Florida State Parks Foundation Welcomes Governor DeSantis’s decision to fully fund State Parks

It is difficult to think of a better return on the investment anywhere

Spending time in Florida State Parks is an important part of our physical, mental, and economic health recovery. ”

— Gil Ziffer

TALLAHASSEE, FL, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida State Parks Foundation today welcomed the Governor’s decision to fully fund Florida’s award-winning state parks.

“We understand the pandemic has resulted in unexpected costs but also understand how valuable Florida State Parks are to the recovery of Florida’s economy and the health of Floridians and our tourism guests,” said Gil Ziffer, Foundation President.

"We are delighted that the Governor has approved the $41 million Florida State Parks’ improvement budget sent to him by the Legislature,” he said.

Florida State Parks represent one of the state’s greatest success stories. They are a major contributor to the state’s tourism industry, support thousands of jobs, and pour billions of dollars into the state’s economy. At the same time, they preserve many of the jewels of our natural environment and Florida’s significant historical and cultural sites.

“As the acknowledged premier state park system in the nation, it is vital that Florida State Parks receive full funding. When comparing the $41 million that has been provided in the budget with the $2.6 billion in economic impact the state parks generated last year from nearly 30 million visitors, it is difficult to think of a better return on the investment anywhere,” he said.

“In recent months, Floridians have spent a significant amount of time sheltered at home. As we transition to reopening, spending time in Florida State Parks is an important part of our physical, mental, and economic health recovery. Some might say, it is just what the doctor ordered.”

The Foundation, founded in 1993 as Friends of Florida State Parks and renamed in 2018, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support and help sustain the Florida Park Service, its 175 award-winning parks and trails, local Friends groups and more than 20,000 park volunteers.

It does this through programs that preserve and protect state parks, educate visitors about the value of state parks, encourage community engagement and active use of state parks, and advocacy.

The volunteer Board of Directors represent private and public sectors as well as local and statewide interests.

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Julia Gill Woodward
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Announcement: ECER Inc. Enhances Its Security Protocol

SHIRLEY, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — These days, we spend more of our time with technology than ever before. Our devices entertain us, help us be at our most productive, allow us to communicate with friends & family, and so much more. Our devices are an extension of all of us. With that comes many concerns about security any time we have a computer, phone, or other device that is being replaced. That’s why it is imperative that you choose a recycler that takes your privacy as seriously as you do.

For 20 years, ECER Inc. has been a leader in providing electronics recycling and secure data destruction, along with a Certificate of Destruction as proof that they stand behind their work. ECER Inc. is taking its commitment to privacy and data security a step further.

As proof that concern over data security is first & foremost for them, they have brought on a full-time security officer and have put in place rigid guidelines to assure that nothing which enters the warehouse will leave it unless comprehensive hard drive & memory destruction has taken place.

To further demonstrate ECER Inc.’s commitment toward putting their customers’ worries at ease about data security, they have upgraded their cameras throughout the facility in Shirley, MA to keep better tracking of everything that comes in and goes out.

As a company that has been in the business for 20 years, ECER Inc. has put in tremendous effort to earn the trust of every business, town, school, hospital & company that they provide service to, and knows that longevity in the industry doesn’t come from resting on your laurels. This is why it is so important that they continue to review, revise & enhance their security procedure as time goes on.

ECER Inc. provides electronics, scrap metal, lamps, batteries & other items from its facility in Shirley, MA. Their trucking capabilities enable them to serve the greater New England region. For recycling & reliable data management solutions, you can contact them at (877) 537-9940 or online at http://www.ecerinc.com.

Erica Darney
ECER Inc.
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LogicalDOC Launches New Feature – DocuSign Integration Tool with Document Management in the Latest Update

Signed document

Signed document

DocuSign tabs

DocuSign tabs

LogicalDOC

LogicalDOC

DocuSign Integration with Document Management available in the latest release

The latest DocuSign feature that LogicalDOC has added to Enterprise Document Management System is set to make headways.”

