearch firm, has maintained its buy rating on the company’sordinary shares while lowering its price target by $0.25, from$2.25 to $2.00. Freight Technologies Inc. is pleased to receiveChardan's latest endorsement, which reflects the company's ongoingefforts to expand its operations, improve its services and createvalue for its shareholders. Chardan Capital Research's buy ratingfor Freight Technologies Inc. is an indication of continuedconfidence in the company’s potential for long-term growth andsuccess in the transportation industry.

Freight Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGT) (“Fr8Tech”) is a technology company developing solutions to optimize and automate the supply chain process, providing a platform for B2B cross-border shipping in the NAFTA region. The company’s mission is to revolutionize cross-border shipping by providing carriers with increased growth opportunities and shippers with flexibility, visibility and simplicity for the once-complex process of international over-the-road shipping.

Freight Technologies, formerly known as Hudson Capital Inc., assumed its current name and ticker symbol on May 27, 2022. Its primary operating subsidiary and its marketplace are known as Fr8App, and it conducts operations throughout North America under the names of Fr8App and/or Freight App. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with multiple locations across the U.S. and Mexico.

The Fr8Tech Solutions Suite

Fr8Tech leverages artificial intelligence to provide cloud-based platforms aimed at automating the over-the-road transportation process, effectively reducing human touch points and expediting load booking times. The company’s suite of solutions includes:

  • Fr8app – A B2B marketplace powered by AI and Machine Learning offering a real-time broker portal to connect shippers with qualified carriers
  • Fr8Radar – A tracking solution providing shippers and carriers real-time locational data via Fr8app’s mobile solution or through integration with third-party GPS alternatives
  • Fr8TMS – A transportation management system designed to help shippers manage their freight and all of the documents involved in shipping transactions, including invoices, customs documents, confirmation rates and proof of deliveries
  • Fr8FMS – A fleet management system allowing transportation companies to better manage their fleets, reduce operational costs and provide better service to their customers
  • Fr8Data – A data solution offering real-time dashboards and reports to shippers and carriers in an effort to increase visibility and control while supporting better business decisions
  • Fr8Fleet – A platform that provides private fleet management, enabling large corporate shippers to purchase dedicated capacity secured by Fr8app in exchange for a fixed fee

Commitment to the Environment

Through its core focus on technology, Fr8Tech seeks to reduce the carbon footprint of the logistics industry. Its solutions aim to minimize empty miles for transportation firms and reduce overall paper consumption.

Fr8University

Fr8University is an educational program offering classroom and on-the-job training for Fr8Tech team members. Through the program, employees learn in-depth business fundamentals and applications along the truckload freight industry value chain.

Led by corporate educator Mario Mena, Fr8University is designed as an investment in the company’s human capital, providing an opportunity to communicate Fr8Tech’s corporate culture while accelerating operational growth.

Market Outlook

Fr8Tech’s established foothold in Mexico is key to its current efforts to promote sustainable growth in the cross-border shipping industry. Ongoing disruption in U.S.-Chinese trade relations have strengthened Mexico’s status as the largest trading partner of the U.S., with cross-border annual freight spending estimated at $385 billion according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Annual domestic shipping in Mexico is estimated at $34 billion, while annual domestic shipping in the U.S. is estimated to total $732 billion.

Despite the size of this industry, fragmentation and inefficiencies prevail in the space. Thousands of legacy brokers, tens of thousands of shippers and hundreds of thousands of carriers still rely on outdated systems to arrange transport, spending hours on the phone negotiating pricing, waiting days to find trucks and drivers, preparing and printing forms, and operating without tracking or visibility. Add in cross-border complexity relating to customs and additional paperwork, and you have an industry ripe for technological disruption.

Fr8Tech’s recent revenue growth trends have highlighted the company’s efforts to capitalize on this opportunity. In 2021, Fr8Tech achieved revenues of $21.5 million, marking a year-over-year increase of 134%. The company issued revenue guidance for fiscal 2022 of $40 million in a February 9, 2022, press release, which would account for a further 86% year-over-year increase.

Management Team

Javier Selgas is CEO and a Director of Freight Technologies Inc. and Freight App Inc. He brings to the company over 15 years of experience developing technology and digital marketing strategies, including serving as Country Manager for Osigu, Spain, and as head of AJEgroup’s IT division for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Fr8Tech, Mr. Selgas founded digital marketing agency Lanzadera Online. He has also served as an IT consultant to major corporations, including Endesa and Ibermatica.

Mike Flinker is President of Fr8Tech. He has over four decades of experience in the transportation industry, with 30+ years focused on cross-border logistics. Prior to joining Fr8Tech, Mr. Flinker founded FLS Transportation, the largest cross-border logistics company in Canada. He also previously held positions with Clarke Transport Inc., Canadian Pacific and Reimer Express Inc. (a division of Roadway Express).

Paul Freudenthaler is the company’s CFO and Secretary to the company Board. He has over 30 years of financial expertise, having previously served as CFO for several leading companies across multiple countries, including Macquarie in Mexico, Old Mutual in Latin America and Ascentium Capital in the U.S. Mr. Freudenthaler’s experience include leadership roles from which he guided IPOs and M&A transactions.

Luisa Lopez is COO of Fr8Tech. She brings to the company 25+ years of management experience in logistics, supply chain, operations and customer service. Ms. Lopez previously served as a Director of Landstar, where she was responsible for commercial and client development strategies in the Mexican market. Additionally, she managed more than 2,000 transport units specialized in staff and school mobility while with Traxion in Mexico.

Freight Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGT), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.26, up 3.7924%, on 1,098,085 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1799/$3.60.

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SideChannel Inc. (OTCQB: SDCH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight SideChannel Inc. (OTCQB: SDCH).

SideChannel (OTCQB: SDCH) CEO and cybersecurity expert Brian Haugli was quoted in a recentCBC News article that focused on the TikTok and why many countriesare concerned about the popular app. The article, titled “Is TikTokbad? Here's Why Many Western Countries Are Taking a Closer Look,”noted that the focus on TikTok has increased as tensions haveincreased between China and the West. The leaders of numerouscountries are scrutinizing the Chinese-owned platform as theyconsider the risks that the app poses to its millions of users. Thearticle notes that Canada's federal privacy regulator and threeprovincial counterparts have launched a joint probe aimed atdetermining whether the social media app meetsprivacy-law expectations as well as how the app gathers and usesdata about its users. The article quotes numerous individuals whoindicate concerns about the app and whether China or the app itselfis violating the rights of users. The article noted that a pair ofkey European Union policy-making institutions have banned the appfrom staff phones while a growing number of U.S. states haveordered the app removed from all government phones. The articleobserved that Haugli “sees a danger in the information that TikTokusers may be unknowingly sharing, after downloading an app that can‘see and store’ an individual's location, the networks they accessand any incoming messages. When you really kind of dig in to allthe permissions that are in there, I don't think it's somethingthat most users are either aware of, or willing to really handover, to a company that's owned and housed inside of China,’Haugli told CBC's ‘The National’ in December.”

To view the full article, visit https://ibn.fm/EoFRG

SideChannel Inc. (OTCQB: SDCH) simplifies cybersecurity for mid-market companies by matching them with highly experienced information security officers at a cost lower than building an in-house information security team or hiring a full-time CISO.

SideChannel’s team of virtual Chief Information Security Officers (vCISOs) possesses a combined 400-plus years of experience in cybersecurity. They’ve honed their skills and abilities in places like Anthem, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy, TD Bank and the Pentagon. SideChannel lends this talent to clients, creating value in the form of a bespoke cybersecurity program perfectly sized for the growing enterprise.

SideChannel is committed to creating top-tier cybersecurity programs for SMBs to help them protect their data and assets. To date, SideChannel has created more than 50 multi-layered cybersecurity programs for its clients.

 

Reports show that cyberattacks on SMBs have increased in recent years, as organizations’ network attack surfaces have grown exponentially with remote and in-office workers increasingly relying on cloud environments, mobile devices, software applications and third-party suppliers to conduct business.

