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Friday, November 23, 2012

.: MIMV starting to see signs of another breakout... :.

MIMV and IWEB remain closest on 500+ watchlist @ www.greenbackers.com into month end / Dec.......See MIMV recent runup from .30 to .47 on MSFT expanding their deal with them.....IWEB announced sales tripling basically in the last month, mainly on petabyte data storage orders ramping to local municipalities....also major pr campaign is being announced with IWEB....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

.: PLSB bullish qtrly..Set to ramp on rapidly growing nutritional beverage sales :.

PLSB has seen over 60 distrbution deals since their 'Cabana' product launch....Pulse Beverage (PLSB) posted a very detailed shareholder note from CEO Bob Yates on progress at Pulse Beverage today:

The Pulse Beverage Corporation (PLSB)-OTC Markets

0.50 0.00(0.79%) 11:51AM EST

Here We Go:

Pulse Beverage 2 Million Case Sales Forecast for 2013–

Up 10X from 2012 Projected Sales:

Pulse Beverage (PLSB) posted a very detailed shareholder note from CEO Bob Yates on progress at Pulse Beverage today.

The BIG Points:

1) By March 2013, sales of Cabana™ will reach 1,000,000 cases on an annualized basis

2) 2013 sales are estimated to be over 2,000,000 cases, in total, based on what we know today

3) PULSE® brand of functional beverages distribution starts December 2012 and through United Natural Food International and Nature's Best, the two largest natural food distributors.

Bottom-line—with a brand worth >$100,000,000 in Cabana 100% Natural Lemonade…and a $17M market cap today…PLSB remains our #1 emerging consumer brand stock pick.

Here is Mr. Yates note to shareholders…

Tobin Smith

Founder and Chairman

NBT Equities Research

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Monday, September 03, 2012

.: NBT weekly bullish on GLYE IWEB. :.

NBT WEEK DIGEST: August 30th Edition

Toby's Take - In IT, Speed is God and Time is The Devil

I get asked all the time “Why does NBT focus on small emerging IT companies like IceWEB vs. the big guys like EMC or IBM?”

My answer has always been “because in the annual $3.5 trillion global IT market, BIG means SLOW…and slow doesn’t cut it in the IT world these days.” I am reminded of the old Silicon Valley saying “Speed is God and time is the Devil” when it comes to the major shift to new tech vs. old tech.

Why are start-ups eating OLD Tech's lunch?

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NBT WEEK DIGEST: August 30th Edition

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Toby's Take - In IT, Speed is God and Time is The Devil

I get asked all the time “Why does NBT focus on small emerging IT companies like IceWEB vs. the big guys like EMC or IBM?”

My answer has always been “because in the annual $3.5 trillion global IT market, BIG means SLOW…and slow doesn’t cut it in the IT world these days.” I am reminded of the old Silicon Valley saying “Speed is God and time is the Devil” when it comes to the major shift to new tech vs. old tech.

Why are start-ups eating OLD Tech's lunch?

Click here to read more...

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And now for our top stories of the week…

10 Compelling Reasons to Own GlyEco BEFORE Wall Street Gets On Board

Dr. John Faessel, an independent equities research pro for whom we at NBT respect highly, has been on the GlyEco (GLYE) bandwagon since early this year. He calls GLYE a "Speculation Par Excellence"—with this equity round done we strongly believe it moves up the food chain to highly profitable emerging growth company without equal.

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Here is What You Probably WON’T Hear On Today’s IWEB Noon EST Shareholder Call

I had a very good conversation with new IceWEB CEO Rob Howe late last week about his mission for IWEB. He is a humble, no nonsense CEO and a Fox News fan to boot! After finishing our new research report on IceWEB, and listening to Rob describe his vision for the company, I penned a version of what I think you WON'T likely hear on his shareholder call at 12 noon EST....but I think fills in a lot of the back story to the opportunity at hand with IWEB.

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Why Facebook is the New AOL

Here is yet another reason Facebook is the new AOL while Google and newer search engines stand in front of the largest opportunities in the history of revenue in consumer software offerings.

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NBT Initiates .75 Target On IceWEB Storage (IWEB) w/10X Upside

With research firm IDC estimating data storage doubling every two years, the need for storage resources which can handle complex and mixed systems that combine both file and block data (i.e. unified data storage) doubles as well. With this news, we updated our NBT Research Report.

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This Week in the Cloud…

In 2011 $6.9 Billion Was Invested in Cloud Startups - Read More to Learn Why!

