Vincentric Announces 2018 Canadian Diesel Analysis: Most Diesel Trucks Not Cost Effective

All SUV/crossover and van diesels analyzed were cost effective compared to their gasoline-powered counterparts, while only 16% of trucks could make that claim.

BINGHAM FARMS, MICHIGAN, USA, December 11, 2018 / — Vincentric, LLC announced its 2018 Canadian Diesel Analysis results today with 118 of the 428 (28%) diesels evaluated having a lower total cost of ownership compared to their closest gasoline powered counterpart. The study assumed an ownership timeframe of five years with an annual driving distance of 25,000 kilometers.

Vincentric analyzed 856 vehicles with a majority of the vehicles falling in the Truck (368 diesel) category. Vans (36 diesels), SUV/Crossovers (14 diesels), and Passenger Cars (10 diesels) were also compared against their gasoline equivalents. The results showed that buyers should be cautious when purchasing a diesel truck as only 60 of the 368 (16%) diesels were found to be cost effective. Buyers of diesel SUV/Crossovers (including luxury brands) or diesel vans can feel confident, with all 50 diesels analyzed found to be cost effective. Most passenger cars, including luxury brands, were also cost effective with 8 of the 10 (80%) diesels having lower ownership costs than their gasoline counterparts.

Although only 16% of diesel trucks were cost effective, truck buyers will have a better chance of finding cost-effective diesels looking at 1/2 ton and smaller pickups, with 26 of the 79 (33%) diesel trucks being cost effective. Heavy-duty (3/4 and 1 ton) pickups told a different story with only 34 of the 289 (12%) diesels being cost-effective.

The primary reason that diesels have a higher total cost of ownership is due to their price premium. The market price of diesel trucks averaged $9,668 more than their gasoline powered counterparts while diesel vans cost an average of $5,625 more, diesel passenger cars cost an average of $2,486 more, and SUV/Crossovers cost an average of $1,122 less vs. a similar gasoline powered vehicle. These price premiums create higher costs for depreciation, taxes, and financing which are not always offset by diesel fuel economy cost savings.

Another factor causing diesel trucks to have the smallest percentage of cost-effective vehicles was their higher cost of maintenance. On average it costs $2,019 more for maintenance on diesel trucks compared to their gasoline counterparts. On the opposite end of the spectrum, diesel passenger cars showed an average of $199 less for maintenance than their gasoline powered counterparts over the five-year timeframe.

“When a buyer sees the diesel price premium, it can often steer them away from purchasing a vehicle that could actually be cost-effective,” said Vincentric President David Wurster. “The study revealed that there are plenty of cost-effective diesels in the marketplace, but finding the ones that are cost-effective requires a full understanding of each vehicle’s ownership costs.”

In preparing the 2018 Vincentric Canadian Diesel Analysis, Vincentric conducted a statistical analysis of diesel vehicles to provide buyers and the automotive industry with insightful information on the cost of owning and operating a diesel vehicle and their closest gasoline powered counterparts. Vincentric measured total cost of ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.

Further information regarding the 2018 Vincentric Canadian Diesel Analysis results for all vehicles analyzed can be requested from or visit the Diesel Analysis Page to view the top 3 cost-effective vehicles in each category.

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Azincourt Energy to Fly Airborne Geophysical Survey at the East Preston Uranium Project, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan

Figure 1: Proposed VTEM Survey grid – December 2018

Figure 2: 2018 VTEM Survey results

Figure 3: Project Location & Surrounding Projects – Western Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada

Company to conduct VTEM™ Max & Magnetic survey over the southeastern portion East Preston to complete survey coverage over the entire 250-sq km project area.

Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX:AAZ)

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, December 11, 2018 / — Vancouver B.C., December 11, 2018 – AZINCOURT ENERGY CORP. (“Azincourt” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: AAZ, OTC: AZURF), is pleased to provide an update regarding its winter work program at the East Preston uranium project located in the southwestern Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Company has engaged Geotech Ltd to conduct a helicopter-borne Versatile Time-Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM™ Max) and Magnetic survey over the southeastern portion of the East Preston Project to complete survey coverage over the entire project area.

