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Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC)
Marketbeat, TopPennyStockMovers, Wall Street Resources, and NBT Equities Research reported earlier on Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC), and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. is an emerging leader in mercury emissions control technology for the global coal-power industry. The Company develops and employs patented and proprietary technologies to remove mercury from coal-power plant emissions. It concentrates on the delivery of mercury capture technologies to power plants and other industrial coal-burning units in North America, Europe, and Asia. Midwest Energy Emissions has its headquarters in Lewis Center, Ohio.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule requires that all coal- and oil-fired power plants in the U.S., larger than 25 mega-watts, must remove around 90 percent of mercury from their emissions starting April 15, 2015. In June o2015, the U.S. Supreme Court remanded MATS back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for further review. Nevertheless, it left the rule in place.
Midwest Energy Emissions uses patented technology that has been shown to achieve mercury removal levels compliant with MATS at a considerably lower cost and with less operational impact than methods now used. This is while preserving the ability for customers to recycle and sell fly-ash for beneficial use.
The Company’s proprietary SEA™ (Sorbent Enhancement Additive) technology delivers a flexible, tunable solution. It allows the worldwide coal-power industry to easily comply with new, highly restrictive regulations on mercury air emissions. The SEA™ approach to mercury capture is exactly tailored for each application to complement a customer’s fuel type and boiler configuration for best results.
Earlier this month, Midwest Energy Emissions announced that it exercised its option to acquire in entirety all the patents related to mercury control from the Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation (EERCF), in Grand Forks, North Dakota, for $2.5 million and 925,000 shares of common stock. The technology was originally developed at the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center. The expectation is that closing of the transaction will occur by March 31, 2017, subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Last week, Midwest Energy Emissions announced that it is adding a new product to its proven, cost-effective mercury capture program, which will decrease mercury emissions by preventing scrubber reemission events. The design of the product is specifically for coal-fired power utilities with wet scrubbers to help remove mercury, and other metals, from the scrubber.
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $1.26, up 0.80%, on 87,310 volume with 64 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 55,883 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.312/$1.9308.
Kush Bottles, Inc. (KSHB)
The Street, StreetAuthority Daily, Promotion Stock Secrets, CFN Media Group, Stock News Now, and SmallCapVoice reported on Kush Bottles, Inc. (KSHB), and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Founded in 2010, Kush Bottles, Inc. is a premier supplier of packaging, accessories, and branding solutions for the legal cannabis industry. The Company provides certified child-resistant and custom-branded solutions in all states, which permit medical or recreational cannabis use. The Company offers pop top bottles; child resistant exit, paper exit, and foil barrier bags; tubes; and polystyrene, polypropylene, or silicone containers to urban farmers, greenhouse growers, and medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries. Kush Bottles is based in Santa Ana, California.
The Company is the only marijuana packaging company with multiple full service facilities across the United States. Kush Bottles centers on providing the highest quality of medical and food grade packaging. Also, its emphasis is on choosing products that are environmentally friendly and manufactured within the U.S.
Kush Bottles has an in-house marketing and branding team to serve clients. Kush’s team can help a business get their brand off the ground through creating logos, brochures, websites, and custom packaging. The Company has launched the marijuana industry's first online system. The system permits customers to design custom-branded packaging solutions. The tool makes it easier for customers to place orders. The expectation is that this will lead to a higher conversion rate and a better Return on Investment (ROI).
Kush Bottles has launched its "Kush N Slide" child resistant exit bag. This is an addition to its growing product line of high quality, compliant packaging solutions. The Kush N Slide is certified child resistant per Title 16 CFR 1700. The design of it is to meet the strict packaging regulations that are in place in Colorado and Oregon.
Kush Bottles announced in September 2016 that it has partnered with Acology, Inc. to bring Acology's MedTainer™ grinder/container to the legal cannabis marketplace. The patented MedTainer™ has an inventive multi-chamber design. It allows customers to store and grind cannabis all in one container.
In October 2016, Kush Bottles announced that it is now an authorized reseller of Bud Bar Displays. This is a line of premium cannabis display jars used by medical and recreational dispensaries. Premium Bud Bar Displays provide a high-end solution for cannabis retail merchandising. They offer a number of options with innovative features. These include a microscopic lens for magnified viewing, and a plastic screen that allows patients or customers to acquire the full fragrance of the strain.
