We watched two awesome interviews with investors…Then Dan Early schooled us on the wonders of ceramic media used in Pondster™. Did you know it has 3 different applications? And they solve what is poisoning our waterways… Together with Water on Demand™ we ARE getting there. See just how here in the replay.
Transcript from recording
And good evening, everyone, welcome to the show, and I've got another fantastically exciting one set up here, so let me just quickly do the honors. And here we go.
Water is the New Gold. And truthfully, it is the world's only vital, scarce and recession-proof market. We've got a program where people can invest in water equipment. That gets gets put out on these service contracts, it's very, we think is going to be incredibly profitable and also really helpful for the end users who are right now pretty much stranded as the cities are losing their infrastructure, their capabilities. It's it's sort of a silent problem, but it's a real one. And we'll be covering that today because the amazing Dan Early will be joining us.
In the meantime, I wanted to quickly cover the quickly just tell you the usual safe harbor statement. Of course, we have coverage in Spanish, as you know, and feel free to jump over using that little globe.
We are always trying to do our very best to tell you exactly how things are. But of course, that's always subject to change and we will update you when we know more.
LD Micro - Ken's Presentation
All right now, quickly, I wanted to cover the fact that today I put this out. Ken Berenger recorded his investment presentation for the LD Micro Show. This is a very important show in the year, and it's airing on October 14th at seven a.m. Pacific, 10:00 a.m. Eastern.
Time and Place
And just go to this link me21.mysequire and what you'll see is Sequire Virtual Events like this and we're on the third day right there and just click on that register and come join us. We'll be following up with some emails, so you know more about it, but that's the story there. Good.
All right, now, I'm going to shift over to a couple of really great interviews that I did of investors, and these and these interviews are a pleasure. It really is a pleasure talking to investors old and new. So let's see what they had to say.
Start of interview
Riggs: Ok, so Stephen Moy, you've been an investor since 2011. I'm not going to say how much you invested, but it was a nice amount, but my figures show that you've got a seventy eight percent gain so far. Not too shabby.
Stephen Yes. On paper, on paper paper. Not actualized yet, but I'm hoping that's going to be a lot more soon.
Riggs: Amen. Thank you for that. So Stephen, where where are you calling from
Stephen: Right now, I'm stationed in North Carolina. I've got an all over kind of originally from Virginia, but I've recently for the last nine years, I've been stationed in eastern North Carolina as a service member in the United States Marine Corps.
Riggs: Well, thank you for your duty. That's amazing. I wanted to ask you a little bit about, first of all, what's your investing experience has been with us? Obviously, you know, there was a long period when, you know, people were upside down, but then we figured things out. Tell me a little bit about it, in your words.
Stephen: Funny story, because it was one of those long... in the Marine Corps, you always have these long periods of 24 hour duties, so you have a lot of time to think about things, right? And I came across Origin Oil way back in the day, and I was very interested in the technology.
I was very interested in its future potential and I read up on it, got in contact with the investing department with Origin Oil, and that's how I kind of started dabbling into as an unaccredited investor. But I also partook in a lot of common of stock through brokerage firms as well. And I was really enthused about it through dabbling in common stock and the unaccredited investor, I started coming upside down.
The company had been going through some changes change to OriginClear eventually. But there was a long lull period where I was just upside down and I was sent to a point where I couldn't invest anymore to bring down my cost basis.
Thankfully, when Ken came aboard and reinitiated contact with me and he really reached out to me first, I didn't really reach out to him and he he offered me the finally a deal where I could actually get it into the green and started working with him and got down the financials in order. And now, on paper, at least I'm up. So I'm very happy with that. And then I see now a clear vision forward. I see a lot more, a lot more upside now than I did even 10 years ago.
Riggs: Wow, that is huge. What about the. I mean, is it in the vision the what do you see as how it's even better than the algae days?
Stephen: Trying to break into Big Oil is always been kind of a an uphill battle. It was kind of the Goliath, if you will.