Learn why $6.9 Billion was invested in cloud based startup companies in 2011. Here's a sneak peak: According to statistics shared by PricewaterhouseCoopers director of startups practice Steve Bengston, venture capitalists invested as much as $6.9 billion on “Internet-specific” startups n 2011 alone, with “Internet-specific” being a proxy term for “cloud” because that’s what most of them are doing. The $6.9 billion investment is a 68% increase from last year.

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Investor Presentation Deck of the Week

GlyEco, Inc.

GlyEco, Inc. is a green chemistry company which transforms used glycols, a hazardous waste, into profitable green products. The Company's patent-pending technology recycles polluted glycols to a purity level equal to refinery produced material. This unique process cleans all five types of polluted glycols: HVAC, Textiles, Automotive, Airline and Medical. World-wide consumption for refinery produced ethylene glycol is over 5 Billion gallons per year.

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Quick Survey of the Week

Given the massive US demographic shift, is this the LAST change for the "Old White Guy" GOP to win a presidency?

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LAST WEEK'S SURVEY RESULTS

Now that Romney has announced Ryan as his running mate. Do you think that Ryan will help or hurt the Romney Ticket?

Help 86.5%

Hurt 13.5%

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And now for our top stories of the week…

10 Compelling Reasons to Own GlyEco BEFORE Wall Street Gets On Board

Dr. John Faessel, an independent equities research pro for whom we at NBT respect highly, has been on the GlyEco (GLYE) bandwagon since early this year. He calls GLYE a "Speculation Par Excellence"—with this equity round done we strongly believe it moves up the food chain to highly profitable emerging growth company without equal.

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Here is What You Probably WON’T Hear On Today’s IWEB Noon EST Shareholder Call

I had a very good conversation with new IceWEB CEO Rob Howe late last week about his mission for IWEB. He is a humble, no nonsense CEO and a Fox News fan to boot! After finishing our new research report on IceWEB, and listening to Rob describe his vision for the company, I penned a version of what I think you WON'T likely hear on his shareholder call at 12 noon EST....but I think fills in a lot of the back story to the opportunity at hand with IWEB.

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Why Facebook is the New AOL

Here is yet another reason Facebook is the new AOL while Google and newer search engines stand in front of the largest opportunities in the history of revenue in consumer software offerings.

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NBT Initiates .75 Target On IceWEB Storage (IWEB) w/10X Upside

With research firm IDC estimating data storage doubling every two years, the need for storage resources which can handle complex and mixed systems that combine both file and block data (i.e. unified data storage) doubles as well. With this news, we updated our NBT Research Report.

Read More >>

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This Week in the Cloud…

In 2011 $6.9 Billion Was Invested in Cloud Startups - Read More to Learn Why!

Learn why $6.9 Billion was invested in cloud based startup companies in 2011. Here's a sneak peak: According to statistics shared by PricewaterhouseCoopers director of startups practice Steve Bengston, venture capitalists invested as much as $6.9 billion on “Internet-specific” startups n 2011 alone, with “Internet-specific” being a proxy term for “cloud” because that’s what most of them are doing. The $6.9 billion investment is a 68% increase from last year.

Read More >>

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Investor Presentation Deck of the Week

GlyEco, Inc.

GlyEco, Inc. is a green chemistry company which transforms used glycols, a hazardous waste, into profitable green products. The Company's patent-pending technology recycles polluted glycols to a purity level equal to refinery produced material. This unique process cleans all five types of polluted glycols: HVAC, Textiles, Automotive, Airline and Medical. World-wide consumption for refinery produced ethylene glycol is over 5 Billion gallons per year.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

.: MIMV breakout 0.20 0.05(33.33%) 2:28PM EDT Increasing takeover discussions :.

MIMV worth a close look...Back to back articles citing the stock as an increasing takeover candidate....Look for a higher low developing around .20 as a result of todays breakout....Notice it has run back to .50 or so several times in the last qtr..

http://www.examiner.com/article/mimv-breakout-22-06-search-engine-play-increasingly-a-takeover-target

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Friday, May 18, 2012

.: BTZO MIMV companies Facebook could be eyeballing....bullish article on them Facebook Competitors And Service Providers That Stand To Benefit :.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/599581-facebook-competitors-and-service-providers-that-stand-to-benefit

Facebook Competitors And Service Providers That Stand To Benefit

May 18, 2012 | 2 comments | includes: FB, FFN, QPSA, RENN, SOCL, ZNGAFor savvy companies, social networking, apps and media has become an integral part of corporate development and revenue modeling. The largest platform provider of social networking is Facebook (FB). There are relatively undiscovered companies that uniquely stand to benefit by providing engines and services to social networking platforms. Let's take a look at some of these.

