Invert Inc. | March 04, 2022
Invert Inc. a specialized carbon emissions reduction and offsetting company, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its team to add new carbon project expertise and IT development leadership.
Joining the team as Head of Carbon Forestry is Matt Delaney. Matt is a forester specializing in carbon projects and has over 20 years of experience in forest carbon methodology development, forest inventory techniques, and carbon markets. He has been part of the successful implementation of carbon projects on over two million acres of land. Matt is co-author of an IFM carbon methodology under the American Carbon Registry and is currently part of a team writing a biochar carbon methodology for Verra, one of the leading carbon credit standard agencies. As Head of Carbon Forestry at Invert, he will evaluate and complete due diligence on forest carbon project opportunities including IFM, REDD+, and reforestation projects globally. He will also identify new opportunities in the carbon offset and removal sector and assist in developing new carbon methodologies.
Also joining the team is Chris Heider, as Head of Blue Carbon. Chris will oversee project diligence and structuring for carbon sequestration and avoidance projects that specifically relate to coastal and marine ecosystems. He is an ecosystem ecologist with a strong background in quantifying and designing nature-based solutions to climate change in countries with low or limited capacity. Chris has over 25 years of experience consulting for global and regional organizations in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America Regions, as well as numerous private sector clients. Chris has conducted assessments and designed projects in over 20 jurisdictions around the world, covering projects of all forms including forest management, reforestation, evaluation of carbon stocks in mangrove, coastal communities, upland forests, wetlands and grasslands.
Chris and Matt join an existing leadership team with significant expertise in carbon credit markets, including Gabe Sheets-Poling (former Managing Director at Cargill Inc. and Sr. VP at Indigo Ag.) and Adam Shedletzky (former Senior Adviser to the Minister of Environment & Climate Change and Premier of Ontario).
“Chris and Matt are both seasoned leaders in on-the-ground assessment and structuring of carbon credit generation projects. With their addition to Invert, we have further strengthened the carbon credit team with decades of experience across forestry, blue carbon, regenerative agriculture and technology-related projects.”
Andre Fernandez, Co-CEO, Invert
Also joining the Invert leadership team as Head of IT and Technical Development is Ru Wadasinghe. With over 30 years of technology experience, Ru is the former Chief Information Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation, CIO and VP of Professional Services at March Networks and spent 20 years at Nortel, where he held leadership positions in product management, operations and IT. Ru holds an Engineering degree from Carleton University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa. Ru was awarded a U.S. patent in Internet networking and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 19 Technology Titans for 2019.
“At Invert we are leveraging our financing of carbon reduction and sequestration projects, to develop a platform that enables individuals the opportunity to support carbon credit projects,” said Rade Kovacevic, Co-CEO. “Adding Ru’s immense technical background to the Company will be invaluable as we continue to advance our software platform to support our mission.”
Invert invests in carbon credit projects that produce high quality, meaningful carbon reduction and removal credits that we believe will help save our world. We believe in making access to carbon reduction and removal projects available to individuals and businesses both big and small.
Chemours Company | May 12, 2022
The Chemours Company a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, today announced its participation in a fundraising for Wilmington, Delaware-based Versogen Inc., a leader in developing anion exchange membrane technology for use in hydrogen production. Founded by University of Delaware professor Yushan Yan, Versogen’s AEM technology offers a reliable and affordable way to produce green hydrogen at scale.
Green hydrogen is the most promising alternative fuel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transportation and other industries that primarily rely on fossil fuels. When produced through water electrolysis and powered by renewable energy, large amounts of green hydrogen can be made while generating zero emissions. This process is essential to the clean energy transition and meeting global decarbonization goals.
“Chemours is passionate about the potential of the hydrogen economy and our role in it, and we're constantly looking for opportunities to accelerate innovation and new technologies for clean energy. We’re excited to participate in Versogen to help power their continued scale-up and to have the opportunity to collaborate with a start-up in our backyard to understand better the synergies between AEM technology and our Nafion™ ion exchange membranes in green hydrogen production.”
Denise Dignam, President, Advanced Performance Materials for Chemours
As part of Chemours’ commitment to innovative and responsible chemistry that enables the sustainable products of the future, we are collaborating across the value chain to deliver advanced solutions that solve some of our customers’ and partners’ biggest challenges. As part of those efforts, Chemours is also a steering member of the Hydrogen Council and joined Hydrogen Europe and the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance to help realize the potential of hydrogen’s role in the global energy transition.
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,400 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 3,200 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.
Agilent Technologies Inc. | February 25, 2022
Agilent Technologies Inc. and the University of Vermont announced the establishment of the Agilent Laboratory for Chemical Analysis (ALCA). The facility will be a hub for advanced instrumentation that will allow students, institutional colleagues, industrial partners, and regional high-tech start-ups to study the composition and structure of chemical samples. It is intended as a shared educational and research space that will play a central role in the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students at UVM, while also serving as a valuable technology resource to local and regional businesses.
“Agilent is extremely pleased to support UVM in the development of this innovative research facility,” said Mike McMullen, Agilent president and CEO. “It’s another example of Agilent’s commitment to advancing scientific understanding and at the same time supporting UVM and the local community.”
"This new state-of-the-art instrumentation laboratory will fulfill a primary need in academia, where we have an obligation to ensure the next generation of scientists have the technical skills required to meet modern challenges," said Dr. Giuseppe Petrucci, professor of Chemistry at the University of Vermont. "Beyond that, the fact that this lab will also be available to faculty members for research projects, as well as to start-up companies in the area, offers tremendous opportunities to advance scientific discovery and validation."
