FSK invites to the International Specialist Conference Foamed Plastics 2018

Innovations, lectures, contacts and trends – the Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes offers the perfect platform at its annual industry event, the International Foamed Plastics Conference in Papenburg at the end of November.

The Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK) will be holding its annual International FSK Specialist Conference Foamed Plastics from 27 to 29 November. The 2018 venue for the FSK Specialist Conference will be the Forum Alte Werft in Papenburg and will offer participants everything they need to know about foamed plastics. The two-day conference agenda includes lectures from numerous companies and institutions in the field of foamed plastics and of course, the traditional FSK evening event. Among other things, new solutions with technical foams and composites in various fields of application, flame protection in PUR and innovations in lightweight construction will be presented. Further topics will include effective vibration isolation with IMO-certified PUR elastomers and the introduction of technologies for using high-pressure water jets as universal cutting media. "It is very important that, with this international conference, the specialist association offers the industry a platform where topics in the field of foamed plastics are addressed in a variety of ways and from different perspectives. There should also be enough time for questions and discussions," said Klaus Junginger, Managing Director of the FSK. To provide the participants with the opportunity for intense discussions and networking, the association itself has organised an interesting supporting programme, which will begin with an evening Get-Together at the Fischhaus Smutje in Papenburg and extend to an evening event at the Alter Güterbahnhof. A special highlight this year will be the tour of the MEYER WERFT shipyard. The presentation of the FSK Innovation Award Foamed Plastics 2018, for which submissions are currently being accepted, will also take place in a festive setting. "With the wide variety of topics, the participants can look forward to extremely interesting and future-oriented impulses from the professional world," promises Klaus Junginger.  
Very special and new – this year companies have the opportunity to present their company, special technologies or innovations to the participants of the event as exhibitors in the Forum Alte Werft. Space is limited! If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact the FSK team directly.                                                                                     

The programme for the International FSK Specialist Conference Foamed Plastics 2018 is now available for download on the website of the specialist association.

Registration online, by fax: +49 (0) 711 993 751 11 or by e-mail: fachtagung2018@fsk-vsv.de or by postal mail directly to the FSK.

For further information please visit www.fsk-vsv.de or call +49 (0) 711 993 7510.

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LAB entering the cosmetics sector – Interview

Cosmetics and personal care products must be both effective as well as dermatologically and environmentally harmless. For this reason, LAB | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico has extended its analytical services to this sector, which is currently en vogue.

Mª Elena Hernández (Technical Director and Manager of LAB) and Rosario Santiago (Head of the Chromatography Department), give an account of the strong commitment of the laboratory to the cosmetics sector, the methods developed to date and its expansion plans.

Q. Most of LAB’s analytical services are focused on the food, agriculture and environmental sector, a sector with high demand in Almeria and in Andalusia in general. Why the cosmetics sector?

A. Mª Elena Hernández: Headquartered in Almería, with a branch office in Huelva (a strategic location to cover the demand in the red fruit sector), our sales network covers the entire national territory. In addition, as we are part of the Tentamus Group, we also work internationally, collaborating with other laboratories of the Group.

In fact, the development of the new method in the cosmetics sector was inspired by the request of an international customer. We were very excited to meet this demand, to implement the new method in the laboratory and to offer it to our customers eventually (national and international).

Q. What are the main methods of analysis that have been carried out since then in this sector? What technology does the laboratory use to ensure the reliability of the results?

A. Rosario Santiago: Methylchlorothiazolinone (MCI) and methylisothiazolinone (MI) are heterocyclic compounds used as preservatives in cosmetics and industrial products with biocidal activity.

The laboratory has established a new chromatographic method using cutting-edge UPLC-MS/MS (liquid chromatography coupled to triple quadrupole mass spectrometry) to detect and quantify these substances.

This sophisticated equipment has allowed us to develop a chromatographic method with a limit of quantification* of 0.5 mg/kg and a limit of detection** of 0.05 mg/kg. Undoubtedly, a very sensitive method! What’s more, sample handling is reduced to a minimum.

Q. What are the main risks of the use of these ‚preservatives‘ for consumer health?

A. Rosario Santiago: The abuse of these substances in cosmetic products (gels, shampoos, creams…) can cause skin sensitization and cause allergic dermatological diseases, such as contact eczema.

