The Power of Water to Revitalize Human Connection

Diamond Infrastructure Development, Inc. sends out a 2021 message reminding the world of water’s influence and historic impact to bring people closer together.

WILLIS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the new year begins, the leaders of Diamond Infrastructure Development, Inc. grow stronger than ever in their resolve to create a livable environment for future generations as they move towards the deployment of their innovative hydropower technologies.

“As we journey into 2021, we want to remind our communities how imperative it is that we care for one another,” stated Kenneth W. Welch, Jr., Inventor and C.E.O. of Global Oceanic Designs and SeaDog Systems Inc. “That means fighting for the best humanity has to offer and working together for a future that is safe and beneficial for us all.”

Through the company’s ingenious hydropower energy grid systems, Mr. Welch and Georg Engelmann, engineer and C.E.O. at Diamond Infrastructure Development, Inc., enter into a global launching point to deploy their wave energy converters via their proprietary hydropower driven liquid grid and hydro energy storage systems.

“Regardless of political affiliation, there are some aspects of human life that connect us all. Water is one of those miraculous elements. It has historically brought people together through hard times, and its power is infinite and yet largely untapped,” pronounced Mr. Engelmann.

Indeed, water has been the quintessential elixir for humanity since the dawn of time. Water brings people together in countless ways; through communal practices of retrieving clean water, nourishment of food and drink, and activities like swimming, traveling, or simply reveling in nature.

Historically, water has brought people together through hard times like these. During the catastrophic fall of the stock market in 1929 leading to the Great Depression, people found ways to connect to one another through water. Amidst devastation and rising unemployment, many locals used canals, lakes, and rivers as swimming pools. People could not afford the admission charge in private swimming pools and clubs, so they converged in waterways to swim, play, and be together.

Through the hardships of the Great Depression, people found ways to join together in the different waterways in the United States and other countries. Kids with their friends and families went to their favorite spots in the rivers or canals, played games, sailed toy boats, and found respite.

Water also became a source of food. With not enough money to buy food, communities would go to the rivers and lakes to catch fish and eat together to enjoy their meal. Water became their source of unity, food, and refuge amid massive unemployment, hunger, and uncertainties.

“We have always had the resilience and innovation to make it out of this difficult period, as generations before us have done. I think we can agree that all humans deserve the dignity of a thriving environment and a robust energy economy that is harmonious with nature. We are here to bring that to all people, starting in this beautiful country of the United States,” said Mr. Welch.

“At Diamond Infrastructure Development, Inc., we are bringing the majestic legacy of water further than it has ever gone– into a solution for many of the ills that face our current society. We hope that our technologies will assuage suffering by providing countless financial opportunities, access to clean and sustainable energy and water, and a way to curb the harmful fossil fuel industry that is widely understood to be taking its toll on the planet.”

Indeed, studies have consistently shown hydropower as the most viable fossil fuel alternative, with the best conversion efficiencies compared to other energy sources and more sustainability and cost-efficiency on every level than solar and wind systems.

Global Oceanic Designs and SeaDog Systems Inc. and their partners will be working within the U.S. Congress as well as the U.N. to promote technologies that will help build a sustainable energy economy. The company hopes that its hydropower technologies will bring people together in their quest for a flourishing future.

Sources referenced:

https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history
https://www.un.org/en/chronicle/article/water-brings-people-together-create-better-planet
https://medium.com/la-fen%C3%AAtre-magazine/hydropower-harnessing-the-power-of-water-to-produce-renewable-energy-3d7b295c6cb6

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Armada Power and NRTC Announce Partnership

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Armada Power is a transformative technology company that manufactures and incorporates smart technologies into a secure platform.

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Armada Power’s LCS2400 Grid Optimizer transforms resistive electric water heaters into sub-second responding energy storage assets.

Companies join forces to extend Armada Power's patented water heater management and thermal storage solutions to rural America.

We are the industry leader in non-invasive load shifting technology that enables co-ops to reduce their costs to serve members and improves reliability as new sources of generation evolve.”

— Timothy J. Harper, President, Armada Power

COLUMBUS, OH, UNITED STATES, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Armada Power, the industry leader in the delivery of highly secure, scalable, and non-invasive demand management technology, has entered a partnership agreement with NRTC to extend innovative energy-efficient technology to rural America. NRTC’s electric and telecommunications members will have the opportunity to offer Armada Power’s patented water heater management and thermal storage solutions.

