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    Your Week In Brief; In Fraud We Trust

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    As the Editor-in-Chief of CapitalWatch, a site mainly focused on Chinese U.S.-listed stocks, I have covered my share of Chinese frauds. Luckin Coffee was the most bitter, whose accounting antics drove disillusioned investors to dump shares in a caffeinated frenzy. Covering China, I have written the word “fraud” almost as often as I had written the word “coronavirus.”

    From lying about the state of containment of the coronavirus or the state of labor camps where a million or more ethnic minorities toil to lying about intellectual property theft, China lies and lies big. And so do its companies. But not like they used to. The frauds of the early 2000s were both the biggest and the most colorful. 

    My favorite fraud is when Chinese travel services provider Universal Travel Group gave auditors an address for one of the company’s supposed hotel customers that turned out to be a public restroom, according to regulators. Then the proverbial sh@!t hit the fan. The company, once trading on the NYSE under “UTA”, decided to “voluntarily” delist in 2012. The sheer number of frauds shipped across the seas from the Middle Kingdom to the U.S. during this period was stunning. (Interestingly, Germany has the most recorded cases of fraud annually per capita and in absolute terms more than any nation, which attributed, in part, to better law enforcement). 

    But as Nikola reminds us, there is still fraud in America. This should come as no surprise. After all, fraud and scandal are grotesquely personified at the very top of the nation’s government. And while the veracity of the accusations levied in Hindenburg Research’s bombshell short-seller report is still in question, it is nice to know that, if all or even partly true, America and its companies are still masters at fraud. 

    As I covered last week, we are now ranked 28th in the world (down from 19th in 2011) in the Social Progress Index based on 50 metrics—including health, safety, nutrition, freedom—collected by Nobel-winning economists. Slipping from prestige, at least we can still at least lie with the best of them. 

    Trust is indeed a rare commodity these days. Even Tom Hanks, the most trusted person in America according to several polls, is now maligned by a growing number of conspiracy theorists who think the actor is a satanic pedophile at the center of a worldwide child sex-trafficking ring. Makes you wonder: What Walter Cronkite was really doing in Vietnam? 

    Fraud and mistrust go hand in hand. In fact, it was arguably the mistrust Americans had in their institutions that motivated so many to vote for an obvious grifter. Only a conman who knows the game can rework it so it ain’t rigged, the strange reasoning goes. Yes, he is a conman and a liar, they say. But he is our conman; he is our liar. 

    From the president to Enron to Charles Ponzi, America is no stranger to fraud and fraudsters. The question is: Has Nikola joined this great all-American tradition?

    Nikola: All Downhill From Here?

    Let’s start with what we know for certain. We know for certain that Nikola’s video demo of its EV truck driving video was a sham. In the video titled “Nikola One Semi Truck in Motion” the company’s electric Semi is seemingly scooting along by its own propulsion. I mean, that’s what the viewer assumes. When you see a car commercial, you figure the car is driving itself and isn’t just a box with wheels being pushed down an incline. But that’s exactly what Nikola’s Semi, as seen in the three-year-old video, was: A box with wheels. 

    Nikola responded in carefully worded, lawyerly rebuttal claiming it had “never stated its truck was driving under its own propulsion in the video, although the truck was designed to do just that.” Right. Well, my football coach Pop Warner designed me to be an NFL slot receiver but turns out I’m not quite there yet. 

    With no disclaimers in the video, the intention to deceive or mislead is obvious. Add to that former public statements (subsequently recanted to Bloomberg) about how the truck is “a real truck—not a pusher” and what you have here in an open and shut case of false advertising. Nikola even tweeted about the video:

    1000 Horse Power. Well, not exactly. They were talking about the future truck when fully functional, not the truck in the video. Oh, you mean that by saying “in motion” in the same line as 1000 HP that we meant the truck in the commercial was driving itself and not just being propelled by gravity? Such was the semantics game Nikola tried to play this week, saying: “It was never described as ‘under its own propulsion’ or ‘powertrain driven.” 

    Hindenburg wasn’t buying it. 

    “Nikola’s response has holes big enough to roll a truck through,” the short seller said in a new report Tuesday. “Obviously, the truck can’t have 1,000 horsepower or even one horsepower if it doesn’t power itself.”

    But that was three years ago so it doesn’t really matter, right? Nikola’s response included this gem: “This three-year-old video of a Nikola prototype is irrelevant except for the fact that the short seller is trying to use it for its main thesis.”

    The crux of Nikola’s response is that it doesn’t matter what the Nikola One could do since it now has a functioning prototype, the Nikola Two. Never mind the fact that Nikola raised millions of dollars from the hype surrounding the inoperable Nikola One. What difference would that possibly make? 

    American corporate chutzpah at its finest. 

    Stock Up and Down but Appears Stabilized

    While the prototype in the much-maligned video didn’t really move, Nikola’s stock sure has in the past few weeks. On the $2 billion deal with General Motors, the stock shot up. Then, on the Hindenburg report, the stock went down. After Nikola responded to the allegations, the stock creeped back up a bit. This followed by news of the Justice Department’s inquiry, which sent the electric vehicle maker’s stock down once again.

    GM Has No Reason to Back Out 

    In the midst of this fiasco, chief executive officer of General Motors, Mary Barra, reiterated that the deal was on, and that the company had done the “appropriate amount of due diligence” on Nikola. Whether behind closed doors she sings a different tune, the fact is that the deal as structured is one-sided in GM’s favor. The money is coming from Nikola to GM, not the other way around. 

    Under the deal, Nikola will pay $700 million in cash to cover the cost of erecting manufacturing capacity to make Nikola’s Badger truck, and then more cash to make each truck on a cost-plus basis. Oh, and then there’s the $2 billion in Nikola stock GM will get and sell after lockup period in tranches over the course of the agreement, ending sometime around 2025. Even if the stock is worthless, GM gets paid. A small price to pay for a little bad PR. In return, Nikola will come to market faster and it will get access to GM’s battery technology; the battery-electric version of the Badger will be based on GM’s Ultium battery platform which—you guessed it—GM will sell to Nikola likely at a profit. 

    Whether Nikola will be a success in the end remains to be seen, but chances are its co-founder, Trevor Milton, will end up behind bars. A fitting end to a great American fraud. 

    So, avoid Nikola, right? 

    Not necessarily. Some analysts are less bearish than you might think. JPMorgan still rates Nikola at “overweight” with a $45 price target; the stock is now trading around $33 per share. At this price, you could buy if you have money to burn and want a take a shot. But better to bet on Nikola more safely by buying GM despite the reputational hit it may take from this deal. GM is a buy. 

    If You Want Fraud Protection, Look at These Most Trusted Companies

    In a survey published by morningconsult.com, respondents were asked “How much do you trust each brand to do what is right?” Optional responses were: 1) A lot. 2) Some. 3) Not at all. 4) I don’t know. The ranking below is ordered based on the percentage of respondents who said “a lot.”

    USPS 

    (Not a public company, but surprisingly rated to anyone who has, you know, ever mailed a letter) 

    Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) 

    (Bezos might be an evil emperor, but customers do trust the service) 

    Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) 

    (Again, it is all about customer’s faith in the products here)

    PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL) 

    I am long on PayPal and Square (NYSE: SQ). These stocks (and GM) are buys. 

    The Weather Channel 

    (It is hard to lie about the weather, I suppose) 

    Chick-Fil-A 

    The chicken sandwiches (and the fundamentalist Christian messaging) are consistent. 

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY)

    Despite a sweet 2.03% dividend, the price-to-earnings ratio is 25.6, compared with the sector average of 26.2. The stock is overvalued and is only $15 or so per share from its high. Zacks Investmetn Reasearch just lowered the stock to a “hold.” Not a buy. 

    United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) 

    I reccomended this stock months ago. The stock has popped $40 bucks or so per share since the end of July, but has traded sideways recently. You could buy at this level; UPS will continue to rise over the course of the pandemic and beyond. 

    Cheerios- General Mills (NYSE: GIS)

    I never bought the hype. Never loved Cheerios, and never loved the stock. Despite excitement surrounding the rediscovery of its all-American brands in the pandemic, the stock, while it rose, didn’t become the sizzling stock story many believed it would. Sales are up, however, and you can think to buy before upcoming earnings. But this is a safe stock, not an explosive one. When the market finally prices in the economic peril in whcih we find outselves this stock, like many General Mills products, will offer comfort on a rainy day. 