Their presence in cosmetics is studied and regulated because they are considered to cause allergic reactions in about two to four percent of patients undergoing epicutaneous tests. These preservatives can be found in wet wipes (make-up remover wipes, baby wipes, intimate hygiene wipes, toiletries, etc.), hand soaps, shampoos, moisturizers, hand creams, cleaning products (dishwashers, glass ceramic cleaners), paints, varnishes and many more. Even if there is no allergic reaction, it may develop over time by continuous use of these products.

The European Commission banned the use of these compounds in non-rinse products such as body creams in 2015. At LAB we focus on EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, which guarantees consumer safety in the use of this type of product.

Q. Obviously LAB is very open to the development of new methods linked to the cosmetics sector? How about other areas?

A. Rosario Santiago: LAB has always been working very closely with clients in the development of R&D projects. We are passionate about challenges and our capacity to develop multiple chromatographic methods to meet our clients’ demand is definitely not limited to the cosmetic sector but extendible to other areas of interest.

We are very proud to have developed and implemented this new method which will lead to the expansion of the laboratory into a new market area.

Q. LAB is a laboratory that has grown both in terms of human resources and scope of analytical services since its creation in 2003. How does your vision for LAB’s future look like?

A. Mª Elena Hernández: We will further consolidate LAB as reference laboratory in organic contaminant analysis and analysis of environmental and agro-food samples both at national as well as international level.

Furthermore, LAB’s objective is striving to open new lines of business by developing new methods in the sectors in which we currently work and additionally in further sectors, tailored to the demand of our clients.

*Limit of quantification: minimum quantity of a component present in the sample that can be quantified under the experimental conditions described for that method, with adequate accuracy and precision.

**Detection limit: refers to the minimum amount/concentration of a substance that can be reliably detected by a given analytical method.


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EUROSOLAR calls for regenerative emergency actions to limit climate catastrophe

In the 30 years since the founding of EUROSOLAR, many extraordinary successes and advances in the proliferation of renewable energy have been made: the powerful feed-in tariffs; the diffusion of 100 % renewable buildings; communities and regions, the broad march of solar and wind into many countries’ power mixes; the revolution of national policies to embrace energy transitions and the rise of renewable energy investment – which has long become the dominant mode in annual capital expenditures in new power generation capacity worldwide.

However, due to political resistance and misinformation the nightmare of fossil fuel dependence continues to grow unabatedly, building up a more ominously looming legacy every day. The long resistance, delay and postponement by governments and industries has had dire and long predicted consequences, building up rising greenhouse gas concentrations that lie far above a climate stable level.

There is mounting evidence that global warming effects as largely triggered by fossil emissions may already be beyond the kind of control implied in standard emissions reduction and renewable energy targets. The spectre of abrupt climate change with dramatic consequences for the human species and its ability to reliably secure food supplies is now clearly manifest – and yet still largely ignored by policy makers and media outlets alike. Most IPCC declarations still propagate misleading linear climate prognoses, while the non-linear earth systems responses and exponential nature of concentrations growth have long been observed and known, over the entire duration of IPCC and UNFCCC workings.

We may have long passed the boundary of no return, as a series of climate tipping points are being reached. We witness large-scale Arctic and Siberian methane releases triggered in melting permafrost; ocean warming has gone so far that the seas will begin to expel rather than absorb heat as well as CO2; or the disappearance of polar sea ice that has long created Arctic heat waves in the wake of lowered albedo. Other powerful climate feedback mechanisms include the disruption of Asian monsoon rains, or the escalation of global forest dieback. More than 15 climate tipping point mechanisms are at risk of being triggered, or have already been activated.

As a consequence sudden climate change even beyond the scale and duration of the historically cyclical Dansgaard-Oeschger or Bond events may be impending. Like these past events, this would be a period of rapid climate shifts in the wake of gradual build-up of GHG concentrations in the atmosphere – but now unprecedentedly boosted by the nearly explosive burst of fossil fuel combustion based GHG release. Without immediate and far-reaching measures, it is not impossible that global temperatures could spike by ten degrees Celsius or more within a few decades.