SideChannel continues expanding its service offerings, workforce and customer base, attracting over 20 virtual CISOs to serve across industries including fintech, biotech, healthcare, manufacturing, legal, defense and technology services. The company is based in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Market Opportunity

An analysis from ReportLinker states that the global cybersecurity market is expected to grow from an estimated value of $173.5 billion in 2022 to $266.2 billion by 2027, recording a CAGR of 8.9% for the period.

The increased number of data breaches worldwide, the ability of malicious actors to operate from anywhere in the world, the links between cyberspace and physical systems, and the difficulty of reducing vulnerabilities and consequences in complex cyber networks are some factors driving cyber security market growth, according to the report.

A lack of cybersecurity professionals and the budget constraints among SMBs and start-ups in developing economies are expected to hinder market growth. Cybercriminals are using automated techniques to attack SMBs’ networks to take advantage of their weak security infrastructures. To save money, time and resources, SMBs are seeking cybersecurity solutions.

Enclave

Enclave expands upon SideChannel’s cybersecurity service offerings by solving a pervasive network security problem with a simple tool.

A comprehensive cloud and network security solution, Enclave enables IT teams to contain breaches faster, reduce network outages, minimize latency and strengthen overall security defense.

Enclave creates the foundation for a Zero Trust network security model IT can build upon.

With Enclave, IT can easily segment their company’s network, organize personnel and computing devices at the employee workload level, and implement security controls across all network segments.

Enclave was designed and purpose built to serve the growing security needs of SMBs, a traditionally underserved market that is more prone to cyberattacks but has limited protection due to smaller budgets, inadequate IT security staffing and a lack of cybersecurity awareness among top executives.

Enclave is an affordable and effective network security solution that shrinks the attack surface area exposed to a cyber intruder and significantly reduces the amount of effort required to operate securely.

Management Team

Brian Haugli is CEO of SideChannel. He has led programs for the U.S. Department of Defense, the Pentagon, and Fortune 500 companies. He is an expert on National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance, threat intelligence implementations and strategic organizational initiatives. He is a professor at Boston College, Woods College of Advancing Studies Master’s Program in Cybersecurity. He is also a contributing author for the Wiley book ‘Cybersecurity Risk Management’.

Ryan Polk is CFO at SideChannel. He has been the principal of Perissos Partners, an executive consulting firm, since June 2017. He also served in executive roles in the portfolio companies owned by Lacy Diversified, with combined revenue approaching $2 billion. He served as the Vice President for Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis for Brightpoint, a publicly traded, Fortune 500 mobile device logistics company. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and industrial management from Purdue University.

Nicholas Hnatiw is Chief Technology Officer at SideChannel. Prior to joining the company, he served as the technical director for network operations supporting U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Intelligence Agencies and other Department of Defense research organizations. He was also the CEO of Loki Labs, a cyber security firm. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and computer science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Bill Roberts is SideChannel’s CISO. He most recently served as the vice president, IS & CISO for Hologic Inc., a global medical device company, where he established cyber security and IT compliance programs. Prior to Hologic, he was vice president of information security for Cytyc Corporation, which was acquired by Hologic in 2007. At Cytyc, he managed global IT as the company grew from 140 employees to 1,500 and from $40 million in revenue to over $750 million.

SideChannel Inc. (OTCQB: SDCH), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.08, up 5.1248%, on 22,548 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0675/$0.18.

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Hillcrest Energy Technologies Ltd. (CSE: HEAT) (OTCQB: HLRTF) (FRA: 7HIA.F)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Hillcrest Energy Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB: HLRTF).

For some EV owners, charging may cost more than filling up,highlighting the need for enhancing EV efficiency – a metric thatrelies heavily on the productivity of their complex powertrainsystem

Performance of powertrain components directly affects cost, drivingrange, charge time, and overall driving experience; as a result,inverter technology could determine the speed and success of EVadoption

Hillcrest’s proprietary ZVS inverter technology is designed tobring benefits for both OEMs in terms of potential for significantsavings in the construction of the vehicles, and for the end user

EV manufacturers may need to step up their game as, in today'seconomic environment with rising electricity prices, drivers willwant to ensure more confidence if they are to choose between anelectric car and its conventional counterpart. With a higherpurchase price relative to their combustion-engine equivalent, therecent jump in electricity rates could tip the scale for somedrivers. That is where innovative solutions like Hillcrest Energy Technologies (CSE: HEAT) (OTCQB: HLRTF) ZVS inverter can help EVs become more efficient and work smarter,not harder.

Hillcrest Energy Technologies Ltd. (CSE: HEAT) (OTCQB: HLRTF) (FRA: 7HIA.F) is a clean technology company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, engaged in developing high-value, high-performance power conversion technologies and digital control systems for next-generation powertrains and grid-connected renewable energy systems.

From concept to commercialization, Hillcrest invests in the development of energy solutions that power a more sustainable and electrified future. Hillcrest power inverter technology helps produce efficiencies in electrification and maximize the performance of electric systems, including electric vehicles (EV), motors and generators.

The company offers a flexible, single-inverter architecture that can be applied at nearly every stage of the electrification ecosystem, from renewable energy generation through the charging and operation of an EV, to provide full-cycle efficiency and performance improvements.

As momentum to electrify and decarbonize energy systems accelerates, Hillcrest believes the power inverter is increasingly emerging as a key component. While system cohorts such as battery packs, PV panels and electric motors are often in the spotlight, the inverter holds the key to unlocking efficiency and performance improvements.

Hillcrest power inverter technology is:

  • REVOLUTIONARY: high-efficiency inverter technology has the potential to revolutionize how motors respond and how efficiency is gained.
  • AGILE: able to deliver and deploy high-efficiency inverter solutions purpose-designed to meet specific customer needs.
  • INNOVATIVE: technology-forward, clean-energy experts who are focused on advancing and optimizing efficient alternative energy use across all electric vehicle and charging platforms.
  • A MARKET LEADER: a next-generation technology provider to the automotive industry’s top suppliers and manufacturers.

Technology & Applications

Hillcrest’s first application for its inverter technology – a 250 kW|800V Hillcrest SiC high efficiency traction inverter – is focused on the growing EV market. Hillcrest technology eliminates traditional design trade-offs faced across the power industry – deploying higher switching frequencies has historically meant a greater increase in losses, lower system efficiency and higher heat. Through a combination of hardware and software expertise, Hillcrest enables power applications to leverage higher switching frequencies AND

  • Realize improved power system performance and reliability
  • Operate at higher power levels without compromising efficiency

The expected benefits of Hillcrest’s traction inverter have been confirmed via testing and shared in a technical white paper, published in April 2022, that confirmed the following results:

  • Significant efficiency gains – 99%-plus inverter efficiency
  • Increased power density targeting 50kW/L+
  • Significantly increased motor efficiency
  • Lower stress on mechanical and electrical parts, enhancing reliability
  • Improved thermal management

Hillcrest has also filed a patent for an enhanced powertrain solution that offers the potential to simplify EV charging and redefine how the industry envisions charging infrastructure. The company believes the most exciting benefit of the enhanced powertrain solution is the ability to eliminate the onboard charger and booster from an EV, as well as faster, anywhere charging including direct DC, wireless, and bidirectional charging across current and future power levels. Hillcrest sees this as a true EV charging game changer.

The company’s technology applies to nearly every clean energy industry segment:

  • Wind power – an inverter is deployed at a wind turbine generator to convert the AC output, with at least one additional inverter used to deliver the power to the grid/battery.
  • Solar power – an inverter is used to convert the DC output from the photovoltaic panels into the AC power that flows to the grid/battery/home.
  • Energy storage – an inverter is deployed to convert the DC output from the storage system or batteries to the AC power that flows to the grid/home/EV.
  • EV fast chargers – an inverter converts the AC input from the grid/storage system to the DC output needed to charge an EV’s battery.