    M&M’s 

    Privately-held, but decidedly delicious. M&M’s are a definite buy.

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    Gilead Acquisition of CymaBay Rekindles Interest in Liver Disease

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    After a few years of disinterest in the MASH biotech subsector, 2024 has started off with a bang, reigniting investor interest in treating liver disease. In early February, Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) announced that it would be acquiring the then-publicly traded MASH company, CymaBay, for $4.3 billion, a 27% premium to its price the day prior. Given shares fell to a low of under $2 in 2022, CBAY investors have reaped large rewards in the past 2 years. CBAY was advancing seladelpar, a selective PPAR agonist, for MASH before they terminated the program in 2019 due to adverse events. Despite the setback, management pressed on and demonstrated the drug’s worth in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), a rare disease that nonetheless demanded a big price tag. Investors know more M&A is coming and this article identifies some target companies of interest.

    Madrigal’s FDA Approval

    Madrigal Pharmaceutical’s (NASDAQ: MDGL) is too big to be an acquisition target and their drug’s efficacy is underwhelming, but their approval is what ultimately defines the MASH market and something that investors need to pay attention to.  The FDA finally approved the first drug for MASH in March 2024. It was Madrigal Pharmaceutical’s drug, Rezdiffra, which is a thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist designed to increase fat metabolism in the liver. Madrigal’s market cap is sitting at $4.5 billion as it spearheads the MASH landscape, at least for the early stages of disease. Although the company is leading in the MASH race, big pharma and investors are starting to realize the importance of treating late-stage disease, or MASH cirrhosis. Patients with MASH and even MASH with fibrosis carry few to no symptoms until patients reach the severe scarring of the liver stage, or MASH cirrhosis, where most of the morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs are incurred. From a reimbursement standpoint, drugs that treat this condition are more valuable.  This means a treatment for MASH cirrhosis, to prevent the patients who have progressed furthest in disease from requiring liver transplant or having liver decompensation complications such as bursting esophageal varices is more valuable to an insurer. Only a few of the MASH companies have focused on MASH cirrhosis over the last decade. And Madrigal, which leads the industry for now, is unlikely to make a dent in cirrhosis given how Rezdiffra works.

    Madrigal’s drug is a metabolic drug which helps reduce fat in the liver. While this indirectly improves the fat-based stress on the liver which is what can drive fibrosis, once fibrosis has started it is continued with an inflammatory feedback loop and is best stopped or reversed with a dedicated antifibrotic drug. Madrigal is testing Rezdifra in an outcomes trial for MASH and MASH cirrhosis, but its drug only works a bit better than placebo when biopsying liver tissue.

    Focus on Fibrosis

    Companies already focused on three things are positioned to perform better than MASH companies trying to reverse liver fibrosis with diet pills like Madrigal:

    • Drugs with direct antifibrotic mechanisms
    • Already focusing on MASH cirrhosis
    • Already focusing on clinical outcomes (not noninvasive measures, or biopsies)

    In addition, patients with cirrhosis need very safe drugs, or else they can damage their already-compromised livers. Several companies are testing their drugs in MASH cirrhosis (late-stage disease), and only two companies whose approaches to MASH truly focus on fibrosis.

    Aspiring Cirrhosis Companies

    Akero (NASDAQ: AKRO) and 89 Bio (NASDAQ: ETNB) are developing MASH treatments that are a bit more than just metabolic-acting drugs designed to cut fat. Both of their drugs mimic the human-made FGF21 protein which is produced naturally by the human body and modulates many effects. They are focusing on mid-stages of MASH with liver fibrosis, and are extending their studies into cirrhosis. Both these companies are leading the pack with FGF21 analogues, which can turn white fat into brown fat, as well as improve lipid profiles, metabolism, and inflammation across not just the liver but the fat, the heart, the pancreas, as well as muscle and blood vessels. Clinical testing has been very successful for fibrosis but not cirrhosis. Patients have seen a reduction of fibrosis and improved fat and metabolism.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41574-020-0386-0

    The issue with their approach is that FGF21 is just not enough to move the needle in cirrhosis. Akero’s drug recently failed to work in cirrhosis patients compared with placebo. The drug had a positive effect but it was very limited and not statistically significant. FGF21 analogues could likely play a future role in cirrhosis treatment, but they would most likely have to be combined with a true antifibrotic medicine.

    Leaders in Antifibrotic Medicine

    Galectin Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GALT) is the leading company developing a dedicated cirrhosis drug and measuring those results with tangible clinical outcomes. The company found that in its phase 2b trial it’s leading drug, belapectin, reduced the incidence of cirrhosis complications in MASH cirrhosis patients.

    Belapectin is a fairly large molecule galectin-3 inhibitor. Galectin-3 is a critical protein for pathogenic and progressive scarring, so belapectin’s mechanism to inhibit galectin-3 is a direct antifibrotic effect for the liver. In Galectin’s phase 2 trial, at the best dosing level, no patients without esophageal varices formed new varices, which are a sign of further liver scarring due to pressure buildup, so it is an additional step on the way to requiring a liver transplant which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    https://investor.galectintherapeutics.com/events-and-presentations

    Variceal bleeding also requires emergency department visits and costs a lot of money to treat. Therefore, preventing esophageal varices is a major step forward in treating MASH cirrhosis (and potentially other forms of cirrhosis). In addition, Galectin’s drug has an excellent safety profile. The company’s phase 2b/3 trial has an interim readout later this year and is likely to be successful based on the clinical endpoint, mechanism of action, and longer trial duration.

    Good news for Galectin will also be good news for Bioxytran Inc (OTCMKTS: BIXT), which is developing next-generation galectin inhibitors. The company’s lead asset has shown promise in neutralizing COVID-19, but liver cirrhosis is in its sights, and a successful trial for Galectin will likely spark interest in Bioxytran, since there are very few companies who have successfully brought galectin-3 inhibitors into the clinic. Designing an effective galectin inhibitor is not an easy task. Bioxytran and Galectin are the best companies for the cirrhosis space, and this is a chance for investors to invest in Galectin before they are approved and to invest in Bioxytran early at the ground floor.

    The MASH space is likely to be filled with many companies developing marginally effective diet pills to cut liver fat, but few companies are equipped to address the extremely costly and true unmet need of MASH cirrhosis. The lack of competition and competence in this area means that GALT and BIXT are likely to perform very well as they work to bring their drugs to market.

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    Graphene enhanced concrete continues to excel in field trials

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    Highlights

    • Graphene enhanced concrete slab continues to perform well after >200 days in the field at a major UK highway infrastructure project
    • Strength and integrity of concrete slab maintained despite aggressive heavy vehicle traffic, abrasion, water exposure and wide range of weather conditions
    • First Graphene continues discussions with project consortium to determine next steps following these positive results

    First Graphene Limited (ASX: FGR; “First Graphene” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce continued positive results have been reported in field trials of its graphene enhanced cement.The graphene enhanced concrete slab, which incorporates the Company’s PureGRAPH®, continues to perform well, reaching over 200 days in operation at a wheel washing facility at a major highway infrastructure project in South East England.

    Encouragingly, the slab has maintained its strength and integrity, with a complete absence of defects, damage or deterioration reported by scientists and engineers investigating the project.

    The concrete slab was prepared using a graphene enhanced CEM II A/L concrete mixture, produced by Breedon during site trials last year.

    The highway project provides an optimal and challenging environment to test the strength and permeability of the graphene enhanced concrete slab.

    The slab has been subjected to more than 150 heavy vehicle movements each day, as well as considerable abrasion and wetting from washed wheels. It has also undergone exposure testing across a wide range of weather conditions.

    Core samples extracted from the graphene enhanced concrete indicate good compressive strength performance for the grade of concrete specified.

    These further results mean the long-term strength of graphene enhanced cement has been demonstrated in a real-world aggressive environment.

    As previously reported by the Company, the enhanced cement had an immediate 15% reduction in CO2 emissions during production as a result of its lower clinker factor.

    The Company since reported early-stage strength gain, with the slab meeting specifications for the concrete pad (37 MPa after 28 days, based on cube strengths) and continuing to perform well after successive core tests.

    The world-leading trial has been conducted with a range of partners, including the UK’s largest cement producer, Breedon Group plc, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and the University of Manchester.