This is no time for denial or resignation but for massive and unwavering action. EUROSOLAR calls for a regenerative emergency action plan, entirely unprecedented in extent and speed. These are not normal times; extraordinary measures have to be taken:

1 Massive and immediate mobilization of renewable energy systems locally, nationally and globally, to provide 100 % of thermal, electric and transport energy from renewable sources as quickly as possible;

2 Emergency ending of all coal mining and coal burning worldwide;

3 Emergency pursuit of petroleum reduction and complete replacement throughout all local, national and world economies;

4 Drastic reduction of meat in global consumption, and replacing it with a plant based diet, to end the wholesale destruction of emissions managing ecosystems by resource-intensive and inefficient meat production;

5 Extraction of CO2 from the atmosphere now oversaturated with greenhouse gas, by

  • massive afforestation and wetland regeneration programs on all continents, and an immediate stop to the clearing of rainforests
  • raising of organic humus content in urban parkland and agricultural soils
  • replacement of industrial agriculture with organic farming practices
  • replacement of organic waste combustion through composting and carbonization, to help reduce emissions and enhance biological carbon sequestration in soil
  • rapid expansion of industrial-scale CO2 extraction from the atmosphere and its long-term embedding in carbon material

6 Decommissioning of all nuclear power plants and termination of new construction programs. Nuclear power delivers only a few percent in global final energy supply, while posing enormous human health, environmental, security and economic risks, even without being compromised by climate risks in safe operation and maintenance. Nuclear power absorbs an enormous amount of funding away from vital renewable energy infrastructures.

EUROSOLAR calls for the immediate embrace of these measures, in public policy, national and international action agendas, and through local and regional voluntary action.

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Ready for the green roof planning of the future with ZinCo and CADENAS

To ensure architects and planners a comfortable workflow for their construction projects, ZinCo GmbH now provides 3D BIM CAD models of its systems and products for roof greening in a 3D BIM CAD download portal based on CADENAS technology. At https://zinco.partcommunity.com, users can display ZinCo products as a preview, for example green roof systems, protection and storage mats as well as gravel retainers with a high level of development (LOD 350), including exact dimensions. Subsequently, architects and planners have the option to download free of charge the BIM data of ZinCo products in a generic presentation (generally LOD 200) in all common CAD formats. The BIM data can then be integrated directly into existing designs or planning in the resp. 2D or 3D CAD software. Additionally, there are data sheets on the 3D BIM CAD download portal of ZinCo systems and products in PDF format with information about material, dimensions, delivery units, etc.

Immense use of BIM

"BIM offers the potential in the future to increase project efficiency and quality," says ZinCo CEO Dieter Schenk. "The possibility of working on the same model with all those involved in the project makes the entire project coordination and communication easier for the planning offices. BIM will therefore be an important instrument in the future – not only for large complex projects."

As a worldwide leading company, ZinCo was one of the first pioneers and driving forces for extensive and intensive roof greening. ZinCo’s research projects and innovative system developments inspire architects and sophisticated constructors for the holistic and sustainable planning of private building and large projects in public spaces.

Further information about ZinCo can be found at:

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The programmable oscillators with spread-spectrum capability have extended temperature range and high-stability

Epson’s SG-8101 and SG-9101 programmable oscillators (P-SPXOs) with a supply voltage of 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V (1.62V – 3.63V) are offered in four package sizes (7 x 5, 5 x 3.2, 3.2 x 2.5 or 2.5 x 2.0).
Epson’s SG-8101 offers extended temperature range -40°C to +105°C, tight stability as low as ±15 ppm including aging, and programmable rise/fall time.

To help solve EMI problems, the SG-9101 adds programmable spread spectrum modulation with many options (down or center spread, 3 profiles, 4 modulation frequencies, 6 modulation widths) to assist in troubleshooting.

To support rapid product development, Epson’s programmable oscillators can be ordered with 24-hour turnaround from distributors or you can program blanks yourself using Epson’s SG-Writer II. Easy-to-use software can be downloaded from Epson’s website.


  • Fast-Turn Prototypes
  • Easy conversion to Epson fixed-frequency oscillators for production
  • Extended temperature range:- 40 °C to +85 °C, -40 °C to +105 °C
  • Tight stability: ±15 ppm, ±20 ppm, or ±50 ppm including aging
  • Low power: 3.2 mA– 8.1 mA maximum
  • Programmable spread spectrum capability to solve EMI problems

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

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SMA partners with SolarCoin Foundation and SolarLux

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) will examine the possibilities to capitalize on the use of the SolarCoin reward – for itself and its customers. To this end, SMA has partnered with the Hong Kong based startup SolarLux to evaluate the feasibility of onboarding a large number of PV Plant owners into the SolarCoin ecosystem via the world’s largest solar energy monitoring platform, SMA’s Sunny Portal.