NRTC makes technologies such as smart meters, DERMS platforms, and smart thermostats available throughout communities served by cooperative utilities. Armada Power will expand the NRTC advanced energy technology offerings to include grid control and thermal storage using intelligently managed, grid-connected water heaters.

“NRTC is focused on partnering with cutting-edge providers who can help us fulfill our mission of delivering innovative technology solutions to our members across America. Our collaboration with Armada Power offers our members a noninvasive way to save their members money through demand management,” said Greg Bartolomei, President, Smart Grid Solutions at NRTC. “We are very excited to be able to offer this unique solution from Armada Power.”

Armada Power’s solution includes the proprietary FleetCommander software platform working in conjunction with UL-listed optimizer technology. The combination aggregates individual water heaters into a secure grid resource.

The optimizer installs directly to an electric water heater in just 15 minutes and links to the cloud-based FleetCommander control platform. NRTC-member utilities then perform grid control functions like solar sponging, circuit-level control, and demand-response actions without impacting end-user comfort. In addition, individual households can take advantage of maintenance and energy efficiency savings, a win-win for NRTC’s co-op membership and the co-op’s own members.

“We believe this is a great partnership opportunity with NRTC,” said Armada Power President Timothy J. Harper. “Our solution offers many potential benefits for co-ops. We are the industry leader in non-invasive load shifting technology that enables co-ops to reduce their costs to serve members and improves reliability as new sources of generation evolve. Co-op members will also see benefits like leak detection, maintenance alerts and lower energy bills. We are thrilled to team up with an organization that has a strong reputation for providing innovative technologies to the co-op market and a track record of delivery success.”

About NRTC
NRTC is a member-driven, technology-focused cooperative. Founded in 1986, NRTC supports more than 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states. Adhering to the Cooperative Principles created by its members, NRTC’s solutions help its electric and telephone members bring all the advantages of today’s evolving technology to rural America. NRTC’s products and services are developed specifically to meet the needs of rural utilities and their customers, and include integrated smart grid and utility solutions, advanced energy, broadband infrastructure and managed network services, wireless technologies, and programming distribution capabilities for video providers. NRTC is headquartered in Herndon, VA.

About Armada Power
Armada Power is a transformative technology company that manufactures and incorporates smart technologies into a secure platform. This platform optimizes individual devices through secure, real-time, two-way communication into a larger, aggregated, controlled, and responsive grid tool. Armada Power is headquartered in Columbus, OH.

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IPT Group acquires PRIMOVE E-mobility Wireless Charging technology portfolio

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PRIMOVE and IPT share a wealth of technology, market experience and installed base. IPT has an ambitious product development strategy.”

— Richard van den Dool

EFRINGEN-KIRCHEN, BADEN-WüRTTEMBERG, DUITSLAND, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — IPT Group, holding company of IPT Technology, one of the leading global manufacturers of wireless charging and electrification solutions applied in industrial and e-mobility applications, has acquired PRIMOVE, the e-mobility inductive charging technology portfolio from Bombardier.

With this acquisition, IPT combines two cleantech scale-ups in wireless power transfer for e-mobility benefiting from synergies, thereby accelerating IPT’s offering of a complete product portfolio to serve various markets.

“By acquiring PRIMOVE we’re complementing our existing IP and product portfolio and speed up our product-to-market plans,” says IPT’s management, Richard van den Dool and Victor Hoynck van Papendrecht. Both IPT Technology and PRIMOVE are global leaders in wireless charging technology and innovative pioneers with various pilots, prototypes and proofs of concept. Since its start in 2008, PRIMOVE has developed a strong patent portfolio for E-Mobility applications and delivered impressive innovations, achievements and technical knowhow. Next to bus applications, PRIMOVE has invested substantially in light-duty vehicle applications. IPT Technology has its roots in industrial wireless applications and has developed heavy-duty e-mobility solutions. By combining the technology and expertise of both companies, IPT is strengthening its market position and accelerating its business planning.

