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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Top 10 Investor Searches at Investorideas.com Include Natural Gas Stocks as Top Search, Water Stocks # 3,

This Week’s Top 10 Investor Searches at Investorideas.com Include Natural Gas Stocks as Top Search, Water Stocks # 3, Renewable Energy Stocks #6

Featured Water Stock Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–September 30, 2009 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal announces this week’s top ten search phrases from inbound investors. Natural Gas Stocks was this weeks top investor inbound search, with water stocks at number three and renewable energy stocks coming in at number six.

The Top 10 Investor Search List is featured on Investorideas.com home page and is updated each Wednesday for investors to review. Investorideas.com offers investors research tools for each sector including stock directories, stock news, research reports and other relevant investing content and links.

1. Natural gas stocks: Natural Gas Stocks Directory: Research Natural Gas stocks
2. Natural gas news
3. Water stocks: Water Stocks Directory- Research Water Stocks. Featured showcase water stock: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
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7. Natural gas producers
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9. Green energy companies
10. Fuel cell car

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www.Water-Stocks.com, a portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers investors research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets.

Featured Water Stock Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE) is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Virtually anywhere in the world oil is produced contaminated water is produced, this includes associated formation water in conventional oil and gas production and potable water used in unconventional oil production such as the massive Oil Sands development in Alberta Canada.
Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.
Wescorp Energy Inc Showcase Profile Page
Wescorp Energy Inc Company Website

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Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. WSCE is a featured showcase water company and compensates Investorideas.com. Read disclosure

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Water Stocks Report; Wescorp Energy’s (OTCBB: WSCE) Oil-Water Separation Technology Addresses Multi-Billion Dollar Market Opportunity

Water Stocks Report; Wescorp Energy’s (OTCBB: WSCE) Oil-Water Separation Technology Addresses Multi-Billion Dollar Market Opportunity

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –September 22, 2009, www.Investorideas.com and www.water-stocks.com, an investor and industry research portal covering the water sector, present an industry report by Lisa Springer CFA, Equity research analyst, on the oil- water separation technology industry multi-billion dollar opportunity.

The recent report examines how Wescorp Energy (OTCBB: WSCE) is providing solutions for one of the oil and gas industry’s environmental challenges, ‘produced water’.

Proprietary Oil-Water Separation Technology Addresses Multi-Billion Dollar Market Opportunity
Lisa Springer CFA, Equity research analyst and financial writer

One of the greatest challenges oil and gas companies face is cleaning “produced water”, water that comes up with the production of oil or gas, or water left over from their drilling operations. This water, contaminated with hydrocarbon solids, sand, drill cutting and salt, is a major source of pollution and must be brought to the surface, treated to separate the water from residual oil, then disposed of either by re-injecting the treated water into the ground or pumping it into a surface separation pond. Treating and disposing of this water can cost as much as $12.00 per barrel and energy companies also lose thousands of dollars in potential oil revenues each year because some oil remains trapped in the water despite treatment.
The scope of the problem becomes apparent when you consider that oil and gas companies must dispose of some 250 million barrels of oilfield contaminated water daily. The global market for the cleaning and re-use of produced water is estimated to exceed $50 billion annually. Oil revenues lost because treatment technologies leave some oil still trapped in the water are not trivial, either. An article in the May 12, 2008 edition of Oil and Gas Journal titled “Produced Water Management: Controversy versus Opportunity” suggests as much as nine tons of oil remain trapped in oilfield water for every million tons of hydrocarbons produced.
Wescorp Energy (OTCBB: WSCE) has developed and begun commercializing a proprietary oil-water separation technology that is able to remove more of the residual hydrocarbons from treated oilfield water. Depending on the specific technology, conventional treatment methods can leave as much as 5,000 to 30,000 parts per million of hydrocarbons behind. Wescorp’s technology reduces the hydrocarbon component of treated water to less than 10 parts per million. H20Maxx technology uses an aeration process based on microscopic bubbles several orders of magnitude smaller than conventional technologies. The bubbles attach to oil droplets in the water and break the oil/water interface, allowing the oil to be skimmed off. The benefits of H20Maxx technology include lower disposal costs, the ability to recycle treated water in drilling operations, thus reducing fresh water consumption and the recovery of greater amounts of residual oil.
Read Full report: http://www.investorideas.com/news/091609a.asp
Lisa Springer Bio/ Disclaimer: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Lisa-Springer-CFA/