“SolarCoin is one of the most interesting projects in the block chain space, which SMA has followed for quite some time,” explained Dr. Matthias Victor, Head of Technology Center & Services at SMA. “We are currently assessing what added value a direct access to SolarCoin via the Sunny Portal may bring to our customers.”

The mission of SolarCoin Foundation is to accelerate the global energy transition by rewarding solar producers with SolarCoin, the first energy-referenced currency. SolarCoin is gaining traction within the industry as an additional incentive for solar energy producers. The low carbon blockchain token (SLR) is exclusively granted for free to solar energy producers at the rate of one SolarCoin for one megawatt hour of solar power generated. SolarCoin provides cash value and as a solar currency helps reduce solar financing costs globally.

Together with SMA, SolarLux, a startup specialized in helping the solar industry to make use of the opportunities SolarCoin offers, is exploring how SolarCoin can best be integrated into SMA’s popular Sunny Portal. Claiming SolarCoins could become easy for more than 300,000 Sunny Portal monitored plants and likely increase both the Sunny Portal and SolarCoin digital currency user bases significantly. If the ongoing proof-of-concept shows enough potential for SMA it could be rolled out to all Sunny Portal customers equipped with suitable SMA communication technology.

“We are excited to see one of the most prestigious manufacturers in the solar industry recognize the value of SolarCoin,” said Nick Gogerty, Co-Founder of SolarCoin. “It is our goal to add value to the global solar industry. We are watching the industry explore new uses of the publicly open SolarCoin blockchain technology every day.” SMA believes that if the proof-of-concept succeeds it could see multiple innovative ways to create value for its customers.

This press release serves only as information and does not constitute an offer or invitation to subscribe for, acquire, hold or sell any securities of SMA Solar Technology AG (the “Company”) or any present or future subsidiary of the Company (together with the Company, the “SMA Group”) nor should it form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract to purchase or subscribe for any securities in the Company or any member of the SMA Group or commitment whatsoever. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

This press release can contain future-oriented statements. Future-oriented statements are statements which do not describe facts of the past. They also include statements about our assumptions and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimations and forecasts which the Managing Board of SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA or company) has available at this time. Future-oriented statements are therefore only valid on the day on which they are made. Future-oriented statements by nature contain risks and elements of uncertainty. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors can lead to considerable differences between the actual results, the financial position, the development or the performance of the corporation and the estimates given here. These factors include those which SMA has discussed in published reports. These reports are available on the SMA website at www.SMA.de. The company accepts no obligation whatsoever to update these future-oriented statements or to adjust them to future events or developments.

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Adventure Car: Visitor highlights of the „CONCAR-EXPO 2018“

CONCAR-EXPO 2018 is Europe’s largest international trade fair for Connected Car, Automated Driving and Mobility Solutions. More than 1,000 visitors and more than 80 exhibitors will meet in Berlin in June. At the ConCarCongress and ConCarForum you can attend lectures and get insights into the latest solutions for networking and automation in the vehicle. With practical demonstrations of prototypes and concepts in the trade fair sector, the exhibitors show how these developments can be technically done.

Try out autonomous driving live

Visitors can experience first-hand what the innovative mobility concepts of the future look like: The Westfield POD (Pod on Demand) invites you to test drive on the exhibition grounds. The self-propelled shuttle bus is the first fully autonomous vehicle in the UK. It is already providing successful transfer services at the terminals of London’s Heathrow Airport and visitors to the CONCAR-EXPO can now take a test ride on it.
Booth 21

Take a seat in the latest prototypes

Further novelties to touch and test-sitting are offered in the Car Pavilion. This is where car manufacturers present their latest developments. Visitors can try out new features on the concept vehicles and discuss their questions with the exhibitors at the object. A highlight of the exhibition is the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE. In it, smart technologies that use artificial intelligence meet with Jaguar-designed engines.
Car Pavilion

Pioneer in mobile change: Partner country UK

Great Britain is the partner country of the CONCAR-EXPO 2018, and not without reason: The United Kingdom is driving the automotive revolution with innovation and investment. In three years, autonomous vehicles will drive on British roads. To achieve this goal, the specially founded government organisation CAV (Connected and Autonomous Vehicles) promotes more than 50 projects from around 150 institutions. The most innovative companies of the CAV initiative present their concepts for networked and autonomous driving at the UK National Pavilion – also in real-life demonstrations.
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Digital innovations from Finland

