Platinum

Some of Earth’s most ancient lifeforms can live on hydrogen – and we can learn from their chemical powers

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The young Earth was also rich in hydrogen, thanks to fierce geological and volcanic activity.

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  • The young Earth was also rich in hydrogen, thanks to fierce geological and volcanic activity.
  • Just as stars burn hydrogen to produce heat and light through nuclear reactions, life emerged by extracting energy from this simple molecule via chemical reactions.
  • Some of these early life forms were archaea: an enigmatic third form of life only discovered in the 1970s.

A life powered by hydrogen

  • Archaea devour this hydrogen to repair their bodies and even sometimes grow in otherwise deadly conditions.
  • We found some archaea can even make use of the minute amounts of hydrogen present in the air as an additional food source.

Surviving in the dark

  • Plants and animals can’t survive in this environment because there is no light or oxygen to sustain them.
  • Archaea have found a solution: they break down deeply buried organic matter from plant or animal remains.
  • Just as in the process of beer fermentation yeasts convert sugar to produce carbon dioxide, these dark-dwelling archaea convert organic matter to produce hydrogen gas.

Archaea making methane

  • But a group of archaea known as methanogens eat hydrogen and breathe out the potent greenhouse gas: methane.
  • These same archaea are also responsible for methane emissions from lots of other sources, from termite mounds to thawing permafrost and even trees.

Learning from archaea’s hydrogen economy

  • As our societies try to move away from fossil fuels, we may be able to learn from the hydrogen economy of archaea, which has thrived for billions of years.
  • However, there are also biological hydrogen catalysts, enzymes called hydrogenases, that don’t require precious metals and work under a wider range of conditions.
  • These enzymes can form a basis for more efficient and economical hydrogen catalysts.

Hydrogen and the history of life

The Critical Minerals Institute (CMI) Unveils First-Ever Critical Minerals List Ahead of CMI Summit III

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - June 12, 2024) - The Critical Minerals Institute (CMI) is pleased to announce the official unveiling of its first-ever CMI Critical Minerals List for June 2024, highlighting 18 minerals essential for sustaining Western economic growth.

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  • Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - June 12, 2024) - The Critical Minerals Institute (CMI) is pleased to announce the official unveiling of its first-ever CMI Critical Minerals List for June 2024, highlighting 18 minerals essential for sustaining Western economic growth.
  • A key criterion for inclusion on the CMI list is the mineral's critical role in economic growth and technological advancement.
  • The CMI has been monitoring critical minerals in 8 countries since 2022, tracking 10 lists and over 50 minerals and/or materials from the following lists: USA DOE Critical Minerals List - 2023, USA USGS Critical Minerals List – 2022, Canadian Critical Minerals List – 2024, Australia's Critical Minerals List – 2023, Australia's Strategic Materials List – 2023, UK Critical Minerals List – 2022, European Critical Minerals List – 2023, Japan Critical Minerals List - 2020, South Korea Critical Minerals List – 2023, and Indian Critical Minerals List – 2023.
  • Jack Lifton, Director for the Critical Minerals Institute (CMI), added, "The Critical Minerals Institute's list reflects the real markets of demand and supply, unlike academic lists produced by bureaucrats.

Appia Begins Uranium Exploration Season with Ground Reconnaissance at "Eastside" Project, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - June 5, 2024) - Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp. (CSE: API) (OTCQX: APAAF) (FSE: A0I0) (MUN: A0I0) (BER: A0I0) (the "Company" or "Appia") is pleased to announce the beginning of their summer uranium exploration season for 2024.

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  • Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - June 5, 2024) - Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp. (CSE: API) (OTCQX: APAAF) (FSE: A0I0) (MUN: A0I0) (BER: A0I0) (the "Company" or "Appia") is pleased to announce the beginning of their summer uranium exploration season for 2024.
  • To start, Appia recently completed a ground reconnaissance and exploration program for their uranium-bearing Eastside property located in the Peter Lake Domain, east of Wollaston Lake.
  • Appia followed up on several uranium, rare earth element, and platinum group element targets brought to light during the company's Mineral Prospectivity Map Analysis conducted in 2023 (Figure 1).
  • Appia's 2024 Eastside exploration program signifies its commitment to the exploration and development of its four (4) Saskatchewan uranium properties and highlights the Company's commitment to participating in this surging uranium market."

Sustainability: EcoVadis awards Sunrise a platinum medal

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Sunrise has been awarded a platinum medal by EcoVadis, a global leader in corporate sustainability assessments.

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  • Sunrise has been awarded a platinum medal by EcoVadis, a global leader in corporate sustainability assessments.
  • With a total of 81 points, it puts Sunrise among the top 1% of globally rated companies.
  • «As sustainability impacts nearly every area of the company, this prize truly recognises our entire Sunrise team – we’re delighted to receive it.
  • This platinum medal motivates us to keep moving forward on this path and to make significant contributions to sustainability,» says a delighted André Krause, CEO Sunrise.

EQS-News: Wacker Neuson Group opens new distribution center in Mülheim-Kärlich

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Monday, June 17, 2024

(Munich / Mühlheim-Kärlich, 14 June 2024) The Wacker Neuson Group opened its new parts distribution center in Mülheim-Kärlich at the beginning of June 2024 after a construction period of 1.5 years.

