Volume 16, Issue 1

Green Earth’s effective, non-toxic chemicals are solution for the times

Green Earth’s effective, non-toxic chemicals are solution for the times

Green Earth Energy Solutions, an oil and gas chemical supplier, is ready to expand its business by helping customers reduce costs in a safe way through green technology.

Steve Matthews, the company’s president, says its proprietary chemicals are environmentally safe - non-toxic, non-caustic, no VOC’s, non- cancer causing and non-flammable and its target market includes the environmental remediation and natural resource sector.

‘‘Chemicals degrade to their natural state when exposed to sunlight, water and naturally occurring microbial activity meaning there are no spills

or remediation necessary,’’ says Matthews of the company’s products. ‘‘They reduce or eliminate discharge or environmental fees. They will not damage substrate such as metal, plastic, rubber of fiberglass. They will not damage or negatively affect the molecular make-up of oil - meaning that there are no production losses

Costs reduced

‘‘There are reductions in work safe costs and worker premiums/liabilities. There is no special worker protection or equipment necessary when working with our chemicals and they work with any existing infrastructure, pumping or piping systems. No special mechanics or equipment are needed. Chemicals are made from domestically and renewable-type grown plants as well as with various natural ingredient esters and alcohol.”

Matthews says the company has a number of products but it is concentrating on enhanced oil recovery/well optimization, scale removal and well-pad maintenance.

GEES is a full-service optimization firm that will manage all facets of the process from tubing replacement, plunger lift and SCADA installation to full wash chemical treatments as well as on-going treatment.

Mike Hawitt, VP Business Development at Green Earth, says the firm’s blend of surfactants/solvents eliminate paraffin/asphaltene build-up as well as scale removal to enhance flow from wells. They also extend the time between treatments over the traditionally used chemicals and acids.

‘‘In tests performed with wells that had formerly required treatment every 10 days, our solutions extended the service interval to as long as six months in some cases,” says Hawitt. ‘‘They have also proven in field trials to in some cases actually improve production volumes over what had been the historical production rate/day. In those wells showing volume increases, the rate of improvement to flow had ranged from as little as five per cent to as much as 60 per cent greater production. He says benefits extend to the transportation network by reducing the buildup of paraffin and ashphaltene in pipelines, pumps and tanks again with no damage to the resource.

Traditional methods of scale removal include the use of various acids that are dangerous for employees, can contaminate other fluids and require special discharge/ disposal methods and the corresponding costs associated with disposal.

Safe yet powerful

‘‘Green Earth scale remover use does not require special safety gear, gloves or breathing apparatus. It is a safe way to use a product that is easily removes scale without damaging the substrates. There are no concerns of pitting on metals or creating a situation where rust can quickly form on the surface due to the now damaged metals.’’

The company says between 60 and 100 per cent of the ingredients in its scale removal will degrade to its natural state within 28 days when exposed to sunlight, water and naturally occurring microbial activity. Green Earth also has a complete line of plant-based and safe chemicals designed for in-situ remediation that destroy LNAPL and DNAPL spills at the site with no need to dig up the soil and haul it away to a landfill.

For more information, interested customers or investors can visit the company website at greenearthenergy.ca or contact Larry Peters at 403-850-3570 or lkp@greenearthenergysolutions.com

GOeVisit brings online convenience to your personal health care | Business Edge News Magazine
Volume 16, Issue 1

GOeVisit brings online convenience to your personal health care

GOeVisit brings online convenience to your personal health care

Imagine getting a medical consultation anytime and from anywhere without having to visit a doctor’s office or a hospital emergency room.

Now, that is possible as Calgary based MyCare MedTech Medical Clinic, a telehealth company, has launched the innovative GOeVisit initiative which connects a patient to a licenced medical provider on a virtual platform.

“GOeVisit is about providing convenience. If you look at how we live today, how we work today, technology plays a huge role,’’ says Liz Bryant, chief operating officer of MyCare MedTech. “We do our banking online. We do our shopping online. We do our investing online.

“People wanted an option to waiting in walk-in clinics and waiting in emergency rooms when they have situations that they know are not serious.’’

Bryant says a “digital disruption’’ is taking place in health care. Virtual consultations are not new. Around the world, they are set to explode and in North America they are set to increase by 800 per cent by 2020.

“We always say that if you haven’t had a virtual medical consult yet, in five years you will. It will be the go-to,’’ she says.

“Almost half of Canadians believe that mobile apps will make their health care more convenient. Seventy five per cent of Canadians who were polled said that they would not only use virtual health care but that there definitely should be an app for that. So we listened to that.’’

There is no fee to enroll and no fee for use with GOeVisit.

The GOeVisit call centre is located in Vancouver. The virtual platform is an opportunity for people to have a visit with a medical practitioner for non-serious illness. There are about 70 conditions that can safely be diagnosed and treated through virtual care. When someone contacts the call centre, the situation is vetted to make sure it is not an emergency and can be treated using virtual care. Basic information is taken and then the patient is placed into a virtual waiting room.