FriendFinder Networks (FFN)

FriendFinder Networks Inc. is a leading internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily-trafficked websites in the world. They provide consumers with a wide variety of online products and services, appealing to members of diverse cultures and interest groups, so they can interact with each other and enjoy content.

Their sites' services include social networking, online personals, live and recorded video, online chat rooms, instant messaging, photo and video sharing, blogs, message boards, email and premium content websites. FriendFinder Networks also produces and distributes original pictorial and video content, licenses the globally recognized Penthouse brand to a variety of consumer product companies and entertainment venues, and publishes branded men's lifestyle magazines.

Social Investment Advantage: Specialized social networking platforms that interface with other platforms such as Facebook.

Mimvi (MIMV.OB)

Mimvi is a social and mobile app discovery platform that provides a central place for finding and discovering apps including those for Facebook, Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) Android and Microsoft (MSFT). Facebook has announced a new app discovery engine called the App Center, which enables users to find social apps easily. Mimvi competes with Facebook in the area of helping consumers find apps within the Facebook platform and outside of the Facebook platform. Today Mimvi remains the largest search and discovery engine for social and mobile apps. Mimvi also offers vertical engines that specialize in areas such as Health and Games.

Social Investment Advantage: Provides consumers with the ability to find and discover social and mobile content and apps within social networks such as Facebook.

Bitzio (BTZO.OB)

Bitzio's social mantra is "We Build Communities". Social media platforms have forever changed the way people communicate and network online. Now, a new wave of mobile apps is taking those changes into the "real world" and Bitzio exists to help people with all their social and mobile app needs. Using geolocation data and other social technology for social and mobile apps, Bitzio's methodologies change the way customers socialize on social media applications.

Social Investment Advantage: Develops and distributes social and mobile apps that interface with social networking experiences such as those on Facebook and other social networking outlets.

Zynga (ZNGA)

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms. The company offers its online social games under the CityVille, Zynga Poker, FarmVille, CastleVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Word with Friends, Hidden Chronicles, Zynga Bingo, Scramble With Friends, Slingo, and Dream Heights names. Its games are available on various platforms, including Facebook and other social networks, as well as mobile platforms, such as Apple iOS and Google Android worldwide.

Social Investment Advantage: Providing Facebook with 12% of its revenue.

RenRen (RENN)

Renren Inc. operates a social networking Internet platform in China. The company's platform enables its users to connect and communicate with each other, share information and user-generated content, play online games, listen to music, and shop for deals. Its platform includes renren.com, a social networking Website; game.renren.com, an online games center; nuomi.com, a social commerce Website; and 56.com, a user generated content video sharing website.

The company offers various services and features on its platform, including Renren Desktop, a software that displays real time news feeds, notifications, reminders, and other interactive content; Renren Xiaozhan, a blogging service that enables users to post multimedia content and could be customized to suit user preferences; Renren Mobile Voice Messaging, a mobile feature that allows to exchange text messages, audio messages, and pictures online and offline; Renren Music, a feature that provides access to streamed music across various genres and ages; Renren Like that allows users to share content with their friends; and Renren Check-in, a location-based service that allows users to use their mobile devices to share their location information with friends.

It also provides online games, music, videos, and other entertainment features; social commerce services; advertising formats and solutions, including social ads, display advertising, promoted news feeds, fan or brand page advertising, in-game advertising, and sponsored online events and branded virtual gifts; social commerce services; and other services, such as VIP memberships and virtual gifts.

Social Investment Advantage: Leveraging Chinese consumers as a market for social networking experiences.

Global X Social Media Index ETF (SOCL)

The social media industry continues to grow rapidly, providing new ways for people to connect, share, shop, create and network. The social media sector, among the newest, is filled a variety of new companies The Global X Social Media Index ETF seeks to capture this global industry in a single ETF, and includes companies from all over the world that provide social networking, file sharing, and other web-based media applications. As the industry continues to expand through IPOs, the Global X Social Media Index ETF will include these new companies shortly after their public debut, providing an efficient way to gain exposure to the social media industry.

Social Investment Advantage: Although you may not experience the same returns that a pure-play social networking company may provide, SOCL is a good way to position in the social networking area as it reduces the risk involved with investing in social media stocks.

Quepasa Corporation (QPSA)

Quepasa provides services for social discovery and is owner of North-American platform myYearbook and Latin-American platform Quepasa. The company is currently consolidating its properties and branding to MeetMe, which will be completed later this year. The company makes meeting people fun through social games and apps, monetized through both advertising and virtual currency. In addition to Quepasa and myYearbook, the Company operates Quepasa Games, a cross-platform social game development studio. Quepasa.com provides users with access to a multilingual menu of resources that promote social interaction, information sharing, and other topics of interest to users.