— Marco Meschieri

CARPI, ITALY, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a recent development, LogicalDOC released a new feature where DocuSign is integrated with the Document Management System in the latest update. This feature would allow the user to prepare envelopes of contracts in LogicalDOC and distribute them. The DocuSign integration will appear in LogicalDOC as an element in the Tools menu when any folder is selected.

DocuSign is recognized as a company that facilitates the signing and sending of documents from realistically anywhere and anytime. All signatures that are processed by DocuSign are pliant with the US ESIGN Act, the European Union's eIDAS regulation, including EU Advanced and Qualified Signatures. The advantages of this new feature are that a user can get his or her contracts signed by different individuals, manage all kinds of contracts in the document management system, saving money without having to print and send hard copies of contracts and letters.

The integration of DocuSign with the LogicalDOC Document Management System helps in document handling. With the DocuSign integration tool, the user will be able to modify signature places in LogicalDOC, not only manage signature but also different types of fields, merge multiple files in a single envelope, and lastly updating signed documents in Docu Sign as well as in LogicalDOC.

About LogicalDOC
LogicalDOC is a global software company based in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA. LogicalDOC was established in 2006 with an aim to serve with Enterprise Document Management Software. Helping businesses and organizations spanning across a broad range of areas internationally. LogicalDOC assists companies to collaborate on, search, and manage all the documents on which they and their business depend on. LogicalDOC assures its clients with exceptional savings annually with the help of technology.

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LogicalDOC
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HYZON Motors Inc. Unveils Global Headquarters and Engineering Center in USA

State of the Art Facility in the former General Motors Fuel Cell Research Center

Hyzon Motors Honeoye Falls Fuel Cell Vehicle Integration Center

HYZON breathes new life into former GM fuel cell facility in Honeoye Falls, New York

HONEOYE FALLS, NEW YORK, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — HYZON Motors Inc opens major Hydrogen Fuel Cell Commercial Vehicle integration facility in Honeoye Falls, New York.

In a move reminiscent of the 2010 Tesla takeover of the Toyota facility in California, HYZON is announcing today its move into the former General Motors fuel cell facility in New York state. The New York facility will host the HYZON Headquarters and Global Engineering Centre, and will manufacture specially designed HYZON commercial vehicle fuel cell systems, as well as support integration of Class 8 heavy trucks and city buses.

HYZON Co-Founder and CTO Gary M. Robb began his career with General Motors and is happy to see the Honeoye Falls facility gain a new lease on life: “I have the privilege of reviving my old workplace and building on HYZON’s base of world class zero emission technology. We look forward to making a meaningful, near term contribution in the effort to decarbonize heavy transport.”

HYZON will make it easy for fleet operators to reduce their carbon footprint by offering bundled services that provide total cost of ownership on par with existing diesel fleets. Having already started the world’s largest deployment of hydrogen trucks in Asia two years ago, HYZON’s manufacturing center in New York will help accelerate zero-emission commercial vehicle adoption in North America. HYZON’s New York facility will begin series production of fuel cell powertrains and delivery of hydrogen commercial vehicles in early 2021. HYZON brings strong experience and background in both technology and execution.

Early adopters of zero emission heavy transport are typically government agencies and large corporations seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. California, largely led by initiatives from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), has recently announced plans to enforce the move away from diesel trucking . Concurrently, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced plans to invest $100M in fuel cell technology . These developments will see hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles progress to mainstream in the next few years.

The recent NASDAQ debut of Nikola Motor generated strong interest from both investors and industry players seeking solutions to their decarbonization challenges; this is particularly important for heavy vehicles with very high utilization, which benefit significantly from switching to hydrogen.

When compared to battery electric trucks, hydrogen fuel cell trucks offer higher availability due to fast refueling, and significantly higher payload potential. These benefits translate to significant value creation in commercial trucking, and with plans to launch single fuel cell systems over 300kW, with power density up to 6kW per Liter and over 5kW per kg, HYZON is expecting to power applications from heavy trucking to port equipment and trains.

