Epicore BioNetworks is a buy, says Cantor Fitzgerald Canada


Epicore BioNetworks (TSXV:EBN) has a credible plan to gain market share in a potentially massive market; the supply of sustainable sources of higher value proteins, says Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Scott Curtis. In a research report to clients yesterday, Curtis initiated coverage of Epicore BioNetworks with a “Buy” rating and one year target of $1.65, […]

Alter NRG more than doubles on Harvest takeover

Alter NRG is the top gainer on the TSX Venture exchange today after the Alberta company announced the close of a $10-million financing.

Shares of Alter NRG (TSX:NRG) are racing today after the company announced it has agreed to be taken over by Harvest International New Energy Inc. Alter NRG’s board has unanimously approved the takeover, which is priced at $5.00 a share and values the company at about $147-million. The price is a 160% premium to the […]

Nano One Technologies CEO Dan Blondal talks to Cantech Letter

Nano One Technologies CEO Dan Blondal founded the company in 2011 after various roles at Fluor, Andronic Devices, Creo, Kodak, and alternative energy start-up General Fusion.

The battery conundrum. Why does everything in your life seem to get better, faster, and cheaper, but your iPhone still dies at 4pm? Batteries do not follow Moore’s Law, the observation from Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that the number of transistors on circuit doubles about every two years. The fact is, battery life has gradually […]

Does T. Boone Pickens really care about Canadians?

Pickens: "So, why is Obama so opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline? As my dad used to say, “Son, it’s kind of like murder. It’s tough to explain.”

“Pickensing”. Verb. pick·ens·ing :to issue an insincere, self-serving apology. Usage: “Dude, are you Pickensing me about being late for work?” The word “Pickensing” does not yet exist. But maybe someday soon it will progress into common usage, on a day when we need to describe a type of apology so arrogant and presumptuous it may […]

Ballard Power to help equip fuel cell powered soldiers


After spiking on a recent $80-million deal with Volkswagen, Ballard Power(TSX:BLD, Nasdaq, BLDP) is finding its fuel cell expertise is in demand for a range of applications. The company today announced it will provide expertise in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology to Ardica Technologies and the other to “an unnamed global automotive OEM”. […]

Ballard Power soars on deal with Volkswagen

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Shares of Ballard Power (TSX:BLD) are up sharply today after announcing a (U.S.) $80-million intellectual property deal with Volkswagen. Under the terms of the deal, Ballard will transfer the fuel cell intellectual property assets it had acquired from United Technologies for a payment of $50-million. There is also a two year extension that is worth […]

ZENN Motor is at a “breakthrough” moment, says Paradigm Capital


Data released in December indicates that energy storage technology player EEStor’s composition modified barium titanate (CMBT) powder has the potential to be disruptive, and with a 71% interest in EEStor, ZENN Motor (TSXV:ZNN) is well positioned, says Paradigm Capital analyst J. Marvin Wolff. On Wednesday, ZENN reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 results. The […]

Ballard Power falls after serious setback in Chinese market

Ballard Power today announced it has signed an agreement with Brazil's WEG Industries. John Sheridan, Ballard’s President and CEO said the agreement "...will be an important enabler for increased fuel cell product traction in the fast-growing Brazil market."

Ballard Power’s (TSX:BLD) attempts to crack the potentially lucrative Chinese market for hydrogen fuel cell buses and backup power were dealt a serious blow after the company today announced that its Chinese partner, Azure Hydrogen Energy Science and Technology, had breached previously announced contracts. The Vancouver-based cleantech says it will terminate contracts related to the […]

GreenPower Motor Company Chairman Fraser Atkinson talks to Cantech Letter

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Economic sense, environmental sense. Are the two simply parallel lines? In the wake of B.C. Transit’s decision to ditch Whistler’s splashy hydrogen bus fleet at a fraction of its original cost, naysayers might feel emboldened in arguing for the affirmative. But the real answer is that alternative energy solutions are challenging their legacy incumbents across […]