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Three New US Patents for Solidia Technologies’ CO2-cured Concrete Advances the Performance and Sustainability of Building Materials

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Patents extend range of applications to include hollow core,
pervious and aerated Solidia Concrete

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CO2?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#CO2lt;/agt;–The U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office
issued three patents covering processes
and products manufactured using Solidia
Technologies
’ cement and carbon-curing technology. The patents
extend the range of applications for Solidia’s processes to include
hollow core, pervious and aerated concrete.

The new patents are: U.S. Patent 9,878,951, “Hollow-Core
Articles and composite materials, methods of production and uses
thereof,” issued January 30, 2018; U.S. Patent 9,938,189, “Pervious
composite materials, methods of production and uses thereof,” issued
April 10, 2018; and U.S. Patent 9,963,392, “Aerated
composite materials, methods of production and uses thereof,” issued May
8, 2018.

“The three newly issued patents teach examples of enhanced utility in
Solidia Concrete™ applications, such as improved durability, reduced
manufacturing cost, and fast curing within 24 hours compared to 28 days
for conventional concrete,” explained Solidia Chief Technology Officer Nicholas
DeCristofaro
, Ph.D. These patents can be practiced leveraging
Solidia Technologies existing global patent portfolio that includes 19
issued U.S. patents, 85 issued patents outside the U.S. and over 200
outstanding patent applications around the world.

Solidia’s systems offer superior products that address the cement
industry’s goal of reducing its carbon emissions, which contribute 3 to
5% of global CO2 pollution. Solidia’s patented processes
start with an energy-saving, sustainable cement. Concrete made with this
cement is then cured with CO2 instead of water. Together, the
sustainable cement and CO2-cured concrete reduce the carbon
footprint of cement and concrete by up to 70%. Additionally, up to 100%
of the water used in concrete production can be recovered and recycled.

Solidia Concrete is produced using the same aggregate and mixing/forming
equipment as traditional concrete, eliminating barriers to adoption.
“With our increasingly comprehensive patent portfolio, Solidia ushers in
the next generation of cement and concrete,” said Solidia President and
CEO Tom
Schuler
. “Our technologies are helping make sustainability business
as usual in the global US$1 trillion concrete
and US$300 billion cement
markets.”

Solidia’s investors include Kleiner
Perkins Caufield & Byers
Bright
Capital
BASFBPLafargeHolcimTotal
Energy Ventures
Oil
and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) Climate Investments
Air
Liquide
Bill
Joy
 and other private investors.

Solidia’s R&D collaborators have included LafargeHolcim,
Air
Liquide
, CDS
Group
, DOT’s
Federal
Highway Administration
, DOE’s
National
Energy Technology Laboratory
, the EPA,
Rutgers
University
, Purdue
University
, Ohio
University
, and the University
of South Florida
.

Contacts

Ellen Yui, YUI+Company, Inc.
o: 301-270-8571, m: 301-332-4135
ellenyui@yuico.com

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Which CD is right for you? Continuous Deployment or Continuous Delivery? – Matt Beaney (AutoTrader UK) present the solution at TCE2019 Prague

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Software release expert will present a keynote session at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

If you search online, you will find that continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous delivery are like vectors that have the same direction, but different magnitude. Their goal is the same: make our software development and release process faster and more robust.

The key difference between the three is in the scope of automation applied. What gets people who are new to the field confused is that they are not mutually exclusive, but include each other, like Russian dolls.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, you can hear more about the subject in a special keynote which will be presented by Matt Beaney, Service Transition at AutoTrader UK.

Matt has overseen Service Transition at AutoTrader UK for over 10 years, driving continual improvement of the release success rate from 85% to 99.8% and increasing the release rate from <600 to 15,000 per year. In Prague, he will tell you all about CD is right for you and your company.

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PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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National Access Cannabis Corp. Provides Sales Update for Retail Cannabis Operations Since Federal Legalization

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National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or “the Company”) (TSXV: META), Canada’slargest cannabis retailer1, today provided investors with a corporate and retail sales update. The Company is successfully executing on its growth strategy and has achieved over $50 million in retail sales since legalization, with cumulative gross margin in excess of 31%. The Company is targeting to have 40 operating stores by the end of calendar 2019.

“NAC is rapidly growing its store count and revenue,” said Mark Goliger, CEO of NAC. “We have been granted 10 licenses in Alberta since the ending of the moratorium on May 31st, and we expect positive movement with our licence applications in British Columbia. We now have 30 stores open, with another 5 stores licensed and in development.  We expect continued revenue momentum as we roll out improved and streamlined store designs to enhance customer experience. With the recent filing of our final base shelf prospectus to provide us with flexible access to capital, we are confident in our ability to execute on our strategic growth initiatives to continue our leadership position in Canadian cannabis retail.”

The Company’s current portfolio of 35 licensed locations is split as follows:

  • 25 NewLeaf Cannabis™ stores in Alberta
  • 9 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ stores in Manitoba
  • 1 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ store in Saskatchewan

The newest retail location opened August 20, 2019:
NewLeaf Cannabis – Falconridge
55 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

Previous announcements regarding NAC’s retail store expansion may be found through the following links:

August 8, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licence to Open a New Retail Cannabis Store in Alberta for a Total of 35 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada and New Store Opening Update

July 30, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 34 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 25, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 32 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 3, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 30 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

May 31, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Responds to the AGLC Lifting the Moratorium on Cannabis Retail Stores in Alberta

 

SOURCE National Access Cannabis Corp.

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The Use of Artificial Intelligence by Startups and SMEs panel discussion moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina (WH Partners) at TCE2019 Prague

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Leading law expert and tech compliance advisor to moderate the AI-related panel discussion at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

The future is almost here and there are more and more talks about AI being a key part of our daily life. But, it seems we are not quite there yet as most of the services that are available are not the real independent AI which is feared by many doomsday preachers.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, we have put together an artificial intelligence-related panel discussion which will highlight some of the most recent topics that are discussed in the sphere and can benefit many in the upcoming period.

The panel discussion will be joined by Andjela Todorovic (Software Engineering Intern at Cubic Corporation), Jiří Třečák (CEO at Supernova), Aleksander Kijek (Chief Product Officer at Nethone) and last but not least, Vojtech Chloupek (Partner at Bird & Bird).

The futuristic thinking panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina, Senior Advisor at WH Partners.

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About Dr. Robert Skalina

Robert Skalina is a Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is based in Prague and works in Malta regularly.

He is financial services and corporate lawyer and provides advice to a wide range of investment managers, advisors and funds, including private equity and hedge funds. Robert also regularly advises clients in the gaming/gambling industries and has vast experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions and complex cross border transactions.

Robert has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout the EMEA region. Prior to that, he served as legal counsel for the largest retail bank in the Czech Republic.

Robert graduated with an LLM cum laude from the London School of Economics. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the Charles University in Prague. He provides advice in English, Czech and Slovak.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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