Featured Water Stocks and Oil and Gas Showcase Company:
Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE ) Wescorp Energy Inc Showcase Profile Page: http://www.water-stocks.com/CO/WSCE/Default.asp
Wescorp Energy Inc Company Website: http://www.wescorpenergy.com/

www.Water-Stocks.com, a portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers investors research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets. Subscribe to Investing in Water Podcast RSS Feed
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Investorideas.com creates a meeting place for investing ideas to take form and come to life in an entrepreneurial environment, servicing the needs of small investors and start- up companies to large conglomerates! We cover multiple industry sectors but specialize in environmental and water.
Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured showcase company Wescorp (WSCE), news submissions and online advertising. Compensation Disclosure and disclaimers: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Water news- DOE Awards Up to $14.6 Million to Support Development of Advanced Water Power Technologies

WASHINGTON, DC – Sept 15th 2009 - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that 22 advanced water power projects will receive up to $14.6 million in funding to advance the commercial viability, market acceptance, and environmental performance for new marine and hydrokinetic technologies as well as conventional hydropower plants. The projects selected today will further the nation’s supply of domestic clean hydroelectricity through technological innovation to capitalize on new sources of energy, and will advance markets and research to maximize the nation’s largest renewable energy source.

“Hydropower provides our nation with emissions-free, sustainable energy. By improving hydropower technology, we can maximize what is already our biggest source of renewable energy in an environmentally responsible way. These projects will provide critical support for the development of innovative renewable water power technologies and help ensure a vibrant hydropower industry for years to come,” said Secretary Chu.

The selected projects successfully address five topic areas:

· Hydropower Grid Services - Selection has been made for a project that develops new methods to quantify and maximize the benefits that conventional hydropower and pumped storage hydropower provide to transmission grids.

· University Hydropower Research Program - Selected projects will be for organizations to establish and manage a competitive fellowship program to support graduate students and faculty members engaged in work directly relevant to conventional hydropower or pumped storage hydropower.

· Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion Device or Component Design and Development - Selections are for industry-led partnerships to design, model, develop, refine, or test a marine and hydrokinetic energy conversion device, at full or subscale, or a component of such a device.

· Marine and Hydrokinetic Site-specific Environmental Studies - Selected projects are for industry-led teams to perform environmental studies related to the installation, testing, or operation of a marine and hydrokinetic energy conversion device at an open water project site.

· Advanced Water Power Market Acceleration Analysis and Assessments - Selections are for a number of energy resource assessments across a number of marine and hydrokinetic resources, as well as life-cycle cost analyses for wave, current and ocean thermal energy conversion technologies.

Projects selected in today’s announcement will focus on updating technologies and methods to improve the performance of conventional hydropower plants. The projects selected for negotiation of awards totaling up to $14.6 million include:

Dehlsen Associates, LLC (Carpinteria, CA) will further develop and validate the Aquantis Current Plane ocean current turbine technology. The project will validate analytical design tools and develop the technology’s direct drive component.

DOE share: up to $750,000; Duration: up to 2 years

Dehlsen Associates, LLC (Carpinteria, CA) will first develop a bottom habitat survey methodology and siting study approach in accordance with all relevant regulatory agencies in the southeast Florida region; then they will determine the most suitable areas for mooring marine and hydrokinetic facilities based on the distribution of sensitive bottom habitats identified by existing and supplemental surveys.

DOE share: up to $600,000; Duration: up to one year

Electric Power Research Institute (Palo Alto, CA) will develop and demonstrate an innovative approach using industry-proven analyses and modeling tools at the unit level, the plant level, the system level, and the regional/national level, over multiple time scales ranging from seconds to years in order to quantify and maximize the benefits provided by conventional and pumped storage hydroelectric projects to transmission grids.

DOE share: up to $1.5 million; Duration: up to 2 years

Electric Power Research Institute (Palo Alto, CA) will perform a comprehensive assessment of existing United States in-stream hydrokinetic resources and the optimal achievable energy conversion rates which could be produced by future hydrokinetic turbine machines from those resources.

DOE share: up to $500,000; Duration: up to one year

Electric Power Research Institute (Palo Alto, CA) will perform desktop and laboratory flume studies that will produce information needed to determine the potential for injury and mortality of fish that encounter hydrokinetic turbines of various designs installed in tidal and river environments. Behavioral patterns will also be investigated to assess the potential for disruptions in the upstream and downstream movements of fish.

DOE share: up to $600,000; Duration: up to one year

Re Vision Consulting, LLC (Sacramento, CA) will develop life-cycle cost profiles for different site and wave, tidal, ocean current, and in-stream hydrokinetic technology combinations using baseline representative commercial project development data from specific sites.

DOE share: up to $500,000; Duration: up to one year

Hydro Research Foundation (Washington, DC) will establish a competitive Hydro Fellowship Program to award fellowships to approximately 27 graduate and doctoral level students for two-year periods of study, which shall include conducting relevant research in the fields of hydropower-related engineering and environmental sciences.