Riggs: I have the treadmarks.
Stephen: Yeah. And this was this was prior to fracking. So that wasn't even a thing back then. I mean, we were talking about like oil shortages with the Middle East wars and whatnot. I see, I saw it more as a kind of a national security thing. If we could just make our own oil instead of having to go drill it elsewhere. That was kind of my my perspective on it. With the environmental benefits being kind of a secondary.
Riggs: Remember how the Navy was adopting biofuels at that point?
Stephen: I remember I read articles about that as well and how they were just trying to derive it, but again, it was just really expensive. People were trying to shoot it down left and right and never got to the point where it was, the economies of scale never worked for it, which I thought Origin Oil would have would have broken that mold.
But with fracking and the cheapness of fossil fuels and gasoline, it kind of put the nail in that coffin. But I'm glad that we shifted using the same technology to the water industry, which again, like the just current events of Flint, Michigan, like knowing being in North Carolina, learning all about the agricultural waste that comes off the pig farms, the chicken farms and how it's polluting the rivers. And it's really causing a lot of damage to the local ecosystem because being on the coast, fish and fishing is huge.
So having that diversification has global impacts and not just in a kind of a big, because there's no big water other than just the region, you know, just big major utilities. So this was kind of an untapped area.
And then speaking with Ken about the models of when you first tried to just sell the big products first, like just wholesale products to kind of more of a lease agreement, rental agreement and with the eventual crypto adoption as the funding mechanism that really that really opens up a lot of doors, especially if you get that thing to work like it's a smart contracts like Ethereum or Cardano kind of contract smart contracts.
I think there's huge potentials with that with investors all around the world and with projects as soon as it gets like once the sparks lit and we get this flame going, then it's going to be unstoppable.
Riggs: Stephen, you study a lot on your 24 hour tours of duty.
Stephen: You do have a lot of time to yourself and you do. It does take a while
Riggs: You were talking about how Ken contacted you and kind of rehabbed your investment, I can't tell you how important that was for me, I had many have many friends to this day in the stock and it felt horrible to have crammed everybody down, including myself. Somehow we got it through legal that we could do this sort of reset, shall we say, or the day we got it approved, I was like, "Oh Lord, we can actually do something for the faithful." And we never looked back.
So, you know, I'm super happy that that we have this like, really strong supporter base that has been kept whole all this time. I'm glad you paid attention that you did give Ken the time of day. I really appreciate what you've done here. It is super, super vital that we're able to get to the finish line like this with now our you know, our now our conventional income has taken off, which was completely unexpected. So it's a win win.
Stephen: I'm definitely glad he reached out and kind of worked me through kind of rehabilitating the investment, bringing out the kind of making, making the money work right now until we got to a point where it would be self-sustaining and uplisting eventually. So I still have. I still have hope.
Still, because I was at that point is where if I was like, "You know what? I'm just going to write this off as a loss." And I didn't want to do that because I already already put in a lot of time and investment into the company itself.
So at least I'm glad at this point if I were to actualize now that it would be in the green. But talking with Ken talk and listening to you or your weekly updates, I'm very, very optimistic, which is new and I can say that even four or five years ago, but I'm definitely more optimistic than I was two years ago when I started working with Ken and with you guys and really getting back into the fold of the direction of the company.
Riggs: Wow, that's fantastic. Well, you certainly one of our near and dear. What is your specialty in the Marine Corps, if I may ask?
Stephen: I'm actually an ADS-B jump jet pilot.
Riggs: Nice. Wow.
Stephen: The plane that Arnold flew. That's that's the one I fly.
Riggs: May I ask what your rank is?
Stephen: I'm a Captain 03 type in the Marine Corps.
Riggs: Captain, thank you so much for your service. I really appreciate what you've done, of course for us and also for all of us as a nation.
Stephen: All right. Appreciate that. Thank you very much.