Market Outlook

According to an April 2022 market analysis by Vantage Market Research (VMR), the global power inverter market is expected to reach a value of $95 billion by 2028, driven by increasing demand for EVs, energy generating wind turbines and solar-powered photovoltaic systems. That jump is forecast from an estimated $70.5 billion market value in 2021 and represents a compound annual growth rate of more than 5%.

According to the VMR report, many governments in countries around the world are supporting alternative options for efficient and nonpolluting energy generation. This has boosted demand for wind energy and solar energy systems. Hillcrest is aiming to capture a share of this future market growth across nearly every segment of the clean energy industry.

Management Team

Don Currie is the founding CEO of Hillcrest Energy Technologies. He has led the company’s successful transition from fossil fuels into clean energy technologies. Earlier in his career, he held various senior level positions, including director, officer and vice president of corporate communications with Enhanced Oil Resources Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company based in Houston. Prior to that, he worked in other private and public ventures spanning the mining, gaming and technology sectors.

Jamie L. Hogue is the COO of Hillcrest. She brings more than two decades of progressive policy leadership, economic analysis and organizational development experience to Hillcrest. She builds collaborative processes and solutions that drive growing organizations toward a more resilient future. She previously served as the director of operations for Arizona State University’s Ten Across initiative – a compelling observatory positioned on the front lines of economic, social and climate change. She earned a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University.

Ari Berger is Chief Technology Officer at Hillcrest. He brings over a decade of commercial experience with a track record of deploying new electrification technologies and go-to-market strategies. In 2015, he founded NIG Systems Ltd. in Israel, which specializes in custom high performance control systems design. Prior to this, he previously worked for Bental Industries, a leading motor manufacturer. He holds a master’s degree in system control engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Raj Clair is CFO at Hillcrest. She is a CPA who began her career at Deloitte and has served in advanced finance positions in the energy and resources sector. She has been responsible for reporting, audits and internal controls, as well as working on budgeting and forecasting. She has worked with various publicly listed companies, including SEC registrants, and has both Canadian and U.S. experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Simon Fraser University.

Hillcrest Energy Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HLRTF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0631, up 4.4702%, on 12,225 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0584/$0.1468.

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Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX).

A group of Canadian cannabis executives has shined a light on whatit says are unsustainable federal fees on the nascent industry. The executives are asking the federalgovernment to offer the industry some relief from the federal taxfees amid widespread financial losses and increasing job losses. During a news conference last week, the executives argued thatjob losses would continue to pile up if the federal government didnot make any meaningful reform. Even though cannabis is legal across dozens of states in the United States and in Canada aswell, industry players have been forced to contend with relativelyhigh fees and taxes since the inception of the industry. Whilecannabis companies have tried to recoup these costs by passing themon to the consumers, this has made legal cannabis several timesmore expensive than black-market cannabis and helped to bolster the illicit market. The situation has been especially dire in Canada, where cannabisproducers have already announced close to 1,000 job losses thus far in the year. The difficulties that cannabis companies areencountering in order to turn a decent profit inevitably alsoimpact ancillary companies that operate in their jurisdictions,such as Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX) since dampened operations in the sector mean that those relatedcompanies will not register brisk business for their products.

New research has found that seniors in high school within stateswhere the medical use of marijuana is allowed had a higher likelihood of vaping marijuana, in comparison to seniors within states where the drug’s use islegal for recreational use or is prohibited. Washington StateUniversity PhD student Christian Maynard and Professor JenniferSchwartz of the sociology department at the institution carried outthe study. This study suggests that it is easier to keep youth awayfrom some marijuana products if there is a legal market for thesubstance in a given state. This would add onto the many benefitsproponents of legalization enumerate, besides creating downstreamopportunities for other lines of business such as the nicheproducts of enterprises such as Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX).

Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX) is in the business of selling and distributing self-contained, automated, indoor “micro-farms” called Grow Pods, along with related equipment and supplies. Additionally, the company designs and sells patented proprietary medical-grade plastic containers, known as the Medtainer®, that store and grind pharmaceuticals, herbs, teas and other solids or liquids.

ACTX is the leading distributor of Grow Pods. With a controlled environment, food and herbs can be grown without pesticides, harmful chemicals or risk of pathogen contamination, and with low energy consumption. Restaurants, grocery stores, non-profits, MSOs and entrepreneurs can use Grow Pods to ensure a fresh supply of ultra-clean produce year-round.

The company entered the Grow Pod business in October 2020 with its acquisition of all shares of Advanced Container Technologies Inc., a California corporation. As of February 28, 2022, ACTX is exploring the acquisition of the assets and the assumption of some or all of the liabilities of GP Solutions Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Grow Pods, for which ACTX is currently the sole U.S. distributor.

Because Grow Pods can be located almost anywhere, produce can be grown closer to the point of consumption and harvested at its peak, providing nutritious fruits and vegetables where needed. Indoor micro-farms, utilizing a practice known as vertical farming, have attracted the attention of governments and universities, which are now promoting vertical farming as a way to combat food insecurity and inequities.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has stated that vertical farming “is no longer a futuristic concept.” The department is enthusiastic about vertical farming, particularly those utilizing repurposed shipping containers, such as Grow Pods. Arizona State University reports that vertical farming reduces water use by 90 percent compared to conventional farming but produces 10 times the crop yield.

Products

Grow Pods

One of the company’s main business units is focused on selling advanced, self-contained hydroponic containers called Grow Pods. These unique and innovative automated systems are essentially micro-farms that can be placed virtually anywhere and, with their controlled and specially filtered environment, allow cultivation of a wide variety of crops, 365 days a year. The Grow Pod controlled environment offers major advantages for the production of high-value crops. The ability to grow year-round and the ability to cultivate in a smaller footprint using less water and power are some of the primary advantages of the system. Grow Pods offer constant temperature, humidity and airflow control, as well as automated watering and lighting schedules for optimal growth and minimal labor requirements, regardless of crop.

Containers

ACTX meets the needs of the pharmaceutical and medical markets, including the cannabis and hemp industries, with patented packaging systems. The company designs, customizes, brands and sells proprietary medical grade plastic containers that can store pharmaceuticals, herbs, teas and other solids or liquids, with a special built-in feature that can grind solids and shred herbs. The company’s flagship container product is the patented Medtainer®, a child resistant, medical-grade herb container and grinder that is water-tight, air-tight and smell proof. Packaging in the cannabis industry is critical, with numerous stringent regulations about how cannabis products must be packaged and labeled. ACTX also offers custom-branded, compliant vacuum seal bags and other retail container solutions.

Equipment and Supplies

ACTX markets and sells two principal products: Grow Pods, which are specially modified insulated shipping containers manufactured by GP Solutions Inc., in which plants, herbs and spices may be grown hydroponically in a controlled environment, and Medtainers®, which may be used to store pharmaceuticals, herbs, teas and other solids or liquids and can grind solids and shred herbs. The company also markets and sells various products related to Grow Pods and the Medtainer®, as well as providing private labeling and branding services for purchasers of Medtainers® and certain related products.

GP Solutions manufactures and sells other products, such as humidity controllers and LED lighting systems for vertical farming. The company’s specially designed lighting panels are programmed to emit the exact wavelength of light that each crop requires. The system has a daybreak-to-nightfall feature that gives plants the proper chromatic signals to grow rapidly and fruitfully. High efficiency LED light strips supply the crops with a red and blue light spectrum required for photosynthesis in the spectrum that plants need most.

Market Overview

The global vertical farming market is expected to reach $33.02 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research. The market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 25.5 percent from 2022 to 2030, according to Grand View. Escalating production of biopharmaceutical products, including cannabis, is anticipated to drive the market. The building-based segment of the market is expected to register a significant CAGR of 27.8 percent over the projected period. In addition, the climate control segment is expected to see high growth.

The global cannabis packaging market is expected to reach $14.34 billion by 2028, according to analysis by Reports and Data. The analysis forecasts 1,700 percent growth in cannabis users by the end of 2026, with packaging likely observing a whopping 26.42 percent growth in the forecast period. There are significant barriers to entry in the cannabis packaging market, giving an advantage to companies already established in the sector. These barriers include developing a thorough knowledge of the myriad regulations that govern cannabis packaging (which differ in each state), and child-resistance requirements.