Recently, Kush Bottles unveiled a new certified child-resistant pop-top bottle at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new bottle comes in four sizes. It is re-closable and its intention is for the packaging of flower and edibles. Additionally, the product can be used as secondary packaging for concentrates or other cannabis products when child resistant packaging is required.
Kush Bottles, Inc. (KSHB), closed Tuesday's trading session at $2.61, down 6.12%, on 449,271 volume with 681 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 182,070 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.70/$5.00.
Purebase Corp. (PUBC)
We are highlighting Purebase Corp. (PUBC) today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Purebase Corp. centers on delivering high quality organic mineral products for the agricultural sector. A diversified, natural and industrial mineral resource company, Purebase focuses on the acquisition, development, mining, and marketing of industrial and natural mineral properties in California, Nevada, and the rest of the U.S., as its main priority. Purebase is headquartered in Ione, California.
Purebase will consider international targets that offer economic benefit and align with its corporate purpose when the opportunity arises. Regarding the agriculture industry, the Company provides soil amendment and fertilizer solutions that are of major benefit to large commercial farming operations and retail consumer markets. Purebase Grow is a complete family of soil amendment products. The focus of these products is to provide a better, more natural way to grow, manage and increase yield on the farm and deliver higher quality products to consumers’ tables.
Regarding the construction industry, Purebase provides a Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM). This is an additive that may be used in cement for large infrastructure construction projects for government, commercial, and residential buildings. Purebase Build SCM (Supplementary Cementitious Material) substantially reduces greenhouse gas emissions and harmful particulate matter. Furthermore, it lessens the overall cost of concrete, while increasing its strength.
Purebase announced the creation of Purebase Networks in June 2016. This is an AgTech startup. Purebase Networks will concentrate on combining Internet of Things (IoT) agricultural sensors, wireless networking, and cloud technologies to deliver the industry's first vertically integrated agricultural supply chain. Purebase Networks will partner with Purebase Corp. to deliver proprietary, organic soil amendments for farmers. Purebase Networks will also provide farmers with access to Purebase Networks' proprietary "Big Data" analytics. This is to provide more visibility into crop and soil performance.
Last week, Purebase announced that it executed three distribution agreements for product sales on three different continents. The Company is working to gain entry as a worldwide organic agricultural product company in California's Central Valley, Peru, and Vietnam, with its recent signing of distribution agreements. Purebase executed its first Distribution Agreement with US Fertilizers, Inc., a California corporation with offices in Irvine, California.
Purebase also has a Distribution Agreement in California's Central Valley. Clements Nut Company came on board with the execution of a Distribution Agreement, which encompasses sales in San Joaquin County of California. Moreover, Purebase has a Distribution Agreement that grants AG Trading Corporation SAC, of Lima Peru, to leverage all the Purebase product offerings.
Purebase Corp. (PUBC), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.20, even for the day. The average volume for the last 60 days is 11,610 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.1492/$3.00.
OriginClear, Inc. (OCLN)
We are highlighting OriginClear, Inc. (OCLN) today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
OriginClear, Inc. is a top provider of water treatment solutions. As well, the Company is the developer of a ground-breaking water cleanup technology. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, OriginClear provides systems and services to treat water in a wide array of industries. These include municipal, pharmaceutical, semiconductors, industrial, as well as oil & gas. OriginClear has its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
The Company invented Electro Water Separation™. This is a pioneering high-speed water cleanup technology utilizing multi-stage electrolysis that OriginClear licenses around the world to water treatment equipment manufacturers.
Electro Water Separation™ (EWS) is a highly scalable, continuous process. It uses electricity in small, programmed doses to gather up oils and suspended solids. In addition, by way of Advanced Oxidation or AOx, it removes fine, micron-sized suspended solids, and dissolved contaminants, including ammonia.
OriginClear launched a subsidiary in Hong Kong in 2015 named OriginClear (HK). The Company granted OriginClear (HK) a master license for China. In turn, the subsidiary is expected to license regional joint ventures (JVs) for frack and waste water treatment. Additionally, a research and a manufacturing center are planned.
OriginClear (HK) manages Asian and Oceanian market development and OriginClear Technologies’ Manufacturing arm. The technology team is an internal division together with the OriginClear Group. OriginClear also has its wholly-owned subsidiary, Progressive Water Treatment (PWT) of Dallas, Texas.