“PRIMOVE and IPT share a wealth of technology, market experience and installed base. IPT has an ambitious product development strategy”, says CEO/CCO Richard van den Dool. “Now the global energy transition and change-over to battery-driven vehicles are taking off; we need to accelerate our product development. Our focus will move from research, concept and prototype phase, to developing serial products.” Smart City, Smart Mobility, Industry 4.0, Autonomous Driving and other Megatrends are highly dependent on the availability of wireless electrification facilities. “Market demand for static and (semi)dynamic wireless charging applications will boost for all types of transport vehicles by rail, road or water. IPT is fully prepared for this, but we gain direct access to PRIMOVE’s IP, knowhow, and experience with this strategic takeover. That will save time and resources, that now can spend on new developments.”

“IPT Technology is ready to scale up its product development capacity,” according to CEO/COO Victor Hoynck van Papendrecht. “IPT has developed a solid base for further growth, and strongly believes in co-operation and partnerships to build the future. Accelerating and realising our ambitions require strategic and financial partners. With the acquisition of PRIMOVE, we strengthen our product portfolio while improving our proposition as a technology provider. PRIMOVE has always focused on light-duty cars (power range from 3-22kW) and heavy-duty applications (200kW). IPT’s focus has been on Industrial Mobility, making IPT the trusted partner for leading industrial companies to dynamic wireless empower their daily processes.”

With different markets and R&D approaches for light-duty charging solutions, both companies are complementary to each other. PRIMOVE has invested substantially in developing their Z-Move, an industrialised 3.6kW charging solution for the light-duty car market that includes an impressive metal detection and positioning system. Whereas PRIMOVE approached the car market top-down via OEM’s, IPT worked bottom-up by conducting selected pilots. The first pilot with Daimler started in 2012, followed by pilots with Porsche, Streetscooter (DHL) or EON. Currently, IPT is occupied in a Pan-European charging project driven by the EU (Horizon 2020 – User-Chi).

“We will finalise and complete the developments of PRIMOVE’s Z-Move and implement the first pilot in Barcelona at the end of 2021,” says IPT Management. Early 2021 IPT will also participate in an innovative project driven by the UK Government (OSRIC=On street Residential Inductive Charge) for which IPT has developed an underground charging solution. This allows 14 cars (different models) to be wirelessly charged overnight via the existing lamppost infrastructure keeping street clutter clean. IPT’s market experiences and pilot agenda combined with PRIMOVE technical leadership and advantages will be a great synergy.

The overlap between the two technologies is clearly on heavy-duty bus applications. IPT has been developing and installing wireless charging solutions (60-100kW) for buses since 2004. IPT’s first-generation charging solution was installed in Turin for 23 e-buses and still is in daily operation. IPT’s 3rd generation Charge Bus technology is used in different European cities, including London and Madrid. With this acquisition, PRIMOVE’s 200kW expertise and installed based in Berlin, Mannheim, Braunschweig or Bruges will be added to the IPT portfolio. Thereby all wireless charged busses across Europe come now from the same team!
Christian Köbel, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at IPT says: “We will further optimise and combine both technologies and build a next-generation Bus Charge for depot and opportunity charging. But Bus will just be one of our focus segments. We also have an ambitious roadmap for static and dynamic wireless electrification, such as car, truck, ship, forklift, AGV/RGV or sorter line applications. With our roadmap, we will offer operators, owners and individuals an exciting range that facilitates their next step towards a wireless future.”

Terms of the deal are not disclosed.

About IPT Technology
IPT is a leading solutions provider of innovative technology and applications for wireless electrification and battery charging. IPT designs, manufactures, installs and services wireless charging systems to power up all types of vehicles ranging from cars and buses to ships, robots and material handling equipment.

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Tech for Good Awards: Nominations open to recognise innovation that drives positive social or environmental change

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new awards programme launched today will recognise and champion the organisations and individuals harnessing technology to achieve social, environmental, humanitarian and other positive contributions to public and planetary good.

The Stack’s inaugural Tech for Good awards, sponsored by enterprise open source software company Red Hat and consultancy Rainmaker Solutions, are open to any business or individual: the only qualification for entry is that the nominated project must have used technology to deliver a tangible good. (Working with partners on award-worthy projects in Columbia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, China? We welcome and can support applications in any language).

Recognition will be awarded across three categories — startups, medium-sized businesses and large / multinational enterprises — after judging by an experienced, independent panel, including Charlie Paton, CEO of multiple award-winning sustainability business Seawater Greenhouse; Pamela Chase Dyson, CIO of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Christina Hammond-Aziz, MD of Rainmaker Solutions; Dr Louise Beaumont, investor and working group chairman, techUK.