The Finnish Community Pavilion is hosting companies from last year’s partner country. The Finns are among the global leaders when it comes to digitisation and technological innovation in the field of car IT.
So BMW, TomTom and Microsoft work closely together with the data provider Foreca. Daimler is also relying on the Finns for its brand new MBUX infotainment system. Forecas specialises in detailed, digital weather forecasts that inform drivers directly about weather changes via Connected Drive infotainment systems. In this way, safety is increased: weather conditions play a role in every fourth accident. With its weather service, the Finnish company provides data for various applications such as navigation, autonomous driving or fleet management.
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Electromobility, networking and automation not only change the automotive industry, but the entire understanding of mobility. For the smart technologies to become reality, the infrastructural and digital requirements in the cities must be available. At the CONCAR-EXPO 2018 press conference titled Urban Mobility – Autonomous Driving, Connected Cars and the city of tomorrow: Are Driverless Vehicles forcing cities to become smart…? “ experts will be discussing the challenges faced by the cities on June 27 from 11am to 12pm.

The expected top participants of the press conference are:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein, Chairman of the VDI-Gesellschaft Fahrzeug- und Verkehrstechnik/Director of the Institute for Motor Vehicles (ika) of RWTH Aachen
  • Ing. Henry Widera, MBA Head of the Digitalisation Department of the Berlin Transport Authority (BVG))
  • Nicolaus Gollwitzer, CEO Telefonica Next

Journalists can accredit themselves here.

27 – 28 June 2018
Estrel Congress & Messe Center Berlin
Convention Hall II

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LiSS Firewall-Systems – European Concept without Backdoor

LiSS appliances combine essential security functions in a single device. Sensitive corporate networks are optimally protected from viruses, hackers, unwanted email and web content.

– Multi-level firewall
– Stateful inspection
– Intrusion detection
– Virus scanner
– VPN router
– SPAM- and web content filtering
– Https filter

The modular system provides customized solutions consisting of an optimal hardware platform and need-based compilation of functions. One VPN module is included in the security appliances by default. High availability can be achieved by combining two devices in failover mode. For higher requirement of performance and reliability, there is the possibility of clustering.

LiSS industrial series was developed specifically with application in the industrial environment in mind. The compact system works reliably in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C. Through integrating optional mobile capabilities 3G/UMTS and 4G/LTE and a power supply ranging from 12 to 48 VDC self-contained operation is possible.


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Panoro Minerals Reports Results of the Drilling Program at Cotabambas Project, Peru

Panoro Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: PML, Lima: PML, Frankfurt: PZM) (“Panoro”, the “Company” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vP3zsaxq2g&t=1s) is pleased to report additional assays results for six drill holes from its 100% owned Cotabambas porphyry copper-gold-silver project located in southern Peru.

The drillholes have intersected additional oxide and primary sulphide mineralization at the Maria Jose 1 & 2 Targets and the Petra Target.  The intersection of skarn mineralization at the Petra Target has been newly identified.  Additional drilling is planned in these areas in 2018.

The drill results are from the recently completed first phase of the 2018 drill program to further test the Maria Jose 1 and 2 and Petra David Targets following up on the discoveries made during 2017.  The six drillholes include four drill holes at the Maria Jose 2 Target, 1 from the Maria Jose Target and 1 from the Petra David Target.

Luquman Shaheen, President and CEO states, “The 2018 drilling to date has intercepted additional near-surface oxide copper mineralization at both Petra and Maria Jose adding to the potential to include a heap leach and SX/EW component to the Cotabambas Project.  The underlying primary mineralization requires additional drilling to target the higher grade areas intercepted in 2017.  The interception of skarn mineralization is a new component to the geologic potential within Cluster 1. The potential for connection with the Cluster 2 Skarn mineralization opens a new corridor for exploration potential.  The drill permit expansion to include Cluster 2 is well advanced and we expect to have final approval soon.  The Company has expanded the mapping and sampling campaign in this area to define additional drill targets.”

Maria Jose 1 Target

The 2017 drill campaign identified a potential copper oxide blanket over an area of 420 m by 150 m. A total of 663 m of drilling in three drillholes was completed in 2017. The oxide blanket was intercepted from surface to125 m depth with grades varying between 0.23% Cu and 0.28% Cu.  