DOE share: up to $1 million; Duration: up to 3 years

Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA) will perform an ocean current resource potential database, which will then be used to develop a web-based interface and GIS (Geographic Information System) tools for understanding the locations and practical amount of energy that can be extracted from ocean currents.

DOE share: up to $500,000; Duration: up to one year

Ocean Engineering and Energy Systems International, Inc (Honolulu, HI) will conduct baseline biological sampling studies of a proposed Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion site in Port Allen, Kauai, Hawaii in order to create a conceptual design of a site-specific warm water intake pipe.

DOE share: up to $600,000; Duration: up to one year

Ocean Renewable Power Company (Portland, ME) will design a standard mooring system for hydrokinetic devices that will be moored below the surface and suspended in the water column in reversing tidal environments. The Ocean Renewable Power Company will validate its tidal turbine by deploying it in Western Passage, Maine.

DOE share: up to $750,000; Duration: up to 2 years

Ocean Renewable Power Company (Portland, ME) will use a new combination of monitoring technologies to collect baseline data on pre-deployment patterns of marine mammal distribution in Cook Inlet, Alaska, with special emphasis on the endangered beluga whale. Monitoring during and after deployment will then occur to determine marine mammal interaction with the company’s tidal turbine.

DOE share: up to $600,000; Duration: up to one year

Harris Miller Miller & Hanson (Burlington, MA) will deploy two established tidal energy technologies near Martha’s Vineyard and collect and analyze information related to sediment transport alteration and impacts on protected species.

DOE share: up to $600,000; Duration: up to one year

Free Flow Power Corporation (Gloucester, MA) will design, implement, and test an electrically interconnected hydrokinetic turbine pylon installation to achieve maximum water-to-wire efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on the design of a mooring system that maximizes efficiency of installation and maintenance.

DOE share: up to $750,000; Duration: up to 2 years

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc (Pennington, NJ) will create conceptual prototype designs and model a prototype device of much increased power delivery. Modifications to the power take-off component and the implementation of a Design For Manufacture approach will reduce costs and address mass manufacturing issues.

DOE share: up to $750,000; Duration: up to 2 years

Pacific Energy Ventures (Portland, OR) will test a limited range acoustic deterrent system at an open water location near a proposed Oregon State University project site with the purpose of discouraging migrating gray whales from entering wave energy parks in order to minimize the risk of mortality.

DOE share: up to $600,000; Duration: up to one year

Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) will support at least eight individual Master of Science (MS) or Doctoral (PhD) level research projects to identify and investigate topics in the hydropower industry for which academic research is of benefit to the industry, and thus generate new knowledge and technologies that will enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. hydropower industry in the global market.

DOE share: up to $1 million; Duration: up to 3 years

Columbia Power Technologies, Inc (Charlottesville, VA) will optimize, demonstrate, and validate an intermediate-scale wave energy conversion device in preparation for a full-scale bay/ocean demonstration. Improvements in energy capture of this device will occur through research into hydrodynamics and advanced controls to better match the wave regime.

DOE share: up to $750,000; Duration: up to 2 years

Columbia Power Technologies, Inc (Charlottesville, VA) will perform benchmark laboratory experiments and numerical modeling of the near-field and far-field impacts of wave scattering from an array of wave energy devices. This will provide the information needed to design arrays balancing performance with the mitigation of far-field impacts.

DOE share: up to $600,000; Duration: up to one year

Lockheed Martin Corporation (Manassas, VA) will develop and describe designs, performance and life-cycle costs for both the nearshore and offshore Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) baseline cost figures.

DOE share: up to $500,000; Duration: up to one year

Lockheed Martin Corporation (Manassas, VA) will develop a GIS-based dataset and software tool to assess the maximum practicably extractable energy from the global and domestic U.S. ocean thermal resource and identify regions viable for OTEC and Cold Seawater Based Air Conditioning.

DOE share: up to $500,000; Duration: up to one year

Public Utility District #1 of Snohomish County (Everett, WA) will determine the types of aquatic species in Admiralty Inlet, Washington and will determine both baseline levels of background noise as well as the acoustic impacts that hydrokinetic turbines will have on these species.

DOE share: up to $600,000; Duration: up to one year

Principle Power, Inc (Seattle, WA) will design, validate and determine the levelized cost of electricity for an innovative floating support structure that combines a number of wave and wind energy power take-off mechanisms, which will defray the mooring and installation costs associated with higher power output.

DOE share: up to $750,000; Duration: up to 2 years

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