Social Investment Advantage: Unique international social platform providing entertaining social app experiences across social networks.

Social networks, apps, search and media are on track for continued explosive growth. Facebook alone creates large opportunities for competitors and service providers that are executing models that stand to share its revenue opportunities and consumer adoption. Unique and powerful investment opportunities abound in this newly connected world.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

.: Very bullish report on GLYE worth reviewing ....Stock getting discovered $ 2.36 ▲0.44 (22.92%) :.

Worth reviewing.

Initial Buy GLYE Strong Buy $8.50 $22 Long Term 12X Upside

By Tobin Smith | April 25, 2012, 10:00pm GMT 13 hours ago

NBT Equities Research has initiated coverage on GlyEco, Inc., (GLYE) a glycol waste management & recycling technology company that has initiated a MAJOR consolidation play for the leading glycol recycling companies in North America. We start coverage with a Strong Buy $8.50 2013 target at 22X .40 EPS @55 million shares (fully diluted) and long term 2015 $22.50 Target based on DCF model of $60MM 2015 EBITDA or 12X Upside from the current $1.90 price-per-share. They are currently in silent period during an equity raise.

We think we have found the NEXT $Billion Waste Management/Republic Industries consolidator in America. Waste Management (WM) was the first and Republic Industries (RSG) the second. Both of these companies made their founders $billionaires and early investors millionaires many, many times over.

For many reasons, we think GLYE is the next $Billion market cap company in waste management—but this time investors get a GREEN or CLEANTECH company that has actual economics and PROFITS...who would have of thought you can BE green and MAKE green (given the Solyndra’s of the world.) We will publish our full NBT Research Report early next week but I wanted to get you the gist of our investment thesis today.

So guess what—there is a market based solution to glycol recycling with ZERO government loans that we figure can generate a $Billion or more in shareholder value...

...but THIS time you and I get a chance to invest our hard earned emerging growth capital at the beginning of the consolidation cycle as if we were buying early shares like the Waste Management (WM) and Republic Industries (RSG) investors in the 80’s and 90’s.

Who says there is no time machine for growth investors?

Note: I have followed glycol recycling since we started to research my last book “Billion Green” on Cleantech/Green Investing. What attracted me so much to the recycling glycol idea was:

A) There is a HUGE amount of very toxic glycol in the world to recycle—5 billion gallons worldwide and 700 million gallons in the US every year.

B) Virtually EVERY country in the world MANDATES recovery and recycling—glycol is a very hazardous liquid chemical that KILLS most everything it is exposed to.

C) There is MANDATED use of recycled glycol in most State and Federal governments, including the military and HUGE demand for “green” recycled anti-freeze products in transportation fleets and for retail auto owners who prefer to purchase recycled products for their car like oil or anti-freeze.

D) As such there is MORE DEMAND than supply—always a good thing in building a profitable business.

The ONE thing missing from this cottage industry (hundreds of small local recyclers) was

A) Technology to turn old glycol into Type 1 quality “virgin” glycol—i.e., the “good stuff” that is worth $500+ per barrel.

B) A significant enough amount of Type 1 recycled glycol to meet North American and world demand.

C) Somebody to put the whole enchilada together to get to the critical mass of recycled Type 1 glycol necessary to meet North American and worldwide demand.

Well THAT is the value proposition of GlyEco—their patent-pending GlyEco Technology takes all kinds of glycol feedstock and turns the vast majority of that feedstock to ASTM Type 1 recycled glycol ready to be turned into

1) Recycled plastic containers

2) Polyester Fabrics

3) Recycled Antifreeze

4) Glycol concentrate for a whole host of applications

Now add in the consolidator business model and John Lorenz. Mr. Lorenz is 30 year veteran of solid waste industry and this GLYE play is NOT his first consolidation rodeo. He founded Environmental Waste of America—now Waste Management. Early investors in Waste Management made literally millions on their initial investments... John has ONE more waste consolidation company in him and GLYE is it!

Add a very deep team with 67 years of waste management and glycol recycling industry experience, patent pending technology that revolutionizes the entire $3.5 billion US glycol recycling industry...and combine the top 12-14 players under ONE GLYE roof and you have the GLYE strategy down cold.

Just the United States consolidation and recycling technology upgrades alone gets GLYE to .40 EPS in the first year—and they are 1/3 of the way to their 12 acquisition target as of today.

By 2015 they are at @$70 million gross revenues domestic--$45 million NET revenues from International partners...and somewhere north of $60 million EBIDTA. Put an 8X EBITDA value on this and we are half way to $1 billion market cap.