In 2018, drillhole CB-188 was collared 150 m to the southwest of drillhole CB-180, and oriented to the northeast.  CB-188 intersected 130.3 m of oxide copper averaging 0.20% Cu, 0.03 g/t Au and 1.65 g/t Ag, including one interval of 20.3 m grading 0.33% Cu, underlain by 125.7 m of primary copper mineralization, grading 0.25% Cu, 0.02 g/t Au and 1.03 g/t Ag, including one interval of 24 m averaging 0.35% Cu. The Maria Jose Target mineral potential remains open for additional drilling in multiple directions.

Maria Jose 2 Target

The 2017 drill campaign identified three parallel mineral bodies over an area of 550 m by 250 m. The potential copper oxides blanket was intercepted to 75 m depth and the primary copper mineralization to 350 m depth, with grades varying between 0.20% Cu to 0.40% Cu. The copper mineralization was intruded by quartz monzonite dikes from 10 to 50 m width, expanded and hosted mainly in andesite volcanics. This mineralization was identified with 3,573 m of drilling distributed in 11 drillholes.

During the 2018 drilling campaign, four additional drillholes were completed, three stepping out to the north and one to the south. To the north, drillhole CB-184 intersected two copper oxide blankets of 10.3 m and 6.4 m width grading 0.20% Cu and 0.23% Cu, respectively.  Drillhole CB-186 intersected copper oxide mineralization from surface to 44.7 m depth averaging 0.22% Cu, and a second interval of 35.9 m of primary copper mineralization averaging 0.29% Cu, 0.07 g/t Au, and 1.85 g/t Ag, including two intervals of 10.1 m and 7.2 m, grading 0.51% Cu and 0.30% Cu, respectively. To the south, drillhole CB-189 intersected primary copper mineralization at different intervals to 522.4 m depth and the mineralization remains open. In Maria Jose 2 the mineralization potential remains open to the south and at depth for additional drilling.

Petra Target

In 2017, 8 drillholes were completed at the Petra-David target confirming copper oxides mineralization continuity over an area of 600 m by 150 m along a structural control in northeast direction, hosted in quartz monzonite porphyries and diorite rocks.

In 2018 the exploratory drillhole CB-185 was collared 200 m to the southeast of previous drillhole CB-172 in Petra.  CB-185 was oriented to the northwest intersecting 10 m of copper oxide blanket averaging 0.22% Cu, 0.03 g/t Au and 1.77 g/t Ag, underlain by an interval of primary copper mineralization of 23 m grading 0.27% Cu. At depth, two intervals of skarn type mineralization were intersected in a package of marbled limestones.  The first interval of 4.0 m width include massive magnetite with andradite garnets averaging 0.35% Cu, 0.02 g/t Au, 3.95 g/t Ag, including 1.3 m grading 0.94% Cu, 0.04 g/t Au and 6.55 g/t Ag and a second interval of 1.0 m width with the similar mineralogy grading 0.38% Cu, 0.33 g/t Au, and 21.22 g/t Ag. The potential of skarn is open to the west towards the Guaclle target for additional drilling.  Previous drilling at the Guaclle target has also intersected skarn mineralization indicating a potential connection with the skarn mineralization mapped at the Chaupec Target in Cluster 2.

Additional mapping, rock chip and soil sampling has commenced in this area to define additional drillholes to be completed during 2018.

The first phase of the 2018 drilling campaign was focused in Cluster 1, in the igneous rock environment and a total of 2,172 m has been completed. The second phase will be initiated in August in Cluster 2 and the Chaupec Skarn Target.

About Panoro

Panoro Minerals is a uniquely positioned Peru focused copper exploration and development company.  The Company is advancing its flagship project, Cotabambas Copper-Gold-Silver Project and its Antilla Copper-Molybdenum Project, both located in the strategically important area of southern Peru. The Company is well financed to expand, enhance and advance its projects in the region where infrastructure such as railway, roads, ports, water supply, power generation and transmission are readily available and expanding quickly.  The region boasts the recent investment of over US$15 billion into the construction or expansion of four large open pit copper mines.

Since 2007, the Company has completed over 80,000 meters of exploration drilling at these two key projects leading to substantial increases in the mineral resource base for each, as summarized in the table below.