OriginClear’s mission is to develop Electro Water Separation™ with Advanced Oxidation™ (EWS:AOx™) and accomplish its full recognition as an international industry standard in treating increasingly complex wastewater treatment challenges. OriginClear Technologies relies on a continuing strong research and development (R&D) and engineering activity for the development of its technology. This is while actively building its licensees, JVs and partners network for commercial development.
Last week, OriginClear announced that its subsidiary, Progressive Water Treatment (PWT), recently completed the installation and startup of a $2 million boiler feedwater system for a power plant operated by a major Midwestern public utility. The project used all Dow Chemical products. This is the third large power plant project that PWT designed, built, installed and successfully started up in 2016. This brings the total such orders to roughly $3.5 million for the year.
OriginClear, Inc. (OCLN), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.00605, up 0.83%, on 2,805,436 volume with 63 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 3,280,432 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0048/$0.02.
Box Ships, Inc. (TEUFF)
Wall Street Mover reported earlier on Box Ships, Inc. (TEUFF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Box Ships, Inc. is an international shipping business with its corporate headquarters in Voula, Greece. The Company specializes in the seaborne transportation of containers around the world. Box Ships also specializes in providing commercial management services to shipping companies. A Marshall Islands registered company, Box Ships established in May 2010.The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.
The Company’s strategy centers on building and maintaining lasting relationships with charterers. Its strategy also centers on providing reliable seaborne transportation services at competitive cost.
Box Ships has a young fleet with a diversified portfolio of charterers. The average age of its fleet is 9.9 years. The industry average is 10.9 years.
The Company works to acquire and operate modern container vessels and employing them in "period time charter" contracts. The Company's management team has comprehensive experience in shipping. This is in all operational and financial facets of the business.
The introduction of container shipping was in the 1950’s. Except for 2009, the worldwide container trade has increased every year since the introduction of long haul containerized shipping routes in the late 1960’s.
Container Shipping provides economical transportation of a wide spectrum of goods. This is from electronics to vehicles. As of December 31, 2015, Box Ships had a fleet of nine containerships with a total capacity of about 43,925 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).
Box Ships was created by Paragon Shipping, Inc. (PRGNF). The establishment of the Company was to invest in the containership industry. Paragon Shipping and the CEO own roughly 11.0 percent and 16.6 percent of the Company, respectively. Mr. Michael Bodouroglou is Box Ships’ Chairman, President and CEO. He has more than 35 years’ experience in shipping.
The current fleet’s emphasis is on the mid-size segment. The fleet consists of vessels between 3,400 and 6,600 TEUs with total capacity of 43,925 TEU.
Box Ships, Inc. (TEUFF), closed Tuesday's trading session at $0.0111, down 0.89%, on 5,000 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 132,078 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.20.
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX). Today, ChineseInvestors.com closed trading at $2.55, up 24.39%, on 659,094 volume with 1,006 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 115,427 and its 52-week low/high is $0.12/$2.19.
Founded in 1999, ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) has become a leading financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China. Recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, CIIX is also laying the groundwork to capitalize on growing demand for cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutrition and health products.
Through its primary website, www.ChineseInvestors.com, CIIX offers a variety of investor education products and services, including real-time market commentary, analysis and educational related services in Chinese language character sets; consultative services to smaller private companies considering becoming a public company; and advertising and public relations related support services.
At the center of this initiative is the ChineseInvestors Method, a unique integration of a disciplined investing process, web-based tools, personalized instructions and support. Using this strategy, CIIX provides reliable market information to help investors make informed investment decisions and meet their individualized financial goals.
CIIX is also leveraging its financial expertise to enter into the burgeoning CBD industry, which within a few years has grown from a relatively invisible sector to a billowing market expected to reach $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020.
The increasing demand for CBD-based products is a catalyst for innovative business endeavors. To this accord, CIIX has established a three-year development plan to capitalize on the convergence of CBD and the nutrition and health products market in mainland China, where the benefits of CBD oil have not been widely recognized.
Under a wholesale agreement with a reputable CBD health brand, CIIX is launching the world's first online CBD health products store published in the Chinese language. The site, www.ChineseCBDoil.com, caters to a growing number of Chinese people awakening to the numerous health benefits of CBD oil for treatment of a variety of conditions such as anxiety, stress, poor sleep, Alzheimer's disease, and more. CIIX expects to launch this website at the end of January 2017, and plans to sell CBD-infused products via online and in-store.