Management Team

Douglas P. Heldoorn is the Founder and Chairman of Advanced Container Technologies Inc. He also holds the positions of President, CEO and COO at the company. Mr. Heldoorn has served on the Board of Directors since its inception in 2013. He has also previously held the position of Executive General Manager at Nissan Motor Corp.

Jeffory A. Carlson is CFO and Treasurer of ACTX. Mr. Carlson has also served as the company’s Corporate Controller since 2014.

Advanced Container Technologies Inc. (OTC: ACTX), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.438, even for the day, on 1 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2005/$1.25.

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Coyuchi Inc.

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Coyuchi Inc.

  • Bed and bath lifestyle brand Coyuchi Inc. delivers comfortableand renowned luxury textile all-organic products that arerenowned for their look, feel, and luxury appeal
  • The company’s sustainable living standard includes a traceablesupply chain and a 2nd Home Take Back(TM) platform that givesnew life to returned items
  • An important element of Coyuchi’s popularity is the company’ssense and incorporation of color trends, providing productswith dye-free hues that evince a range of moods and create theultimate in natural appeal
  • The company’s color choices and design details are inspired byCoyuchi’s connection to the relaxed lifestyle of the northernCalifornia coastline

Ever since Sir Isaac Newton established the first color wheel anddefined the relationship of light to the spectrum’s color divisionsover 350 years ago (https://ibn.fm/HbXSf), the hues revealed by prisms have been subjected to study by thescientific community. In the modern era, architects, clothiers aswell as bed and bath fashion retailers, utilize developments in thescience of color to guide their work and its influence on humanemotion. Luxury bed, bath and apparel organic product innovator Coyuchi displays a clear interest in color trends with products designedalternately to warm or cool their use space.

Coyuchi is the gold standard in sustainable luxury home goods. The company offers sustainably produced luxury organic bedding, sheets, towels, apparel, and other home goods for the environmentally conscious home. With a timeless, coastal-inspired aesthetic, Coyuchi uses only 100% organic cotton materials to manufacture all of its textiles.

The Company was built upon four foundational pillars: protect the planet, innovate circular design, live sustainably, and enrich the community. These guiding principles have proven an effective market strategy. In 2021, Coyuchi earned $33.3 million in net sales, amounting to 26% YoY growth (the industry average is only 5%). It also experienced 2x customer growth to 200,000 active customers, averaging a 35% customer repeat purchase rate.

With a seasoned leadership team, a robust e-commerce shopping experience, and a healthy customer base that drives the fast-growing organic luxury market, Coyuchi is prepared to propel a new phase of growth as the rest of the world finally awakens to sustainability at scale.

A Lucrative Market Ripe for the Taking

The global market for organic bedding, which was estimated at $814.3 million in 2020, is projected to reach $1.1 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over that period, according to Research and Markets. More specifically, the domestic organic bedding market is estimated at $240.1 million in 2020, according to Statista. Overall, the U.S. market for home textiles is currently valued at $25 billion annually, and, with a forecast annual growth rate of 5%, it is expected to reach $30 billion by the end of 2025.

Grand View Research reported in 2020 that shifting consumer preference toward high-end lifestyle products is a key factor driving the growth of the organic bedding market. Seventy-four percent of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products – a consumer preference that has steadily increased over the last few decades. Millennials especially favor ethical consumption over price when purchasing goods and services, with 83% of millennials reporting that they want the brands they purchase from to align with their beliefs and values (https://ibn.fm/PANNV). With a majority millennial customer base, Coyuchi is poised to capitalize on this trend.

Industry Defining Sustainability Practices

For 30 years, Coyuchi has explored organic farming and sustainable textiles and guarantees the highest environmental and ethical standards through a number of certifications such as The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Fair Trade Certified, and MADE SAFE®.

Coyuchi continues to push the organic textile market forward through its circularity initiatives and by supporting cross-industry sustainability advocates. Coyuchi’s mission to bring beauty and comfort to every home without sacrificing the health of our planet has resulted in a number of important sustainability checks and balances.

  • A Circular Business Model: Coyuchi has cultivated a holistic 360-degree approach that contributes to the fight against climate change with its take back and recycling program, 2nd Home™. In 2017, it became the first luxury home brand to implement such an initiative, and, since then, the company has eliminated 68,758 lbs. of toxic chemicals from homes and renewed 6,000 lbs. of textiles.
  • The Coyuchi Climate Council: In early 2022, Coyuchi introduced a cross-disciplinary council with a goal of Net Zero Emissions by 2025 and Net Positive Emissions by 2030. The Coyuchi Climate Council brings together influential minds across fashion, regenerative farming, and sustainability who have the knowledge and experience necessary to achieve climate change.
  • C4: The California Cotton & Climate Coalition: Most recently, Coyuchi announced it is a founding member of C4, which includes innovative, sustainable fashion, apparel, and personal care brands like MATE the Label, Outerknown, Reformation, and Trace. Working together pre-competitively, C4 creates a structure for investing in regionally grown, Climate Beneficial™ cotton and directly supports the livelihoods of the farmers that grew it. Coyuchi is the only home industry brand currently involved in the project.

Omnichannel Business Model

Coyuchi differentiates itself through an omnichannel and circular business model, both of which have proven a clear draw for customers. It was an early adopter of an e-commerce sales and marketing approach (over 80% of its sales are directly through coyuchi.com), creating a distinct advantage over incumbents and start-up newcomers in the luxury space. This has resulted in a high lifetime value customer, luxury retail partners such as Nordstrom, and a flagship store in Marin County.

Coyuchi’s Organic Textile Products

Coyuchi’s product assortment consists of consciously designed bedding, bath, apparel, and lifestyle products spread across about 1,400 SKUs. The company believes that its product assortment, produced from 100% organic cotton with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, provides it with a significant competitive advantage. GOTS is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, ensuring the organic status of textiles after harvesting raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labeling, a major environmental and social benefit over conventional cotton product production.

Coyuchi’s focused product assortment consists of four core categories:

  • Bedding – A full suite of sustainable, organic, and high-quality sheets, duvet covers, blankets, and throws.
  • Bath – A luxurious line of towels, bath rugs, and mats.
  • Apparel – Premium apparel for men and women, including robes, sweaters, pants, and pajamas.
  • Lifestyle – The lifestyle category offers 135 SKUs, from organic napkins to crossbody totes.

Management Team

Eileen Mockus is President and CEO at Coyuchi. She has more than 25 years of experience in retail, having held positions in textile development at Patagonia, Pottery Barn Teen, and The North Face. She earned a bachelor’s degree in textiles and clothing from UC Davis and an MSBA from San Francisco State University.
Sejal Solanki is Chief Marketing Officer at Coyuchi. She previously served as the company’s Vice President of E-Commerce. Before joining Coyuchi, she worked at teen clothing giant Charlotte Russe. She oversees the company’s digital marketing, site experience, brand marketing, and e-commerce strategy.

Marcus Chung is Coyuchi’s COO, overseeing supply chain, sourcing strategy, sustainability, and IT. He previously held positions at notable direct-to-consumer brands Third Love and Stitch Fix, as well as national retailer The Children’s Place. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Margot Lyons is Director of Sustainability and Sourcing at Coyuchi, where she works with strategic partners to ensure all the company’s product sustainability standards are met. She received a master’s degree in textiles and clothing from UC Davis.

Use of Proceeds

This round of funding will be used to increase Coyuchi’s enterprise value through expanded marketing, product category expansion, continued physical presence, and B2B strategic partnerships with wholesalers, and online marketplaces.

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REZYFi, Inc.

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight REZYFi, Inc.