The planned survey will consist of 498 line-km with 300m line spacing and 1,000m tie-line spacing – identical parameters to the previous VTEM™ Max survey, and ties directly into the previous flight lines (Figure 1). Flight lines are oriented NW-SE, perpendicular to the NE-SW trending structural and conductor trends of the basement rocks at East Preston.

Geotech Ltd., the sole provider of the VTEM™ Max platform, has a system currently active in Saskatchewan and plans to commence the East Preston survey in mid-December. Weather permitting, the survey is expected to require 5-7 days, and will be completed by year end.

“The VTEM™ Max system has been used in the Athabasca for many years and is an ideal technique for identifying basement conductor systems – the first-tier targeting criteria for unconformity uranium deposit discovery,” said Ted O’Connor, Director and Qualified Person on the East Preston project. “VTEM has proven effective to depths of well over 400m in the Athabasca. The East Preston project lies outside the Basin with shallow targets anticipated, making VTEM™ Max an ideal direct targeting tool for the project, which may preclude the need for future ground-based EM techniques in this environment,” continued Mr. O’Connor.

“This VTEM™ Max survey coverage will bring the entire East Preston project up to the same level of investigation,” said Alex Klenman, president & CEO. “It will allow us to generate additional quality geophysical drill targets and provide us with the ability to assess and evaluate the prospectivity of the entire project area,” continued Mr. Klenman.

The Company has applied for and is awaiting approval for drill permits at East Preston and once granted is planning to begin phase one of an approximate 10+ hole, 2000-2500-meter diamond drill program of inclined drill holes to test the structurally-controlled basement uranium deposit model. Drill targets have been prioritized based on stacking of airborne and ground electromagnetic and ground gravity geophysical data interpretation.

Historical Work

Extensive regional exploration work at East Preston was completed in 2013-14, including airborne electromagnetic (VTEM), magnetic and radiometric surveys. Three prospective conductive, low magnetic signature corridors have been discovered on the property. The three distinct corridors have a total strike length of over 25 km, each with multiple EM conductor trends identified. Ground prospecting and sampling work completed to date has identified outcrop, soil, biogeochemical and radon anomalies, which are key pathfinder elements for unconformity uranium deposit discovery.

Azincourt Geophysical Work – Winter 2018

The Company completed a winter geophysical exploration program in January-February 2018 that generated a significant amount of new drill targets within the previously untested corridors while refining additional targets near previous drilling along the Swoosh corridor.

The work included 51.5 km of grid preparation (line cutting/picketing), 46.1 km of horizontal loop electromagnetic (HLEM), and 40.6 km of ground gravity along the previously known airborne helicopter VTEM conductive trends.

Ground-truthing work confirmed the airborne conductive trends and more accurately located the conductor axes for future drill testing. The gravity survey identified areas along the conductors with a gravity low signature, which is often associated with alteration, fault/structural disruption and potentially, uranium mineralization. The combination/stacking of positive features will assist prioritizing targets for testing first.

The Main Grid shows multiple long linear conductors with flexural changes in orientation and offset breaks in the vicinity of interpreted fault lineaments – classic targets for basement-hosted unconformity uranium deposits. These are not just simple basement conductors; they are clearly upgraded/enhanced prospectivity targets because of the structural complexity.


The targets are basement-hosted unconformity related uranium deposits similar to NexGen’s Arrow deposit and Cameco’s Eagle Point mine. East Preston is near the southern edge of the western Athabasca Basin, where targets are in a near surface environment without Athabasca sandstone cover – therefore they are relatively shallow targets but can have great depth extent when discovered. The project ground is located along a parallel conductive trend between the PLS-Arrow trend and Cameco’s Centennial deposit (Virgin River-Dufferin Lake trend).