In conjunction, CIIX's cannabis-focused "Yelp"-style mobile app is in development as a platform for Chinese people to review and discuss various cannabis products. The app will be the first marijuana social media mobile app designed for Chinese-speaking customers worldwide. Disclaimer
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GainClients, Inc. (GCLT)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GainClients, Inc. (GCLT). Today, GainClients, Inc. closed trading at $0.034, up 30.77%, on 5,000 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 132,078, and its 52-week low/high is $0.01/$0.20.
GainClients, Inc. (GCLT) is a software service company focused primarily on the development of marketing services for real estate professionals and valuable home search and area information tools for consumers. The company's innovations expound the popularity of online networks by helping real estate professionals better serve their clients through the sharing of accurate real estate data.
The company's main product is the GCard progressive networking system, which is designed to build and promote relationships among real estate professionals and their clients. Using the GCard, agents and brokers have the means to offer real estate, lending and title services information through an integrated, web-based network, capitalizing on the ongoing shift in consumer preference toward mobile solutions.
Similar to the features of other popular online networks, professional users can invite clients and their industry partners to join their GCard networks and be featured as trusted team members. From here, the teams can quickly provide real estate, lending and title services and information to consumers via smartphone and web. With better communication throughout the process of buying or selling homes, purchases can move more quickly and more comfortably to completion.
Strategic partnerships are an important component of GainClients' growth strategy. The company recently established a worldwide licensing arrangement with CLOVIS LLC, a partnership that will enable the distribution of both companies' proprietary technologies to the real estate industry. CLOVIS will use GainClients' GCard to develop a unique lead generation program for the broader real estate marketing and advertising industry.
GainClients also offers GCHomeSearch, its stand-alone website that provides non-real estate customers, such as lenders and title professionals, with accurate listing data, historical property data, neighborhood information and demographics. When used with the GCard, the user is also privy to loan payment calculators, loan rates, closing cost estimators and other tools needed to make intelligent buying and selling choices. Disclaimer
GainClients, Inc. Company Blog
GainClients, Inc. News:
GainClients, Inc. Retains Largest Real Estate Customer on its GCard Service
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GainClients, Inc. Enters Into A Licensing Agreement with Real Estate Technology Upstart CLOVIS, LLC To Expand Its Technology Platform
Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI). Today, Monaker Group, Inc. closed trading at $2.60, up 10.64%, on 13,843 volume with 17 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 8,810, and its 52-week low/high is $1.10/$5.00.
Monaker Group, Inc. (MKGI) is a technology driven travel company focused on leveraging resources to become a significant presence in the fastest growing sector of the $1.3 trillion travel and tourism market. The company's flagship brand, NextTrip.com, is the industry's first and only real-time booking engine that features alternative lodging (vacation home rentals, resort residences and unused timeshare inventory), as well as a full selection of airlines, hotels, cruises, rental cars, tours and concierge services. These features are combined into a single, easy-to-use platform that gives travelers complete real-time control when planning and booking their vacations.
NextTrip.com takes an integrated approach to the needs of travelers by combining multiple booking solutions into a highly intuitive real-time booking platform. Since its launch in February 2016, NextTrip has already grown to more than 250,000 units of vacation rental inventory. Monaker currently has roughly 1 million additional alternative lodging units under contract that will soon be added to the platform. This will place NextTrip among the top three largest vacation rental inventories and rival industry peers, Airbnb and HomeAway, in the rapidly expanding alternative lodging market. Unlike the competition, which book by request which can take hours or days before a lodging owner confirms, NextTrip's platform books in real-time, similar to online hotel bookings.
Most NextTrip listings are in desirable locations in the U.S., the EU and the Caribbean with about 20% exclusive listings. Monaker expects rapid exclusive listing growth because, unlike the competition, Monaker doesn't charge a sign-up fee, just a commission upon booking. The competition charges both. Monaker even has a proprietary solution to unlock Timeshare and Fractional Share properties as rental inventory.
Through strategic partnerships and acquisitions Monaker is now positioned to be a major player in the travel and alternative lodging sector. In addition Monaker is also the parent to Maupintour and Voyage TV.
In business for 65 years, Maupintour still leads the tour industry in the creation of outstanding, unique itineraries and has the highest repeat rate in the tour industry. Maupintour's upscale luxury services create a unique blend with the various product offerings of NextTrip. Voyage TV has thousands of hours of travel footage shot in over 30 countries worldwide. These 15,000 video clips of hotels, resorts, cruise, and destination activities are a treasure trove for vacation travel marketing.