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  • (Munich / Mühlheim-Kärlich, 14 June 2024) The Wacker Neuson Group opened its new parts distribution center in Mülheim-Kärlich at the beginning of June 2024 after a construction period of 1.5 years.
  • With its future-proof storage capacity, the new distribution center will secure the basis for further expansion of the Wacker Neuson Group's spare parts and services business and thus support the company's long-term growth strategy.
  • With the construction and operation of the new distribution center, the Wacker Neuson Group is also taking care to keep its own CO2 footprint as low as possible.
  • As a long-standing partner of the Wacker Neuson Group, the successful cooperation will be continued and expanded.

ProSearch to Spotlight AI, eDiscovery Trends, Legal Data Intelligence at Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

ProSearch has renewed its support in 2024 of EDI, as well as Women in eDiscovery, SOLID events, and Relativity Fest.

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  • ProSearch has renewed its support in 2024 of EDI, as well as Women in eDiscovery, SOLID events, and Relativity Fest.
  • Upcoming events this summer include:
    Jobs for the Future conference on Building Inclusive Pathways Through Registered Apprenticeship – June 12-13.
  • ProSearch CEO Julia Hasenzahl will join a panel discussion on “A New Innovation Paradigm: Unveiling the Legal Data Intelligence Model” and how the new model addresses the explosion of unstructured data in every aspect of legal practice.
  • For more information, visit the News and Events page of the ProSearch website, or contact ProSearch .

HotelPlanner Re-Signs as Platinum Sponsor with U.K.’s Berkshire Bees Ice Hockey Club

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Monday, June 10, 2024

LONDON, June 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology platform and hotel booking engine, today announced a renewed platinum sponsorship agreement with U.K.'s Berkshire Bees Ice Hockey Club .

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  • LONDON, June 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology platform and hotel booking engine, today announced a renewed platinum sponsorship agreement with U.K.'s Berkshire Bees Ice Hockey Club .
  • The sponsorship includes HotelPlanner logos on all player uniforms, co-marketing efforts on social media and at live games, and hotel vouchers for players to give to fans.
  • "We're thrilled to announce the continuation of our valued partnership with HotelPlanner, our very first sponsor in the hospitality industry," says Graeme Bower, Director, TSI World Berkshire Bees IHC.
  • "Here at HotelPlanner, we're hitting the ice with excitement to renew our long-standing partnership with the Bees Ice Hockey Club," says Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder and CEO of HotelPlanner.

Spectrio Plans Big Presence For InfoComm In Las Vegas, Both On Trade Show Floor And For Social Events

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Friday, June 7, 2024

In-Store Retail Media Network solutions let you create a branded in-store digital channel to inform, educate, entertain, and now, monetize.

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  • In-Store Retail Media Network solutions let you create a branded in-store digital channel to inform, educate, entertain, and now, monetize.
  • Spectrio is a platinum sponsor of the sold out event;
    June 12th - Peerless-AV Partner Palooza Music Festival.
  • Spectrio is a Diamond Sponsor of the hyper-popular, invite-only late evening event;
    June 13th – Buzz & Bullseyes Digital Signage Industry Mixer.
  • The sold out networking event is co-hosted by Experience United Social Club and Sixteen:Nine, the industry’s most widely read and respected publication, which is owned by Spectrio.

SUNation Energy Achieves Platinum Status for Quality From New York State

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

MINNETONKA, Minn., June 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pineapple Energy Inc. (“Pineapple”), a leading provider of sustainable solar energy and backup power to households and small businesses, is announcing that SUNation Energy, the company’s New York subsidiary, has been recognized by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as a Platinum Status Quality Solar Installer.

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  • MINNETONKA, Minn., June 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pineapple Energy Inc. (“Pineapple”), a leading provider of sustainable solar energy and backup power to households and small businesses, is announcing that SUNation Energy, the company’s New York subsidiary, has been recognized by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as a Platinum Status Quality Solar Installer.
  • The platinum designation can only be achieved by installers who were able to meet the authority’s strict quality assurance benchmarks on residential and commercial installations for six (6) consecutive years.
  • Recent industry reports estimate that there are over 750 solar companies currently in operation within New York.
  • “I couldn’t be any prouder of the hardworking SUNation team,” Scott Maskin, Pineapple’s interim CEO said.

Revolutionizing Automotive Cybersecurity, VicOne and ASRG Team to Deliver Unrivalled Coverage of Automotive Threat Intelligence

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

VicOne , a leading provider of automotive cybersecurity solutions, and the Automotive Security Research Group ( ASRG ), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of the automotive security industry, today announced a close collaboration to deliver the most comprehensive coverage of automotive threat intelligence.

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  • VicOne , a leading provider of automotive cybersecurity solutions, and the Automotive Security Research Group ( ASRG ), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of the automotive security industry, today announced a close collaboration to deliver the most comprehensive coverage of automotive threat intelligence.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    The new database from VicOne and ASRG sets the standard for automotive cybersecurity.
  • With AutoVulnDB, VicOne, and ASRG empower companies an additional opportunity to provide more secure products for the public.
  • VicOne, as the leader of automotive cybersecurity solutions, delivers unparalleled coverage of automotive threat intelligence—from the previously unknown, to the already known but not fixed cyber issues,” said Max Cheng, chief executive officer of VicOne.