About HYZON Motors Inc (www.hyzonmotors.com)
HYZON Motors Inc (a Delaware Corporation) is a new US hydrogen vehicle company on a mission to help operators of heavy vehicles transition to cost effective, zero emission, sustainable operations. HYZON achieves this by offering attractive economics with no compromise on performance.
In addition to its major new US manufacturing set up, HYZON has also made significant commercial progress in Europe, Asia and Australia. The company anticipates its novel zero emission mobility model will expand to global markets over the coming months.

Craig Knight
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Epinoia Aeon Federation is the five global corporations who joined forces to push worldwide environmental policies

Epinoia Aeon Federation

Krystal Infinity, the apparatus for water delivery to customers and bottles sterilizer on the back.

URAN-Tia recycling collector, plastic, paper, glass, aluminum, fabric. The collectors equipment with sectors.

Epinoia Aeon federation consists of five global corporations joint forces to push worldwide policies and tackling toxic water.

Unbiased and based off pure evidence, we solely state the facts. The truth doesn’t propaganda. Our plan is not to attack or make anyone at fault, but rather to educate nations and provide solutions.”

— The Architect Of EAF LaRdas QU Asmaat

NEW YORK, WORLDWIDE, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — EAF is a federation consisting of five global corporations that look to educate the world on green matters and rid the world of many unnecessary practices that are still common today. EAF has visions of changing the malicious system and replacing current harmful habits with ones that are built with the world’s interest at their foundation.

The Many Missions Of EAF (eliminating third-party companies)

The mission at EAF is to produce and support eco-friendly products while lowering prices by eliminating third-party companies, like packaging and transportation. Third-party expenses are included in the total price of the product, resulting in the customer covering these costs. By eliminating third-parties, the price of the product drops significantly.

EAF Wants To Change How We Deliver Water!

The current system for delivering drinkable water is old and requires the integration of a new innovative system, which the people of EAF have created. Krystal Grid Water Complex is a new system for distributing water and all other beverages. There are many products on their website that shows that we can produce and deliver water in a more eco-conscious manner. In many countries around the world, drinking tap water is not considered a safe option so many are reduced to buying bottled water as there are no viable alternatives.

What Does EAF Stand For?

The United World Nation (UWN) actively promotes global naturalistic lifestyles by pushing environmental agendas for civilians through our projects. Nature nourishes the human body with natural alkaline food and spring water, keeping human cells in a perfect, pristine balance and ensuring good health. Decades of ailing health across the world should be an indication that the human body cannot be nourished with our current “normal”, which is water from plastic bottles and food from corporate farms.

The UWN also raises spiritual awareness by refocusing the ideologies of populations and shifting the life experience from that of consumerists to naturalistic individuals – a new standard of morals and ethics globally established by the UWN. We strive to educate populations on waste recycling and reusing materials first by sanitizing bottles rather than treating them as disposables.

The Sterilization System is set to influence civilians into reusing bottles through the sterilization process, or to recycle products for the manufacturing of new eco-friendly products. We remove the need to reconstruct bottles since we can simply sterilize them in the Krystal Infinity apparatus.

Together, we can stop the accumulation of global waste as one united community in the circle of UWN. Together, we can collect the waste from all the lands and waters of Mother Earth and convert toxic waste into clean energy. This is an achievable task for UWN, as long as we are united as one.

Epinoia Aeon Federation is gathering together all honorable, and benevolent world leaders to solve the Earth’s problems without war. They invite environmentalists to invest in Eco investment Projects to correct mistakes that have been made worldwide. They look to radically change the way we consume goods in a capitalist world and have the core value of humanitarianism in everything they do. If more people were aware of the process of killing animals when processing meat or understood that there were alternative ways to distribute water, I’m sure many people will soon look to organizations such as EAF to help support their fight in making the world a better place to live.

Let's take more control today and fight against corrupt, populist politicians who continue to do nothing about the global crisis we are all experiencing. This is the greatest threat we have as a species, and we have the tools to act now.

How Can I Support EAF?
You can get in contact with them on their website. There you will be able to learn more about the initiatives they are working on, as well as more detailed information regarding aspects I have briefly addressed in this article. They are a brilliant organization and if successful with their long term vision, the planet will be better! Please check out their website today and learn more about their philosophy and how they plan to change the world for the better.