Now think international—a market that is 7X the US market. GLYE has plans to by 2016 have international revenues in EXCESS of US—and 100% of that international revenue is PURE PROFIT—a 12.5% licensing fee from partners all over the world. By 2016 international NET profits—GlyEco’s 12.5% NET royalty on international recycler partners using the GlyEco system—almost DOUBLE the GROSS revenues of North America (according to the Investor Presentation they 8k’d last week).

Put EVERYTHING together in a bow and GLYE is a first: an extremely profitable Cleantech company with GREAT private market economics and NO government subsidies or loans—just mandates that glycol users DON’T DUMP toxic glycol in our rivers, streams, lakes and dumps.

In our opinion, GLYE IS the next $Billion Cleantech company...and the FIRST one to get theirs the old fashioned way...WITHOUT tax credits or government loans!

Halleluiah—strongly encourage you to pick up shares UNDER $2.50 and HOLD EM. Check out their website at glyeco.com.

http://nbtequitiesresearch.com/report/nbt-equities-research-initiates-coverage-of-glyeco-inc-glye-with-strong-buy

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Friday, April 06, 2012

.: Expanding on ABHD...For good reason. LA deal...Mounting alliance with WM. ABHD. 0.8775 +0.1275 +17.00% :.

ABHD renewed upside on bullish article yesterday.......

ABHD.OB 09:58am EDT 0.7950 0.0450 6.00% 84,422

http://seekingalpha.com/article/477761-waste-management-abtech-an-unlikely-duo-poised-for-success-in-the-stormwater-market

Waste Management, Abtech: An Unlikely Duo Poised For Success In The Stormwater Market April 4, 2012 |

about: WM, includes: ABHD.OB, HDSN

Over the past eighteen months, a number of stocks have benefited handsomely from environmentally-oriented proposals and/or new legislation issued by the EPA. Last year, shares of ADA-ES Inc. (ADES) doubled ahead of the EPA's new coal-fired power plant regulations that went into effect early this year. In the fracking industry, shares of Flotek (FTK) rocketed higher in 2011, as big oil companies embraced the company's environmentally friendly fluids ahead of EPA inquiries into the cleanliness of produced water. After the EPA proposed to decrease annual HCFC-22 consumption by 11%-44% over the next three years, shares of micro-cap Hudson Technologies (HDSN) quickly doubled in the first quarter of this year.

To those investors well-versed on these respective regulations ahead of time, identifying companies who would benefit the most from them proved to be a well-thought out investment plan. This leads us to the following question: which sector of the economy will be next to see increased regulatory initiatives from the EPA, and which companies should investors invest in to take advantage of these impending regulatory changes? We have an answer: the stormwater industry.

The Stormwater Industry: A vertical on the cusp of sweeping environmental regulations Stormwater regulation is a newly regulated area governed by the EPA that has strict requirements and imposes significant fines that are increasing in scope. Originally introduced with The Clean Water Act of 1972, stormwater regulation has been slowly implemented in stages over the past decade. This is set to change in a dramatic way late this year, with the EPA poised to enact the most significant expansion in stormwater regulations, establishing stormwater requirements across entire metro areas and suburbs and also across existing infrastructure as well as new developments.

For those not familiar with stormwater, here is an easy way to understand the issue. As a storm gathers force, run-off water gets carried away into nearby rivers, lakes and oceans, allowing a variety of pollutants to enter into these respective waterways. As these toxic chemicals and bacteria mix in with the stormwater, water quality is affected, often resulting in beach closures each summer. Because this is such a prevalent problem, and one that is growing progressively worse, the EPA has begun to issue heavy fines to those cities and municipalities in violation. With the new regulations poised to take effect late this year, municipalities and cities will have essentially one choice: retrofit and upgrade their storm sewer systems.

At a recent environmental law symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, Sylvia Quast, stated, "the next area of enforcement will be municipal separate sewer systems." As a corollary to this, the Justice Department is going to re-direct its focus toward enforcing stormwater regulations for municipal separate storm sewer systems. Up until now, their main focus has been on violations which lead to overflow at systems that carry combined wastewater and sewage.

Taken together, the stage has been set for the EPA to issue a dramatic set of new regulations within the stormwater industry in the second half of the year. Not surprisingly, California has taken the initiative and chosen to get ahead of these new regulations. Let's examine recent developments there.