Qualified Person

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43- 101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Ted O’Connor, P.Geo. a director of Azincourt Energy Corp., as well as a qualified person.

About Azincourt Energy Corp.

Azincourt Energy is a Canadian-based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of alternative energy/fuel projects, including uranium, lithium, and other critical clean energy elements.


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Alex Klenman, President & CEO

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This press release includes “forward-looking statements”, including forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Azincourt. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially.

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Azincourt’s Lithium Projects

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The Great thing about Eskom

Helping South Africans Realize a Change is Necessary

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, December 11, 2018 / — State Capture, corruption, a lack of maintenance and coal production/delivery, bankruptcy, constant striking and technical failures; these are the dominant words associated with the only energy provider in South Africa, namely Eskom. Of course, these terms have been in use for some time now, and they are not new to the citizens who wait in frustration for what the next day possibly holds in terms of load-shedding schedules. Because just as quickly as load-shedding became a thing of the past, it returned, and it brought more challenges with it.

In an attempt to defuse the tension and calm the angry citizens of the country, the Chairperson of Eskom recently stated that the dire situation at the energy provider is due to “problems that we have all caused”. But several newspapers, including Rapport and City Times, went on to publish the facts regarding a fundamental absence of leadership and direction, leaving South Africans in the dark – indefinitely.

Not too long ago, people were stocking up on generators, while some even made the transition to solar power in an attempt to avoid power outages. Business owners were forced to implement more powerful and effective backup systems if they wanted to operate during crucial office hours, and homeowners discovered how much they are saving with basic installations like solar geysers.

The necessity to explore alternative energy sources during the first major load-shedding period can almost be seen as a blessing when taking into account the current state of the environment. And it even gave rise to information-based websites like Solar Advice, which aimed to educate home and business owners about gaining independence.

But then things changed. Eskom received another bailout, and systematically the lights stayed on as the sales for generators dropped to normal. The need for alternative energy sources was not relevant anymore, and the focus turned to whether South Africa should invest in nuclear power to prevent problems down the line.

While the debate between nuclear and renewable energy played out in the media, Eskom was bleeding money under the influence of State Capture. And now, history repeats itself with even less hope of reaching a permanent or solid solution, unless, the interest in solar energy picks up again.

What home and business owners have to realize from the current situation, as depressing as it may be, is that these issues will not be resolved any time soon. The facts, as provided by credible media sources and established by the new load-shedding schedules, clearly show a long road of fixing overdue errors before even thinking about answers to the more recent troubles.

Maybe this is the turning point South Africans needs in terms of ensuring a better and cleaner tomorrow? Maybe now is the time to utilize and start more websites like Solar Advice, where everyone can look at their renewable energy options with support and guidance. Why wait for someone to save Eskom when South Africans can save themselves?

A Da Silva
Solar Advice
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EKOGRID Remediation Agreements with Mares Italy Now Pan-European

Francesco Cappelli, Managing Director of Mares S.R.L

EHT extends its co-operation agreements with Italian remediation specialist Mares; agreements now cover all industrial sectors in Italy and other European sites

Since entering into the first EKOGRID agreement with EHT, Mares has had tremendous feedback from our markets on the full potential of this remarkable in-situ remediation solution.”

— Francesco Cappelli, Managing Director, Mares S.R.L

HELSINKI, FINLAND, December 11, 2018 / — Greentech remediation specialist Eko Harden Technologies (EHT) Oy today announces two new co-operation agreements with international pollution clean-up industrialist Mares S.r.L, a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Italy.

Eko Harden Technologies’ original two-year co-operation agreement with Mares dates back to May 2018 and covered the clean-up of petrol stations in Italy using the pioneering EKOGRID in-situ remediation solution.

Whilst the EHT/Mares agreement is still in its infancy, sufficient progress has been made for EHT to grant the request of Mares to extend the original contract to a four year period and to cover other industrial sectors in Italy requiring soil, ground-water and sediments in-situ remediation.