EpinoiaAeonFederation.com
The Architect LaRdas QU AsMaat.
Info@epinoiaaeonfederation.com
Tel. +41 22 8191738

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OXXO Care Cleaners® Invites Forward-Thinking Dry Cleaners to Transform

OXXO Doral (5241 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 33178) Storefront serving a nearby Traditional Plant Conversion

OXXO Doral (5241 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 33178) Storefront serving a nearby Traditional Plant Conversion

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As America continues to grapple with COVID-19 and its economic impacts, OXXO Care Cleaners® now invites traditional dry cleaners to take advantage of its new conversion incentive program and update their operations to OXXO’s future-ready franchise model.

Even prior to COVID-19, industry disruption had become the norm. Uber disrupted traditional taxi services. Airbnb disrupted conventional hotels. And in recent years, OXXO disrupted legacy dry cleaning. COVID-19 arrived at a time when traditional dry cleaners were already under significant pressure. Dry cleaners built on old service models using harsh chemicals and inconvenient customer interaction were already slipping even before the pandemic.

Today, OXXO Care Cleaners, offers an opportunity for these legacy dry cleaners to embrace today’s disruptive dry cleaning model through its conversion program.

The OXXO Care Cleaners franchise started with one store in 2002 and now covers more than 60 locations across the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. and in Indonesia. This remarkable growth stems from a commitment to customer convenience, environmentally sound processes, and devotion to the growth of franchisees. Now, OXXO would like to offer hope and a path to future dry-cleaning success through store conversion.

“We think now is the best time ever for our peers to consider becoming OXXO’s. We are truly excited to extend this open invitation across the industry. During each conversion,” says Mishaan, “everything outdated is pulled and replaced with the same equipment a new franchise unit would have. OXXO will install automated, fully electric equipment, including our OXXO European Style Shirt Mannequin and ATM-style Drop Off and Pick Up Conveyor. Even the storefronts and branding get a complete overhaul during the conversion process.”

From a cost perspective, conversion is similar to getting a brand-new plant or drop but with the advantage of keeping the business’s customer base. In many cases, operations can even remain open while changes are performed.

Finding the Right Fit

CEO Salomon Mishaan notes that his company is seeking to invite new franchisees to transform to OXXO’s in the following demographics:

• Population density of 15,000 to 20,000 people in a one- to two miles radius
• Median household income over $80,000
• White collar percentage over 80%
• Average population age between 25 to 55 years (i.e., working age)
• Availability of a location with excellent visibility and traffic, preferably anchored to a supermarket

OXXO aims to convert legacy dry cleaners across the U.S. The OXXO brand continues to enjoy growth and build momentum. OXXO has become known as the most disruptive and innovative dry-cleaning franchise in the United States today. A converted cleaner will benefit from the trust customers now place in the OXXO brand as well as the support OXXO delivers during and after the conversion process. This includes training and all the same franchise benefits that a new store owner would have.

For struggling dry cleaners eyeing a troubled today, transitioning to an OXXO franchise model presents a reliable path into a more profitable tomorrow.

“Our franchise model is a more systematic and efficient business management approach and is fully supported by its ownership network,” says Salomon Mishaan, CEO of OXXO Care Cleaners. “Conversions provide a business alternative for current dry cleaning owners to replace their old traditional equipment into a modern and environmentally safe facility.”

Conversion to OXXO means having a legacy dry cleaner’s plants or drop stores convert to a modern, eco-friendly concept. OXXO will help traditional mom and pop cleaners adopt GreenEarth® and other technologies through the firm’s Business Conversion Initiative. Legacy cleaners should look to see if they qualify to become an OXXO is now taking inquiries from legacy dry cleaners interested in an OXXO conversion to see if they meet qualifications.For more information, contact sales@oxxousa.com.