End of interview
Start of Interview
Riggs: Dr Ken Fernandez, Taylor, welcome and thank you for taking this time with me. I know that you just invested, so welcome aboard.
Ken: Thank you, Riggs. My pleasure.
Riggs: So let me ask you, how did you get to know us?
Ken: I got to know about the work of OriginClear by my friend, Ivan Anz from PhilanthroInvestors®. And I met Ivan several years ago when I invested in his company Equity and Help. And then he wanted to share with me. Well, what was new in the philanthroinvesting world?
Riggs: And it has been an amazing ride with Ivan and his team. They are so dynamic. So. And then what about this particular mission or, you know, the purpose of what you were doing? What about it? Interested you?
Ken: Yes, I really like the fact that, well, the world is experiencing a crisis in regards to water, and the private sector needs to take hold of of what we can do together to solve the situation and the proposal of OriginClear to offer Water and Demand™ as a service, I think is really, really great because companies and even in the future may be personal clients will not have to invest in the equipment needed, but but just pay on demand as it goes and it it really looks like a very promising proposal for for an investor. Yeah.
Riggs: Yes. And I understand that you are looking at going into this asset side, which is brand new, where you'll be potentially going into one of our subsidiaries, where we buy the equipment. And then of course, you share in the profits. And is this whole Water as a Service thing, which I am so excited about going ahead with? So I'm looking forward to your participation and that's going to be another huge adventure. So thank you.
Ken: Yes, thank you. It's a great opportunity that you are giving us the investors. And for us, as in the international community, there are many investments where we cannot participate. But this is one where it's I mean, I think it's the best possibility. And I decided to invest not only in the V series, but also in the U series regarding the crypto side of things.
Riggs: Right. So that's the fact that when you started with, which is really interesting because, well, OK. So it's a great structure because you get a multiplication of your investment. Plus you get up to you get three warrants so far, a fourth if you invest more and and then naturally, the grant of future tokens, which at this point, it's not yet permanent because of course, the tokens have not been created. So it's it's a good faith intention. It's a pleasure to be able to finally bring people in.
I've been working in this water coin idea since 2018, and if at first you don't succeed, you know, don't give up anyway, so it's finally coming together. In fact, early yesterday morning, I received the white paper for ClearAqua™, so that's moving along. And with the white paper now that's being examined by the experts on the legal side, because ClearAqua™ needs to be what we call a utility token by the SEC's term.
So there's a lot of details there, but I love that you understood why this crypto is so important because without, you know, one company can't change the water industry, it's not going to happen even 20 companies. But together, you know, as a community, we have a chance. And that's what every single day that I work, I enjoy my job more, which is a good thing. It's a really good thing.
Kern: Yes. Yes. I just like Ivan, who is a great visionary and a great leader. I think you're also a great visionary and your leadership will take this company to great success. As you were saying, getting to a point of a unicorn is not going to be easy, but it's in sight. I think with with with this project.
And you also mentioned that five years from now, every country will have its own cryptocurrency. You know, my country, El Salvador is already has bitcoin as a legal tender. So. So it's for me, it's like being a pioneer in this kind of investment. And I'm sure that ten years from now, we're going to look back and it's going to be like, like, amazing, what's going to happen.
Riggs: I'm, you know, it's really interesting because in Mexico, over in Puebla, my good friend Jaime Morales is working to clean up the Atoyac River, which is very, very polluted. And that's a major, major project we're going to help him with. And these kinds of projects are huge, but they're they're vital. I mean, people's, you know, I think it's something that 1.8 million people depend on that one river.
And so it's so important what we're doing, and I so appreciate it. So I want to thank you for investment. And I, you know, of course, we'll be keeping you up to date on everything, and I look forward to seeing you invest on the asset side. And so we can do some of these water as a service type activities, so thanks again and mi gracious, and I hope to be talking to you again soon.
Ken: You know, it's a great pleasure. My great pleasure to be with you here this morning.