Preliminary Economic Assessments (PEA) have been completed for both the Cotabambas and Antilla Projects, the key results are summarized below

The PEAs are considered preliminary in nature and include Inferred Mineral Resources that are considered too speculative to have the economic considerations applied that would enable classification as Mineral Reserves. There is no certainty that the conclusions within the updated PEA will be realized. Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Luis Vela, a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release.

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:   Information and statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and involve risks and uncertainties.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation:

  • risks relating to metal price fluctuations;
  • risks relating to estimates of mineral resources, production, capital and operating costs, decommissioning or reclamation expenses, proving to be inaccurate;
  • the inherent operational risks associated with mining and mineral exploration, development, mine construction and operating activities, many of which are beyond Panoro’s control;
  • risks relating to Panoro’s ability to enforce Panoro’s legal rights under permits or licenses or risk that Panoro’s will become subject to litigation or arbitration that has an adverse outcome;
  • risks relating to Panoro’s projects being in Peru, including political, economic and regulatory instability;
  • risks relating to the uncertainty of applications to obtain, extend or renew licenses and permits;
  • risks relating to potential challenges to Panoro’s right to explore and/or develop its projects;
  • risks relating to mineral resource estimates being based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual circumstances;
  • risks relating to Panoro’s operations being subject to environmental and remediation requirements, which may increase the cost of doing business and restrict Panoro’s operations;
  • risks relating to being adversely affected by environmental, safety and regulatory risks, including increased regulatory burdens or delays and changes of law;
  • risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance;
  • risks relating to the fact that Panoro’s properties are not yet in commercial production;
  • risks relating to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and tax rates; and
  • risks relating to Panoro’s ability to raise funding to continue its exploration, development and mining activities.

This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect the forward-looking information and statements contained in this news release.  Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward‑looking information.  The forward‑looking information contained in this news release is based on beliefs, expectations and opinions as of the date of this news release.  For the reasons set forth above, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.  Panoro does not undertake to update any forward-looking information and statements included herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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SMA Supplies Battery Inverters and System Technology for One Gigawatt of Storage Capacity

Storage systems are the essential tools in increasing flexibility for a decentralized renewable energy supply. To date, SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has supplied system technology with an output of approximately one gigawatt to worldwide storage projects up to the multi-megawatt range. Sunny Central Storage battery inverters for integrating state-of-the-art battery storage systems in large-scale storage plants make a key contribution to the continued growth of renewable energies by providing grid management services for stabilizing the utility grid.

“The seamless integration of renewable energies into our utility grid is a major challenge for the energy supply of the future. Battery storage systems are taking on a key role in this — hardly any other technology offers comparable flexibility,” said Volker Wachenfeld, Executive Vice President of the Off-Grid and Storage business unit at SMA. “For more than 30 years, SMA has been developing and marketing intelligent and efficient solutions for integrating battery storage systems into a decentralized energy system. With more than 1 GW of system power installed, we have reached an important milestone, covering the full range of applications from home storage to battery power plants for primary operating reserve.”

In the last 12 months alone, SMA has supplied and successfully commissioned Sunny Central Storage battery inverters with a capacity of more than 400 MW in projects in the United Kingdom, California in the U.S., Germany, South Korea and the Caribbean. The 2200 to 2750-EV Sunny Central Storage systems are compatible with the most technically and economically attractive battery technologies and perfectly suited to large-scale storage power plants in the multi-megawatt range. The system solution with a medium-voltage transformer and switchgear in a turnkey container arrangement facilitates system design.

Electricity for remote regions
Since 2001, SMA’s Sunny Island battery inverters have made it possible to integrate battery storage systems into small to medium-sized power generation systems, especially in remote regions. These can be supplied with electricity even without an electricity grid and benefit from economic development.

The right solution for every application
In addition to the new Sunny Tripower Storage for commercial and industrial applications, SMA has been offering its customers intelligent and efficient solutions for grid-connected home storage systems for many years now. The new Sunny Boy Storage battery inverter, for example, allows the flexible integration of up to three independent high-voltage batteries.

– We will also be presenting the new SMA storage solutions at Intersolar Europe 2018 in Munich from June 20–22. Visit SMA at booth B3.210 in hall 3.

– Sunny Central Storage has been nominated for the ees AWARD. You can read more about SMA battery inverters here.

– Exciting projects realized with SMA storage solutions can be found on the SMA Sunny blog.

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