A second co-operation agreement has also been entered into by the two parties covering about 1,000 Pan European sites in Benelux, Denmark, Spain and Sweden.

“Since May this year, Mares has already set up and begun remediation of the first petrol station in Italy using our EKOGRID in-situ remediation solution and another twelve have been prepared for remediation early in the New Year,” says Iisak Lusua, CCO and founding partner of EHT. “These projects that Mares will undertake in Italy and across Europe will benefit the environment and our business in 2019.”

“Since entering into the first EKOGRID agreement with EHT, Mares has had tremendous feedback from our markets on the full potential of this in-situ remediation solution,” adds Francesco Cappelli, Managing Director of Mares S.R.L. “It is quite remarkable, easy to set up and install, delivers fast results and is truly the solution for our environmentally sensitive time.”

EKOGRID technology has successfully performed soil remediation of organic pollutants at polluted sites in Africa, China, Europe, South America and the United States. These include old industrial sites, petrol stations, parking lots and a wide range of manufacturing plants. EKOGRID has proven highly effective at reducing the content of aliphatic hydrocarbons and crude oil, and also aromic compounds such as PAH, BTEX and chlorinated hydrocarbons.

About Eko Harden Technologies

Eko Harden and its groundbreaking in-situ remediation technology EKOGRID is fast becoming the partner-of-choice of government agencies, municipalities, land developers and energy companies to remediate environmental disasters. EKOGRID electro kinetic oxidation technology produces a controlled low voltage electric field in a polluted area. This technology supports the growth of global wealth and health in a sustainable manner by removing chemical pollutants in both land and water “in situ” by advanced oxidation and enhanced bioremediation. The patented technology has proven to be an ecological, sustainable and cost-efficient way for remediating the environment in fifteen countries across all continents. Visit

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Highview Power’s Liquid Air Energy Storage Named Technology of the Year by BusinessGreen Magazine

Highview Power Liquid Air Energy Storage BusinessGreen Technology Award Winner

Highview Power recognized for innovative long-duration energy storage solution, implementation, and ability to enable clean, smart energy grids of the future

Liquid air energy storage is a transformative technology that is today enabling 100 percent clean energy to finally become a reality.”

— Javier Cavada, president and CEO of Highview Power

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 11, 2018 / — Highview Power, the global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions, announced today that its proprietary liquid air energy storage technology took top honours at the 2018 BusinessGreen Technology Awards. Highview Power’s innovative long-duration energy storage system, which is installed at the Pilsworth plant in the U.K., was nominated for and selected as the Smart Grid Technology of the Year. Highview’s liquid air energy storage was later chosen over every other category award winner to receive the event’s most prestigious award — Technology of the Year.

“There were many very impressive companies and technologies that were finalists at this year’s BusinessGreen Technology Awards, so to be named not only the Smart Grid Technology of the Year but also the overall Technology of the Year is quite an honour,” said Javier Cavada, President and CEO of Highview Power. “Liquid air energy storage is a transformative technology that is today enabling 100 percent clean energy to finally become a reality. While I am highly appreciative of the recent awards Highview has won, I very much look forward to making even more exciting announcements in the near future.”

The BusinessGreen Technology Awards are the UK's most prestigious celebration of the best cutting-edge technologies and innovators that are working to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Now in their fourth year, they annually recognize the country’s leading green technologies and are rigorously judged by a panel of sustainability professionals and green economy leaders. Highview’s liquid air energy storage was selected Technology of the Year over fellow winners from the following categories: Automotive Technology, Biotechnology, Building Technology, Circular Economy Technology, Fast Track Technology, Future City Technology, Supply Chain/Logistics Technology, Transport Technology, and Renewable Energy Technology.

"Congratulations to Highview Power on winning Technology of the Year," said BusinessGreen editor-in-chief James Murray. “We received a record number of entries across all categories, but their long-duration, clean energy storage system stood out to the judges because of innovation, successful execution at the Pilsworth plant, and ambitious plans to ensure liquid-air energy storage plays a central role in the clean and smart energy grids of the future.”