  • Specialized mortgage lender REZYFi Inc. is strategicallyserving the needs of consumers and cannabis-related businessesthrough an alternative loan financing approach
  • The company’s alternative mortgage financing strategy relies onreal estate and other assets of the borrowers to secure loansfor clients whose financial history or legal revenue base maymake them unattractive borrowers for traditional banks
  • The cannabis industry has long struggled to secure loansdespite its cash-intensive operations because of the federalgovernment’s choice not to recognize the industry
  • REZYFi’s strengths as a lender include efficient operationssupported by skilled staffing with years of expertise in theindustry, , and a supportive network of independent brokers andloan officers

The emergence of the alternative mortgage loan financing market inrecent years has made it simpler and easier for consumers to get amortgage, even with what might be regarded as a past history ofpoor loan risk decisions. Nevertheless, special challenges remainfor cannabis operators. Florida-based REZYFi is a mortgage loan originator that specializes in market sectorssuch as cannabis-related operations and alternative loans relatedto the residential marketplace. The company addresses the needs ofboth traditional and non-traditional loans consumers andbusinesses, drawing on the strengths it has cultivated throughskilled staffing, the organization of a supportive network ofindependent brokers and loan officers, (https://ibn.fm/8vTSQ).

REZYFi, Inc. is a cannabis mortgage bank servicing the needs of both traditional and non-traditional consumers and businesses. Its target markets include licensed and permitted cannabis companies, owners of real estate who lease to cannabis companies, and companies and individual homeowners seeking a variety of real estate-related first and additional mortgage-based financing and project-specific financings, such as solar installations and real estate development projects.

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, REZYFi operates through two wholly owned subsidiaries – REZYFi Lending, which primarily addresses emerging real estate-related financing opportunities, and ResMac Inc., the company’s traditional mortgage origination, correspondent and servicing operation. REZYFi is currently licensed in 34 U.S. states, with plans to expand to all remaining states later this year.

REZYFi is positioned as one of first cannabis mortgage bankers in the U.S., while most traditional lenders are still reticent to serve the state-licensed cannabis industry.

Operations

REZYFi Lending

REZYFi Lending leverages a wide network to offer options such as 15- and 30-year fixed-rate loans, FHA loans, VA loans, reverse mortgages, jumbo loans and adjustable-rate mortgages.

Looking ahead, the company expects increased funding in marketing and loan agents to drive significant origination growth over the next two years, further supported by the planned launch of a high-margin cannabis division later this year.

ResMac Inc.

ResMac has been in operation for 13 years, having closed more than 20,000 loans for more than 15,000 clients. The company expects to accumulate $285 million in retail origination in 2023, alongside $250 million in wholesale origination for the same period. ResMac is further targeting $600 million in origination through its mortgage correspondent operations for 2023.

Through its ResMac subsidiary, REZYFi operates as a direct lender and originator of residential mortgages, with active mortgage correspondent and mortgage servicing operations. Through its correspondent segment, ResMac primarily purchases and aggregates residential mortgages from trusted third-party originators.

The company intends to harvest the database of customers within its mortgage servicing operations as an essential source of additional growth, especially relative to the new alternative residential loan programs being offered.

Corporate Strengths

  • Experience – REZYFi is led by a seasoned management team with significant expertise spanning a wide range of real estate and financing subsectors. The team also has extensive experience in the cannabis and hemp marketplace, which the company intends to leverage as it navigates the changing landscape of the cannabis industry while sourcing the best opportunities in the sector.
  • Network of Independent Brokers – Over the past five years, REZYFi has developed an extensive network of independent mortgage-related brokers and licensed loan officers. The company is currently training the network members on its new service offerings, with many already launching sales efforts. REZYFi believes this network will be a vital asset moving forward as other firms in the sector terminate relationships in the face of slowing mortgage business in a rising interest rate environment.
  • Proprietary Technology – REZYFi has invested heavily in designing, building and implementing proprietary automated/machine learning technology to shorten loan processing timeframes and increase efficiencies, allowing it to operate its legacy business at staffing levels meaningfully below those of its competitors.

Market Overview

REZYFi’s diversified approach to the real estate lending sector positions it to capitalize on growth in multiple verticals in the years to come.

In the first quarter of 2022, lenders issued 2.71 million residential loans, with the average balance for a first mortgage climbing to a record high of $298,324 in 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. This trend is expected to continue, with Freddie Mac forecasting a 10.4 percent increase in home prices in 2022 and a 5.0 percent bump in 2023. Growth prospects in the cannabis industry paint a similar picture.

The National Association of Realtors® issued a report in April 2021 examining the correlation between cannabis legalization and real estate demand. In states where prescription and recreational cannabis use is legal, more than a third of surveyed agents reported an increase in demand for warehouses. Likewise, 23 percent of those surveyed reported an increase in demand for storefronts, and 28 percent observed increased demand for land. As other states look to join the 19 that have embraced full cannabis legalization, this rising demand could create an opportunity for REZYFi’s cannabis-focused initiatives.

In total, an analysis by market research firm Business Research Insights projects the global loan servicing market to reach a value of nearly $1.5 billion by 2028, up from $680.8 million in 2021. Those figures represent a CAGR of 11.0 percent during the forecast period of 2022-2028.

Management Team

John Vu, Esq., is CEO of REZYFi, Inc. He has more than two decades of experience in the mortgage and commercial banking industry. He has filled many senior and executive management positions in high-producing mortgage banks, including C-level assignments. He has also served as general counsel for a nationally associated commercial bank. Mr. Vu brings considerable cannabis industry expertise to REZYFi. He has served as a corporate attorney to multiple cannabis cultivators, manufacturers and retailers.

Ji Ji Zhang, Esq., is CFO of REZYFi, Inc. He is a multifaceted entrepreneur who owns a law firm, a portfolio of hotels and a high-producing mortgage bank. Mr. Zhang is also an investor in the development of a cannabis business park. He brings more than five years of experience in mortgage banking to REZYFi, having developed Freddie Mac and HUD licenses and amassed a managed portfolio valued at over $300 million.

Kevin Heckemeyer is President of REZYFi, Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience in mortgage banking. He has built and sold several high producing mortgage businesses. In his current roles with ResMac, he is responsible for production and operations.

Spencer Dang is Chief Credit Officer of REZYFi, Inc. He has more than a decade of experience in mortgage operations. He is a direct endorsement underwriter for HUD and has specialized in non-QM underwriting. Under his watch as an underwriter, he has never had a single repurchase.


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Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ: KSCP)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ: KSCP).

Knightscope, Inc. (Nasdaq: KSCP) , a leading developer of autonomous security robots and blue lightemergency communication systems, today announces another successfuldeployment of its K5 Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) at M ResortSpa Casino, a PENN Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) property and the Official Team Headquarters Hotel of the Las VegasRaiders."We are always looking for ways to enhance and elevate our guestexperience," said Patrick Durkin, VP of Marketing for M Resort."M-Bot is a welcomed addition to the security team as it helpsprovide guest assistance, peace of mind and safety for our guestsand staff."

Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ: KSCP), founded in 2013 and based in Mountain View, California, is a leader in the development of autonomous security capabilities targeting to disrupt the $500 billion security industry. Knightscope’s technology uniquely combines self-driving technology, robotics, artificial intelligence and electric vehicles.

Knightscope designs and builds Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs) that provide 24/7/365 security to the places you live, work, visit and study. The company’s client list covers public institutions and commercial business operations, including multiple Fortune 1000 companies to date. These ASRs have been proven to enhance safety at hospitals, logistics facilities, manufacturing plants, schools and corporations. ASRs act as highly cost-effective complementary systems to traditional security and law enforcement officials, providing an additional advantage by continuing to offer uninterrupted patrolling capabilities across the country.

The company’s ASRs have assisted in the arrest of suspects involved in crimes ranging from armed robbery to hit-and-runs. Their machine-embedded thermal scanning capability even aided in preventing the breakout of a major fire. You can learn more about the crime fighting wins at www.knightscope.com/crime

The company has achieved several milestones since its creation in 2013, including:

  • Establishing itself in a 15,000-square-foot facility located in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, where Knightscope designs, engineers and builds its technology (Made in the USA)
  • Operating for more than 1 million hours in the field and securing contracts across five time zones, from Hawaii to Rhode Island
  • Raising over $100 million since inception to build its technology from scratch and generating over $13 million in lifetime revenue, validating both the market opportunity and the technology

Growth Capital & Proposed Nasdaq Listing

With backing from more than 28,000 investors and four major corporations and over $100 million raised since inception, Knightscope is poised to be an industry leader in the future of public safety and security.