L.A. County and California already leading the charge In what will eventually be looked upon as a breakthrough moment for the stormwater industry, on March 28th L.A. County and the EPA agreed to strict new pollution reduction plans for 175 waterways in the L.A. area. The agreement calls for reductions in the amount of bacteria, nitrogen, phosphorus, mercury and other toxic chemicals found in these waterways. In time, these plans will lead to an eventual improvement in water quality, restore ecosystems, and eliminate beach closures.

We view the March 26th agreement between the EPA and L.A. County as significant for a number of reasons. First, it provides a model for other counties, cities, and states to follow. Long considered to be at the forefront on environmental issues, we expect the rest of California to now follow L.A. County's lead and implement similar pollution reduction plans for their stormwater discharges. More importantly, the EPA's agreement with L.A. County should serve as a template for the impending set of regulations that should be put into place for the rest of the country later this year. Having secured this landmark agreement with L.A. County, it will be more difficult for any municipality to resist the upcoming EPA mandates.

Waste Management and Abtech, an unlikely duo poised for success How can investors get ahead of these pending regulations and potentially profit from them? We spent the past two months trying to ascertain the best answer to this question. Here is what our research has unearthed.

With water 36% of its overall business, French conglomerate, Veolia (VE), immediately came to mind. However, we quickly ruled this company out, due to its lack of exposure to the North American stormwater market. At first glance, Mueller Water Products (MWA) also seemed to be an obvious choice. Upon further inspection, MWA seems to be more of a play on the housing sector than the stormwater sector. We therefore ruled Mueller out, especially after it recently sold its pipe business.

A friend of ours then recommended that we research Abtech (ABHD.OB), which is an environmental company dedicated to providing innovative and proprietary solutions to remove pollution and contamination from water. With its 17 patents and an EPA-approved product for the stormwater market called the SmartSponge, our interest in Abtech grew after we also learned that the company had already secured a 5-year agreement with Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 500 company who would serve as the exclusive distributor for the company's SmartSponge product.

Hoping to learn more about Waste Management's involvement with Abtech, we then turned to Google. Upon googling "stormwater roll-out" we stumbled upon the following headline: AbTech, Waste Management begin stormwater solutions roll-out in North America. Sure enough, this news release seemed to confirm that the purest ways to play the stormwater vertical would be through simply buying into both Waste Management and Abtech.

We immediately questioned why Waste Management would partner with a virtual start-up such as Abtech. After all, why would WM, with over $13 billion in revenues in 2011, get involved with a company like Abtech unless there was a huge market opportunity that was just about to reveal itself? This is when our research began to get fun.

For the past number of years, Waste Management has been struggling to attain revenue growth. Hoping to jumpstart its growth, WM has begun to focus on "green" initiatives, ones that could be easily plugged into its extensive existing client base of municipalities around the country. With a keen insight into where municipalities would have to spend billions to upgrade infrastructure projects, Waste Management chose to partner with Abtech for one main reason: it needed Abtech's technology in order to penetrate the stormwater industry.

Having spent the past 15 years developing its SmartSponge technology and getting it certified by the EPA as a "best-practices" solution, Abtech was an easy choice for Waste Management to partner with. Because its products can be retrofitted into any infrastructure, a highly preferable choice to building new water treatment plants and rerouting stormwater and sewer overflows to such new plants, Abtech immediately filled a big void within Waste Management's "green" portfolio of next-generation products. This is why WM has partnered with Abtech.

Although the partnership is still in its early stages, it is easy to envision how Waste Management and Abtech will both win big in the stormwater market. With its vast and extensive client base of municipalities across the country, Waste Management can now tap into what is essentially a new, multi-billion vertical for the company. With no R&D required and no new sales people required to cross-sell this new product line, this should eventually be a very profitable venture for WM, one which could move the needle on the overall profitability of the company.

As for Abtech, the partnership with Waste Management seems poised to be a game-changer for the company.

Because it has partnered with a Fortune 500 company with a client base that will be the envy of all others within the stormwater space, it is easy to see how Abtech can essentially scale from being a start-up company to one with $100 million in revenues within the next 24 months. Considering its current market cap of only $60 million, it would seem that Abtech's stock could double or even triple from current levels by next year as new investors look to gain exposure to this new market vertical.

In summary, this should be a groundbreaking year for the stormwater industry. Unknown to most investors now, this seems to be the best time to invest in the space. While Waste Management is the more conservative play, Abtech is the purest play that we have discovered in the space, and therefore, our favored way to buy into the expected uptake this year. It is a risky investment, however, and one that should only be considered by those investors with a high tolerance for risk.

Technically, recall the stock nearly tripled from .40 to 1.05 earlier in 2012........leveling out in .70s points to slightly higher intermediate term low vs .60s back in Feb....