About OXXO®

OXXO Care Cleaners® is a leading environmentally-responsible dry-cleaning franchise based in the U.S. with international presence. OXXO was founded with our “WE CARE” philosophy and commitment and has applied it to every aspect of our business. We care for our customer’s health, appearance, garments, the community, the environment and our employees. At OXXO®, customers experience the ultimate in garment care with the use of environmentally safe GreenEarth solvents (no use of Perc (Perchloroethylene)) chemicals common at other dry cleaners, and now using TOP Terra for laundered garments, the latest 24/7 ATM-style pick up service, the most technologically advanced European manufactured garment care equipment and the traditional method of hand-ironing. All garments are cleaned right the first time and personally inspected by OXXO® garment care specialists to ensure superior finishing and meticulous attention to detail. Visit www.oxxousa.com for more information and the OXXO® nearest you. For more information about the OXXO Care Cleaners® franchise opportunity, call 1.866.462.6996 or visit www.oxxocarecleanersfranchise.com.

Beatriz Arana
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Low pressure, precision porosity measurements in ultra-microporous range

Micromeritics 3Flex surface and catalyst characterization system

Micromeritics

Dr. Jeff Kenvin, Micromeritics’ Director Technology and Application Consulting.

Porosity tuning to drive and optimize storage capacity of molecules in MOFs research

Its complementary flexibility for vapor adsorption, surface area, and chemisorption analyses makes the 3Flex surface and catalyst characterization system a core instrument in MOFs labs worldwide”

— Dr. Jeff Kenvin

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Micromeritics Instrument Corp., a global leader in material characterization technologies, enables scientists to generate required data to confidently and efficiently exploit the full potential of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The Micromeritics 3Flex surface and catalyst characterization system allows for low pressure, precision porosity measurements in the ultra-microporous range, down to a pore size of 0.35 nm. This helps identify and measure the size of ‘pockets’ available for storage and the ease-of-transfer of target molecules that define a MOFs’ utility. The 3Flex also allows researchers to assess adsorption affinity with both gases and vapors. System specifications ensure chemical compatibility with a large library of materials for industrially relevant screening.

Porosity measurements, including pore size distribution and pore volume, quantify the internal structure of a MOF. By tuning porosity, researchers can optimize storage capacity for a specific molecule, achieve separation by engineering a crystalline network that preferentially retains or slows the rate of transition of a certain species. In addition, it helps optimize the localized reaction environment by controlling the ease with which reactants and products move to and from active catalytic sites.

The commercial use of MOFs includes applications in fruit packaging and for the storage of toxic dopants for the semiconductor industry. Precise, accurate analytical data drive this development with researchers relying on a core set of characterization tools to:

 Refine synthesis knowledge, to establish secure correlations between reaction conditions and the defining features of the resulting MOF
 Verify that a synthesized MOF has the expected properties and that a synthesis route is repeatable, essential for quality control (QC)
 Correlate the properties of MOFs with their suitability for a specific application, to rank and optimize potential candidates and guide further development

The 3Flex is a fully automated high-resolution micropore analyzer with three independent analysis ports designed for a variety of measurements that can benefit:

Physisorption determination of
o Surface area
o Micro- and Mesopore volume, and size distribution
o Heat of Adsorption
 Vapor adsorption to e.g. receive a better insight into surface polarity
 Dynamic and static chemisorption to obtain valuable information about the active properties of a material

Users of the instrument also benefit from a comprehensive database with adsorptive properties and Density-functional theory (DFT) models. “Its complementary flexibility for vapor adsorption studies, surface area measurement, and chemisorption analyses makes the Micromeritics 3Flex surface and catalyst characterization system a core instrument in MOFs laboratories across the globe.”, says Dr Jeff Kenvin, Micromeritics’ Director Technology and Application Consulting.

More information on the Micromeritics 3Flex surface and catalyst characterization system and how it lets you quickly switch from physisorption to chemisorption analysis in minutes can be obtained here.

About Micromeritics Instrument Corporation

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation is a global provider of solutions for material characterization with best-in-class instrumentation and application expertise in five core areas: density; surface area and porosity; particle size and shape; powder flow and bulk characterization; and catalyst characterization and process development.

The company is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, USA and has more than 400 employees worldwide. With a fully integrated operation that extends from a world-class scientific knowledge base through to in-house manufacture, Micromeritics delivers an extensive range of high-performance products for oil processing, petrochemicals and catalysts, to food and pharmaceuticals, and works at the forefront of characterization technology for next-generation materials such as graphene, metal-organic-frameworks, nanocatalysts, and zeolites.