“This is an exciting venture. The ALCA facility will address all aspects of the analytical process, including problem identification, method development, instrument training, data analysis and sharing, and planning for future scientific advances."
Darlene Solomon, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Agilent
The fast pace of technological advancement can be challenging for universities and other educational and research facilities to stay current with the latest technology and training. The suite of Agilent instrumentation housed in the ALCA facility – backed by Agilent application expertise – will advance long-term technical and scientific goals in the state of Vermont and support economic and technological sustainability throughout the region.
The University of Vermont is hopeful the ALCA facility will establish an "incubator" environment where users can develop and share ideas and tackle challenging analytical problems in a dynamic and scientifically driven environment. The laboratory will also serve as a regional hub for Agilent representatives to showcase and demonstrate instrumentation functions and capabilities.
About University of Vermont
Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. UVM’s strengths align with the most pressing needs of our time: the health of our societies and the health of our environment. Our size—large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet intimate enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study—allows us to pursue these interconnected issues through cross-disciplinary research and collaboration. Providing an unparalleled educational experience for our students, and ensuring their success, are at the core of what we do. As one of the nation’s first land grant universities, UVM advances Vermont and the broader society through the discovery and application of new knowledge. UVM is derived from the Latin Universitas Viridis Montis.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. is a global leader in the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets, delivering insight and innovation that advance the quality of life. Agilent’s full range of solutions includes instruments, software, services, and expertise that provide trusted answers to our customers' most challenging questions. The company generated revenue of $6.32 billion in fiscal 2021 and employs 17,000 people worldwide.
Triangle Lithium LLC | March 29, 2022
Triangle Lithium LLC is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Triangle Lithium Argentina, SA a joint venture with Lithium Energi Argentina, SA has finalized and executed all the contracts required to kick off its drilling campaign in the Antofalla Salar in Catamarca Province, Argentina. Work will commence in the next ten days.
Trila finalized the execution of contracts with Dorado Exploraciones y Servicios, a mining services contractor owned by the former Secretary of Mines for Catamarca Province, Rodolfo Micone. Resulting from relationships derived during his many years as the head of SEM, Sr. Micone is one of the most well-known mining industry experts in the region and has hand-picked the "best of the best" for the subcontractor group being engaged for the implementation of the Campaign. Central to the sub-contracting group is Hidrotec, SRL, perhaps the most experienced salar drilling company in Argentina.
The Campaign will initially undertake 2,400 meters of drilling in six "diamantinas," narrow diameter, core holes drilled with diamond drill bits to obtain and extract physical cores samples. The average total depth ("TD") per well is anticipated to be 400 meters; however deeper horizons may also be explored based on real-time field results. The core samples will reveal porosity, permeability, and chemical analysis critical for development planning and resource valuation. Core samples are planned for analysis at Geosystems Analysis, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona, one of the foremost analytical laboratories in the world for analyzing lithium brine core samples.
After tagging bottom at TD, packer tests will be conducted from bottom hole up to surface to obtain sizable quantities of brine. Brine sample analysis will be conducted at Alex Stewart Laboratories to yield a complete spectroscopic analysis of brine chemistry and lithium concentrations.
In addition, a minimum of 10,000 gallons of brine obtained during the Campaign will be sent to Triangle's technology provider, International Battery Metals to run through its direct lithium (DLE) extraction plant to determine verifiable lithium extraction rates and other critical determinations. Moreover, these tests will enable IBAT to tailor its modular DLE plant for the particular chemistry of Trila's properties in Antofalla for maximum efficiency and efficacy.
The Antofalla basin is a long, narrow, fault-based graben – identified as one of the world's largest entrapment depressions hosting lithium-bearing brine – and its total depth is not well known. Published data from drilling campaigns executed by other exploration companies on claims near the JV's claims in the Antofalla Salar have reportedly yielded indications of significant volumes of lithium-bearing brine with concentrations ranging from 350 to 650 ppm.
Trila has engaged a highly-experienced team to plan, execute, and analyze the Campaign, including qualified persons designated to govern the sampling and testing protocols. Australian QP Murray Brooker, a well-known professional with many years of hands-on salar drilling knowledge in Argentina, will lead those aspects of the Campaign. Based on field results obtained during the Campaign, Trila may elect to expand the Campaign to include multiple rotary wells, which are larger diameter wells suited for implementation of long-term pumping tests that are requisite to determining the drawdown and recharge rates related to brine extraction from the subterranean aquifers. At its conclusion and based on the data obtained from the core samples and pump tests, the Campaign is expected to yield an NI. 43-101 resource estimate, which the company believes could be ready for publication in Q4 of 2022.
"We are proud beyond words to have assembled, in record time, a world-class team to undertake this initial drilling campaign in the Antofalla Salar. And we are confident that once undertaken, the Campaign will yield results that validate our belief that Antofalla is one of the world's great lithium resources."
Triangle's CEO, Ali Rahman
Sorcia Metal Corporation CEO and Triangle's Chairman, Daniel Layton, stated that "With our ability to utilize Sorcia's IBAT technology license, we see the potential for actual lithium production as achievable in our near-term horizon, possibly as early as Q1 2023, emerging right when the world needs these commodities the most."