On December 1, 2021, Knightscope announced the commencement of an offering of up to $40 million of its Class A common stock, with shares to be listed immediately following closing on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol ‘KSCP’. The offering is for up to 4 million shares priced at $10 per share. Learn more at www.knightscope.com/investors

Company Mission – Reimagining Public Safety

Knightscope’s long-term vision has an eye on the greater good. The company’s mission is to make the United States of America the safest nation in the world while supporting the 2+ million law enforcement and security professionals across the country.

Crime has an estimated negative economic impact in excess of $2 trillion annually. As crime is reduced, positive impacts will likely be realized across several aspects of society, including housing, financial markets, insurance, municipal budgets, local business and safety in general.

Knightscope CEO William Santana Li was interviewed by Kevin O’Leary, more commonly known as Shark Tank’s Mr. Wonderful. When asked to explain how the benefits provided by the ASRs outrank a human doing the same job, Li said, “First, just the simple presence of a physical deterrent causes criminal behavior to change. Second, the machines are self-driving cars that patrol all around and recharge themselves. They also generate 90 terabytes of data per year. No human would ever be able to process that. The robots are intended to be eyes and ears for the humans, not a one-to-one replacement.”

The Knightscope solution to reduce crime combines the physical presence of ASRs, sometimes referred to as proprietary Autonomous Data Machines, with real-time onsite data collection and analysis. The ASRs are fitted with eye-level 360° cameras, thermal scanning, public address announcements and various other features that work in tandem with humans to provide law enforcement officers and security guards unprecedented situational awareness.

Those 90 terabytes of data are then formatted in a useable way, so law enforcement can leverage that information and execute their responsibilities more effectively.

Public Safety Innovation

The company’s recurring revenue business model is set up to mimic the recurring societal problem of crime, and it takes into consideration the fact that innovation in the security and public safety industry has been stagnant for decades. Because the traditional practices of the sector have remained unchanged for years, automation has potential to drive substantial cost savings – and significant improvement in capabilities.

Human security guards are one of both the largest expenses and the largest liabilities for companies. Knightscope’s robots are offered at an effective price of $3 to $9 per hour, compared with approximately $85 for an armed off-duty law enforcement officer and $15 to $35 for an unarmed security guard.

This innovation has the potential to drive considerable cost savings. Based on these estimates, manufacturing costs can be recovered as soon as the first year of operation.

Product Offerings

The company has nine patents and a framework of unique intellectual property. Knightscope currently offers a K1 stationary machine, a K3 indoor machine and a K5 outdoor machine. A K7 multi-terrain four-wheel version is in development.

The ASRs autonomously patrol client sites without the need for remote control, providing a visible, force multiplying, physical security presence to help protect assets, monitor changes in the area and deter crime. The data is accessible through the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC), an intuitive, browser-based interface that enables security professionals to review events generated by the ASRs providing effectively ‘mobile smart eyes and ears’. Learn more at www.knightscope.com/ksoc

The ASRs and the related technologies were developed ground up by the company and are Made in the USA.

The Robot Roadshow

Knightscope has created the ultimate hybrid physical and virtual event, bringing its Autonomous Security Robot technologies to cities across the country for interactive and in-person demonstrations.

Each roadshow landing is hosted virtually by a Knightscope expert, and visitors can interact directly with each of the company’s ASRs and see the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) user interface in action. Learn more at www.knightscope.com/roadshow

Management Team

Chief Executive Officer William Santana Li is a veteran entrepreneur, a former executive at Ford Motor Company and the founder of GreenLeaf, a company that grew to be the world’s second-largest automotive recycler and is now part of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ).

Chief Client Officer Stacy Dean Stephens brings his experience as a former Dallas law enforcement officer, as well as his skills as a seasoned entrepreneur, to assist on the client acquisition side.

Chief Intelligence Officer Mercedes Soria is an award-winning technologist and former Deloitte software engineer.

Chief Design Officer Aaron Lehnhardt brings over two decades of two- and three-dimensional product and industrial design in modeling and VR to the table, on top of his experience as a senior designer at Ford Motor Company.

Chief Financial Officer Mallorie Burke is a seasoned financial executive and strategic advisor for both private and publicly traded technology companies with a successful track record of mergers & acquisitions, corporate growth and exit strategies, including public listings.

General Counsel Peter Weinberg leverages 30 years of diverse corporate counsel experience, spanning from startups to well-established companies, private and public. He has significant experience training personnel at all levels in critical areas to improve corporate compliance and productivity.

Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ: KSCP), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.1, off by 3.5088%, on 508,003 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.03/$7.1208.

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Cybin Inc. (NEO: CYBN) (OTC: CYBN)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Cybin Inc. (NEO: CYBN) (NYSE American: CYBN).

Cybin (NEO: CYBN) (NYSE American: CYBN),a biopharmaceutical company focused on progressing Psychedelicsto Therapeutics(TM), is reporting on its two lead clinicaldevelopment programs: CYB003, a proprietary deuterated psilocybinanalog for the potential treatment of major depressive disorder(“MDD”), and CYB004, a proprietary deuteratedN,N-dimethyltryptamine molecule being developed for the potentialtreatment of generalized anxiety disorder (“GAD”). According to theannouncement, interim data from the CYB003 phase 1/2a studyexhibited rapid and short-acting effects; strong psychedeliceffects at low doses; and a positive safety and tolerabilityprofile. The company anticipates having top-line efficacy data bylate Q3 2023. In addition, initial findings from CYBN’s phase 1CYB004-E study suggest that IV DMT is tolerated well, and the studydesign is being expanded to accelerate first-in-human dosing ofCYB004. “It is incredibly gratifying that our findings from theinterim readout of the CYB003 Phase 1/2a clinical trial align withthe results observed in preclinical studies,” said Cybin CEO DougDrysdale in the press release. “Robust psychedelic effects wereobserved at low doses, absorption was rapid with low variability,and effects were short lasting – all desired outcomes. Thesefindings give us confidence in the potential efficacy of theunderlying active agent, which may ultimately reduce symptoms ofdepression after just one or two doses. This would be a remarkableimprovement over chronic treatments that are available today. . . .Our CYB004 program has made significant progress marked byconfirmatory results from part A of the phase 1 CYB004-E trial andthe acceleration of first-in-human dosing of CYB004. Recentprotocol amendments will allow us to further evaluate CYB004 anddemonstrate the advantages of deuteration on PK and PD parameters​.We see the potential for short duration treatments, which couldtruly transform the treatment paradigm and outcomes for patients.”

To view the full press release, visit https://ibn.fm/crASt

Cybin Inc. (NEO: CYBN) (NYSE American: CYBN) is a Canada-based life sciences company focused on the pharmaceutical development of psychedelic products, as well as the functional mushroom market.

The early-stage company boasts an experienced management team featuring industry veterans from pharmaceutical and consumer product backgrounds who have run multiple clinical trials and collectively helped facilitate billions of dollars in product revenues. The team is dedicated to the development of products and protocols within the psychedelic, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.

In particular, Cybin aims to further build upon and expand its intellectual property (IP) portfolio, which is structured around unique psilocybin delivery mechanisms that target a number of different therapeutic indications. In addition, the company has dedicated itself toward furthering its research and IP within the fields of synthetic compounds, extraction methods, the isolation of chemical compounds, new drug formulations and protocol regimes.

Serenity Life Sciences & Natures Journey Inc.

The company’s business model is centered around its two core subsidiaries, Serenity Life Sciences and Natures Journey Inc., which comprise Cybin’s two-pronged approach toward delivering fungi-derived psychedelic and medicinal products.

Serenity Life Sciences is focused on furthering research and development of psilocybin-based medications. Psilocybin is found in certain species of mushrooms and is a non-habit forming, naturally occurring psychedelic compound. Research into psilocybin has shown positive results for the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, eating disorders, ADHD and other indications.

