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5 months 3 weeks ago #121208 by alexgreat
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deer Horn Capital Inc. (CSE: DHC, OTCBB: GODYF) (the “Company” or “Deer Horn”), reports that, according to researchers at Colorado State University, generating electricity from cadmium-telluride photovoltaics (CdTe PV) has now become less expensive than electricity from fossil fuels in many utility-scale applications.

“The levelized cost of energy (LCOE) from CdTe PV is ~$0.04/kWh,” says the university in a March 2018 report, “while the national average LCOE from all sources is $0.11/kWh.” The report also states that lifecycle emissions of cadmium from CdTe PV are lower than those from traditional electricity generation for the same amount of energy generated. “CdTe uses approximately one one-hundredth the amount of semiconductor materials used for c-silicon PV (the most common PV in use today) and can be processed 24 times faster than c-silicon.”

Recent discoveries and improvements in Cd-Te thin film construction continue to raise the technology’s solar efficiency, a measurement that quantifies a solar panel’s ability to convert sunlight into electricity. As a result, CdTe PV use is growing rapidly and now represents the second-most utilized solar cell material in the world behind silicon. The majority of silicon panels on the market range from 15% to 17% efficiency, with the most expensive panels reaching efficiencies of 22%. First Solar Inc, the world’s largest manufacturer of CdTe PV, has achieved efficiencies of over 22% with CdTe PV and continues to investigate methods of achieving even higher efficiencies.

According to Colorado State University, recent achievements in CdTe PV “…pave a clear path toward even higher cell efficiencies and make 25 percent a realistic near-term (three-year) goal and 30 percent a reachable long-term goal.”

As CdTe PV becomes more efficient and demand for the technology grows, manufacturers must secure dependable, long-term sources of tellurium. Currently, 90% of the world’s tellurium comes from copper refining. As copper grades decline, however, copper producers are turning to different recovery methods that exclude tellurium. Major CdTe PV manufacturers, as a result, are seeking primary sources of tellurium not dependent on copper mining.

“We are following these advances for cadmium-telluride solar panels closely,” said Tyrone Docherty, president and CEO of Deer Horn Capital. “Our Deer Horn gold-silver-tellurium property has been on the solar industry radar for some time, as we may have the only mineral property in North America with an NI 43-101 compliant tellurium resource. We’ve also completed a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for mining a portion of the known mineralized system.”

Exploration to date at Deer Horn has outlined several key mineral zones across a 2.4-kilometer strike length that remain open for expansion in three directions. The property has been recognized by both First Solar Inc. and the United States Geological Survey as an important potential source of tellurium, not only for the solar power industry, but also for a host of emerging technologies.

“We believe properties with primary tellurium resources will become increasingly valuable in both the near and long term,” added Docherty. “As a result, Deer Horn Capital is investigating additional tellurium projects in North America.”

For more information, please visit www.deerhorncapital.ca , or download the Deer Horn Fact Sheet.

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5 months 3 weeks ago #121195 by Gambler
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Nice action in Gold today, if we get a short squeeze here the junior miners could see a boost

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5 months 3 weeks ago #121182 by DearJohn
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Lynnsa, pretty cool video

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5 months 3 weeks ago #121172 by GoldnBoy
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Gambler, good article. I am going to buy some of this one.

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5 months 3 weeks ago #121169 by Gambler
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Interesting article on water. The crisis is already here. Tellurium can help

www.esquire.com/news-politics/a22627850/global-water-crisis/

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6 months 5 days ago #121121 by DearJohn
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2018-09-20 08:30 ET - News Release


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deer Horn Capital Inc. (CSE: DHC, OTCBB: GODYF) (the “Company” or “Deer Horn”), reports that researchers working on more efficient batteries for electronic cars are claiming significant results with new lithium-tellurium (Li-Te) battery systems. In a January 2016 article, the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Electrochemistry reports development of an “Li-Te rechargeable cell with exceptionally high specific capacity and cycling stability at high charge/discharge rates…”

The article, titled “A lithium–tellurium rechargeable battery with exceptional cycling stability” by Toshinari Koketsu, Benjamin Paul, Chao Wu, and Ralph Kraehnert reports that “Longterm cyclability tests involving 1000 charge/discharge cycles at 10C rate delivered an unprecedented specific capacity…at 100% efficiency.”