For additional information visit www.micromeritics.com

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Brandon Anderson Combats the "Pressures" of Work with Fishing

Brandon Anderson has a Different Way to Decompress from His High-Pressure Success.

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, USA, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The business of medical gas systems is a serious one, and it is also a high-pressure one, both literally and figuratively speaking. Just ask Brandon Anderson, who is in the business of installing these vital systems. It is a job that can be life and death, and not only for those who use these important and vital systems. 

Most people go to work, and if it is a bad day, it isn't necessarily a big deal. Brandon Anderson works in an industry where a "bad day" isn't an excuse, and perfection is a requirement, not a goal. When Brandon Anderson does it right, his name is never mentioned. When Brandon Anderson does his job properly, lives are made better and sometimes lives are even saved. And when it works the right way, ER doctors and trauma surgeons are heralded, as they should be, and that is just the way, Brandon Anderson wants it.

So in such a high-pressure position like installing vital medical gas systems for medical facilities throughout Florida, what does Brandon Anderson do to relax? He fishes. But Brandon Anderson simply may not be geared for that much relaxation because it isn't just fishing, but competition fishing that takes much of his spare time.

If he isn't engaged in fishing and offshore fishing tournaments, then you might find Brandon Anderson on the golf course. Of course, that is often where he can be found playing in a tournament for some charity, because golf without competition just might be too relaxing. If his Instagram pics are any indication, however, it just might be the thrill of competition or the excitement of the catch that helps him relax.

From Sarasota FL and now serving medical facilities throughout the Sunshine State, Brandon Anderson obviously doesn't shy away from pressure but thrives on it. For the hospitals and medical offices that rely on med gas systems, that is a good thing. For the patients who benefit from these services, it is a great thing, and for Brandon Anderson – it is just another day at the office.

Staying sharp is a key aspect of what med gas systems are all about, accuracy and detail. That might sound a lot like draining that birdie putt or setting the hook of the big catch. And that sounds like a relaxing time to Brandon Anderson.

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New RatMat Electrified Flooring Protects Cars From Rodent Damage

A Tesla Parked on RatMat

A Tesla Parked on RatMat

A Car Owner using RatMat to Protect Their Car

A Car Owner using RatMat to Protect Their Car

Dr Toby Bateson, inventor of the RatMat

Dr Toby Bateson, inventor of the RatMat

Rodents do more than £370 million worth of damage to cars every year, chewing wires and making nests. So why do rats love cars and what can you do to stop them?

Modern cars are more vulnerable to damage”

— Dr Toby Bateson

TRURO, CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The world's rat problem is getting worse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The news feeds are awash with stories of rats desperate for food, running unchecked during lockdown. 

There is a completely new approach to preventing rat damage to cars which is designed to stop rodents in their tracks. RatMat from Hammer Technologies works like an electric fence on the floor to stop rats and mice from getting near. Electric fences have been used for decades by farmers to control animals; this is the first time the technology has been harnessed for cars. 'It works like an electric fence on the floor' said Dr Toby Bateson, Managing Director of Hammer Technologies. 'Users are telling us that no rodents are getting past it.'

There are three big reasons rats love cars; warmth, shelter and food. The body of a car offers excellent protection from the elements. Electric vehicles such as Teslas and Nissan Leafs are more prone to damage as the battery warms up whilst charging, enticing them in. The smell of a crisp wrapper in the footwell can also draw rodents.

Recently car manufacturers have started including soy in the wire casing in their electrical systems. The practice has become so common that there are several class-action lawsuits ongoing to tackle the problem.

Damage can easily run to $7000 to $8000 dollars for a rewire of a high-end sports car. If this happens to you, thank your lucky stars you don't have a combine harvester; these can cost in excess of $80,000 dollars to rewire after a rat attack.

'Modern cars are more vulnerable to damage' said Dr Toby. 'We are seeing more cases of damage to newer cars, rather than older models. When we started out we thought older and classic cars would be having more problems. This is because their inner workings tend to be more open and there is widespread use of natural materials. However, recently we have been contacted by owners of new vehicles, particularly electric varieties such as Tesla. Damage is often significant and extensive'.