Whether it’s a business using geospatial data to fight deforestation, or a laboratory pioneering the use of machine learning to reduce drug development times, The Stack’s team wants to hear about it.

In keeping with the awards’ theme, 25% of all application fees will be donated to the Earth Innovation Institute, a non-profit organisation that works to advance climate-friendly rural development around the world.

“When people talk about technology changing the world, they usually mean delivering improvements to the way we do business,” said Ed Targett, co-founder of The Stack.
“But if 2020 taught us anything, it’s that humanity can achieve remarkable things when we come together to solve challenges that affect us all. That’s why we want to champion the people and organisations who are helping to make the world a better place through technology.

“From climate change to human rights, pollution to education, we want to hear from those who are making a real difference where it’s needed most; whether you are an NGO, entrepreneur, developer, or working on a project led by a technology multinational.”

Earth Innovation Institute chairman Daniel Nepstad added: “We are thrilled to have the support of The Stack’s Tech for Good Awards, which will spotlight groundbreaking projects that leverage technology to solve the single most important challenge confronting our planet.

“As an organization that works directly with communities, governments, and the private sector to build the kind of partnerships needed to protect the world’s tropical forests and stabilize the climate, we know the critical role that technology can play in achieving this goal. We’re excited to see the many innovative ideas we expect to come forward and are grateful to be a part of this campaign.”

The closing deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.

To apply, or nominate a partner, visit https://thestack.technology/the-stack-tech-for-good-awards/

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The Stack is a new business technology publication that launched in late 2020. Its focus is on digital transformation across industry verticals and it regularly features interviews with leading C-suite figures who are using technology to disrupt business-as-usual. Co-founder Ed Targett has a long-standing interest in environmental issues, ESG innovation, and protecting biodiversity.

ABOUT THE EARTH INNOVATION INSTITUTE

The Earth Innovation Institute works to advance climate-friendly rural development through innovative approaches to sustainable farming, forestry and fisheries in tropical regions around the world. Indigenous peoples and traditional communities are on the frontlines of forest conservation and climate change mitigation. Earth Innovation Institute seeks to better integrate them into climate change mitigation strategies, bringing more benefits to these communities and facilitating greater control over those benefits to meet their needs and aspirations, by promoting partnerships between Indigenous peoples and traditional communities and local governments in tropical forest regions.

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Finhaven Private Markets — a new private securities marketplace — launches across Canada

Accredited investors now accepted for onboarding. First global issuer listed. Target industries include: climate change, food, real estate and tech.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Finhaven Private Markets, the first private securities marketplace to operate in multiple provincial jurisdictions in Canada, today announced that the marketplace is open with its first issuer and is onboarding accredited investors. Finhaven Private Markets is operated by Finhaven Capital Inc., a registered exempt market dealer in Canada.

Finhaven Private Markets operates similar to a stock exchange but deals only with private securities, connecting issuers to accredited investors using safe, secure Distributed Ledger Technology (blockchain) and digital securities. Finhaven Private Markets issuers will be private commercialized companies looking to raise at least $2 million in capital to fund their next stage of growth, including targeted projects. The company is targeting issuers in various industries including technologies, food, real estate and climate change.

“Today, accredited investors in Canada took a major step forward in gaining access to private opportunities that have been made unavailable to them until now,” says Finhaven CEO DH Kim. “With more companies staying private, or staying private longer, Finhaven Private Markets is connecting private issuers to new sources of capital while giving accredited investors the ability to buy and sell private securities on a regulated platform.”

Accredited investors and permitted clients who meet assets and/or income thresholds in securities legislation can invest in digital securities offered by non-reporting issuers (whose securities do not trade publicly), hold them in a digital wallet, and, importantly, trade those digital securities among themselves by way of privately negotiated trades.

SolarPark, a high efficiency solar panel manufacturer with a diversified portfolio of clients in the US and South Korea for residential and commercial markets, is the first issuer with Finhaven Private Markets. Founded in 2007 and boasting 181 employees, SolarPark is raising $13 million through an 8% Convertible Bond with a three year maturity to deliver a $43 million secured contract with a $6 billion solar power project in South Korea by August 2021.