Highview Power’s proprietary cryogenic energy storage technology makes use of a freely available resource – air – which is cooled and stored as a liquid and then converted back to a gas generating energy that powers turbines and produces electricity. This is the only long-duration energy storage solution available today that can deliver anywhere from four to over 12 hours of power, is scalable with no size limitations, has no geographic constraints, and uses no exotic metals or harmful chemicals. A liquid air energy storage plant has a lifespan of 30 to 40 years and comprises mostly steel, which can easily be decommissioned and the steel recycled at the end of life. Highview Power enables critical operations for utilities and independent power producers by delivering the lowest cost clean energy storage solution for large scale, long-duration applications.

Highview Power also recently won a Regen Green Energy Award in the Clean Energy Innovation category.

About Highview Power
Highview Power is a designer and developer of a proprietary cryogenic energy storage technology that delivers reliable and cost-effective long-duration energy storage to enable a 100% renewable energy future. Its proprietary technology uses liquid air as the storage medium and can deliver anywhere from 20 MW/80 MWh to more than 200 MW/1.2 GWh of energy. Developed using proven components from mature industries, it delivers pumped-hydro capabilities without geographical constraints and can be configured to convert waste heat and cold to power. For more information, please visit:


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Highview Power Liquid Air Energy Storage – Pilsworth Plant

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Peregrine Energy Partners Acquires Royalty Properties in Madison County, MS

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED_STATES, December 10, 2018 / — Peregrine Energy Partners has agreed to acquire producing and non-producing oil and gas royalties in Madison County, Mississippi from an undisclosed seller.

This acquisition features production from the nation’s largest CO2 field East of the Mississippi River known as the Jackson Dome. The Jackson Dome, located near Jackson, Mississippi, was discovered during the 1970s by operators looking for traditional oil and gas reserves. It now serves as the primary CO2 source on the Gulf Coast for tertiary recovery operations in oil fields across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

According to Peregrine’s Managing Director CJ Tibbs, “Royalty interests in an area like the Jackson Dome are extremely rare to come across, largely in part to the prolific reserves this field is known to hold.”

Operated by Denbury Resources out of Dallas, TX, the Jackson Dome field is one of the most important assets in the operator’s portfolio. “The CO2 produced from Jackson Dome,” Mr. Tibbs remarked, “is an asset of great importance to Denbury as it is THE critical component in their enhanced recovery methods all over the Gulf Coast.”

“With Denbury Resources continuing to expand their pipelines and processing capabilities throughout the area,” Mr. Tibbs added, “we expect this to be an asset that provides solid cashflow for years to come.”

Over the past 12 months, Peregrine has been very active working with mineral owners nationwide looking for divestment options for part or all of their producing royalties.

This acquisition will go to help feed a growing demand from 1031 investors who are looking to diversify their exchange into more than traditional real estate. “Most real estate investors are just now learning that they have options when it comes to replacement property for their 1031 exchange,” said Wolf Hanschen, Co-Founder of Peregrine. “Oil and gas royalties have been used for decades by investors existing brick and mortar real estate.”

Peregrine Energy Partners are private purchasers of oil and natural gas royalties with over 50 years of combined experience. Over the past 15 years, the company’s founders have enjoyed working with hundreds of mineral owners in 30 states across millions of acres.

With its corporate headquarters in Dallas and an acquisition office in Denver, Peregrine is dedicated to providing value and optionality to royalty owners to maximize the value of their minerals while delivering institutional quality royalty properties to clients looking for long-term monthly income from a non-correlated asset class.
To learn more or to obtain a valuation of your minerals, contact CJ Tibbs at (214)-329-1452 or To learn more about available 1031 properties, contact Wolf Hanschen at (214)-483-1997 or

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Peregrine Energy Partners
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Drug Testing Industry Veteran Celebrates 25 Years , Receives Simpkins Entrepreneurial Award

On 12/5/2018 Joe Reilly was honored as a Business Leader of the Year by Space Coast Business magazine, a trusted voice for the Florida business community.