This may be good news for the electric vehicle industry. In the United States, new electric car sales surged by 72% in 2017, pushing total ownership to over 1 million vehicles. A study by the International Energy Agency predicts that “The number of electric vehicles on the road around the world will hit 125 million by 2030.”

Among the biggest obstacles to widespread adoption of electric cars are charging problems, lack of power and short travelling distances—all related to current battery technology. Millions are spent each year on researching and building lighter and more efficient batteries that will bring electric cars closer to the performance of combustion engine vehicles. To date, the standard battery for electric cars has been lithium-ion. However, a host of new battery companies is working to either improve upon current lithium technology or build better batteries with new materials.

The Financial Times recently reported how venture capital funds have already poured over $1 billion into car battery development, investigating better lithium-ion construction, new materials and other advancements such as solid state batteries. The discovery of efficiencies with Li-Te battery systems represents an important discovery from this research and development.

“We’re seeing more and more promising research into the application of tellurium for solving major technology and societal problems,” said Deer Horn President and CEO Tyrone Docherty. “This latest development for Li-Te batteries is one of many recent intriguing findings that we have reported over the past two years.”

Docherty added that solar power, thermo-electric devices and consumer electronics currently consume nearly three quarters of the world’s tellurium. “Solar power is on an exponential growth curve worldwide, while growing consumer electronics consumption will also contribute to higher tellurium consumption.”

Research and Markets’ latest tellurium report, Global Tellurium Market 2018-2022, forecasts a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% for tellurium consumption from 2018 to 2022.

“Considering potential supply issues and ongoing technology discoveries,” said Docherty, “we believe there will be stresses on tellurium supplies looking ahead.”

Deer Horn Capital is advancing its Deer Horn gold-silver-tellurium property in west-central British Columbia. “While there has recently been a flood of juniors jumping into the lithium market due to electric vehicle growth,” said Docherty, “we’re probably the only junior miner focused on tellurium exploration and development.”

Added Docherty, “When you add in potential supply disruptions due to changes in copper refining, we believe primary sources of tellurium will be in high demand in the future. This is why we continue to look for additional high-grade tellurium projects in North America.”

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6 months 1 week ago #121105 by lynnsa10
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Here is a great video that explains how the tellurium nano particles create steam in ice water
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6 months 1 week ago #121104 by GoldnBoy
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Found this info at US geological survey

Tellurium is presently recovered as a primary ore from only two districts in the world; these are the gold-tellurium epithermal vein deposits located adjacent to one another at Dashuigou and Majiagou (Sichuan Province) in southwestern China, and the epithermal-like mineralization at the Kankberg deposit in the Skellefteå VMS district of Västerbotten County, Sweden. Combined, these two groups of deposits account for about 15 percent (about 70 metric tons) of the annual global production of 450 to 470 metric tons of tellurium.

Most of the world’s tellurium, however, is produced as a byproduct of the mining of porphyry copper deposits. These deposits typically yield concentrations of 1 to 4 percent tellurium in the anode slimes recovered during copper refining. Present production of tellurium from the United States is solely from the anode slimes at ASARCO LLC’s copper refinery in Amarillo, Texas, and may total about 50 metric tons per year.

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6 months 1 week ago #121103 by alexgreat
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Lynnsa, we don't think so much about fresh water here, but many places around the world it is a big deal. Have you seen any other public companies with tellurium?

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6 months 1 week ago #121102 by Gambler
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I noted last paragraph about acquiring additional properties. Some more diversification would be some solid progress for the company

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6 months 1 week ago #121101 by lynnsa10
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Yesterdays news explains tellurium in more detail

ellurium May Play a Crucial Role in Alleviating the World’s Growing Water Crisis

2018-09-18 08:30 ET - News Release


New research indicates tellurium nanoparticles could reduce the energy required for water desalination by a factor of 10

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deer Horn Capital Inc. (CSE: DHC, OTCBB: GODYF) (the “Company” or “Deer Horn”), reports that, according to the International Resource Panel (IRP), almost half the world’s population will suffer severe water stress by 2030. Titled Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water Use and Water Pollution, the IRP report claims that as the global population continues to rise, increased urbanization, climate change and a shift in how food is consumed are likely to dramatically increase future demand for water.

An even stronger warning comes from a recent story in MSN called Ticking Timebomb: When Will the World’s Natural Resources Run Out? This piece, referring to the IRP findings, states, “High demand means we could soon run out,” and reminding us that 2030 is only 12 years away.