    It was also supported by the United Kingdom Government, through Innovate UK, under their Transforming Foundation Industries Programme.

    These positive results have provided the opportunity for First Graphene to continue collaborating with Breedon and Morgan Sindall Infrastructure on future projects.

    The trials reinforce the potential use of graphene enhanced cement as an emission reducing and higher performing solution for the cement and concrete industry.

    First Graphene Managing Director and CEO Michael Bell said:

    “These 200-day results represent a significant milestone in the trials of graphene enhanced cement, with the integrity of the slab continuing to go from strength to strength.

    First Graphene is contributing to the development of cost effective, ready-to-use solutions to help decarbonise the construction industry, providing a ‘greener’ solution. 

    I look forward to providing further updates as we continue our journey with key players in the UK construction industry, such as Breedon and Morgan Sindall Infrastructure.”

    This release has been approved for release by the Chairman.

    For further information please contact:

    Michael Bell
    Managing Director and CEO
    First Graphene Limited
    michael.bell@firstgraphene.net
    +61 1300 660 448

    Emily Evans
    Senior Media Advisor
    SPOKE.
    emily@hellospoke.com.au
    +61 401 337 959

    About First Graphene Ltd (ASX: FGR)
    First Graphene Limited is focused on the development of advanced materials to help industry improve. The Company is a leading supplier of graphitic materials and product formulations with a specific commercial focus on large, high-growth global markets including cement and concrete; composites and plastics; coatings, adhesives, silicones and elastomers (CASE); and energy storage applications.

    First Graphene has a robust manufacturing platform based on captive and abundant supply of high-purity raw materials, and readily scalable technologies to meet growing market demand. As well as being the world’s leading supplier of its own high performance PureGRAPH® graphene product range, the Company works with multiple industry partners around the world as a supplier of graphitic materials and partner to research, develop, test and facilitate the commercial marketing of a wide range of sector-specific chemical solutions.

    First Graphene Ltd is publicly listed in Australia (ASX:FGR) and has a primary manufacturing base in Henderson, near Perth, WA. The Company is incorporated in the UK as First Graphene (UK) Ltd and is a member of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), Manchester, UK, where it has a strong marketing and R&D capability.

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    The Emerging Growth conference is an effective way for public companies to present and communicate their new products, services and other major announcements to the investment community from the convenience of their office, in an effective and time efficient manner.

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    Significant efficiency improvements achieved at Henderson graphene manufacturing facility

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    • New German-made Retsch mill enables 60% improvement in downstream process efficiency and makes milling process 67% more cost effective
    • A faster, more efficient drying facility with Micrea microwave due to be commissioned in mid-2024 to further improve the production process and save labour and energy costs
    • Optimisation trials and equipment supported through Federal Government Manufacturing Modernisation Fund Grant
    • Overall improvements in plant efficiency over the past 12 months include 32% improvement in the production rate, 25% reduction in power costs and greater ability to provide a wider range of graphene products to meet customer requirements

    First Graphene Limited (ASX:FGR; “First Graphene” or “the Company”) is pleased to provide an update on equipment upgrades and ongoing optimisation trials making its WA-based Henderson processing and production facility more efficient.

    Phase 2 Electrochemical Cell (EC) optimisation activity commenced in May 2023 and follows the successful Phase 1 implementation, completed in 2022.

    Phase 2 includes the addition of best-in-class equipment and machinery designed to improve production capacity and further reduce power consumption and associated costs, which were already reduced by circa 50% during Phase 1.

    Retsch mill trials enable superior product

    Introduction of a new German-made Retsch mill to Henderson in Q1 FY2024 and its subsequent commissioning has resulted in production of more uniform particle size distribution for PureGRAPH® powders along with a lower, more consistent density.

    Improvements in particle size aids a more enhanced dispersion of PureGRAPH® into target materials, imparting greater benefits to overall material performance and characteristics. This advancement reinforces the Company’s superior product offering to the industry and further strengthens our market position.

    The mill’s unique design has allowed an improved milling process that provides the capability to produce industrial-scale volumes of PureGRAPH® powders with higher surface area and consistent morphology. In turn, this marks a 60% improvement to downstream process efficiency and a 67% more cost effective milling solution compared to previous methods.

    The advanced and user-friendly mill design also reduces powder handling, and important OHS improvements that minimises labour associated with feeding graphene cake into the mill. As such, the unit cost of producing powdered PureGRAPH® products has reduced.

    UK-designed Micrea microwave procured to enable further product enhancements

    As part of the A$759,000 Round 2 Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF) grant received by FGR from the Federal Government in 2021, the Company has ordered a Micrea microwave that will speed up drying times of wet graphene.

    The microwave dryer module has been ordered and its build is already underway, with FGR expecting to take delivery of the unit mid-year from UK-based manufacturer Micrea.

    Reducing wet graphene cake drying time will remove a major bottleneck in the processing of PureGRAPH® powders at the Henderson facility. This faster process also requires less energy and further reduces the labour involved, leading to additional reductions in unit product cost.

    There is significant evidence from in-house and external work that use of microwave drying technology for graphene production will provide FGR options for new grades of graphene, enabling a pathway to scaling up pre-milling and catalyse improvements to functionalisation activity.

    Phase 2 Electrochemical Cell (EC) optimisation trials near completion

    Phase 2 EC optimisation trials commenced at the Henderson facility in May 2023 and have so far reached more than 400 hours of running time. Among key improvements achieved to date are:
    • An increase in the overall PureGRAPH® production rate by approximately 32% per cell more than the rate achieved in Phase 1 trials.
    • A reduction in specific power requirements by 25% from that achieved in Phase 1 trials.
    • Better understanding of EC basket design and how it can influence production improvements.

    First Graphene will continue to test and optimise a range of additional variables prior to making a final decision on implementing all production facility design changes at full scale.

    Successful completion of Phase 2 optimisation trials will culminate in the production of a prototype basket incorporating all design changes, which, if deemed to materially improve production rates and product quality, will be rolled out across all 10 baskets in two ECs.

    The Company’s drive to reduce production cost and processing is focused on maximising margin and being able to increase capacity of smaller, more time-consuming products.

    Increased interest and demand for PureGRAPH® 5 means the Company is taking commensurate steps to ensure capacity to supply what has been historically an expensive product to make and requires a long processing time.

    First Graphene anticipates Phase 2 optimisation trials will be complete in Q2 2024. 

    First Graphene Managing Director and CEO Michael Bell said:

    “First Graphene is in the business of developing and producing PureGRAPH® products that play a vital role in decarbonising industrial scale manufacturing and help meet the push towards greener economies.  

    We are walking the talk when it comes to investing in state-of-the-art production processes and equipment at our Henderson facility in Western Australia.

    Bringing down production costs, particularly through reducing power consumption and achieving improved throughput efficiencies, is quickly being realised at Henderson, where we continue to refine our approach to PureGRAPH®manufacturing.

    We look forward to making ongoing refinements to our processes, ensuring PureGRAPH® is a long-term, sustainable solution to help achieve decarbonisation objectives for our customers.

    This release has been approved for release by the Chairman.

    For further information please contact:

    Michael Bell
    Managing Director and CEO
    First Graphene Limited
    michael.bell@firstgraphene.net
    +61 1300 660 448

    Emily Evans
    Senior Media Advisor
    SPOKE.
    emily@hellospoke.com.au
    +61 401 337 959

    About First Graphene Ltd (ASX: FGR)
    First Graphene Limited is focused on the development of advanced materials to help industry improve. The Company is a leading supplier of graphitic materials and product formulations with a specific commercial focus on large, high-growth global markets including cement and concrete; composites and plastics; coatings, adhesives, silicones and elastomers (CASE); and energy storage applications.

    First Graphene has a robust manufacturing platform based on captive and abundant supply of high-purity raw materials, and readily scalable technologies to meet growing market demand. As well as being the world’s leading supplier of its own high performance PureGRAPH® graphene product range, the Company works with multiple industry partners around the world as a supplier of graphitic materials and partner to research, develop, test and facilitate the commercial marketing of a wide range of sector-specific chemical solutions.

    First Graphene Ltd is publicly listed in Australia (ASX:FGR) and has a primary manufacturing base in Henderson, near Perth, WA. The Company is incorporated in the UK as First Graphene (UK) Ltd and is a member of the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), Manchester, UK, where it has a strong marketing and R&D capability.