A critical advantage for Finhaven Private Markets over potential entrants in the space is its regulatory clearance across multiple provincial jurisdictions. Securities regulators, in consultation with the Canadian Securities Administrators’ Regulatory Sandbox Committee, have granted Finhaven Private Markets relief in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec from securities law requirements for marketplaces and clearing agencies.

“We have been working with securities regulators across Canada for more than two years to ensure their concerns and interests are central to and reflected in our marketplace design. Investors can be sure we are well regulated and secure,” says Kim.

Next steps in the phased approach to developing Finhaven Private Markets include:

– Selecting 30 issuers for the marketplace by Q4 2022 using a rigorous due diligence process

– Building an active community of 300 accredited investors by Q2 2021 (10,000 investors authorized by regulators by end of 2022)

– Commencing secondary trading in the marketplace once the first companies have met their capital raise targets (Q2 2021)

Ryan Lee, CEO and Managing Partner of Dunamu & Partners, a leading VC firm in the blockchain and fintech space says, “we believe in digital securities and the role blockchain will play in the evolution of capital markets. Today’s launch proves that Finhaven is leading the evolution, and we look forward to the continued growth of Finhaven Private Markets.” Dunamu & Partners invested in Finhaven in 2018.

Finhaven Capital Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finhaven Technology Inc. ("Finhaven"), a Vancouver-based financial services and technology company with a capital markets platform built on Distributed Ledger Technology and digital securities.

For further information on the Solar Park offering, visit https://www.finhaven.ca.

About Finhaven*
Finhaven is a Vancouver-based financial services and technology company with a capital markets technology platform built on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital securities that removes friction from the buying, selling and handling of securities, automating the exchange of documents and that slows the current system down. Finhaven Private Markets (the market-facing name for Finhaven Capital Inc., a registered exempt market dealer in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec) is a marketplace built on the Finhaven Investment Platform to connect private companies with accredited investors, providing private companies access to new capital and investors access to new opportunities. For more information about Finhaven, please visit finhaven.com. For more information about Finhaven Private Markets, please visit finhaven.ca.

*Finhaven is the operating name of Finhaven Technology Inc. Finhaven Private Markets is the operating name of Finhaven Capital Inc., a registered exempt market dealer in Canada and a subsidiary of Finhaven Technology Inc.

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Sahara Group celebrates 25 years of global expansion, unfolds future plans

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Sahara Group's impressive growth trajectory since 1996 has been driven by knowledge, business integrity, humility, diverse people and robust global network.

These past 25 years, knowledge has been the empowering tool for Sahara, business integrity our greatest asset, humility our utmost ethos, diverse people and network our greatest value”

— Temitope Shonubi, Executive Director, Sahara Group

LAGOS, NIGERIA, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Executive Director, Sahara Group, Temitope Shonubi has said the energy conglomerate’s impressive growth trajectory since 1996 has been driven by knowledge, business integrity, humility, diverse people and robust global network.

“These past 25 years, knowledge has been the empowering tool for Sahara, business integrity our greatest asset, humility our utmost ethos, diverse people and network our greatest value,” he asserted while unveiling Sahara’s 25th anniversary logo and the Group’s plan for the future.

Shonubi said Sahara had since disrupted previously held notions that put looking to Africa for the implementation of global energy solutions beyond imagination. According to him, since its inception, Sahara has deployed “transformational energy initiatives” to become a conglomerate with a proud African heritage and vast operations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East Asia.

“Today, the narrative is rapidly changing with Sahara at the vanguard of the transformational story from Africa to the world. Founded in 1996 with an initial focus on Oil trading, Sahara Group is widely regarded as a leading energy conglomerate renowned for championing capacity building and promoting the ‘best in Africa for Africa’ to the world narrative globally,” he affirmed.

Shonubi said Sahara would increase its investment in technology, artificial intelligence, and human capital transformation as critical drivers of its next expansion phase, adding that innovation will define Sahara’s brand positioning and offering In the coming years.

“For us at Sahara, it has been 25 years of instituting a stamp of distinction. Like most start-ups, we were chasers then followers, and today are the dream actualized corporation. It is much more expensive and difficult to be a trailblazer, defying the impossible to emerge as an enterprise that creates value innovatively, responsibly, and sustainably. Still, at Sahara we are focused on remarkable growth and grateful for the opportunity to serve and bring energy to life across global markets.”