There are many desperate stories on the internet of people dousing their engine in chilli sauce and wrapping their car in chicken wire. Unfortunately these rat repellents don't work. They can be cumbersome, (think; unwrapping your car every time you use it) and time consuming (spraying your car engine 3 or 4 times a week). They can also cause damage. Blocking holes in garage walls and roofs is definitely the best starting point. Make sure you clear out the half-eaten sandwiches from the passenger footwell. Even small amounts of food debris can attract rodents as their sense of smell is keen. RatMat is the only surefire way of protecting your car; traps and poisons only need to miss one rat for the damage to continue.

Dr Toby told us that 'The electrified flooring tiles can be driven over and walked on wearing shoes but rodents simply won't cross them. They last for many years and are low-maintenance so are a cost-effective solution even when nothing else works.' Visit https://www.hammertechltd.com/ for more information and availability.

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Strengthening the Delicate US Graphite Supply Chain

Urbix CTO Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay

Urbix CTO Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay

Urbix Chairman and Co-Founder Nico Cuevas

Urbix Chairman and Co-Founder Nico Cuevas

Urbix Resource' Mesa, Arizona-based green tech graphite purification plant will help strengthen the natural graphite supply chain in the United States.

We are basically changing the entire graphite industry.”

— Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay, Urbix CTO

MESA, AZ, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: At a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources meeting on June 24th, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Managing Director Simon Moores stressed the importance of countries building their own supply chains and managing them well.

“Those who invest in battery capacity and supply chains today are likely to dominate this industry for generations to come,” Moores told those assembled. “It is not too late for the US, but action is needed now.”

As they move towards the completion of their pilot graphite purification plant in Mesa, Arizona, Urbix Resources has come to realize how important a part they can play in that initiative. Urbix has been a Clean-Tech Open winner and has been a recognized leader in environmentally friendly graphite purification. This is important for several reasons.

• Roughly 22 percent of an electric vehicle’s lithium-ion battery is composed of purified and processed graphite
• 19 percent of US electric consumption comes from nuclear energy. Nuclear reactors use purified graphite to prevent them from melting down
• US imports 100 percent of its graphite and more than 95 percent of purified graphite comes from China
• At least eight battery gigafactories will be constructed in the US by 2023
• Graphite has been designated as a critical mineral and has now become a matter of national and economic security.

“The United States is 100 percent dependent on foreign sources for natural graphite,” says Urbix co-founder Adam Small. “We do not have a single operating natural graphite mine in the 50 states. That's not just a problem for the US, but it's a problem for the entire world.”

To make matters worse, graphite from wherever in the world it is sourced, must be processed before it can be used for a wide variety of applications. “Graphite is a part of every person's mundane life activities,” says Urbix chairman Nico Cuevas. “Twenty-two percent of a lithium ion battery is a very expensive refined form of graphite. Graphite is utilized in a plethora of applications, including steel, refractory, paints, coatings, brakes, and nuclear.”

And, for much of the world, graphite purification is a messy business, mostly involving hydrofluoric acid and his temperature ovens that use a lot of energy.

Urbix CTO Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay says that “graphite has also been the dirtiest chemical in terms of processing. We are basically changing the entire graphite industry.”

Cuevas agrees. “The Urbix method — the solution, we believe — is environmentally conscious, does not use hydrofluoric acid. We consume 1/25th of the energy of the next best alternative, 1/100th of the space of the next best alternative [and can do it] in a light industrial zone. It's a true American technology that is innovative and lower cost than the best alternatives.”

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CONTACT: Linda Richards, Urbix Resources pr@grupourbix.com
(480) 630-4633 UrbixResources.com

About Urbix Resources:

Urbix Resources LLC creates radical change in the way natural graphite is refined and commercialized. The company specializes in all aspects of the graphite value chain. Urbix’s advanced technology includes cost and environmentally aware purification methods and significant intellectual property developments in a wide range of applications.

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Urbix: Helping to Create A Strong Natural Graphite Supply Chain for the United States


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