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    New opportunities in green hydrogen production following positive electrocatalyst results

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    • Graphene enhanced electrocatalysts give superior performance during the manufacture of ‘green hydrogen’ by water electrolysis
    • PureGRAPH® combined with low-cost transition metals could produce higher-performing, affordable electrocatalysts for global markets
    • Additional grant funding secured to further advance graphene-enhanced electrocatalyst development
    • First Graphene enters a research partnership with Greater Manchester Electrochemical Hydrogen Cluster, targeting net-zero technologies

    First Graphene Limited (ASX:FGR; “First Graphene” or “the Company”) is pleased to provide an update on commercialisation opportunities presented by development of graphene materials.

    The Company’s recent development of new graphene enhanced electrocatalysts targets the rapidly growing production of ‘green hydrogen’ by water electrolysis.

    Electrocatalyst production accelerates towards commercialisation

    First Graphene has completed a 12-month project in the United Kingdom to develop low-cost, high-performing electrocatalysts for hydrogen production. Electrocatalysts are materials that reduce the energy required and subsequently speed up the rate of hydrogen and oxygen production when splitting water by electrolysis. They are essential for the economic production of ‘green hydrogen’. 

    Current state-of-the-art electrocatalysts use high-cost rare metals such as iridium and ruthenium, which drives up operating costs and hinders adoption of water electrolysis for the manufacture of ‘green hydrogen’.

    Supported by A$183,000 in funding from Innovate UK, the project trialled production of graphene enhanced water-splitting electrocatalysts.

    In this project, First Graphene investigated the optimal formulation of coatings to be applied to electrodes, which were tested against defined performance targets.

    The Company benchmarked the graphene enhanced, low-cost electrocatalysts against two different commercial catalyst materials1, assessing the product’s stability and mass activity. Results indicated First Graphene’s catalyst requires less energy to produce hydrogen when compared to a commercial iridium catalyst in similar conditions.

    Depicted in Graph 1 (overpage), the solution also performed remarkably well compared to a commercial ruthenium catalyst, resulting in close to three-times the output in hydrogen production despite using the same quantity of ruthenium.

    Importantly, this means First Graphene’s electrocatalyst has the potential to become a commercially beneficial solution that allows quantities of high-cost and scarce ruthenium to last longer during hydrogen production.

    First Graphene’s solution can combine low-cost transition metals with the high conductivity of the Company’s world-leading PureGRAPH® platelets to produce higher-performing, affordable electrocatalysts. 

    The results from the Innovate UK project have been used to leverage further government funding via a new project to assess the details of scaled catalyst production.

    The A$155,000 project commenced under The Centre of Expertise in Advanced Materials and Sustainability (CEAMS) pilot scheme in the UK.

    The project aims to define process parameters in pilot-scale production of graphene catalyst materials, which is a necessary step towards full-scale production and partnerships with end users.

    This provides the Company with another opportunity to commercialise catalyst materials without removing resources from existing projects.

    Electrolyser manufacturing capacity is expected to grow globally from 19 gigawatts per year to 155 gigawatts per year by 20302. From this, a projected 35 gigawatts per year is expected to be in the form of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers.

    First Graphene’s enhanced electrocatalysts are well suited for hydrogen synthesis in a PEM electrolyser. Representatives for the Company recently attended the World Electrolyser Congress in Düsseldorf, where there was significant interest in high performing, cost-effective catalysts for PEM electrolysers, placing First Graphene in a strong position to meet this global demand. 

    With an increasing focus on net zero targets around the world, the combination of more cost-effective materials, matched with First Graphene’s in-house expertise on electrochemistry, can assist the Company scale production to enable low-cost, high-performing catalysts for a rapidly growing technology.

    Dedicated electrochemical testing facility opens

    First Graphene has the capability to perform electrochemical analysis in-house, following the establishment of a dedicated testing facility at its UK headquarters in Manchester.

    This new facility will result in faster, more cost-effective testing of electrocatalysts and graphene materials, paving the way to develop new products such as graphene oxide, and create new application opportunities and insights for existing PureGRAPH® materials.

    New partnership to drive carbon neutrality in UK

    First Graphene has embarked on a new project with the Greater Manchester Electrochemical Hydrogen Cluster (GMEHC) in the United Kingdom.

    The GMEHC is a consortium of leading research facilities and experts aiming to address material challenges and measurement problems holding back innovation in hydrogen, fuel cell technology and electrolyser value chains.

    The aim of this project will be to analyse graphene metal oxides through the GMEHC to demonstrate the technology in an electrolyser stack for the first time.

    This project targets the displacement of iridium in electrolysers, with testing to provide key performance data including stability and efficiency metrics.

    Data from this stack testing will be provided to catalyst end-users, which will mark an important milestone towards the commercialisation of this licenced technology.

    The Company expects existing plant equipment to be utilised for production, which will further diversify First Graphene’s product lines to meet demand from new industries.

    First Graphene Managing Director and CEO Michael Bell said:

    “First Graphene has developed a significant variety of opportunities to provide low-cost, high-performing solutions for the global renewable energy sector.

    “I am proud of the work conducted by the First Graphene team and I look forward to seeing these opportunities progress towards commercialisation.”

    1 References for commercial catalysts:

    2 Global Hydrogen Review 2023

    This release has been approved for release by the Chairman.

    For further information please contact:

    Michael Bell
    Managing Director and CEO
    First Graphene Limited
    michael.bell@firstgraphene.net
    +61 1300 660 448

    Emily Evans
    Senior Media Advisor
    SPOKE.
    emily@hellospoke.com.au
    +61 401 337 959

    About First Graphene Ltd (ASX: FGR)
    First Graphene Limited is focused on the development of advanced materials to help industry improve. The Company is a leading supplier of graphitic materials and product formulations with a specific commercial focus on large, high-growth global markets including cement and concrete; composites and plastics; coatings, adhesives, silicones and elastomers (CASE); and energy storage applications.

    One of the key benefits of these advanced materials is the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, whether directly through a reduction in output of these harmful greenhouse gases or lower energy usage requirements in manufacturing, or indirectly due to enhanced performance characteristics and extending the usable life of products.  

    First Graphene has a robust manufacturing platform based on captive and abundant supply of high-purity raw materials, and readily scalable technologies to meet growing market demand. As well as being the world’s leading supplier of its own high performance PureGRAPH® graphene product range, the Company works with multiple industry partners around the world as a supplier of graphitic materials and partner to research, develop, test and facilitate the commercial marketing of a wide range of sector-specific chemical solutions.

    First Graphene Ltd is publicly listed in Australia (ASX:FGR) and has a primary manufacturing base in Henderson, near Perth, WA. The Company is incorporated in the UK as First Graphene (UK) Ltd and is a Tier 1 partner at the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC), Manchester, UK, where it has a strong marketing and R&D capability.

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    Successful production of graphene oxide opens up new growth curve , including water filtration

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    Highlights
    • Graphene oxide successfully produced at Henderson facility using a modified version of existing graphene production process
    • Sustainable and cost-effective process conducted with minimal waste streams
    • High-quality graphene oxide opens up extensive new opportunities not previously considered, including water filtration

    First Graphene Limited (ASX: FGR; “First Graphene” or “the Company”) has successfully produced multi-kilogram quantities of graphene oxide at the Company’s Henderson facility in Western Australia.

    Building on existing manufacturing expertise, First Graphene identified a new route to manufacturing graphene oxide materials using the Company’s existing capabilities, opening an expanded range of commercial opportunities.

    The graphene oxide product was manufactured in a cost-effective, scalable, and repeatable process that produces a consistent product with minimal waste streams.

    About Graphene Oxide

    Graphene oxide is similar to graphene but has a high oxygen content which makes it readily dispersible in water. The material is strong, flexible and porous with a high surface area, which is suitable for filtration and supercapacitor applications.

    First Graphene’s product will meet the needs of various industries, with strong demand already identified in water purification and desalination processes. The Company is currently in discussions with customers in these markets.

    Graphene oxide’s characteristics make it suitable for use in polar thermoplastic polymers, such as PVC, polyesters and nylon, as well as aqueous coatings. The graphene oxide market presents a significant opportunity for the Company, poised to reach USD$2.7 billion by 20331.