Natures Journey Inc. operates the Journey brand, which specializes in developing proprietary medicinal mushroom products that target and promote mental wellness, immune boosting detoxification and overall general health and wellbeing.

Partnership with the Toronto Centre for Psychedelic Science (TCPS)

Staying true to its axiom of being a research-first medicinal mushroom life sciences company, Cybin recently announced its entry into a strategic partnership with the Toronto Centre for Psychedelic Science (TCPS), with the goal of furthering its ongoing psilocybin research efforts and expanding Cybin’s psilocybin IP portfolio (http://nnw.fm/9EUkI).

“While there is evidence to support psilocybin as a treatment for certain indications, the Toronto Centre for Psychedelic Science is taking a clinical approach to prove or disprove the safety and efficacy of psilocybin-based microdosing through an open science approach,” Paul Glavine, CEO of Cybin, stated in a news release.

“We are excited to join forces with Cybin and to offer our expertise. A number of firms had approached TCPS, but Cybin demonstrated a superior commitment to high-quality research and integrity in product development. Our high standards for scientific rigor and transparency will find a fitting home within the culture Cybin is cultivating in Canada and abroad,” Thomas Anderson, co-founder of the Toronto Centre for Psychedelic Science, added.

Journey’s Product Monetization & Market Potential for Nutraceutical Supplements

Although Cybin is at the forefront of companies seeking to conduct clinical trials aimed at gaining regulatory approval for psilocybin and other psychedelic products, the company has also placed a great deal of emphasis on generating meaningful revenue from its very outset.

Cybin’s Journey brand has is launching a range of supplements comprised of popular fungi-derived ingredients such as Reishi, Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps. Purported to aid focus and concentration while promoting neurogenesis, Journey’s range of nutraceutical products provides Cybin with a crucial foothold within the non-psychedelic legal supplement market, which is valued at over $25 billion globally and growing at a 9% year-over-year rate.

Pharmaceutical Psychedelics

In addition to the company’s range of non-psychedelic supplements, Cybin has plans to carry out a clinical trial with a new delivery system for its psilocybin-based medications later this year. Ultimately, the company aims to enter into technology transfer agreements with global pharmaceutical companies after phase 1 & phase 2 clinical trials are complete in order to accelerate regulatory approvals in major indications in global markets with entire lifecycle product management.

With products such as psilocybin truffles already legal in nations such as the Netherlands, Jamaica and Bulgaria, Cybin has positioned itself to capitalize on an eventual legalization of psychedelic mushroom-derived products in the future. Working within a regulatory environment with strong similarities to that which dealt with cannabis prior to the industry’s eventual legalization by the Canadian government in 2018, Cybin is laying the groundwork for the moment pharmaceutical psychedelics gain acceptance in North America and abroad.

Amalgamation Agreement and Financing

Cybin recently announced its entry into an amalgamation agreement dated June 26, 2020, with Clarmin Explorations Inc. (TSX.V: CX) and 2762898 Ontario Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Clarmin (http://nnw.fm/w04LH). Completion of the transactions contemplated in the amalgamation agreement will result in the reverse takeover of Clarmin by Cybin.

In connection with the proposed transaction, Cybin plans to complete a “best-efforts” brokered private placement of subscription receipts of Cybin, with a syndicate of agents co-led by Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. (Stifel GMP) and Eight Capital, to raise a minimum of C$14 million ($10 million) and a maximum of C$21 million ($15 million), with a 15% agents’ option.

To date, Cybin has raised approximately C$10,400,000 through an initial financing round and its series A financing round.

Cybin Inc. (NEO: CYBN) (NYSE American: CYBN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.52, off by 7.1429%, on 4,217,339 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4.138M and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.2649/$1.14.

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D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS).

D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) is a leader in quantum computing systems, software and services focused on delivering customer value via practical quantum applications for problems such as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, scheduling, fault detection and financial modeling. As the only provider building both annealing and gate-model quantum computers, the company is unlocking commercial use cases in optimization today, while building the technologies that will enable new solutions tomorrow.

D-Wave is a pioneer in quantum computing, with a history of delivering the world’s first commercial quantum computer; the first real-time quantum cloud service; countless hardware and software product and research milestones; and the planned first cross-platform quantum solution which will deliver both annealing and gate-model quantum computers to customers via an integrated platform. Its current commercial product offerings include: Advantage™ (fifth generation quantum computer), Leap™ (quantum cloud service), Launch™ (quantum computing onboarding service) and Ocean™ (full suite of open-source programming tools).

D-Wave’s relentless pursuit of practical quantum computing has resulted in the technology being used today by some of the world’s most advanced enterprises – more than 25 of the Forbes Global 2000 use D-Wave.

D-Wave’s commercial customers include blue-chip industry leaders like Volkswagen, Accenture, BBVA, NEC Corporation, Save-On-Foods, DENSO and Lockheed Martin. The company boasts an extensive IP portfolio featuring more than 200 issued U.S. patents and over 100 peer-reviewed papers published in leading scientific journals.

Founded in 1999, D-Wave is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers. With headquarters and the Quantum Engineering Center of Excellence based near Vancouver, Canada, D-Wave’s U.S. operations are based in Palo Alto, California.

Advantage™ Quantum Computer

 

With the Advantage™ Quantum Computer, D-Wave has incorporated two decades of experience and over 10 years of customer feedback to create the first and only quantum computer designed for business. The platform features a new processor architecture with over 5,000 qubits and 15-way qubit connectivity. This is 2.5x more connections and more than double the number of qubits than the company’s previous generation quantum computer.

D-Wave’s quantum computers, first located in its facilities in British Columbia, have been available to North American users through its Leap™ quantum cloud service since 2018. It has since introduced new Advantage systems in Julich, Germany, and most recently, Marina Del Rey, California, which marked the availability of the first Advantage quantum computer physically located in the United States.

That new deployment is part of the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC) hosted at USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the University of Southern California’s prestigious Viterbi School of Engineering. Additionally, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and D-Wave announced that the U.S.-based system is available for use in Amazon 2racket, expanding the number to three different D-Wave quantum systems available to AWS users.

Leap Quantum Cloud Service

 

D-Wave’s customers interface with its systems through the Leap™ quantum cloud service. Leap delivers immediate, real-time access to the company’s Advantage quantum computer and quantum hybrid solver service, all with enterprise-class performance and scalability.

Leap allows developers proficient in Python to get started building and running quantum applications. Through a seamless and secure cloud-based connection, users can easily start solving complex problems of up to 1 million variables and 100,000 constraints.

Using Leap, D-Wave customers have developed quantum hybrid applications for use cases in manufacturing, logistics, financial services, life sciences, materials science, retail and transportation. By eliminating the need to wait hours, days or weeks to get good answers to a broad array of problems, D-Wave is helping businesses move forward.

D-Wave Launch

D-Wave Launch™ is the company’s onboarding platform aimed at helping businesses easily start their quantum journey. Through this program, D-Wave’s team of experts and partners aid enterprises in identifying best use cases for quantum and work with them to develop a proof of concept and production pilot.

From there, the team coordinates with customers to get their hybrid quantum applications up and running, providing ongoing Leap quantum cloud access to ensure the application is operating smoothly and delivering real business value.

Target Verticals

While the potential applications for quantum computing are effectively limitless, D-Wave has identified a number of industry verticals as key areas of focus for its quantum architecture, providing case studies for each. These include:

  • Manufacturing – D-Wave worked with Volkswagen to identify a commercial optimization application, the binary paint shop problem, which was run on D-Wave’s hybrid solver service. The solver outperformed four purely classical methods on problem sizes at commercial scale (N=3,000). In a separate project, similar inputs were tested using a leading ion trap system, which failed to find any commercial solution.
  • Life Sciences – Menten AI makes use of D-Wave quantum computing to assist in the design of novel therapeutic peptides—short strings of amino acids that can act as potent drugs. With the rise of COVID-19, D-Wave’s Advantage system made it possible to identify molecules that might be especially well-suited for binding and inhibiting the related spike protein, producing several promising peptide designs.
  • Finance – Multiverse Computing, a leader in developing quantum solutions for the financial sector, leveraged D-Wave’s hybrid solver service in a collaboration with BBVA, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. Multiverse demonstrated management strategies that far exceeded the granularity of traditional returns in a fraction of the time, helping BBVA identify a low-risk portfolio for investment.

