Recently a plethora of alternative names have been proposed and promoted for what were once known as the specialty or minor metals. These mostly obscure elements span the gamut from the lightest to the heaviest on the periodic table.
House Mountain Partners founder Chris Berry is making a bet on the unfamiliar element vanadium to be required in large quantities for mass storage batteries and has identified several vanadium names that could power investor portfolios.
In the next decade, a rebirth of silver industrial demand, thanks to the emergence and growth of a number of new end uses, will join continued strong investment demand to push silver prices sharply higher.
Biomass-to-fuel conversion processes have been attracting a lot more capital, as well as investor attention recently. Vancouver-based Dynamotive Energy Systems wants to be at the forefront of this movement.