    Graphene oxide can also be deployed in concrete applications, diversifying and enhancing First Graphene’s product offerings to cement and concrete clients around the world.

    The Company is advancing work to supply this new product to multiple high demand industries, which will bolster First Graphene’s global commercialisation strategy and market opportunities.

    1 Research Nester

    ASX ANNOUNCEMENT

    First Graphene Managing Director and CEO Michael Bell said:

    “The successful production of graphene oxide marks a major milestone for First Graphene, as we have created a high-demand material without incurring additional costs to the business.

    The opportunities to deliver this new product to a raft of markets will bolster the Company’s commercialisation strategy which is growing from strength to strength.

    I look forward to providing further updates on our production of graphene oxide as it advances.”

    This release has been approved for release by the Chairman.

    For further information please contact:

    Investors

    Michael Bell
    Managing Director and CEO First Graphene Limited michael.bell@firstgraphene.net
    +61 1300 660 448

    Media

    Josh Nyman General Manager SPOKE.
    josh@hellospoke.com.au
    +61 413 243 440

    About First Graphene Ltd (ASX: FGR)
    First Graphene Limited is focused on the development of advanced materials to help industry improve. The Company is a leading supplier of graphitic materials and product formulations with a specific commercial focus on large, high-growth global markets including cement and concrete; composites and plastics; coatings, adhesives, silicones and elastomers (CASE); and energy storage applications.

    One of the key benefits of these advanced materials is the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, whether directly through a reduction in output of these harmful greenhouse gases or lower energy usage requirements in manufacturing, or indirectly due to enhanced performance characteristics and extending the usable life of products.

    First Graphene has a robust manufacturing platform based on captive and abundant supply of high-purity raw materials, and readily scalable technologies to meet growing market demand. As well as being the world’s leading supplier of its own high performance PureGRAPH® graphene product range, the Company works with multiple industry partners around the world as a supplier of graphitic materials and partner to research, develop, test and facilitate the commercial marketing of a wide range of sector-specific chemical solutions.

    First Graphene Ltd is publicly listed in Australia (ASX:FGR) and has a primary manufacturing base in Henderson, near Perth, WA. The Company is incorporated in the UK as First Graphene (UK) Ltd and is a Tier 1 partner at the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC), Manchester, UK, where it has a strong marketing and R&D capability.

    About EmergingGrowth.com

    Founded in 2009, Emerging Growth.com quickly became a leading independent small cap media portal. Over the years, it has developed an extensive history of providing unparalleled content, in identifying emerging growth companies and markets that can be overlooked by the investment community.

    The next step in its evolution is the Emerging Growth Conference.

    About the Emerging Growth Conference

    The Emerging Growth conference is an effective way for public companies to present and communicate their new products, services and other major announcements to the investment community from the convenience of their office, in an effective and time efficient manner.

    The audience includes potentially tens of thousands of Individual and Institutional investors, as well as Investment advisors and analysts.

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    Disclosure: The author is long FGPHF stock.

    All information contained herein as well as on the EmergingGrowth.com website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate or all-inclusive. All material is for informational purposes only, is only the opinion of EmergingGrowth.com and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. The information includes certain forward-looking statements, which may be affected by unforeseen circumstances and / or certain risks.  This report is not without bias. EmergingGrowth.com has motivation by means of either self-marketing or EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated by or for a company or companies discussed in this article. EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated in consideration for its work with First Graphene, Ltd. Full details about which can be found here: https://emerginggrowth.com/279-743/. EmergingGrowth.com may or may not receive additional compensation, details about which can be found in our full disclosure, which can be found here,   You can easily lose money investing in highly speculative small cap stocks like the ones mentioned within. Please consult an investment professional before investing in anything viewed within. When EmergingGrowth.com is long shares it will sell those shares. In addition, please make sure you read and understand the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Disclosure posted on the EmergingGrowth.com website.

    Extending Commercialisation of PureGRAPH across a wide range of industries

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    Highlights

    • Home building: UK eco-home building company continues to use graphene enhanced construction materials to improve fire retardancy and strength
    • Automotive Lubricants: Graphene enhanced bearing lubricant application moving to production for automotive and industrial segments
    • Conveyor Belts: Large scale testing of longer lasting graphene conveyer belts for mining industry underway
    • Wide breadth of opportunities progressing towards revenue contribution

    First Graphene Limited (ASX: FGR; “First Graphene” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the advancement of multiple applications to commercial scale trials or production in a variety of new segments.

    While the cement and concrete segment remains the primary focus for the Company, the numerous benefits of graphene additives are rapidly being recognised across multiple applications including construction materials, lubricants, rubbers, electrostatic discharge (ESD) flooring and coatings.

    These benefits are being realised via external trials conducted by First Graphene’s global clients, and while there are disclosure sensitivities regarding trial details and results, the wide variety of opportunities in these segments is endearing.

    Excitingly, First Graphene can confirm this work is progressing towards commercial realisation, providing new avenues to solidify the Company’s reputation as a global material technology company.

    The adoption by industry of a new material such as graphene doesn’t happen overnight. Effective commercialisation entails a qualification period during which potential customers conduct trials at ever increasing scale in order to determine the benefits of the new material. It is a cumulative process that gathers momentum with each new customer across a range of segments. Having been on this path for a number of years, First Graphene is starting to see an acceleration of market acceptance.

    Graphene enhanced sustainable construction materials

    First Graphene has continued collaboration with UK based eco-home builder Vector Homes to enhance the strength and fire-retardant properties of their sustainable construction materials, imparting the benefits of the Company’s PureGRAPH® product.

    The initial prototype of these eco-homes, which has graphene incorporated into the recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) beams via a PureGRAPH® additive, has satisfied British building standards.

    Two concept homes have already been constructed with additional PureGRAPH® enhanced sustainable construction material applications being investigated with Vector Homes as it continues to develop its prototype homes.

    Vector Homes is a leading innovator in the UK, with its concept homes made of recycled and natural materials, and built sustainably and resourcefully, recently awarded “Best Sustainable Innovation” by the Housing Digital Innovation Awards.

    This project reinforces graphene’s ability as a thermoplastic additive for fire retardant construction applications, which will become vital to enhancing durability of homes for the future.

    Excitingly, this development marks another entrance into the construction market for First Graphene, expanding on the cement and concrete segment.

    The value in this market provides commercial opportunities for the Company, with the Engineering Plastics Market in the United Kingdom alone worth USD$1.34 billion, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.53%1.

    Improved durability and wear resistance demonstrated for lubricants market

    Laboratory and commercial scale trials with a new multinational client looking at the enhancing capabilities of adding PureGRAPH® into lubricants has been successfully completed.

    Results from the external trials demonstrate an increase in wear resistance and improved durability when graphene enhanced lubricants are applied to bearings.

    These results have provided confidence to progress to full production use of PureGRAPH® enhanced lubricants this year.

    This development creates a new application for PureGRAPH® and opens the door to the variety of segments who require lubricants, including automotive and industrial.

    The United Kingdom lubricants market is worth approximately USD$5.85 billion and expected to grow to more than USD$7 billion by 20322, presenting a significant market opportunity for First Graphene and its partners to capitalise on.

    Enhanced conveyor belts for mining industry

    First Graphene has received positive results from lab testing of graphene enhanced conveyor belts, by a leading Australian conveyer belt company, for use in the mining industry.

    The addition of the Company’s PureGRAPH® product in the manufacture of the rubber conveyor belts has shown to enhance mechanical properties of the rubber belts, increasing durability and longevity.

    This has now progressed towards commercial trials using prototype graphene enhanced belts, with results from this second stage expected by early 2024.

    In addition to graphene conveyor belts, the Company has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Australian-based Tribotech to develop graphene enhanced rollers for use by iron ore miners and producers in Western Australia.

    Both of these arrangements mark a significant milestone for First Graphene, as the Company’s materials expand into the high-performing, in-demand mining industry in Australia.

    Other notable applications

    Protective Clothing

    First Graphene has been working to develop a graphene enhanced coating using its PureGRAPH® product for use in the manufacture of protective clothing.

    It’s widely known graphene enhanced coatings can increase durability and strength of textile materials, which has been demonstrated during lab trials looking at enhancing protective clothing.

    This has now moved into production trials, which has the potential to pave the way for widespread use of graphene enhanced textile coatings for improved durability and longevity of clothing.