The IRP study emphasizes both the seriousness and the daunting challenges in solving the world’s water problems. “Under current trends, demand for water will exceed supply by 40 per cent in 2030.” This shortage will force governments “…to spend US $200 billion per year on upstream water supply as demand outstrips cheaper forms of supply – up from historic averages of US $40 to US $45 billion.”

Compounding this crisis is relative scarcity. Fresh water makes up a very small fraction of all water on the planet, and humans are using it up at an unprecedented pace. According to National Geographic, one of the primary challenges now faced by the human race is “…how to effectively conserve, manage, and distribute the water we have.”

Reports and studies from a broad spectrum of major institutions, including The United Nations, The World Wildlife Fund and World Resources Institute, note how the use of fresh water has increased twice as fast as the world’s population over the last century. This trend is clearly unsustainable.

For those living with easy access to clean, fresh water, such omens may seem like an abstract concept. However, the World Health Organization reports that about three in ten people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, already lack access to safe, readily available water in their homes.

What are the possible solutions? Better use of our water, along with technology, provide some hope for solving or at least moderating some of our fresh water shortages.

“The scientific and environmental communities seem to agree on two primary ways to resolve the crisis,” says Deer Horn CEO Tyrone Docherty. “The key solution is conservation. As the world becomes more aware of the problem, we are finding ways to reduce water waste and pollution. This is where solving the problem has to begin.”

The other probable solution, says Docherty, is desalination. “While over seventy percent of earth is covered in water, it’s like the Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” ‘Water, water everywhere. Nor any drop to drink.’ Desalination changes that dynamic and provides essentially unlimited supplies of fresh water. However, it’s not as easy as simply building more plants. They’re expensive, and they consume enormous amounts of energy.”

Over half the expense of operating desalination plants come from energy, a roadblock that makes the technology prohibitively expensive for many regions. However, researchers recently reported a possible breakthrough for the energy issue, claiming that tellurium nanoparticles could dramatically increase the efficiency of desalination and reduce the energy required for the process by a factor of 10.

In an August 2018 article titled “Nanoparticles Take Solar Desalination to New Heights,” the engineering journal IEEE Spectrum reported on major advances using tellurium particles to enhance “solar thermal” technologies, where sunlight is used to convert water into steam that runs electric turbines or performs desalination.

The IEEE Spectrum story noted how researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in China used tellurium nanoparticles to boost evaporation by a factor of three under solar radiation. This process made it possible to increase the water temperature from 29 degrees to 85 degrees Celsius within 100 seconds. “These findings suggest that the Te nanoparticle can be expected to be an advanced photothermal conversion material for solar-enabled water evaporation,” said the researchers, requiring one-tenth the energy of current methods.

There are currently more than 18,400 desalination plants operating worldwide, providing water for more than 300 million people in 150 countries. As the desalination industry makes advances in efficiency, these numbers are expected to grow.

If tellurium is to provide a solution, where do we get it? Roughly 90% of the world’s tellurium today comes from copper refining. However, as noted recently by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), shifts in the way copper is refined mean that tellurium consumers are examining alternative sources, including primary tellurium deposits in stable political jurisdictions.1 Deer Horn Capital’s gold-silver-tellurium property, now under development in west-central British Columbia, is noted by both the USGS2 and First Solar Inc.3 as an important potential source of tellurium not dependent on copper refining.

The Deer Horn Property may be unique in North America for hosting an NI 43-101 resource for gold-silver-tellurium. Deer Horn recently reported positive results from an independent Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) at the property, where the Company is planning to conduct further drilling to both expand and upgrade the current resource.

“An essential part of Deer Horn’s vision is to supply critical metals that can help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems,” said Docherty. “Tellurium is emerging as an element that may contribute to important solutions such as providing abundant, economical supplies of fresh water.”

Added Docherty, “As far as we know, we’re one of the few, if only, junior mining companies focused on tellurium exploration and development. We believe primary sources of tellurium will be in high demand in the future, which is why we’re looking at acquiring additional tellurium-rich projects in North America.”

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6 months 1 week ago #121100 by DearJohn
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I picked up an initial position. This tellurium makes this a very unique story. I could also be thought of an alternate energy company, certainly saving a lot of energy for water purification

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