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Here’s a roundup of our most popular Sustainability-related news and interviews in October 2021.
Dialight plc (LON:DIA), world leader in LED industrial lighting, Group CEO, Fariyal Khanbabi presents its H1 2021 results presentation, including a financial review by Interim CFO, Clive Jennings. The presentation includes an overview of Dialight’s business performance & strategy, product innovation and how the company supports its clients progress to Net Zero carbon emissions.
Since the results, Dialight launched on 26 October, the world’s most efficient commercially available heavy industrial rated lighting fixture, the Ultra-Efficient Vigilant® LED High Bay. Fariyal Khanbabi noted: “It can generate a rapid payback in as little as 12 months for some customers.” Read more on the product launch here.
Tirupati Graphite plc (LON:TGR), the fully integrated, revenue generating, specialist graphite producer and graphene and advanced materials developer, held its Annual General Meeting on 28 October. Shishir Poddar, Executive Chairman & Managing Director announced: “Responding to the growing demand for clean, green graphite for EV batteries, Tirupati is thus increasing production at its two primary graphite mining and processing projects in Madagascar. Last month, we announced the commissioning of our second plant and are also in the process of developing the third, which will take capacity to 30k tonnes per annum (‘ktpa’) next year. But that’s not the end of the story; it’s just the beginning. Immediately after we complete the third plant, we’ll start on the fourth with the intention of reaching our ambitious target of 84ktpa by 2024.”
Ilika plc (LON:IKA) is a pioneer in a ground-breaking solid state battery technology able to meet the specific demands of a wide range of applications in MedTech, Industrial IoT, Electric Vehicles and Consumer Electronics. VP of Sales and Marketing John Tinson joins DirectorsTalk Interviews to discuss the company roadmap. John chats about a discussion he hosted on the role of the Government in battery innovation, Ilika’s view on international versus local supply chains, the effect on plans, electrification and its place on the roadmap, the effect the latest Faraday-led consortium to develop Solid State Batteries will have, what’s next for the company and where it is on the company roadmap.
Symphony Environmental Technologies plc (LON:SYM), global specialists in technologies that make plastic and rubber products “smarter, safer and sustainable” and Faust Innovations have announced on 25 October a new Distribution Agreement for the sale of finished products made with Symphony’s technologies. Faust Innovations is a new company established by Roberto Fama and Henry Uscinski.
Symphony Environmental’s CEO, Michael Laurier said: “Symphony provides a wide range of innovative products under its d2w and d2p brands which will be very useful in the hospitality industry. We are pleased to be working with two very experienced businessmen who are well placed to introduce our products to this important market, initially in Japan, Thailand, the UAE and Hong Kong. We wish them every success.” In this short exclusive interview, Michael expands on the news and why it provides rapid expansion of their channels to market for their finished products.
Eden Research plc (LON:EDEN) is an AIM-quoted company focussed on sustainable biopesticides and plastic-free encapsulation technology for the use in global crop protection, animal health and consumer products industries. CEO Sean Smith presents the company’s strategy, investment case, financials and outlook hosted from Milton Park in Oxfordshire.
Pensana plc (LON:PRE) set about establishing three years ago the world’s first fully sustainable and independent magnet metal supply chain in the UK. Pensana plc has again been named a top stock ahead of COP26 as published in The Sunday Times on 24 October 2021. The article, titled Five shares you can buy to hitch a ride on the EV boom, notes Saltend’s globally unique location in a Freeport and that the Company’s £15m equity fundraising kickstarted early works on site in June 2021, among other strengths.
Earlier this month, British investment bank Liberum also picked Pensana as a top pick for COP26 and as one of three UK companies that meet the climate leaders gold standard.
Pensana’s Chairman, Paul Atherley, said: “The electrification of motive power is the biggest energy transformation in history and is dependent on the supply of powerful rare earth magnets which is dominated by China. Rare earth prices continue to rise and have pushed through US$100,000 per tonne as the awareness grows that China is going to need all of its magnet production for its $11 trillion Carbon Neutral plan. Building a rare earth processing hub in a Freeport in the UK will be a major step in establishing an independent and sustainable supply chain for these critical magnet metals.”
The Sunday Times article can be read here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/five-shares-you-can-buy-to-hitch-a-ride-on-the-ev-boom-mx6vc97vp
Biome Technologies plc (LON:BIOM) Bioplastics division has announced the commencement of large-scale UK-wide field testing and initial commercial sales by Suregreen of biodegradable tree shelters using Biome’s proprietary bioplastics materials.
Paul Mines, Biome Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Extensive field testing is the next step to commercialisation of the novel biodegradable tree shelter at scale. We’re looking forward to validating our results over the coming years in a diverse range of climates by demonstrating how our biodegradable materials can protect saplings in the early years after planting and are confident that biodegradable tree shelters will play a meaningful role in sustainable forestry and the UK’s net-zero ambitions.” Read the full RNS here.