Sahara plans to mark its 25th anniversary with several events and activities all through 2021 with the theme, “Harnessing Safe energy today.” Emphasis will be on promoting the “capacity to do and achieve positive and sustainable transformation” in the energy sector.

An analysis of Sahara’s operational model shows that creating a sustainable economic, social, and governance impact has remained central to Sahara’s corporate strategy. The conglomerate has grown its operations to achieve annual revenues in excess of $10 billion, with over 4000 employees and operations in over 40 countries. “Sahara’s focus is on continuous improvement, operational efficiency, and sustainability. We plan to deploy best-in-class Terminal Automation System (TAS) for efficient terminal operations in the oil & gas sector, Plant Data Visualization System (PDVS) for enhanced remote monitoring of plant operations, Customer Energy Management (CEM), and GIS-based Network Monitoring System (GNMS) for customer-centric power distribution & data management services,” said Shonubi.

The Group considers the activities of the Sahara Foundation as one of its most cherished accomplishments. Following its initial partnership with the Carter Centre to eradicate guinea worm disease in Nigeria, Sahara Foundation has over the years, emerged as a global promoter of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with over 2,000,000 (two million) beneficiaries across its locations through interventions in Health, Education, Capacity Building, and lately, Extrapreneurship – a concept that promotes opportunities for social innovators and entrepreneurs.

In 2015, the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), through the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) established the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) as a pivotal platform for business leaders opportunity to contribute to extraordinary social impact and cultivate partnerships of tremendous transformative capacity. From an initial list of 100 shortlisted global multinational companies, the United Nations SDG-F selected 13 companies and inaugurated them in Madrid. Within the African continent, Sahara Group was one of the only two companies that made the final selection.

In line with its commitment to supporting growing global demand for safe and clean energy and the shift towards a lower carbon footprint, Sahara and the UNDP in 2019 entered into a partnership to promote access to clean and affordable energy in Africa, with a target of providing access to clean and affordable energy to over 650 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“Sahara Group remains passionate about green energy and environmental conservation. Our Green Life project, aimed at driving energy and ecological conservation initiatives across our business operations and partnerships, saw the Group pioneer the commencement of an electronic billing system (e-billing) at Ikeja Electric Plc, the Group’s power distribution arm to promote environmental conservation in the energy sector,” Shonubi said.

To reinforce its commitment to clean energy initiatives, Sahara Group also initiated the use of electric buggies and bicycles at its Egbin Power, Africa’s largest privately-owned Power Plant, with plans to replicate same at other operational facilities across the Group.

Shonubi said Sahara’s zero-waste approach to promoting operational efficiency and commitment to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has seen Egbin Power Plc invest in an oxygen bottling facility on the plant to harness the oxygen generated as a by-product of the plant cooling mechanism. Egbin Power supplies oxygen, a key ingredient in the fight for life in the ICU, freely to medical facilities in Lagos State and the FCT, Abuja Nigeria, through Fortitude Children's home, the largest orphanage in Nigeria.

Sahara’s Covid-19 interventions also include donation of personal protective equipment (PPE), driving Covid-19 awareness and education in sub-Saharan Africa through educational literature in indigenous languages across various countries and leading the delivery of the 300-bed Thisday Dome Isolation and Treatment Centre and donation of medical equipment, including fully equipped world-class Intensive Care Units, to the centre and other medical facilities across Nigeria.

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PypeServer Creates Advisory Board and Appoints Darren J. Young

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PypeServer Advisory Board member Darren J. Young

SEATTLE, WA, USA, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — PypeServer® Inc. today announced the creation of an Advisory Board to help guide the company's strategic development. The board will consist of industry experts with in-depth knowledge of the emerging trends and unmet needs in the digital transformation of the construction workflow. The first member of the Advisory Board is Darren Young, who's spent the last 12 years as an industry leader in assessing and integrating software tools for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC). Earlier in his career Mr. Young was an acknowledged expert on AutoCAD®, serving as an author and technical editor of multiple books on best practices in CAD. Mr. Young also has extensive practical experience in CAD, CAM, CNC programming, and machine operation.

“Darren's breadth and depth of experience in manufacturing and the digital transformation of AEC gives him a unique insight into the needs of the industry and how PypeServer can address them,” said David Basiji, CEO of PypeServer. “Darren's experience, his sense of mission, and his emphasis on collaboration and teamwork make him an ideal fit for our Advisory Board. We're thrilled to have him as an advisor.”

