Quick Take: Albemarle

Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA Albemarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB) has come up twice in recent conversations with investment advisors in the last couple weeks.  I'm not sure why the recent surge of interest, but I thought I'd share my email in response to the most recent query. An investment advisor friend: Any thoughts ?  A mining company corners about 35% of the raw material for the manufacture of lithium batteries for electric cars. My response: I like it better than most Lithium plays, because they are vertically integrated.  That said, I don't like Lithium...

The Week in Cleantech: Apr. 2 to Apr. 6

The Week in Cleantech is a weekly roundup of our favorite cleantech and alt energy blog posts and stories from across the web. If you know of a good piece that you think should be included here, don't hesitate to let us know! This week, we particularly liked... On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change issued its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Here's an overview by the Green Car Congress. On Tuesday, Himanshu Pandya at Financial Nirvana informed us that certain Chinese solar companies believe that the silicon shortage is easing up. He shorted MEMC...

Trade Stocks With Zero Commissions?

Yes, the heading is right, zero commissions on trading stocks, not just low commissions. Zecco, a start-up allows consumers to trade stocks for zero commissions, versus $10 to $20 that many online brokers charge today. Morten Lund, on of the guys behind Skype, believes he can offer zero commission trading and recover costs from advertising on the site. Let's hope he is right. The launch of this appears to be in about 18 days. Full Story on Zero Commission Stock Trading at Zecco

Magnetek Announces Vanadium Redox Energy Storage System for Wireless Cell Sites

Magnetek Inc. (MAG) and VRB Power Systems Inc. have announced the unveiling of a revolutionary 5kW Energy Storage System (ESS). Co-developed by Magnetek with VRB Power, the 5kW energy storage system is an alternative to traditional lead-acid battery backup systems. It provides cost effective, reliable, environmentally friendly, virtually maintenance-free backup power for wireless cell sites and other telecommunications facilities. Based on VRB Power's patented Vanadium Redox Battery Energy Storage System ("VRB-ESS"), the 5kW system is comprised of an electrolyte storage tank containing a vanadium-based electrolyte supplied to a regenerative cell stack that converts chemical energy into electrical energy....

Ormat Technologies Signs Contract to Supply a Bottoming Cycle Power Unit to Geothermal Power...

Ormat Technologies (ORA) has signed a contract to supply a 10 MW Ormat Energy Converter (OEC) power unit. The contract is in the amount of $11,500,000. Since beginning operations in Nevada with the supply of a 760 kW geothermal plant in Lyon County, Ormat has supplied or installed approximately 800 MW of geothermal and recovered energy power plants in 23 countries, and has grown to own six U.S. geothermal facilities with a total of approximately 300 MW of generating capacity. The existing plant, to which an additional OEC will be added, uses single- flash technology to produce approximately...

Are You an Alternative Energy Professional?

As an AltEnergyStocks.com visitor, you've been invited to apply for a FREE one-year membership to the ChangeWave Alliance—the world's most unique investment research network. If accepted for Alliance membership, you will get over $5,000 worth of investable research absolutely FREE! Members of the Alliance gain access to real-time, unbiased investment intelligence weeks ahead of the market. Accredited members also get a FREE one-year subscription to Tobin Smith's ChangeWave Investing Advisory Service, plus exceptionally valuable research reports exclusively for Alliance members. In return, they participate a few minutes a month in surveys uncovering the latest technological and economic...

Inflation Adjusted Gas Prices

Chartoftheday.com always has some interesting charts and information. This was today's. You will see that on an inflation adjusted basis, we are near the all time high for gas prices.

Stuart Energy Systems Corporation: Hydrogen Station Opens at DTE Energy Hydrogen Technology Park

Stuart Energy Systems Corp (SRNYF) announced that its customer, DTE Energy has officially opened a hydrogen fueling station in Southfield, Michigan as part of the Hydrogen Technology Park. The Stuart Energy Station (SES) was opened today by Anthony F. Earley Jr., Chairman and CEO of DTE Energy. The SES-f provides high-purity hydrogen fuel to vehicles as well as fuel cells that utilize hydrogen to generate electricity. The project is intended to provide critical insight into the role of hydrogen in the world's energy system and illustrates the environmental and energy security benefits derived from using hydrogen as a...

Contact Us

You can contact the editor of AltEnergyStocks.com by using the following e-mail address: manderson@altenergystocks.com If you are interested in advertising on AltEnergyStocks.com please send an e-mail to ads@altenergystocks.com

Privacy Policy

At AltEnergyStocks.com, we take the privacy and security of our registered users and website visitors seriously. We are committed to protecting your personal information you choose to share with us. Accordingly, we have adopted the following privacy policy, based on the principles of notice, choice, access and security in the collection and use of all information regarding our customers and their activities at AltEnergyStocks.com. Collection of Information We collect no information about our users that is not supplied voluntarily through web forms or email. We may at times collect anonymous tracking information to gauge usage patterns and...