    Floor Coatings

    First Graphene’s products are also being used at low loadings to introduce conductivity into electrostatic discharge (ESD) flooring, protecting electronics from static electricity damage.

    External production scale trials are now being conducted to measure the effectiveness of dispersing graphene into ESD floor coatings to prevent static charge build-up.

    With multiple companies investigating different types of coatings to combat this, there is a significant opportunity for First Graphene to enter the market with its highly conductive material.

    3D Printing

    First Graphene has also progressed its activity in the 3D printing market, with the ability to produce commercial scale quantities of 3D printing filament recently demonstrated.

    This follows the successful Graphene Hackathon at the University of Manchester in December, where PureGRAPH® powered 3D printing filament was supplied to participants.

    The Hackathon provided First Graphene with the opportunity to trial its next generation of inks and 3D filaments, with the materials performing well.

    These results have encouraged the Company to bring graphene enhanced 3D printing filaments to market, opening the doors to a sector estimated to be worth more than USD$88.60 billion by 2032(3).

    First Graphene Managing Director and CEO Michael Bell said:

    “First Graphene is working hard to ensure different industries around the world can realise the true impact and benefits of graphene as a material-enhancing product.

    The Company is making great progress in the cement and concrete segment but the opportunities to use PureGRAPH® to improve performance in other industries continues to grow and be resourced in the background.

    We are excited to be progressing into large-scale trials in multiple ventures, including housing and construction, lubrication, mining and coatings.

    First Graphene is globally known as a leading supplier of this remarkable product, and I anticipate further milestones in these sectors will solidify our position.”

    1. Mordor Intelligence
    2. Expert Market Research
    3. Precedence Research

    This release has been approved for release by the Chairman.

    Investors:

    Michael Bell

    Managing Director and CEO

    First Graphene Limited

    michael.bell@firstgraphene.net

    +61 1300 660 448

    Media:

    Josh Nyman

    General Manager

    SPOKE.

    josh@hellospoke.com.au

    +61 413 243 440

    About First Graphene Ltd (ASX: FGR)

    First Graphene Limited is focused on the development of advanced materials to help industry improve. The Company is a leading supplier of graphitic materials and product formulations with a specific commercial focus on large, high-growth global markets including cement and concrete; composites and plastics; coatings, adhesives, silicones and elastomers (CASE); and energy storage applications.

    One of the key benefits of these advanced materials is the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, whether directly through a reduction in output of these harmful greenhouse gases or lower energy usage requirements in manufacturing, or indirectly due to enhanced performance characteristics and extending the usable life of products. 

    First Graphene has a robust manufacturing platform based on captive and abundant supply of high-purity raw materials, and readily scalable technologies to meet growing market demand. As well as being the world’s leading supplier of its own high performance PureGRAPH® graphene product range, the Company works with multiple industry partners around the world as a supplier of graphitic materials and partner to research, develop, test and facilitate the commercial marketing of a wide range of sector-specific chemical solutions.

    First Graphene Ltd is publicly listed in Australia (ASX:FGR) and has a primary manufacturing base in Henderson, near Perth, WA. The company is incorporated in the UK as First Graphene (UK) Ltd and is a Tier 1 partner at the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC), Manchester, UK, where it has a strong marketing and R&D capability.

    About EmergingGrowth.com

    Founded in 2009, Emerging Growth.com quickly became a leading independent small cap media portal. Over the years, it has developed an extensive history of providing unparalleled content, in identifying emerging growth companies and markets that can be overlooked by the investment community.

    The next step in its evolution is the Emerging Growth Conference.

    About the Emerging Growth Conference

    The Emerging Growth conference is an effective way for public companies to present and communicate their new products, services and other major announcements to the investment community from the convenience of their office, in an effective and time efficient manner.

    The audience includes potentially tens of thousands of Individual and Institutional investors, as well as Investment advisors and analysts.

    All Conferences are first announced on Twitter – Follow us on Twitter

    All Conference replays emerge on our YouTube Channel – Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

    If you believe your company, product or service is at the cusp of going mainstream, or you have an idea for an “Emerging Growth” company that might fit our model, contact us here.

    Disclosure: The author is long FGPHF stock.

    All information contained herein as well as on the EmergingGrowth.com website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate or all-inclusive. All material is for informational purposes only, is only the opinion of EmergingGrowth.com and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. The information includes certain forward-looking statements, which may be affected by unforeseen circumstances and / or certain risks.  This report is not without bias. EmergingGrowth.com has motivation by means of either self-marketing or EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated by or for a company or companies discussed in this article. EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated in consideration for its work with First Graphene, Ltd. Full details about which can be found here: https://emerginggrowth.com/279-743/. EmergingGrowth.com may or may not receive additional compensation, details about which can be found in our full disclosure, which can be found here,   You can easily lose money investing in highly speculative small cap stocks like the ones mentioned within. Please consult an investment professional before investing in anything viewed within. When EmergingGrowth.com is long shares it will sell those shares. In addition, please make sure you read and understand the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Disclosure posted on the EmergingGrowth.com website.

    Epazz Holdings ZenaDrone Was Awarded Phase 1 US Air Force SBIR Dual-Purpose Technology Contract

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    Epazz, Inc. (OTC: EPAZ), a mission-critical provider of drone technology, blockchain mobile apps and cloud-based business software solutions, announced today one of its holdings, ZenaDrone, Inc., was selected and funded for the US Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award for phase I of the innovative defense-related dual-purpose technology.

    The company is working with an assigned US Air Force contract agent to complete the paperwork and begin the contract over the next year. ZenaDrone has 90 days to complete the contract to apply for SBIR phase II, which will include funding up to $1.2 million if successful.

    The SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive and encourage domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development, with the potential for commercialization.

    The SBIR program is structured in three phases: Phase I is designed to establish the technical merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed research and development efforts. SBIR/STTR phase I awards are generally $50,000– $250,000 for 6 months (SBIR). This award is part of a partnership with AFWERX, the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory.

    Epazz ZenaDrone is excited to be part of phase 1 of the SBIR program and to have the opportunity to present ZenaDrone as an innovative, dual-purpose technology for defense-related drone applications.

    “We are honored to be selected for this award and look forward to working with the US Air Force to develop this technology,” stated Dr. Shaun Passley, CEO of Epazz, Inc.

    The technology developed through this program will have many applications, from surveillance and reconnaissance to search and rescue operations. It will also provide a platform for developing new technologies and applications.

    About ZenaDrone, Inc. (https://www.zenadrone.com/)

    ZenaDrone, Inc. is dedicated to improving its intelligent, unmanned aerial vehicle technology by incorporating machine learning software and AI. It was created to revolutionize the hemp farming sector and later evolved into an intelligent multifunctional industrial surveillance, inspection and monitoring solution.

    About Epazz, Inc. (https://www.epazz.com/)

    Epazz, Inc. is a leading cloud-based software company that provides customized cloud applications to the corporate world, higher education institutions and the public sector. Epazz BoxesOS™ v3.0 is a complete web-based software package for small and mid-sized businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies and higher education institutions. BoxesOS™ provides many web-based applications for organizations that would otherwise need to be purchased separately. Epazz’s other products include DeskFlex™ (room-scheduling software) and Provitrac™ (an applicant-tracking system).

    SAFE HARBOR

    This safe harbor statement falls under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

    Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “continue” (or the negatives thereof) or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that can cause actual results to differ materially from future results or those implied by such forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results might differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Epazz Inc. assumes no obligation and has no intention of updating those forward-looking statements. It is not obligated to update or correct information prepared by third parties not paid for by Epazz Inc. Investors are encouraged to review Epazz Inc.’s public filings on SEC.gov and otcmarkets.com. This includes unaudited and audited financial statements and over-the-counter market filings, which contain general business information about the company’s operations, results of its operations and risks associated with the company and its operations.

