CGE Energy’s Subsidiary Aradatum Unveils its Self-Powered 5G Tower: The Next Generation of Ubiquitous Wireless Connectivity

BRIGHTON, Mich, Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CGE Energy, Inc.’s (OTCPink: CGEI) subsidiary Aradatum, Inc. today introduced the world’s first truly self-powered macro cell tower that can be placed literally anywhere. Aradatum is a technology company that dares to go where others don’t. Taking a unique approach to modernizing telecom infrastructure, the start-up’s self-powered towers give wireless pioneers and mobile and virtual network operators (MNOs/MVNOs) access to previously unreached and strategic locations needed to optimize their advanced applications of 5G, fixed wireless access (FWA), Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), neutral host, private networks, and edge computing.

Aradatum is the culmination of 11 years of product development, headed by a team of individuals across varying backgrounds with a foundation in wireless connectivity and power technologies. Formed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company dedicated itself to bringing communications infrastructure to areas that lack connectivity and to open up the benefits of living, working, and playing in a connected world to everyone.

“Our brand is focused in two specific areas,” said Larry Leete, President of Aradatum, “Our first focus is bringing communications and connectivity to areas that don’t have access to broadband, especially in those environments that are off the traditional path in more rural and suburban areas.” Today, 157 million people in the U.S. do not use the internet at broadband speeds, while 45 million people don’t have access to broadband at all.

Leete continued, “Our second area of focus is supporting and enhancing the next generation of applications that will drive digital transformation.”

Unlocking the full potential of the applications that will advance these technologies will require innovative infrastructure that can solve the geographic and power challenges that have limited the reach of wireless networks to date. While telecommunications are wireless, most macro towers still operate on a power cable. Aradatum’s towers remove the need to run new power lines and frees its towers to go places others can’t. Powered by clean, renewable energy with energy storage, Aradatum’s tower design is an environmentally responsible way to meet the growing demand for connectivity and for MNOs and MVNOs to attain targeted and specific renewable energy goals. With multiple scalable energy sources, the tower system can handle the MNO’s cell site energy needs to provide 99.999% network uptime.

“Our towers completely redefine where a cell tower can go and how they’re powered. Energy is the highest of all operating expenses for telecom businesses today,” said Paul Schneider, VP of Marketing and Business Development, “As more and more MNOs and MVNOs are looking towards ‘green power’, we designed our self-powered macro-towers to meet this need. We’re excited to help deploy next-generation connectivity to every inch of the earth.”

Aradatum empowers MNOs, MVNOs, and tech companies to cross previously impenetrable barriers to bring next-generation applications to everyone, including game changing technologies like self-driving vehicles, robotic surgery, AI, Robotics, M2M, Machine Learning, AR/VR, e-sports, Big Data, IoT, holography, and edge colocation.

To learn more on how Aradatum is bringing access absolutely anywhere, visit https://aradatum.com/; Twitter: @daretoaradatum (https://twitter.com/daretoaradatum); LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aradatum

About CGE Energy, Inc.

CGE Energy, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary Clean Green Energy, Inc., is a developer of long-term energy projects and self-powered infrastructure which solve the unique energy challenges of their commercial, municipal and nonprofit customers. The Company provides both services and products that enable its customers to reduce their energy consumption; lower their upfront, operating and maintenance costs; and realize environmental benefits.

http://www.cgeenergy.com/

About Aradatum, Inc.

Aradatum is a technology company that provides the keys to ubiquitous wireless connectivity. Aradatum puts the infrastructure in place to solve geographic and power challenges that have limited the reach of next-generation wireless networks, offering a simple way to provide secure and instantaneous communication for telecommunications and network infrastructure equipment running advanced applications for 5G, private networks, and edge computing. https://www.aradatum.com/

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ABML has achieved three critical milestones that enable the Company to move ahead in permitting, constructing, and commissioning its pilot lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Fernley, Nevada:

ABML is a smart play on the electric vehicle (EV) boom with its pilot lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Fernley, Nevada. Elon Musk has said repeatedly that his biggest obstacle is ensuring that Tesla has enough raw materials to meet the demand for the lithium-ion batteries it needs.