Market Opportunity

The quantum computing total addressable market is projected to grow between $450 billion and $850 billion over the next 15 to 30 years, with between $5 billion and $10 billion of anticipated TAM growth coming in the next three to five years, according to Boston Consulting Group. Driving factors behind this growth include rising investments in quantum computing tech by governments and an increasing number of commercial use-cases.

Forward-thinking organizations see quantum as an opportunity to move ahead of the competition. From finding efficiencies and reducing waste to decreasing time to solution and solving problems abandoned due to complexity, the business value is real. According to data from 451 Research, 40% of large enterprises are already experimenting with quantum computing.

D-Wave is strategically positioned – in an industry with significant barriers to entry – as evident by a decades-long track record serving a roster of blue-chip customers. The company is singularly focused on helping its customers achieve clear value by leveraging quantum computing in practical business applications. With a full stack of systems, software, developer tools and services, D-Wave is working to enable enterprises, governments, developers and researchers to access the power of quantum computing, thereby providing an intriguing opportunity for prospective investors.

D-Wave’s current investor base includes PSP Investments, Goldman Sachs, BDC Capital, NEC Corporation, Aegis Group Partners and In-Q-Tel.

Leadership Team

Dr. Alan Baratz has served as the CEO of D-Wave since 2020. Previously, as Executive Vice President of R&D and Chief Product Officer, he drove the development, delivery, and support of all of D-Wave’s products, technologies, and applications. Dr. Baratz has over 25 years of experience in product development and bringing new products to market at leading technology companies and software startups. As the first president of JavaSoft at Sun Microsystems, he oversaw the growth and adoption of the Java platform from its infancy to a robust platform supporting mission-critical applications in nearly 80 percent of Fortune 1000 companies. He has also held executive positions at Symphony, Avaya, Cisco, and IBM. Dr. Baratz holds a doctorate in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John Markovich is the company’s CFO. He brings to D-Wave over three decades of experience working with rapidly growing private and public technology companies across all stages of development. Mr. Markovich has directed the finance, accounting, tax, treasury, M&A, legal, operations, customer service, IR, HR, and IT functions for companies ranging from privately held pre-revenue startups to an NYSE-listed Fortune 500 multi-national company with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue. During his career, he has negotiated and closed over 150 debt, equity, M&A, and joint venture transactions exceeding $2.5 billion in value; over a dozen private placements; nearly a dozen M&A transactions; and several international joint ventures. Mr. Markovich holds a BS in Business from Miami University and an MBA from the Michigan State Graduate School of Business.

D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.695, off by 0.714286%, on 831,272 volume. The average volume for the last 3 months is 824,374 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.68/$13.23.

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Vision Energy Corp. (OTCQB: VENG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Vision Energy Corp. (OTCQB: VENG).

Vision Energy Corp. (OTCQB: VENG) (“Vision Energy”) is a forward-looking energy company developing carbon reduced solutions for the commercial, industrial and transportation sectors. Vision Energy is leveraging its team’s proven track-record in site and asset procurement, accelerating development and permitting processes, plant design, and grid integration to facilitate low-carbon energy production, supply and distribution. The company is pursuing reliable offtake relationships and operating partnerships with energy industry participants and end users seeking carbon abatements across feedstock and fuels. Vision Energy is committed to providing low carbon energy solutions with maximized yield, with projects designed to exploit existing gas and power infrastructure, to integrate and facilitate import and/or distribution of reduced-carbon energy to domestic and global supply chains.

The company believes that hydrogen and liquid carriers of hydrogen are the most reliable alternatives to fossil fuels. Hydrogen is anticipated by many energy analysts to become more widely competitive as an alternative mobile energy source as early as 2030, as economies of scale drive down costs.

According to the International Energy Agency report ‘Hydrogen in North-Western Europe (2021)’, the region is well placed to lead hydrogen adoption as a clean energy source. Today, this region comprises approximately 5% of global hydrogen demand and 60% of European demand. Moreover, the region is home to the largest industrial ports in Europe, where much of this hydrogen demand is located, and presents a well-developed natural gas infrastructure connecting these ports with other industrial hubs. This gas network could be partially repurposed to facilitate hydrogen delivery from production sites to demand centers. Governments in this region also have ambitious goals for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and there is strong political interest in hydrogen as a pathway to maintaining industrial activity in the region.

Vision Energy is based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Projects

Through wholly owned subsidiary Evolution Terminals BV, Vision Energy is pioneering a Green Energy Hub development project for the import, storage and distribution of low-carbon renewable fuels and hydrogen carriers, strategically located in the North Sea port of Vlissingen at the mouth of the Westerschelde estuary in the Netherlands. This Green Energy Hub is positioned to be the first terminal in Europe focused on green and low-carbon energy products.

Vision Energy is at an advanced stage of planning for the construction of its Green Energy Hub and is on schedule to file for the remaining construction and environmental permits by December 2022. The Green Energy Hub design is capable of receiving seagoing vessels, barges and coasters, served by a dedicated deep-water jetty as well as rail and truck loading infrastructure that will enable direct access to purpose-built storage and handling facilities for low-carbon fuels and hydrogen carriers, including ammonia, methanol and liquid organics. Phase 1 capital expense is estimated at approximately €450 million, including jetty infrastructure, and will provide for up to 400,000 cubic meters (CBM) of storage capacity with land already secured for future expansion.

Market Opportunity

In Northwestern Europe, the market for green hydrogen, or hydrogen produced by renewable energy, is growing rapidly. The current hydrogen demand projections outstrip the scheduled production for the next five to 10 years.

The company believes that all producers will face high demand. Moving beyond its initial Green Energy Hub, Vision Energy is focused on countries where governments support a regulatory standard that promotes hydrogen production and consumption. Many governments have established various incentives and financial mechanisms to accelerate and promote the use of hydrogen as a renewable energy source.

The EU, through its European Green Deal, has set an objective to become climate-neutral by 2050, implying the near total phase-out of fossil fuels in the EU energy system, and many countries are working to put in place subsidy programs for the development of green hydrogen facilities in anticipation of this goal.

Vision Energy projects its total addressable market at €10 billion by 2050.

Management Team

Andrew Hromyk is CEO of Vision Energy. He has supported and operated chemical and energy operations in the Permian Basin, central and south Texas, Arkansas, Alberta and internationally. An active investor, he has been involved with companies developing a diverse range of technologies, from enhanced and conventional hydrocarbon recovery processes to wireless infrastructure. He has participated in numerous industrial and commercial real estate developments. He also has served as a director of several private companies that became publicly traded on Nasdaq, NYSE and TSX. He studied economics at Chaminade University and the University of British Columbia.

Arron Smyth is Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Vision Energy. He has more than 18 years of experience in financial services, investment banking, business leadership and operations in both developed and emerging markets. Since 2018, he has been Managing Director Europe for the First Finance group of companies, developing and supporting the group’s private equity investments and projects, including Evolution Terminals, the Netherlands-based developer of tank terminal and port infrastructure for the bulk storage and handling of clean and sustainable energy products.

Matthew Hidalgo is CFO of Vision Energy. He has over 15 years of experience in accounting, operations, finance, corporate restructuring and integrating acquisitions. He is a Managing Partner at Turquino Equity LLC, a private equity investment firm. Formerly, he was the controller and operations manager for the largest subsidiary of WPCS International Incorporated. Prior roles included managing accounting functions for several Australian subsidiaries. After graduating from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Vision Energy Corp. (OTCQB: VENG), closed Monday's trading session at $2.05, up 3.0151%, on 73,251 volume with 375 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 57,207 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.04999995/$5.63000011.

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