A virtual consultation can take place through a computer, smartphone or tablet. If a prescription is required, it will be sent to a pharmacy of the client’s choice or free next business day delivery can be arranged anywhere in Canada through a partnership it has with Alliance Pharmacy out of Ontario.

The 24/7 program, which was being developed for three years, was launched in November. As of February, there were 27 staff across Canada but that number is growing all the time depending on the need.

“If you look at where people live in Canada, the majority of the Canadian population live within about 150 kilometres of the U.S. border. That means that we have a lot of remote communities. We have a lot of rural communities and those communities are not always well served in terms of having doctors, having pharmacies that are open 24/7,” says Bryant.

“So a service like GOeVisit is fabulous for those communities because it gives them just-in-time access for medical care.”

Medical consults are delivered by licenced Canadian medical practitioners who specialize in the delivery of virtual care. They can diagnose, treat and prescribe for minor illnesses using proven Virtual Practice Guidelines. Also, if a patient has a family doctor, a summary of every virtual visit goes to the physician.

Bryant says GOeVisit complements the Canadian health care system, taking the burden off of emergency waiting rooms and doctor’s offices for common, minor illnesses – from colds, cough and flu, to general medical concerns, minor injuries and pediatric care.

Telemedicine is a recognized code in Canada and most provinces in the country have some means to allow a clinic to bill using a telemedicine code.

“We have in Canada over five million people that do not have a family doctor and what happens is that these people are going to emergency rooms and the province is being billed for emergency room visits when those people really don’t need to be there,” says Bryant.

“They have minor illnesses but they don’t have a doctor to go to. If you can imagine, a bill to the province for any emergency room visit is going to be significantly higher than a telemedicine visit.”

Bryant says GOeVisit also offers major cost-saving benefits for corporations, reducing prescription frequency by as much as two thirds, cutting absenteeism in half and lowering monthly drug costs up to one-third.

For more details about GOeVisit services call 1-866-31VISIT, email info@goevisit.com or visit goevisit.com. For information about investing in this innovative and emerging company, email investors@goevisit.com or call Jim at 1-403-703-7488.

Is the Green Economy here yet? | Business Edge News Magazine
Volume 16, Issue 1

Is the Green Economy here yet?

Hint: Tesla is worth $32 Billion USD

Is the Green Economy here yet?

The commercialization of technological innovation is a tremendous wealth creator.

Just look at IBM, Apple, Microsoft and Google: the list of companies which have created remarkable businesses riding technological waves is endless and expanding.

Apple started with computers, went big on software, pivoted to personal music devices and then Steve Jobs focused on the smart phone. In 1998, Google was founded as a search company. One among many. It evolved into a data company which sells billions of dollars a year in advertising targeted to what you want to buy.

This is why Lomiko (TSXV: LMR. OTC: LMRMF) CEO A. Paul Gill believes that you don’t pick winners, you build them. At the root of most successful technology companies is an insight into a new way of doing things: a process, a material, an understanding of how a particular technology will impact the world.

Tesla Motors Inc. ($TSLA) is currently building a massive “giga-factory” that alone will consume 120,000 tonnes of flake graphite by 2020, the equivalent of five new mines. The graphite market is expected to grow by 10% per year, and Lomiko aims to develop a resource of graphite for these markets.

“Graphite is a key element in the new green economy,” says Lomiko President and CEO Paul Gill. “High purity, large flake graphite is vital to the production of lithium-ion batteries, which run everything from your smart phone to electric cars. Demand increases every year, and we want to position the company to take advantage of that demand.”

Beyond the obvious market that is coming for Li-ion batteries and graphite, Lomiko Technologies’ key insight is that a one atom thick layer of carbon called graphene is changing the world. From batteries to smart phones to never-wash windows, graphene is working its way into materials science and from there into the cutting edge of technological innovation across the entire spectrum of advanced electronics, fabrication, coatings, components and computing.

Lomiko Technologies is a stand-alone company designed to profit from the opportunities presented by graphene and other advanced technologies.

Its roots are in Lomiko Metals, a TSX Venture listed graphite exploration company. Lomiko Metals has been involved in discovering, drilling and creating opportunity in the graphite sector. Its focus has been on graphite properties in the Province of Quebec and it owns or has options on a number of properties offering high purity, large flake near surface deposits.

How to Benefit From Graphene: The Plan

Lomiko Technologies will take the technology assets of Lomiko and operate as a technology company. Whether it is in the lighting industry, the graphene super capacitor space or simply as a minority shareholder in a successful graphene 3D printing company, Lomiko Technology will present a coherent, sector focused face to the investment world. In order to implement the plan, Lomiko Tech needs to finance and develop the new graphene projects and find partners in academia and the business community looking to develop and introduce new products that will benefit from the unique properties graphene has to offer.

Most of all, Lomiko Technologies will be able to continue and expand its relationship with Graphene Labs. A key factor in Graphene 3D Lab and Lomiko Technologies success in the current opportunity is Graphene Labs customer base of over 10,000 companies and laboratories world-wide.

Contact Lomiko Technologies at info@lomiko.com for more information, and follow developments at lomiko.com, lomikotechnologies.com or follow Lomiko on Facebook.