An additional recent article from colleague points to bullish tone resulting from LA deal as well:

http://www.nbtequitiesresearch.com/report/abtech-abhd-looks-like-the-next-2x-3x-move-in-economic-greentech

Over the past eighteen months, a number of stocks have benefited handsomely from environmentally-oriented proposals and/or new legislation issued by the EPA. Last year, shares of ADA-ES Inc. (ADES) doubled ahead of the EPA's new coal-fired power plant regulations that went into effect early this year. In The Fracking Industry, shares of Flotek (FTK) rocketed higher in 2011, as big oil companies embraced the company's environmentally friendly fluids ahead of EPA inquiries into the cleanliness of produced water. After the EPA proposed to decrease annual HCFC-22 consumption by 11%-44% over the next three years, shares of micro-cap Hudson Technologies (HDSN) quickly doubled in the first quarter of this year.

L.A. County and California already leading the charge in what will eventually be looked upon as a breakthrough moment for The Stormwater Industry. On March 28th, L.A. County and the EPA agreed to strict new pollution reduction plans for 175 waterways in the L.A. area. The agreement calls for reductions in the amount of bacteria, nitrogen, phosphorus, mercury and other toxic chemicals found in these waterways. In time, these plans will lead to an eventual improvement in water quality, restore ecosystems, and eliminate beach closures.

This is a breakthrough for AbTech and its SmartSponge waste water technology.

Bottom Line: Accumulate in low/mid .70s......Expecting ramping into spring on Development in LA in addition to mounting alliance with WM......Target retesting of run to 1.05 back in Jan/Feb....

Disclosure: Greenbackers is Long ABHD

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

.: VELA recent doubling on very bullish news :.

May want to examine article below on VELA, given a very strong turnaround / recent doubling. Pretty much a game changer for the stock.

VELA Update in Progress

As you probably know NBT Equities Research LLC is under a very tight non-disclosure agreement with VelaTel (VELA) concerning elements of a recently held major shareholder meeting. As of January 2012 we also ended our issuer-sponsored equities research coverage of VELA but are continuing to cover for our members. Most of what was discussed at the meeting has subsequently been released via 8k notices and within the Shareholder Letter from early March.

Because of this very tight NDA, however, and our need to clear EVERYTHING with VELA counsel and our own, we have NOT been able to produce a response report since our last update in early February.

Most obviously, the shares have collapsed with panic selling over after the 8k announcements of the authorization of an additional one billion shares of common stock.

This authorization was necessary to close the $8 million convertible financing transaction—they had to allocate enough shares for the convertible note holders to convert using as low as a 5 cent conversion price.

But this authorization in NO WAY means VELA will be issuing an additional billion shares—it’s only a formality required to close on the very necessary equity financing they needed to execute their multi-national 4G-LTE networks in China/Peru/Eastern Europe. The $8 million in cash and $4 million in compensation forbearance provides the equity capital for the down payments necessary to finance the deployment and equipment (along with 85% equipment vendor financing from telco giant ZTE) to get VELA to positive cash flow in early 2013 AND be in a position to sell minority interests in their 4G-LTE networks to 4G wireless telecom investors for expansion capital required to complete their network build-outs (again with 85% equipment financing from their partner ZTE).

We are in the process of a complete review of the private market value of VELA’s operating subsidiaries…and as SOON as we can release this update we will.

What I CAN say is taking the 2.5-3.5Ghz spectrum assets of VelaTel ALONE—and accounting for their various share of ownership—the spectrum assets FAR exceed 20 cents a share—even with one billion shares outstanding (currently they have 723 million by our last count).

CLEARLY this panic selling fed on itself and rumors of bankruptcy swirled…why else would the shares collapse? In fact, selling by the sub-contractors from their Chinese deployment partner Join Max was clearly where the selling pressure came from in late February…and then the panic selling fed on itself. Join Max paid its subcontractors for VELA work in 29 cities in China with shares VELA paid them in many cases…and they of course have NO control over those sub-contractors selling at any price. It’s unfortunate but understandable that the sub-contractors placed their shares with brokerage houses that sold the shares “cashier style”—i.e. dumped them without regard for market impact.

Based on the VERY lowball VELA pro-formas we continue to use $75 million in net revenue 2015 as our base case scenario…and at one billion shares outstanding the private market value of the subsidiaries minus minority interests divided by one billion shares gets to .25-.30 a share valuations on just the existing businesses. Again, just off their published worst case scenario pro-formas.

My best advice here is NOT to panic…sell a few hundred Apple shares and take advantage of the panic selling and ridiculous valuation here.

