CVD Equipment Corporation Declares Record Results


If you have been looking for a sign that graphene investments are about to take off then look no further. What could be more convincing than the latest fiscal results from CVD Equipment Corporation, where a 91% increase in annual revenue is matched by a 610% increase in net earnings.


RONKONKOMA, N.Y., (Business Wire) – March 27, 2012 – CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) announced record revenue and earnings for the year ending December 31, 2011.

Our record revenue for fiscal year 2011 reached approximately $30,994,000 exceeding our annual 2010 revenue of $16,258,000 by 91%.  We also achieved record net earnings of $3,779,000 or $0.69 per basic share and $0.67 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2011 which exceeded our net earnings of $532,000 or $0.11 per basic and diluted share for year ended December 31, 2010 by 610%.

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Graphite Considered A Top Prospect.


March 29, 2012 ( Mining Stocks Newswire) – With so many moving variables in the rare earth space, how can investors evaluate investment opportunities? Siddharth Rajeev of Fundamental Research Corp. finds his top prospects by zeroing in on a specific material and tracking its growth drivers. Rajeev argues that critical materials used in viable new technologies will see increasing demand. In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, he explains how lithium-ion battery development and the forthcoming WTO ruling effect his outlook for graphite and niobium.

The Critical Metals Report: China recently announced it is maintaining its rare earth export quotas of 31,130 metric tons (t), but the U.S., the EU and Japan filed a claim at the World Trade Organization (WTO), saying that the restrictions are illegal. What will this controversy mean for rare earth prices?

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2012 Graphene Conference Promises Something For Everyone.


With the Grafoid sponsored Graphene 2012 conference just two weeks away I thought it would be a good idea to mention some of the things that can be expected from the event. In particular I think special mention of the applications workshop is deserved as for the average investor this is the real subject of concern. Sure the conference will have more than enough to satisfy the tastes of the most graphene immersed and up-to-date of scientists, however, for those looking to invest in the development of graphene as a material of world changing potential then the sit up and listen part of the show will be Parallel Workshop 4: Applications.

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Graphene Large Format Prismatic Battery To Be Commercialized

California (PRWEB) March 15, 2012

California Lithium Battery Inc. (CalBattery) announced at last week’s Department of Energy’s ARPA-e Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. that they have entered into a Work for Others (WFO) agreement with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to commercialize a breakthrough low cost “GEN3” lithium battery. This new transformational battery will offer the highest energy density and longest cycle life of any lithium battery made today. CalBattery believes that it will be able manufacture this GEN3 lithium-ion battery in the US at a comparable cost reduction up to 70%.

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Positioning Graphite for the Coming Demand Tsunami And The China Factor

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As the graphite market bubble grows, so does investor interest and scrutiny of a mining sector bedeviled historically by supply/demand cycles, aided and abetted by China’s overwhelming market influence.


The United States, Europe and China regard graphite as a critical material – a necessity of life for future industrial growth and economic prosperity.


Global markets know this fact and the response has been an explosion of interest, investment and growth in new graphite mine development.

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