Riggs:. [Acknowledgement and thank you in Spanish]
End of interview
Riggs: So those are two really, really excellent investors. Frankly, we have I think we have some of the best investors in the world, and it's a pleasure being able to take care of them and do the right thing.
I'm going to quickly now play a short clip from a U.N. video. This is President Bolsonaro of Brazil opened the US at noon assembly, and I'm just going to play a very short beginning of it because it's very interesting from our point of view.
Start of video presentation
General Assembly Speaker: On behalf of the General Assembly, I have the honor to welcome to the United Nations, His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro. President of the Federative Republic of Brazil and to invite him to address the assembly.
President Bolsonaro: Good morning, one and all. Mr President of the General Assembly, Mr Abdulla Shahid, Mr. Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres. Heads of state, heads of government and other heads of delegation. The ladies and gentlemen. It is an honor to once again open the United Nations General Assembly.
I come here to showcase a different Brazil vis a vis what is portrayed on newspapers or seen on television. Brazil has changed a great deal after we took office in January 2019. For two years and eight months, we have had no concrete case of corruption. Brazil has a president who believes in God, respects the Constitution, values family principles and is loyal to her people. And this is a lot.
It is a solid foundation if we take into account that we were at the brink of socialism. Our state owned enterprises used to incur financial losses in the billions of dollars in the past, whereas now they are profitable companies. Our development bank, our development bank, was used to serve as a conduit to finance public works in communist countries with no collateral guarantees.
It is the Brazilian people itself who honors or had to honor these commitments and costs. All of that has changed. I present to you now a new Brazil whose credibility has already been recovered in the world. Brazil currently has the largest investment partnership program with the private sector in its history, a program that is already in place and fully underway being implemented.
So far, one hundred billion U.S. dollars have been contracted in new investments and $23 billion have been collected in concession projects granted. In the infrastructure sector, we auctioned thirty four airports and twenty nine port terminals to the private sector. We already have more than six billion U.S. dollars in private contracts for new railways.
We have also introduced the railway permit system. Which brings our model closer to the U.S. model. In just a few days, we received 14 applications for permits for new railways, amounting to nearly 15 billion dollars in private investments.
Under our administration, we have promoted the revitalization of railway transportation. As a result, less consumption of fossil fuels and the lower. Level of operational costs for doing business in Brazil, especially translating in lower food production costs.
Great progress has already been made in the field of basic sanitation. The largest auction in the sector is in. The sector's history took place in April, with concession projects granted to water distribution and sewage services in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
We have everything investors to look for a large consumer market. Excellent services and assets, a firm tradition of honoring and respecting contracts and confidence in our administration.
I also wish to announce that in the next few days, we will be holding an auction for 5G technology deployment in Brazil. Our modern, sustainable, low carbon agriculture...
End of video presentation
Riggs: Ok, so that I'm not going to continue because it's interesting, but we have time constraints. So what does that mean? I'm going to go ahead and just summarize a couple of the important points.
So what have they done? They've, as you heard, they've auctioned the price of thirty four airports. Twenty nine port terminals. My gosh. 14 applications for new railways. Here's the other thing largest ever water infrastructure investment in the history of their sector for water distribution and sewage in Rio de Janeiro.
This is what we should be doing. And. I mean, I'm sure there's many things wrong with Brazil, and we can we can criticize Brazil, but at least they're doing something right. They're doing things, they're reducing their carbon footprint by putting in those new railways. They are fixing the water.
Here, because we're not taking action. Businesses are having to take care of themselves in energy and water and other areas. So that is really a problem. Ok, so. Just to tell you where what it should be and what it is not OK.
In The News
Water Company 2.0
Quickly latest press. We have an article in Disrupt. And this article talks a little bit about our background, what we're trying to do, helping the people who have to treat their own water. While Big Central projects can get funding from government, the business users are on their own and of course, Water 2.0, which is Modular Systems funded by service contracts, no money upfront, et cetera, and building up the team to handle all these things. And that is that quick article.
