Author stories Proactiveinvestors Author stories RSS feed en Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:21:37 +0100 Genera CMS (Proactiveinvestors) (Proactiveinvestors) Versarien chief on importance of US patent Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien (LON:VRS), discusses the importance of US patent protection for its volume graphene platelet production process.

“The patent allows us to produce graphene in a very cost effective and stable way, something which been missing from the graphene scene," says Ricketts.

It adds to existing patent protection for the graphene production process which had already been granted in Europe.

Known as 2D –Tech, the process is a mechanical-chemical exfoliation technique pioneered at Ulster University.

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 10:26:00 +0100
Petropavlovsk pair Hambro & Maslovskiy encouraged by first half progress The chief executive of Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk (LON:POG),  Pavel Maslovskiy, and chairman Peter Hambro, sit down with Proactive Investors to discuss the company’s first half performance and important next steps.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:24:00 +0100
Gaming group Gfinity cashing in on eSports craze Neville Upton, chief executive of AIM-listed Gfinity (LON:GFIN), sits down with Proactive Investors to discuss the company’s place in the growing eSports community.

The firm, which is behind the UK’s first eSports arena, provides a hub for online competitors and spectators of popular electronic games such as League of Legends, FIFA 2015 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:08:00 +0100
Hybridan’s Pearson: Three small cap mining stocks to watch Niall Pearson, corporate broker at Hybridan, sits down with Proactive Investors to discuss this week’s events in China, commodity prices and opportunities in the small cap mining sector. 

When it comes to the juniors, the analyst has his eye on Wolf Minerals (LON:WLFE), the firm behind Britain's first new metal mine for 40 years as well as fertiliser company African Potash (LON:AFPO), which recently signed a distribution deal with Comesa, a free trade union of twenty African countries,

Turkish gold miner Mariana Resources (LON:MARL) also offers value, according to Pearson, particularly given the high grades at its Hot Maden project.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:59:00 +0100
Tango Mining boss delighted with BK11 diamond estimate Terry Tucker, chief executive of TSX Venture-listed Tango Mining (CVE:TGV) says the updated resource estimate from its BK11 Botswana kimberlite diamond mine will form a critical piece of the operation's economic model.

The company revealed the inferred resource is 17.4mln tonnes (Mt), containing 780,820 carats, of which around 9.0 Mt averages 6.8 carats per hundred tonnes (cpht) for a total of 608,000 carats.

Higher grade areas of 9.8 cpht have also been identified.

The project is located in the southern African country’s Orapa District, one of the largest diamond producing areas in the world and home to Debswana’s Letlhakane and Damtshaa operations and Karowe, operated by Lucara Diamond Corp.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:28:00 +0100
Solo Oil entering home straight at Kiliwani North says Ritson Solo Oil (LON:SOLO) chairman Neil Ritson, says the company, along with its partner Aminex (LON:AEX), will start producing gas from the Kiliwani North field onshore Tanzania imminently.

At Kiliwani North, signature of a gas sales agreement is expected shortly, with first gas anticipated in the third quarter of 2015.

Fellow Tanzanian E&P player Wentworth (LON:WRL) has already confirmed first gas deliveries to the new transnational pipeline.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:35:00 +0100
Anglo Pacific “has turned a corner”, says CEO Treger Julian Treger, chief executive of Anglo Pacific Group (LON:APF) (TSX:APY), says the company has turned a corner after managing to weather a tough commodity price environment.

“We haven’t been entirely immune to the weakness in commodity prices, but we’ve managed to turn a corner and are now moving in a different trajectory to the the struggling sector."

The firm specialises in mining royalties and in particular royalties in base metals and bulk commodities.

Today it told investors that royalty income has risen significantly in spite of commodity price weakness, with exposure to coking coal (used to make steel) and thermal coal (used for energy generation) offsetting weakness elsewhere.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:34:00 +0100
Algy Cluff: Coal-to-gas projects crucial for UK energy supply Algy Cluff, chief executive of Cluff Natural Resources (LON:CLNR), has stressed the importance of underground coal gasification (UCG) for the UK and has urged the government to speed up the planning process.

The UCG process attempts to reach reserves of coal which are can’t easily be mined, in Cluff’s case coal under the waters of the Forth estuary.

It involves chemically converting the coal from a solid state into gas by pumping oxygen and steam through a small borehole into the coal seam.

According to Cluff, the method arguably provides the solution to a UK energy shortfall set to worsen as coal fired power stations close down.

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:39:00 +0100
Golden Saint CEO: Rock Forage excited by what they’ve seen so far Cyril D’Silva, chief executive of Sierra Leone-focused diamond explorer Golden Saint Resources (LON:GSR), says technical consultants have been impressed by what they’ve seen on the ground at the firm’s sites so far.

Alluvial specialists Rock Forage are leading an exploration programme and will soon release a report on their early findings from the Tongo, Baja and Moa licences.

Speaking to Proactive, D’Silva also says Rock Forage looks to have found a way to continue operating all year around and avoid disruptions from the rainy season.

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:58:00 +0100
Panmure analyst Hodgson has brighter outlook for gold Kieron Hodgson, commodities and mining analyst at Panmure Gordon offers his contrarian view on gold, which he believes maybe on the rise long term after a 3.5% gain this week.

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:22:00 +0100
Q&A: Active Energy CEO on new Canadian forestry JV Richard Spinks, the chief executive of AIM-listed Active Energy (LON:AEG), meets Proactive Investors to talk about the new joint venture unveiled with three indigenous aboriginal Canadian groups.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:18:00 +0100