I am very honored to receive this wonderful award. Thanks to a great team at National Drug Screening, Inc. for helping to make this award happen.”

— Joe Reilly

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2018 / — Drug testing industry veteran, Joe Reilly, President of National Drug Screening, was honored on December 5, 2018 as a Business Leader of the Year by Space Coast Business magazine, a trusted voice for the Brevard County, Florida thriving business community. Joe was delighted to receive the Simpkins Entrepreneurial Award spotlighting his business passion, skills development, leveraging of experience and opportunistic thinking. This month Reilly celebrates 25 years in the drug & alcohol testing industry.

In late 1993, Joe Reilly saw an opportunity that has turned into a successful nationwide business. Employers were looking to drug test employees and in Florida this enabled companies to save 5% on workers comp insurance premiums. A few months later, Reilly learned that the United States Department of Transportation required drug & alcohol testing of transportation related private companies providing another opportunity.

Reilly’s Brevard County, Florida based business grew to service employers and individuals for drug testing services in all areas the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In 2018 Reilly sold Florida Drug Screening to embark on more industry consulting opportunities. Later this month Joe Reilly celebrates 25 years in the drug and alcohol industry.

Based in Melbourne, Florida Joe’s newest company, National Drug Screening, has grown from 3 employees in 2013 to 18 employees as of the close of 2018. The company is recognized by the drug testing industry association (DATIA) as Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (NAADATP). The team at National Drug Screening helps employers implement and maintain comprehensive drug free workplace programs in compliance with industry best practices, Federal and State laws and regulations.

Known throughout the United States as an expert in the drug testing industry, Joe is in demand as an expert witness.
He has provided consulting, speaking engagements and training programs for many organizations including the US Small Business Administration (SBA), the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the US Department of Education, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Washington DC Department of Public Works, the Florida Office of Drug Control, the Florida Department of Corrections, the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the Florida Trucking Association, Florida Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and numerous Chambers of Commerce and business associations.

Some other highlights of Joe’s interesting career include:
• Recipient of a US Small Business Administration (SBA) grant to help small businesses implement drug free workplace programs
• Recipient of US Department of Education grant to help private and public schools implement student drug testing programs
• October 2004 – featured in Florida Trend magazine as head cheerleader for drug testing
• In 2004 appointed by James McDonough, State of Florida, Governor’s Office of Drug Control to serve on the Drug Free Workplace task force.
• 2003 – Traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to help implement a drug testing program and collector training courses for employees
• 2003 – 2005 – Provided oversight, training and auditing for urine specimen collections for Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball drug testing and steroid testing national programs.
• Member of SAPAA – The Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association – Promotes standards in the administration of workplace substance abuse prevention programs through education and training
• Member of NDASA – National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association advocating for safe and drug-free workplaces and communities through legislative advocacy, education, training and excellence in drug and alcohol testing services
• Master Trainer and Regional Trainer (M-CPCT and R-CPCT) – Drug & Alcohol Industry Testing Industry Association (DATIA) instructor for Certified Professional Collector Training Program (CPCT)
• Master Trainer – Breath Alcohol Testing – Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing, DOT and Non DOT – Certified as a Master Trainer for Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0 and EV 30 Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing devices
• Past President of the Palm Bay Rotary Club, Past Board member of the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
• Current member of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce; past board member and also member of numerous other chambers of commerce
• September, 2018 – Traveled to Dublin, Ireland as a participant in the International Forum for Drug and Alcohol Testing (IFDAT)
• 20 + year member of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)
• National course instructor for DATIA industry training courses – In’s & Outs of Drug Testing, Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training, Designated Employer Representative (DER) training and DOT urine specimen collector training.
• May, 2004 received DATIA’s Public Awareness Award
• June, 2015 received DATIA Top Entrepreneur award
• Served for over 12 years as board member for the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)

Joe also served 2004 to 2008 as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) – the national trade organization for the drug testing industry. Based in Washington, DC; the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) was founded in 1995 and represents the entire spectrum of drug and alcohol service providers including collection sites, laboratories, consortiums/TPAs, MROs, and testing equipment manufacturers. DATIA has over 1500 members nationwide and ensures that the industry's voice is heard by key policymakers in Congress and Federal Agencies.