    Contact
    Investor Relations
    investors@epazz.net312-955-8161
    https://www.epazz.com/

    This is an advertisement and not an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities.  All information contained herein as well as on the EmergingGrowth.com website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate or all-inclusive. All material is for informational purposes only, is not the opinion of EmergingGrowth.com and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. The information includes certain forward-looking statements, which may be affected by unforeseen circumstances and / or certain risks.  This report is not without bias. EmergingGrowth.com has motivation by means of either self-marketing or EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated by or for a company or companies discussed in this article. EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated four thousand five hundred dollars by Epazz, Inc. for distribution of this content.  EmergingGrowth.com has also received additional past compensation and EmergingGrowth.com may  receive future compensation, details about which can be found in our full disclosure, here, https://emerginggrowth.com/3729-6827465/.  You can easily lose money investing in highly speculative small cap stocks like the ones mentioned within. Please consult an investment professional before investing in anything viewed within. When EmergingGrowth.com is long shares it will sell those shares. In addition, please make sure you read and understand the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Disclosure posted on the EmergingGrowth.com website.

    Epazz Holdings (OTC Pink: EPAZ) Partnerships with UAE and Saudi Arabia Companies

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    Epazz CEO Shaun Passley, Ph.D. meets with the US Ambassador for United Arab Emirates Martina Strong and Space Shuttle Pilot Commander Col. Mike Bloomfield at the Dubai Air Show on 13-17 November 2023
    ZenaDrone working to Establish New Partnerships with UAE and Saudi Arabia Companies at the Dubai Air Show

    See the full release at: https://emerginggrowth.com/profile/epaz/

    CHICAGO, November 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Epazz, Inc. (OTC: EPAZ), a mission-critical provider of drone technology, artificial intelligence software, cryptocurrency apps, blockchain mobile apps, and cloud-based business software solutions, is proud to announce that its holdings ZenaDrone is participating at the Dubai Air Show.

    During the event, Epazz ZenaDrone CEO Dr. Shaun Passley met with the US Ambassador for the United Arab Emirates, Martina Strong, and Space Shuttle Pilot Commander Col. Mike Bloomfield to establish new partnerships with UAE and Saudi Arabia Companies. ZenaDrone was invited and is scheduling demonstrations of its drone technology to the defense departments of both countries. The schedule for flight demonstrations will be announced shortly.

    “We are honored to have the opportunity to demonstrate our drone technology to the defense departments of the UAE and Saudi Arabia,” said Shaun Passley, Ph.D., CEO of Epazz. “We are confident that our technology will provide the necessary support to the defense departments of both countries.”

    Epazz, Inc. is committed to providing its customers with the best drone technology.

    About ZenaDrone (https://www.zenadrone.com/)

    ZenaDrone is dedicated to improving intelligent UAV technology that incorporates machine learning software and AI. It was created to revolutionize the hemp farming sector and later evolved into an intelligent multifunctional industrial surveillance, inspection, and monitoring solution.

    About Epazz Inc. (https://www.epazz.com/)

    Epazz is a leading cloud-based software company that specializes in providing customized cloud applications to the corporate world, higher-education institutions, and the public sector. Epazz BoxesOS™ v3.0 is a complete business web-based software package for small- to mid-sized businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies, and higher education institutions. BoxesOS™ provides many of the web-based applications organizations would otherwise need to purchase separately. Epazz’s other products are DeskFlex™ (room-scheduling software) and Provitrac™ (an applicant-tracking system).

    Safe Harbor

    The Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 reads as follows:

    Certain statements contained in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of diction such as “may,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” and “continue” (or the negatives thereof) or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results or those implied by such statements. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statement does not guarantee future performance and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such statements. Epazz Inc. assumes no obligation and has no intention of updating these forward-looking statements, and it has no obligation to update or correct information prepared by third parties that are not paid for by Epazz Inc. Investors are encouraged to review Epazz Inc.’s public filings on SEC.gov and otcmarkets.com, including its unaudited and audited financial statements and its OTC markets filings, which contain general business information about the company’s operations, results of operations, and risks associated with the company and its operations.

    Contact
    Investor Relations
    investors@epazz.net
    312-955-8161
    https://www.epazz.com/

    This is an advertisement and not an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities.  All information contained herein as well as on the EmergingGrowth.com website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate or all-inclusive. All material is for informational purposes only, is not the opinion of EmergingGrowth.com and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. The information includes certain forward-looking statements, which may be affected by unforeseen circumstances and / or certain risks.  This report is not without bias. EmergingGrowth.com has motivation by means of either self-marketing or EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated by or for a company or companies discussed in this article. EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated seven thousand five hundred dollars by Epazz, Inc. for distribution of this content.  EmergingGrowth.com has also received additional past compensation and EmergingGrowth.com may  receive future compensation, details about which can be found in our full disclosure, here, https://emerginggrowth.com/3729-6827465/.  You can easily lose money investing in highly speculative small cap stocks like the ones mentioned within. Please consult an investment professional before investing in anything viewed within. When EmergingGrowth.com is long shares it will sell those shares. In addition, please make sure you read and understand the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Disclosure posted on the EmergingGrowth.com website.

    Epazz, Inc. (OTC Pink: EPAZ) US Navy Collaboration ZenaDrone 1000

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    Epazz, Inc. (OTC Pink: EPAZ) is a mission-critical provider of drone technology, artificial intelligence software, cryptocurrency apps, blockchain mobile apps, and cloud-based business software solutions, making remarkable strides with its holdings, ZenaDrone, Inc.

    Since its announcement on November 7th, Shares may have formed a bottom and have been trading up about 33%.  The next level of resistance could be considered .0055 which would represent an increase of 150%

    Epazz, Inc. (OTC Pink: EPAZ) is gearing up to demonstrate the ZenaDrone 1000 under extreme weather conditions in collaboration with the US Navy.

    The U.S. Navy is looking to use the ZenaDrone 1000 for a variety of missions, including surveillance, search and rescue and reconnaissance.

    Uncrewed systems advocacy group AUVSI reports that the Department of Defense plans to invest more than $2.6 billion in unmanned systems, with at least 29 programs “fully dedicated to the procurement of UAS.” – Full report here.

    Research and markets posted the global market reach depicted below.

    This groundbreaking experiment marks ZenaDrone’s initial venture into assessing their technology in frigid temperatures. The ZenaDrone 1000 has already demonstrated its prowess under scorching conditions exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit, a testament to its durability. Now, it’s time to put it to the test in sub-zero temperatures as low as negative 20 degrees. Following this cold-weather trial, the drone will be dispatched to an overseas military base, where it will be subjected to real-world scenarios, presenting a significant opportunity for the company to showcase the ZenaDrone 1000’s capabilities.

    Epazz, Inc. (OTC Pink: EPAZ) previously announced on Septemb er 28th that high ranking U.S. Navy personnel have chosen ZenaDrone 1000 to showcase its capabilities in a major presentation.

    The company further wrote on the issue that they had been “very successful this year in gaining the attendance of multiple branches of the U.S. military. The U.S. Navy is another branch that is interested in the capabilities of ZenaDrone 1000. We have already begun preparing the ZenaDrone 1000 for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army. Furthermore, the company presented the solution to the Department of Homeland and has a flight demonstration scheduled with the Department of Defense next month.”

    Epazz, Inc. worked to obtain the required certifications and licenses to become a defense contractor. We are also actively engaged in negotiating pilot programs with the US Air Force, having already received a letter of support. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), like the ZenaDrone 1000, are one of the key emerging technologies sought after by the Navy and other branches of the US military.

    “We are thrilled to embark on the cold-weather testing of the ZenaDrone 1000. This presents a unique opportunity to exhibit the drone platform’s capabilities,” remarked Shaun Passley, CEO of Epazz Holdings.

    The ZenaDrone 1000 is a versatile multi-mission UAV, designed for various payloads and includes sensors and HD cameras. It can be operated remotely or autonomously, offering a cost-effective alternative to manned aircraft due to its streamlined design that doesn’t require space and equipment for onboard human operators.

    About Epazz Inc. (https://www.epazz.com/)

    Epazz is a leading cloud-based software company that specializes in providing customized cloud applications to the corporate world, higher-education institutions, and the public sector. Epazz BoxesOS™ v3.0 is a complete business web-based software package for small- to mid-sized businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies and higher education institutions. BoxesOS™ provides many of the web-based applications organizations would otherwise need to purchase separately. Epazz’s other products are DeskFlex™ (room-scheduling software) and Provitrac™ (an applicant-tracking system).

    About ZenaDrone (https://www.zenadrone.com)

    ZenaDrone is dedicated to improving intelligent UAV technology that incorporates machine learning software and AI. It was created to revolutionize the hemp farming sector and later evolved into an intelligent multifunctional industrial surveillance, inspection and monitoring solution.

