Sep 07

General Information:
The Sable Mining Company is a London-based firm that specialises in mining coal deposits and iron ore deposits in underdeveloped areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The firm also invests in other natural resource deposits that the firm believes adds long-term value to the company’s holdings.

Current Holdings:
The Sable Mining Company currently holds majority interests in several coal and iron ore mines in Lubu, Springbok Flats, and other towns in sub-Saharan Africa.

The firm also is in the process of acquiring several mining permits in Bagla Hills, Mount Kakoulima and in Liberia.

Business Strategy:
The Sable Mining Company strives to locate and develop major sources of natural resources as soon as the source shows signs of profitability.

To achieve this goal, The Sable Mining Company looks for potentially profitable sources of natural resources in underdeveloped areas that have the potential to attract significant foreign capital investment or sustainable rapid growth.

Moreover, the firm also looks for opportunities to acquire permits that allow the firm to look for untapped deposits of coal or iron ore. The firm acquires these permits because they hope they can find important sources of coal or iron ore that could be developed into a sustainable asset over the long haul.

Other Important Details:
AIM Stock Symbol: SBLM.

Board of Directors:
Director: Phil Edmonds.
CEO: Andrew Groves.
Director of Finance: Andrew Burns.
Executive Director: Jeremy Sanford.

Financial Data for 2010:
Expenses: -£1,672,000.
Net Operations Income: -£2,426,000.
Total Income Loss: -£34,988,000.
Retained Earnings: -£43,198,000.
Total Equity: +£32,446,000.

Please note: All financial data have been rounded off to the nearest £1,000 for simplicity.

Contact Information:
Mailing address:
18 Park Street
London, W1K2HQ.

Phone Number: 020 7236 1177.
Fax Number: 020 7236 1188.
Email address: info@sbmf.co.uk.

www.sbmf.co.uk

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Jun 16

Currently the UK’s leading coal mine methane producer, Alkane Energy was founded in 2006. It has had some troubles in as a company, but in recent years its business seen tremendous growth in a variety of sectors. In addition to designing, building and operating power power plants fuelled by methane gas, the company has established a significant market share in the methane extraction industry from a diverse set of sources. These sources include coal mine methane (CMM), biogas, conventional gas and landfills.

Coal Mine Methane

Abandoned coal mines are rich sources of methane gas. As experts with the complex tools and techniques used to extract methane from coal seams, Alkane Energy expects CMM to be one of its main sources of revenue growth in the medium to long term. Alkane Energy currently holds a 2% market share in coal mine methane extraction. This market is growing in size and scope.

Biogas

In 2010, Alkane Energy announced that it had begun development on its first biogas plant. Biogas plants utilise organic agricultural waste products to provide methane gas, which can then be fed through power plants to provide clean, reliable energy. By using a method known as anaerobic digestion, Alkane Energy will provide cheap energy to inhabitants of the Whitwell area in North Derbyshire. Biogas currently provides about 1% of Alkane’s total produced energy, but this is expected to grow as demand for biogas plants becomes greater throughout the UK, particularly in rural areas.

Alkane Energy has invested heavily in these two areas over the past several years and is only now beginning to see results on its balance sheet. The company is poised to take off in the Alternative Investment Markets, making it a very attractive investment for investors who want to take advantage of the growing demand for green energy.

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Jun 16

AFC Energy was founded in 2006 to provide low-cost hydrogen alkaline fuel cells for industrial applications. Fuel cells have been used in the past to power a variety of technologies including submarines and spacecraft. By utilising modern manufacturing technologies, best practices and proprietary advances in waste management, AFC energy seeks to make fuel cells a viable method for powering more commonplace technologies such as clean energy and chemical production.

In 2007, AFC Energy signed a contract with the Indonesian government to become the excessive supplier/manufacturer of clean energy in the country. By 2009, AFC was one of the top-performing stocks on the AIM, and by 2010 the company had won a large fuel cell order from Centrica, one of the UK’s leading integrated energy providers. AFC has partnered with many different world-class companies including chemicals giant Akzo Nobel, industrial gas supplier Air Products and clean coal provider Linc Energy.

The company’s growth areas include supplementing and improving the efficiency of underground coal gasification (UCG), one of the most commonly used “clean coal” technologies. UCG utilises inefficient steam cycle technologies to produce energy directly from gasified coal. This produces waste hydrogen gas, which, when fed into AFC’s fuel cells, can offer free electricity.

AFC’s low-cost fuel cells are among the most efficient sources of power in the world, acquiring close to 70% electrical efficiency compared to around 33% efficiency for the standard internal combustion engine. They will save clean coal companies money and make them more effective at providing cheap, clean power.

Other target markets for AFC include any industrial supplier or provider with significant hydrogen gas waste by-products. If a company wastes hydrogen gas in significant quantities, AFC fuel cells can significantly improve production efficiency. By providing a method for saving money and producing cheap, clean energy, AFC is occupying a highly-sought niche for today’s eco-friendly, finance-tight business environment.

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