Now these these are relatively small publications building success Disrupt magazine. What they do is they create a lot of of presence in the space and enable our PR agency to get the big hits. I believe we'll get about to get another hit in Popular Science, which is great, so things are going well on that front.
All right, Crypto, what's going on? Well, boom. The team delivered the white paper as promised two or three days early, which was great.
Security Token vs Utility Token
And from here, of course, right now we have to do is white paper review by legal because we must make sure that this is a utility token. If it becomes a security token, then only the accredited people can get involved and we're back once again to the one percent.
What is the difference between a security token and a utility token? A security token is something that you invest in to get an investment right, whereas a utility token is something where you get compensated for contribution. That's the difference. You see, it goes the other way, it goes towards the person and persons who are contributing, and there's other examples out there. It's quite mature, but you have to make very, very sure that this is a utility token.
We've retained a specialized marketing agency through the strategy on this, and we've also been doing some additional work on how to manage the decentralized autonomous organization, which can be chaotic if we don't make sure it's done right.
Interview With Dan Early
Ok, so with that, I would like to jump into Mr. Daniel M. Early, PE Professional Engineer and welcome sir.
Dan: And good evening, Riggs, good to be with you.
Riggs: Thank you. Well, we had a big win last week and just to remind everyone of what that was about, I'm just going to quickly play a little piece of this clip.
Start of video clip
Riggs: Back in 2020 while we were working o rolling out the ModularWater Systems™ product line, our good friends told us that they had a problem with their mobile home park in Alabama. What's weird, we found out that all through the South, trailer parks have very crude sanitation. Basically, all the poop goes into a pond, and that's it. It just sits in a pond, and if you've ever driven by one of these trailer parks in the south and you'll see there's a like green pond over there. That's what it is.
Dan: The lagoon system is a passive treatment system, has been in operation for about 50 years. Recently, the state of Alabama has imposed certain permit improvements and permit requirements.
Riggs: The Departments of environmental protection in Alabama and other elsewhere are trying to upgrade everything and they're requiring landlords to do something about it.
Michael: In 1970, the this park was built in. The lagoon system was part of it. The last four years, that has been really difficult for me to maintain the proper discharge, and this tested once a month. They test for E. coli. They test for any additional levels. They test for any bacteria buildup. In the last three years, we have not been able to meet the demands of ADEM, Alabama Department of Environmental Management,
Riggs: So they were going to have to build something themselves. This is what I mean by force decentralization. More and more businesses are being forced to do their own treatment because the central infrastructure is totally overwhelmed in this country and elsewhere. And so they needed a solution. And it's so happened that our brilliant Dan Early, the chief engineer, has a great technology.
Dan: A porous, low temperature fired, highly porous ceramic. It can hold 80 percent of its volume and water.
Riggs: Think about putting a coral reef in all these surfaces right and the dirty water comes through and the bacteria just eats it away.
Dan: So if you had a 12 inch by 12 inch by 12 inch cube of this material, which is very lightweight, it would have an effective surface area of nine hundred thousand square feet per cubic foot.
Riggs: This product is called the Pondster™, Pond Monster. Over time you just park it by the side of the pond and run a tube through and over a period of weeks or months the pond just becomes clear.
End of video presentation
Riggs: We have the man himself here. I'm not going to continue to play a video, but it was so cool like. One cubic foot is nine hundred thousand. I mean, Lord, that's amazing. So this is really a technology that is for disinfection and clarification, am I right?
Dan: It it is it has a multitude of applications, its nutrient removal, carbon removal, water clarification, it is an amazing material technology.
Riggs: Wow. So with that, of course, we're going to be able to do a lot with, you know, mobile home parks. And I believe you received already an expression of interest from potential client because of what happened last week.
Dan: That we have, I guess, with with the announcements and going out across the internet and the world wide web, we've had a number of inquiries in the last seven days, a couple here in the last last two days. So the word's getting out.