    About EmergingGrowth.com

    Founded in 2009, EmergingGrowth.com quickly became a leading independent small cap media portal.  Over the years, it has developed an extensive history of providing unparalleled content, in identifying emerging growth companies and markets that can be overlooked by the investment community.

    The next step in its evolution is the Emerging Growth Conference.

    About the Emerging Growth Conference

    The Emerging Growth conference is an effective way for public companies to present and communicate their new products, services and other major announcements to the investment community from the convenience of their office, in an effective and time efficient manner.

    The audience includes potentially tens of thousands of Individual and Institutional investors, as well as Investment advisors and analysts.

    If you believe your company, product or service is at the cusp of going mainstream, or you have an idea for an “Emerging Growth” company that might fit our model, contact us here.

    All Conferences are first announced on Twitter – Follow us on Twitter

    All Conference replays emerge on our YouTube Channel – Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

    All sessions are conducted through video webcasts and will take place in the Eastern time zone. Our conference serves as a vehicle for Emerging Growth to build relationships with our existing and potential clients.  Accordingly, a certain number of the presenting companies are our current clients, and some may become our clients in the future.  In exchange for services we provide, our clients pay us fees in the form of cash and securities, and we may currently have, or in the future may have investments in the securities of certain of the presenting companies. Finally, certain of the presenting companies have paid us a fee to secure a presentation time slot or to present generally. The presentations to be delivered by the presenting companies (including any handouts of written materials) have not been approved, endorsed by or otherwise reviewed by EmergingGrowth.com nor should they in any way be construed to have been made in connection with an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. Please consult an investment professional before investing in anything viewed on the Emerging Growth Conference or on EmergingGrowth.com.

    Epazz, Inc Safe Harbor:

    The Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 reads as follows:

    Certain statements contained in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of diction such as “may,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” and “continue” (or the negatives thereof) or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results or those implied by such statements. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statement does not guarantee future performance and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such statements. Epazz Inc. assumes no obligation and has no intention of updating these forward-looking statements, and it has no obligation to update or correct information prepared by third parties that are not paid for by Epazz Inc. Investors are encouraged to review Epazz Inc.’s public filings on SEC.gov and otcmarkets.com, including its unaudited and audited financial statements and its OTC markets filings, which contain general business information about the company’s operations, results of operations and risks associated with the company and its operations.

    This is an advertisement and not an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities.  All information contained herein as well as on the EmergingGrowth.com website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate or all-inclusive. All material is for informational purposes only, is not the opinion of EmergingGrowth.com and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. The information includes certain forward-looking statements, which may be affected by unforeseen circumstances and / or certain risks.  This report is not without bias. EmergingGrowth.com has motivation by means of either self-marketing or EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated by or for a company or companies discussed in this article. EmergingGrowth.com has been compensated seven thousand five hundred dollars by Epazz, Inc. for distribution of this content.  EmergingGrowth.com has also received additional past compensation and EmergingGrowth.com may  receive future compensation, details about which can be found in our full disclosure, here, https://emerginggrowth.com/3729-6827465/.  You can easily lose money investing in highly speculative small cap stocks like the ones mentioned within. Please consult an investment professional before investing in anything viewed within. When EmergingGrowth.com is long shares it will sell those shares. In addition, please make sure you read and understand the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Disclosure posted on the EmergingGrowth.com website.

    12 Best Bitcoin Mining Software for Windows PC

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    With the advent of blockchain technology, hundreds of different cryptocurrencies have appeared. Today, mining is available to almost everyone. Just make sure your computer has a strong processor and visual card. In addition, you need special mining programs. Technically, the mining process is simple — you install the software on your PC, perform basic settings, and then everything happens automatically. In addition, you can use RollerCoin. This is a mining simulator where you play arcade games to generate energy and improve your mining center in pixel art style.

    Top best and most effective programs for Bitcoin mining

    Here are the 12 best Bitcoin mining platforms for Windows PCs. Using these programs, you will not spend money on maintaining and configuring equipment.

    1. NiceHash Miner. This is a Bitcoin mining program that can automatically select the optimal algorithm based on intelligent analysis of the system and video card hash rate. Made for those who want to earn cryptocurrency without having to perform complex setups and without understanding the intricacies of the process.
    2. MultiMiner. The graphical user interface of this tool makes setting up and mining for Bitcoin easier. The software also provides a wealth of practical functions, like the capacity for multiple miner operations, access to remote installations, performance tracking, and many more.
    3. Gbitcoins. This is a reliable and efficient Bitcoin mining program. You will receive online assistance within 24 hours and can purchase a $15 per day service package for free.
    4. CGMiner. This is one of the oldest and most respected Bitcoin mining software options available. It’s highly configurable and offers advanced features, making it suitable for experienced miners.
    5. Ufasoft Miner. This program is designed for earning money with a Bitcoin wallet and uses the computing power of the processor and video card of your computer. The number of cores, threads, and allocated RAM is easily configurable.
    6. Cudo Miner. This application works with a wide range of hardware, making it a fantastic option for those with several mining setups. You may mine Bitcoin whenever you want with the help of this miner, which also enables automated switching between algorithms.
    7. Easy Miner. One of the “lightest” Bitcoin mining programs that run on Windows operating systems. The main features of the software are a minimum of settings and an integrated wallet.
    8. Kryptex Minder. This special background Bitcoin mining application is unique. It takes advantage of the computer’s processing capabilities. More significantly, if you have a Windows account, you may download it without charge.
    9. BitMinter. This Java-based Bitcoin mining program has a graphical user interface and is simple to use. Additionally, it offers a mining pool, which might make things easier for newbies.
    10. DiabloMiner. This universal program allows you to mine bitcoins on the Windows operating system. You have the option to mine with DiabloMiner alone or with a group. However, if you have a small setup, it may be worth considering setting up a pool to maximize your profits.
    11. Awesome Miner. This program offers a broad variety of cryptocurrencies and mining algorithms in addition to Bitcoin mining. Both novice and expert users can use its features.
    12. BetterHash. Users don’t have to worry about expenses because of its straightforward setup. For those who want to start mining Bitcoin and are searching for the most income at the lowest prices, this is a fantastic alternative. Mining and withdrawal fees are zero, which is a rarity among mining software solutions.

    About EmergingGrowth.com

    Founded in 2009, EmergingGrowth.com quickly became a leading independent small cap media portal.  Over the years, it has developed an extensive history of providing unparalleled content, in identifying emerging growth companies and markets that can be overlooked by the investment community.

    The next step in its evolution is the Emerging Growth Conference.

    About the Emerging Growth Conference

    The Emerging Growth conference is an effective way for public companies to present and communicate their new products, services and other major announcements to the investment community from the convenience of their office, in an effective and time efficient manner.

    The audience includes potentially tens of thousands of Individual and Institutional investors, as well as Investment advisors and analysts.

    All Conferences are first announced on Twitter – Follow us on Twitter

    All Conference replays emerge on our YouTube Channel – Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

    All sessions are conducted through video webcasts and will take place in the Eastern time zone. Our conference serves as a vehicle for Emerging Growth to build relationships with our existing and potential clients.  Accordingly, a certain number of the presenting companies are our current clients, and some may become our clients in the future.  In exchange for services we provide, our clients pay us fees in the form of cash and securities, and we may currently have, or in the future may have investments in the securities of certain of the presenting companies. Finally, certain of the presenting companies have paid us a fee to secure a presentation time slot or to present generally. The presentations to be delivered by the presenting companies (including any handouts of written materials) have not been approved, endorsed by or otherwise reviewed by EmergingGrowth.com nor should they in any way be construed to have been made in connection with an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. Please consult an investment professional before investing in anything viewed on the Emerging Growth Conference or on EmergingGrowth.com.

    If you believe your company, product or service is at the cusp of going mainstream, or you have an idea for an “Emerging Growth” company that might fit our model, contact us here.

    This article was written by a guest contributor and solely reflects his/her opinions.  All information contained herein as well as on the EmergingGrowth.com website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate or all-inclusive. The statements in this article are not that of,  nor have they been verified by, or are the opinion of, EmergingGrowth.com. All material is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. The information includes certain forward-looking statements, which may be affected by unforeseen circumstances and / or certain risks. Please consult an investment professional before investing in anything viewed within.

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