With an established portfolio of travel brands, and a proven record acquiring, consolidating and integrating companies, Monaker is building a diverse and exciting foundation to drive the company's future. According to data from the U.S. Travel Association, direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers topped $650 billion in 2015. When combined with the fact that roughly 64 percent of travel companies are still considered small businesses, Monaker's all-inclusive approach to vacation booking through NextTrip and Maupintour strategically positions it for sustainable growth moving forward.
Monaker is headquartered in South Florida with offices in California. The company is led by a seasoned management team with decades of applicable industry experience. Monaker's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Kerby has over 18 years of experience in the media and travel industries, as well as 10 years of experience in the financial industry. Disclaimer
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Monaker Group, Inc. News:
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National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. (NWMH)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. (NWMH). Today, National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. closed trading at $0.11, up 10.00%, on 5,425 volume with 2 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 25,590, and its 52-week low/high is $0.06/$1.23.
National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. (NWMH) is a solid waste management company offering comprehensive solutions for full waste diversion along Florida's west coast and in upstate New York. With an established base of long-term partnerships with municipal, institutional, commercial and industrial customers, along with a successful acquisition strategy, National Waste has set its course to become a leading waste diversion company.
National Waste's 54-acre landfill facility located in Hernando, Florida, handles annual average disposals of roughly 240,000 cubic yards of construction debris annually. The site also offers an array of ancillary services such as roll-off dumpster services, mulching services and recycling. While the landfill facility is already permitted for future expansion, National Waste's growth strategy also calls for the opening of new satellite offices in counties and states that neighbor its existing operations.
In addition to increasing its geographic foothold, National Waste employs a strategic acquisition model to increase its overall market share. In 2015, the company acquired Gateway Rolloff Services LP and Waste Recovery Enterprises LLC, which are expected to generate a combined $3.8 million in annual revenue for National Waste moving forward. In the second quarter of 2016, National Waste added Sivart Services to its roster, creating an immediate source of additional revenue and expanding its foothold in the northeast area of New York.
Management has confirmed its interest in additional acquisition targets while demonstrating its ability to effectively integrate and organically grow the company's existing acquisition companies and maintain efficient operations. Disclaimer
National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. Company Blog
National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. News:
National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. Ends Year on High Note, Announces Final Acquisition of 2016
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National Waste Management Holdings, Inc. (NWMH) Engages NetworkNewsWire for Corporate Communications Solutions
Singlepoint, Inc. (SING)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Singlepoint, Inc. (SING). Today, Singlepoint, Inc. closed trading at $0.032, off by 34.02%, on 21,572,819 volume with 990 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 4,523,408, and its 52-week low/high is $0.0046/$0.05.
Singlepoint, Inc. (SING) provides mobile technology and marketing solutions that enable companies, nonprofits and religious organizations to conduct business transactions, accept donations, and engage in targeted communication via mobile devices. Through diversification of its own model, the company is also leveraging its core technology to expand into the mobile auctions and daily fantasy sports markets.
SING currently has two fundraising solutions. Text2Bid is an interactive way to increase auction revenues. The technology makes it easy for people to bid in auctions from any text or web-enabled phone. Donate by Text allows nonprofits to securely collect one-time or recurring donations via text. This capability creates a personal experience for the donors, and enables ongoing communication between the donor and nonprofit or event sponsor.
SING's payment solutions include point-of-sale (POS) terminals, loyalty programs, payment processing, phone services and financing. Pay by Text™ enables a business to accept payment transactions and, in essence, turns the user's mobile phone into a point-of-sale device. Operating on the same platform as mobile marketing, Pay by Text is designed to increase revenues, raise the average per-transaction amount, and create a fast, easy and hassle-free method of payment.
As part of its diversification and expansion strategy, SING recently acquired an interest in DraftFury (www.draftfury.com), a company that offers skill-based NBA, NFL and MLB daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests. DraftFury is known for its innovative offerings and originality, and is the first cash-flow-positive DFS enterprise. This transaction places SING in a multi-billion dollar industry expected to generate entry fees of $14.4 billion in 2020. Under the guidance of a leadership team well-versed in technology, engineering, marketing and raising capital, SING anticipates a strong foothold in its chosen markets. Disclaimer
Singlepoint, Inc. Company Blog
Singlepoint, Inc. News:
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