Full report out just as soon as we can get all legal counsel to clear our report. We continue to hold NBT positions and plan to take advantage of this panic selling.

Tobin Smith, Chief Research Officer

Disclosure: NBT officers and affiliates own/control @10 million shares of VELA

source: www.nbtequitiesresearch.com

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

.: PLSB extremely fast growing with over 18 distribution deals since launching Cabana nutritional beverage. :.

Another Week, 4 MORE Midwest State Distribution Deals for Pulse Beverage

With a $3.50 target price for PLSE (based on our present value financial model for PLSE in our last report) it is NOT too late to profit from this superb execution from Pulse Beverage.

According to the National Beverage industry research, 100% natural/low cal per serving Lemonade is one of the fastest growing segments of the non-alcoholic beverage market. If that is the case, The Pulse Beverage Corporation, makers of Cabana™ 100% Natural Lemonade, HAS to be one of the fastest or even THE fastest, growing consumer beverage companies in North America.

Securing a large regional convenience store distributor for four Midwestern states, Saint Joe Distributing means Pulse Beverage gets full service convenience store ("C-store") distribution for Cabana™ lemonades in the four Midwestern states of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska via four regional depots. Saint Joe has a state-of-the-art, fully-automated warehouse distribution system with 340,000 cubic sq ft of frozen and cooled warehouse.

Paddy Sheya, Pulse's National Sales Manager, said in the press release, "We are very excited to have secured Saint Joe as our C-Store distributor in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Saint Joe provides excellent service to the C-Store sector covering a major portion of the Midwestern market for over 60 years. Saint Joe's C-store distribution system fits well with our soon to be announced Midwest supermarket distribution and, additionally, our flagship product, Pulse® NutriPurpose, which we plan to red carpet introduce in the next couple of months."

So...we ALSO now have a schedule for the introduction of the Pulse® NutriPurpose line as well...next 60 days. Our next research update will go back to our sales and financial model and UPDATE for a Pulse® NutriPurpose introductionin Q2 2012.

It's NOT a mystery: GREAT execution on the part of Pulse Beverage is why the stock is UP over 70% since the beginning of the year.

But I repeat: it is not too late to build a position here at this valuation...remember our $3.50 price target from our latest report on PLSE.

With a 12 month forward sales basis of >$20 million in Pulse and Cabana brand beverages, we believe Pulse will put itself squarely on the radar of the acquisitive major multi-national beverage companies. According to Coca Cola, only "3% of beverage start-ups reach sales of $20MM"-the threshold where acquisition deals become of interest to major brand marketers. Our update gives a full overview of Pulse's status and strategy for the Cabana™ and Pulse brands.

In short: Our investment thesis on PLSE was and is simple "Develop and launch a 1M+ case per year brand for a new healthy non-carbonated beverage and the odds of acquisition at $250-$500 million+ price become very likely and very investment worthy."

We see NOTHING to change our analysis or potential

Click here to view our detailed report. http://nbtequitiesresearch.com/t/l/YtdAohqenSTw7Is

Tobin Smith

Founder and Chairman

NBT Equities Research

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

.: CHGI best chart in Jan (from .40 to 1)..likely to keep going as graphite demand ramps :.

Greenbackers holding CHGI crossing a buck... Day's Range: 1.00 - 1.01

52wk Range: 0.53 - 2.45

Volume: 6,450

Avg Vol (3m): 26,476

Market Cap: 22.80M

P/E (ttm): 15.87

EPS (ttm): 0.06

...nice climb from .45 the last month....China expanding nuclear plants.....CHGI a direct stock poised to benefit as well given their high end graphite production.

CHGI can produce graphite with 99.9999% purity and larger sizes which are required for nuclear graphite. The Chinese central government will invest 400 billion RMB in nuclear power plants in the next 15 years. As of October 2008, CHGI is one of four companies in China who have the technology to produce nuclear graphite for nuclear power plants....

Coal is the only cheap commodity in China, and the Chinese are trying to reduce pollution and diversify into other forms of energy.

Mainland China currently has 14 nuclear power reactors in operation. 25 more are now under construction, and more are about to start construction soon.

Additional reactors are planned, including some of the world's most advanced, to give a five- or six-fold increase in nuclear capacity to at least 60 GWe by 2020, then 200 GWe by 2030, and 400 GWe by 2050.

This aggressive build out by the Chinese has led to massive new demand for Uranium and High Purity Graphite for the foreseeable future.

Also see link below for additional bullish reporting on CHGI / Graphite

http://www.nbtequitiesresearch.com/company/china-carbon-graphite-group-chgi/report/chgi-earnings-up-275-year-over-year

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