“I'm honored to have been selected to serve on the PypeServer Advisory Board and looking forward to working more closely with this great company," said Mr. Young. "It's not often you find a vendor who's so proactively engaged in the industries of their customers like PypeServer. PypeServer's been a valued partner not just for me and my industry but also our other industry partners with their integration options. This makes PypeServer an important piece of our manufacturing execution system and helps us move from a construction and manufacturing company to an integrated supply chain partner.”

PypeServer's Advisory Board will meet periodically to review the opportunities and challenges facing the industry and the company as PypeServer positions itself as a must-have tool for the digitization of the shop floor. PypeServer plans to add Advisory Board members over time.

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Minnesota Mesothelioma Victims Center Appeals to the Family of a Taconite Miner in Minnesota to Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get a Much Better Financial Compensation Result

"We are appealing to the family of a taconite miner in Minnesota who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma to please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303.”

— Minnesota Mesothelioma Victims Center

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA , USA, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Minnesota Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are appealing to the immediate family of a taconite miner in Minnesota who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma to please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. Erik Karst is one of the nation's leading mesothelioma attorneys and he and his colleagues at Karst von Oiste have been assisting people with mesothelioma in Minnesota for decades and he will know exactly how to help a person like this.

"We know the last 12 months or so have been a nightmare of people in Minnesota if you throw in the Coronavirus, social unrest and the election. We have heard that some people with mesothelioma around the nation are son worn out with everything-they are not electing to pursue compensation. Please do not do this. If you have mesothelioma in Minnesota and or this sounds like your loved one-please call attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste anytime at 800-714-0303. The call is no obligation and at a minimum he will be able to explain the compensation process to you as well as suggest what your claim might be worth. This is a much better deal than a free booklet, or kit related to mesothelioma." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Minnesota Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize there is a statewide initiative available to diagnosed victims anywhere in Minnesota, including communities such as Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, or Saint Cloud. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Minnesota, the Minnesota Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their families, get to the right physicians at each hospital.

* The Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota: https://www.mayoclinic.org/.

* Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Minnesota: http://www.cancer.umn.edu/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Minnesota include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, factory workers, welders, industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, iron ore miners, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. https://Minnesota.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives a person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about mesothelioma, please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma

Michael Thomas
Minnesota Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Delaware US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Has Endorsed Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste to Make Certain a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Delaware Receives the Best Compensation Results

"Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Delaware or their family hires a lawyer to assist with compensation-please call attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. ”

— Delaware US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE , USA, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Delaware US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "We are advocates for Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Delaware and our top priority is for people like this to receive the best possible financial compensation results. To get the financial compensation job for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma we have endorsed and we recommend attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste to assist a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Delaware and or their family. The typical Navy Veteran we assist is 72 years old and their asbestos exposure took place in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s. Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Delaware or their family hires a lawyer to assist with compensation-please call attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303.

"One additional no obligation service attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste provides potential clients is an estimate of what their financial compensation might be worth. Frequently mesothelioma compensation claims for a Navy Veteran can exceed a million dollars-if the lawyers they hire know what they are doing. Erik Karst is one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys and he will know exactly how to help a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Delaware or their family. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303 anytime." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Delaware US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown, Smyrna, Milford, Seaford or anywhere in Delaware. https://Delaware.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Connecticut the Connecticut US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed Veteran, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital. Christiana Care: https://christianacare.org/services/cancer/.

About one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or their family retain the services of a lawyer or law firm, they are urged to call the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate anytime at 800-714-0303. https://USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma

Michael Thomas
Delaware US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate
+1 800-714-0303
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Singapore Based AirCarbon Digital Carbon Trading Platform, Securitizes Carbon Credits Into CORSIA Tokens

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AirCarbon, the world’s first fully digital carbon trading platform, securitizes CORSIA Eligible carbon credits into CORSIA Eligible Tokens for Viridios Capital.

As Companies and the fund managers that invest in them adopt ESG policies, the demand for offsets that include verifiable actions under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals grows rapidly.”

— John W.H. Denton, International Chamber of Commerce

SINGAPORE, January 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Singapore based AirCarbon Pte Ltd (“ACX”), the world’s first fully digital carbon trading platform, securitizes CORSIA Eligible carbon credits into CETs (CORSIA Eligible Tokens) for Viridios Capital.