Over the past three months, ABML has achieved three critical milestones that enable the Company to move ahead in permitting, constructing, and commissioning its pilot lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Fernley, Nevada:

  1. Purchased the Pilot Factory Land – ABML purchased 12.44 acres of undeveloped land located at 345 Winston Lane, Fernley, Lyon County, Nevada. ABML will be constructing five separate building areas on this property to create a Pilot Plant campus that includes: Production Process Areas, Feedstock Sorting Area, Analytical Laboratory Spaces & Process Development Bays, a Storage Warehouse, and general Office Space.
  2. Secured Water Rights – ABML has secured multiple water allocations from the Fernley Area Basin 76 (Lyon, Washoe, Storey, and Churchill Counties) of Nevada’s West Central Region (Hydrographic Region 5). By securing these water rights, ABML ensures it can operate its pilot facility at full throughput with adequate water capacity for many years to come.
  3. Hired Design/Build Construction Firm – ABML has selected Miles Construction as the design-build contractor for its Fernley pilot plant campus. ABML is finalizing its permitting processes with the City and NDEP and will announce updated permitting and construction timelines in early 2021.

Furthermore, former Tesla executive Ryan Melsert and his team at ABML have been awarded $4.5 million in gov funding for field demonstration of selective leaching, targeted purification, and electrochemical production of battery-grade lithium hydroxide precursor from domestic claystone resources.

Our only concern is that ABML now has a $975 million market cap. Shorts are bound to get aggressive.

DOE Awards American Battery Metal Corp (ABML) With $2.2 Million in Funding

Topic 1, Area of Interest 2: Improved Beneficiation, Separation and/or Processing

  • PUREgraphite LLC; High Efficiency Continuous Graphitization Furnace Technology for Lithium-Ion Battery Synthetic Graphite Material
    Partners: Harper International, Phillips66
    DOE funding: $5,577,738; cost share: $5,925,475; Total costs: $11,503,213

  • American Battery Metals Corporation; Field Demonstration of Selective Leaching, Targeted Purification, and Electro-Chemical Production of Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide Precursor from Domestic Claystone Resources
    Partners: American Lithium Corporation, DuPont Water Solutions
    DOE funding: $2,272,112; costs share: $2,272,112; Total costs: $4,544,224

DOE awarding more than $50M to 15 projects including American Battery Metals Corporation (ABML)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding more than $50 million in funding for 15 projects focused on field validation and demonstration—as well as next-generation extraction, separation, and processing technologies—for critical materials.

Critical materials are used in many products important to the US economy and energy technologies, such as rare-earth elements used to manufacture high-strength magnets for offshore wind-turbine generators and lithium and cobalt in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

Projects selected under this funding opportunity announcement will reduce both the costs of critical materials and the environmental impacts of production. The projects are divided into two main topic areas:

  • Field Validation and Demonstration of Extraction, Separation, and Processing Technologies. Four projects were selected under this topic to validate improved upstream extraction and midstream separation and processing technologies of critical materials at scales that facilitate the next step to commercialization.
  • Next-Generation Extraction, Separation, and Processing Technologies. Eleven projects were selected under this topic to develop early to mid-stage R&D alternative, cost-competitive technologies for upstream extraction and midstream separation and processing of critical materials key to energy technologies.

Topic 1, Area of Interest 2: Improved Beneficiation, Separation and/or Processing

  • PUREgraphite LLC; High Efficiency Continuous Graphitization Furnace Technology for Lithium-Ion Battery Synthetic Graphite Material
    Partners: Harper International, Phillips66
    DOE funding: $5,577,738; cost share: $5,925,475; Total costs: $11,503,213
  • American Battery Metals Corporation; Field Demonstration of Selective Leaching, Targeted Purification, and Electro-Chemical Production of Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide Precursor from Domestic Claystone Resources
    Partners: American Lithium Corporation, DuPont Water Solutions
    DOE funding: $2,272,112; costs share: $2,272,112; Total costs: $4,544,224