Joe Reilly is currently President of National Drug Screening a nationwide provider of drug testing services, drug testing software, medical review officer services (MRO), consulting and training. Joe has provided community service to both his local community and nationally to the drug testing industry. Born and raised in New York City, Joe now resides in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida with his wife Robin. Joe graduated in 1979 from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY with a Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) with majors in Accounting and Marketing.

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Managing Director of Knauf inaugurated the Fire Safety Conference in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 6, 2018 / — The Fire Safety conference held by IQPC, Middle East took place today at Rotana Arjaan, Abu Dhabi. The conference was inaugurated by the Managing Director of Knauf Middle-East & India Mr. Amer Bin Ahmed, followed by an awards ceremony that felicitated companies for their contribution towards fire safety.

Mr. Ahmed, an award winning CEO addressed the session with a presentation on Quality, Fire-safety and Digitilization in the Middle – East. The focus of the presentation was on the term “Made in UAE” and the importance of it in the growth of Knauf with products and systems being made in UAE and sold across the Middle-East and India. He also spoke about the importance of the support of local government authorities and how they are working together towards improving and educating about fire safety in the region.

In the recently held Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, Knauf supported Team Sapienza representing the University of Rome with materials & systems which was used in building a 100% solar-powered, environmentally friendly and sustainable modular villa that won many accolades at the event.

Lastly, he put light on the future of Knauf with technology playing a big role in it and how as a company they strive to achieve both Quality and Sustainability within the company.

Gene Erese
IQPC Middle East
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CleanBC climate plan boosts British Columbia’s signal for renewable fuel use and production

Advanced Biofuels Canada lauds the Government of British Columbia for its new climate plan, with critical role for low-carbon renewable fuels

Today’s announcement builds on a decade of smart, hard work by provincial staff and political leaders. An increased LCFS is a vote of confidence in the capacity of biofuels to deliver.””

— Ian Thomson

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, December 6, 2018 / — The Government of British Columbia released on December 5th its CleanBC climate plan, which charts a path to 19 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2030—an ambitious yet achievable set of measures that put low-carbon biofuels at the forefront of the Province’s climate efforts. It also puts BC firmly in a leadership role on the national stage.

Highlights from the CleanBC plan include:
• Strengthening the low carbon fuel standard to a 20% reduction in fuel carbon intensity by 2030
• Supporting ramp up of new renewable fuel production to 650 million litres by 2030
• Zero-Emission Vehicles to make up 10% of new light duty vehicle sales in 2025, 30% in 2030, and 100% in 2040
• 15% minimum renewable content in industrial natural gas consumption, and cleaner industrial operations through electrification, CO2 storage, and direct air capture
• Improved energy efficiency in buildings

The 19 million tonnes of reductions in the CleanBC plan represent approximately 75% of the Province’s overall emissions reduction goal in 2030. The remaining 25% of the reduction measures will be determined over the next 18 to 24 months and will include new clean energy options, waste management, and reducing emissions in forestry, land use and agriculture. The CleanBC plan suggests that by 2030, over 40% of diesel and 10% of gasoline could come from biofuels.

Advanced Biofuels Canada released a statement today by President Ian Thomson. “CleanBC is sending an excellent signal at an opportune time. Today’s announcement builds on a decade of smart, hard work by provincial staff and political leaders. The convergence in BC of sustainable feedstocks and robust technologies can spur new production of low-carbon biofuels and create sustainable jobs across the province, with existing biofuel options continuing to provide a foundation for new fuels. BC’s renewable and low carbon fuel regulation has already reduced emissions by 6.37 million tonnes between 2010 and 2016. An increased LCFS is a vote of confidence in the capacity of biofuels to deliver.”

Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Our members are the global leaders in commercial biofuel production and technology development, with rapidly expanding investments in British Columbia to meet new low carbon fuel demand. Since 2005, ABFC has provided provincial and federal leadership on effective biofuels policies that expand clean energy options, achieve measurable climate action results, and stimulate new investments and clean growth. For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and our members, visit:

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Advanced Biofuels Canada
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Exceed Solar partners with design firm to develop futuristic sustainable community

Sol Spaces are scalable living spaces leveraging smart technology

Community to leverage renewable energy and community food production

Our communities are becoming increasingly self reliant in both energy and food production as a result of climate change.”

— Stanton Pawchuk, cofounder

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA, December 5, 2018 / — EDMONTON, ALBERTA, December 5, 2018 – Exceed Solar, a developer of smart, sustainable living spaces and community solutions, is pleased to announce it has partnered with an Edmonton-based design group to develop Canada’s first fully sustainable community of its kind.

The project, located near Pigeon Lake, Alberta, will feature smart living spaces powered by solar energy, and will be focused on sustainability through building micro grid capacity, community gardening and food production for its residents. The project is being spearheaded by Exceed Solar and its partner, Battle Lake Design Group. Together they will form a joint venture company to carry out the project.

Exceed Solar, which builds smart living spaces using cutting edge technology branded under the name Sol Spaces, will supply up to 30 units for the development as well as seasonal greenhouses to aid in localized food production.

Battle Lake Design Group is a full-service design firm specializing in design and development of sustainable residential and smaller-scale mixed-use buildings.

"We have worked with Exceed Solar to provide our extensive knowledge of building systems and cold-climate design to come up with a Net-Zero housing solution," said Arnold Renschler, Managing Director of Battle Lake Design Group. "We know the area, and we're proud to work closely with Exceed Solar on this project."

The proposed community will feature different configurations of the company’s Sol Spaces, ranging from approximately 400 square feet to 1,100 square feet. The Sol Spaces themselves are built with cutting edge green technology, including Insulated Composite Envelope (ICE) panels developed by Manitoba-based Greenstone Structural Solutions.

“This development represents the future of our communities,” said Exceed Solar cofounder, Stanton Pawchuk. “Our communities are becoming increasingly self reliant in both energy and food production as a result of climate change. We are already witnessing rising food costs and supply disruptions, which will further advance the concepts around community gardening and food production.”

The partnership between Battle Lake and Exceed brings together expertise in community development coupled with advanced living spaces that will redefine the future of or communities.

Exceed Solar’s objective is to focus on advanced technology to ensure each building envelope is completely efficient. Sol Spaces also feature smart heating and cooling systems which enables each room to be remotely heated or cooled, saving significantly on energy costs associated with heating the entire home.

The Company’s Sol Space Greenhouses will also be a central focus of the development, enabling residents to produce their own food with capacity to grow in commercial quantities to generate revenue for the community, which can then be invested in expanding the capacity of the micro grid.

“The community demographics line up perfectly,” explained Pawchuk. “Millennials are looking for smaller, more affordable homes and recreational properties, while the baby boomers are seeking retirement properties within an hour distance from any major centre.”

The Sol Village at Pigeon Lake, which will be located approximately 50 minutes from the City of Edmonton, will be officially unveiled in the Spring of 2019 with the area structure plan and design concepts detailing each component of the community.


Exceed Solar creates sustainable, scalable living spaces and community solutions by leveraging renewable energy and smart technologies. Branded under the name “Sol Spaces,” Exceed’s modern living spaces are the next generation of housing solutions, incorporating scalability, sustainability and renewable energy to become the most efficient living spaces available on the market.

Stanton Pawchuk
Exceed Solar
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Source: EIN Presswire