January 21, 2021, Singapore & New York – Against the backdrop of the US rejoining the Paris Accords, AirCarbon and Viridios Capital this week securitized 500,000 tonnes of CORSIA eligible carbon credits into the world’s first CORSIA Eligible carbon Tokens (CET). With over 55 participants and counting, the exchange serves as a central marketplace for investors to trade and gain exposure to the carbon markets.

AirCarbon applies traditional commodity exchange architecture and blockchain settlement and clearance to the carbon market. With trading fees of less than ½% of notional, AirCarbon is the world’s lowest priced carbon trading platform.

• Lowest trading commissions in the market at $3 per 1000tCO2
• ACX is the world’s first fully digital trading exchange for voluntary carbon offsets

Viridios Capital’s Eddie Listorti said that, “As active market participants, Viridios is pleased to collaborate with AirCarbon. We have great confidence in their cutting-edge blockchain technology. It’s also a competitive advantage that they’re located in Singapore, given the country’s leadership and drive toward becoming a carbon-trading hub in the world. We’re especially pleased to collaborate with AirCarbon through our proprietary AI technology for post-trading valuation, portfolio construction and risk management of carbon offsets.”

Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce, John W.H. Denton AO, commented, “As more companies and the fund managers that invest in them adopt ESG policies and targets to voluntarily promote an impactful image of their brand, the demand for offsets that include verifiable actions under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is also growing rapidly. However, the voluntary carbon market is mostly served by unregulated companies positioning themselves as exchanges, but which are more akin to OTC bulletin boards. The outcome is an inefficient, fragmented market, which, compounded by a lack of liquidity, fungibility and transparency, results in high transactions costs.”

The AirCarbon Exchange addresses these issues by bringing blockchain efficiencies to bear on the antiquated carbon credit OTC market. It securitizes carbon credits into traceable and fungible blockchain based contracts on the Binance Smart Chain. Co-founder, Bill Pazos, commented that, “Traditional commodities (e.g.: corn, soybeans and crude oil) are held in escrow and tradeable receipts trade on exchanges. This allows investors to gain exposure to the underlying commodity without being pigeon holed into specific carbon projects. By bringing this architecture to the carbon markets we eliminate opacity, increase accessibility and unleash previously alienated investment dollars.”

Each AirCarbon Token is backed by one equivalent ton of CO2 and blockchain technology is used to securitize the carbon allowing for an open, transparent and liquid asset type that reduces friction, and facilitates a distributed and borderless platform. Blockchain technology allows this market to mirror old fashioned (non-digital or non-blockchain) commodity markets while at the same time simplifying and automating laborious manual processes and reducing settlement and clearing to sub one second time frames.

As a result of this blockchain platform, AirCarbon is able to offer the lowest transaction costs in the market. At $3 per 1000tCO2 AirCarbon is more in line with the market practice of other global commodities exchanges.

AirCarbon’s co-founder Mr Thomas McMahon commented, “As we saw WTI benchmark pricing form in the 80s and Brent later in the 90s, we expect to see benchmark pricing for carbon form up around contracts for nature based, premium, CORSIA and other carbon specifications. As we develop these benchmark prices, we anticipate that this market will eventually top well over $100 billion.”

Figure 1 – AirCarbon Exchange Interface

With the ACX, AirCarbon envisions a global, blockchain-enabled carbon trading hub that will transform industry emission of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) from a detriment to the climate into a positive force for the development of carbon capture projects through market forces.

Mr McMahon added, “Over the last several months in the development of the AirCarbon Exchange, we have initiated collaborations, partnerships and discussions with manufacturers, energy producers, transportation and shipping companies, as well as green project leaders, technology providers and regulators. The success of the AirCarbon Exchange requires the cooperation from all these stakeholders.”

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About AirCarbon Pte Ltd

Within highly regulated Singapore, AirCarbon Pte Ltd (“AirCarbon”) has built a hybrid trading platform based on a central order book architecture with blockchain for settlement and clearing. The marketplace serves industry stakeholders, carbon projects, and financial traders reducing the friction and complexity of trading carbon emissions. The Exchange provides carbon traders an efficient and transparent trading platform with minimal commission fees.

For more information or to trade carbon, please visit: https://www.aircarbon.co

William Pazos
AirCarbon Pte Ltd
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Source: EIN Presswire