Topic 1, Area of Interest 3: Large Scale Projects

  • General Atomics; Rare Earth Element (REE) Separation and Processing Demonstration Project
    Partners: Rare Element Resources, Inc., Umwelt- und Ingenieurtechnik GMbH Dresden, LNV LLC
    DOE funding: $21,989,530; Cost share: $21,989,530; Total costs: $43,979,060
  • BHER Minerals, LLC; Electrolytic Production of Battery-Grade LiOH•H2O from Geothermal Brine
    Partners: ZAP Engineering & Construction Services, Inc., CalEnergy Operating Corp, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation, Momentum
    DOE share: $14,894,540; Cost share: $14,894,541; Total costs: $29,789,081

Topic 2, Area of Interest 1: Rare Earth Element Separation

  • Phinix,LLC; Rare Earth Element Separation Using Gas-Assisted Micro-Flow Extraction with Task-Specific Ionic Liquids
    Partners: NICHE Industrial Chemicals, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    DOE share:$500,000; Cost share $225,000; Total costs: $725,000
  • Technology Holding LLC; Next Generation Separation Method for Rare Earths
    Partners: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    DOE share: $499,673; Cost share: $124,999; Total costs: $624,672

Topic 2, Area of Interest 2: Conversion to Rare Earth Metals (RE-metals)

  • University of Wyoming; Generation of Rare Earth Metals from Rare Earth Oxides by Using Microwave Plasma
    Partners: Colorado School of Mines, Ames Laboratory, Eutectix, Rare Element Resources
    DOE share: $500,000; Cost share: $125,500; Total costs: $625,500
  • Case Western Reserve University; Novel Electrowinning Reactor for the Energy-Efficient, Low-Cost Production of Rare Earth Metals
    Partners: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    DOE share: $500,000; Cost share: $125,000; Total costs: $625,000
  • University of Virginia; Development of Industrial Scale Rare Earth Master Alloys from Their Native Oxides for Magnet Production
    Partners: Ames Laboratory
    DOE share: $500,000; Cost share: $125,000: Total costs: $625,000

Topic 2, Area of Interest 3: Li Extraction from Unconventional Sources

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Advanced Mineral Separations with Novel Simulated Moving Beds
    Partners: Colorado School of Mines, Critical Materials Institute, Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc., Standard Lithium
    DOE share: $500,000; Cost share: $156,380; Total costs: $656,380
  • Oregon State University; Microchannel-based Membrane-less Extraction of Li from Unconventional Lithium Sources & the Separation of REE
    Partners: University of Pittsburgh
    DOE share: $500,000; Cost share: $125,000; Total costs: $625,000
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Lithium Recovery from Unconventional Sources Using Magnetic Core-Shell Nanoparticles
    Partners: Moselle Technologies, Enerplus Corporation, Prairie Lithium Corporation, Enertopia Corporation, and Dajin Lithium Corporation Richland, WA
    DOE share: $425,000; Cost share: $160,000; Total costs: $585,000
  • 525 Solutions, Inc.; Ultra-High Capacity Adsorbent Nanofibrous Mats for the Recovery of Lithium from Seawater, Geothermal Brines, and Beyond
    Partners: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Wyonics, LLC, University of Wyoming
    DOE share: $500,000; Cost share: $125,024; Total costs: $625,024
  • University of Texas at Austin; Direct Conversion of Li-Ions to Li-Metal from Domestic Brines or Produced Water through Electromagnetically-Controlled Dendritic Electrodeposition
    Partners: University of California, Berkeley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Critical Materials Institute
    DOE share: $500,000; Costs-share: $125,000; Total costs: $625,000
  • Mineral Selective Technologies; Informed design of crystalline ion exchangers: Improved λ-MnO2 phase for lithium extraction from geologic fluids
    Partners: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Geo40, Ltd.
    DOE share: $400,000; Cost share: $100,000; Total costs: $500,000

This funding opportunity is part of DOE’s efforts to reduce American dependence on imported critical materials by both diversifying the sources of materials needed for energy technologies and establishing domestic capabilities to refine materials used in manufacturing.

Projects are funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, which supports the development of technologies that improve energy efficiency in US manufacturing as well as foundational, cross-cutting manufacturing processes, information, and materials technologies critical to efficient and competitive domestic manufacturing.