Nutrient Impaired Waterways
Dan: People see what it is and this is a huge problem. You've talked about it now for for a while, but eutrophication algae blooms, eutrophication.
Riggs: Eutrophication, tell us what that is.
Dan: Eutrophication that is, when you have nutrient impaired waterways and you've and you have a clean waterway and it's impaired now by algae. The algae grows and blooms and it clogs the waterways.
Riggs: So the algae, basically, the algae is feeding off of the excess nitrates and so forth,
Dan: And is feeding off of the abundance of nutrients that are that have washed and flushed into the waterways. That it's poison. It's a pollutant. And so that's the result is algae blooms.
Well, the with the with the inquiries we've had come in over the last couple of days. And as I was saying that these lagoons and these lakes, especially when in warmer climates down south and the southern southeastern United States and out west, nutrient impairment of lagoons and waterways and natural streams and impoundments bodies of water as a major as a major ordeal,
Deploying Treatment Technologies
The system that we're using using, the ceramic media systems, fosters the growth of very robust super thin biofilms that are absolutely, totally wonderful and very efficient at removing carbon and nitrogen and transforming nitrogen into different compounds.
So very excited. We are very, very excited about where we're heading with this particular product. Very excited about the ability to create and deploy different treatment technologies using the same, the same media technology that we have here.
Riggs: Well, we have this problem here in Clearwater, just with the the red algae blooms and of course, a Lake Okeechobee is choked with, with duck weed and with algae and then Broward County, all the lagoons there. So big problem in Florida, but also elsewhere.
You know, you heard that investor talk about the problems in North Carolina, where he's based as a as a marine with all of the animal farms choking up the waterways with nitrates. So this is a solution for all of this, basically.
Dan: It is. It is very much so a solution for these particular customers and their problems they're facing. And not it's not just I will tell you what's wonderful about this technology. While you do see the predominant need in the south and the southeast and the warmer climates,
I do know that this technology, through strategic relationships and partnerships that we have, we are seeing the solutions being deployed in Ohio and Michigan and in colder climates and colder states where they have the exact same problem. And so we're able to treat this. It's a really I really am very excited about where this technology is leading.
Riggs: Well, that is so exciting, and I'm pleased this could be. So now what we're talking about is the Pondster™ is being applied in these mobile home parks. There's also potential in real estate water features. And then finally, the Big Kahuna, in my opinion, is going to be animal farms, which have this huge, huge problem.
And in fact, we're reaching out to our partners in Europe to see if they can use it as part of the program that we had set up for them originally. So, so excited about this. And then I can tell you how pleased I am about it.
Review of DBOO Projects
Let's let's quickly review some of the things that are going on with the design build own, operate what we call total outsourcing, right? And if you wouldn't mind just running through a real fast. The status on these things and how it's how it's going.
Dan: I'll be glad to Riggs. The mobile home park facility in Alabama. Of course, you've seen that. You've just played that on the CEO briefing this week. In the last couple of weeks that one is underway, I had did have communication today with our onsite construction manager.
We will be continuing over the next eight to 10 weeks, conducting testing, evaluating system performance and optimizing the system capability down there. So very, very excited, very pleased with the deployment of that system. One thing, while the ceramic media is wonderful in itself, one thing that we haven't talked about is the the tank delivery system that the structural tank system that we put in the media in that is a new evolving approach to delivering systems. And when it comes to water, it's always about the tank.
Mobile home park customer in Pennsylvania. I am very happy to report that I do seriously believe that we will have contract in hand next week based upon communication we've had with the rep that we're working with up there,
The craft brewer customer. That customer is still sort of in a status quo project, not dead. But this is very common to see a lull or a dead period as projects move forward as they try to figure out funding and permitting processes and those types of things.
Texas RV Park
The Texas RV Park. What is really neat about this one here is now you where we were going to change this from Texas RV Park to Texas RV parks, multiple plural. Over the last week, I had another. I've had another consulting firm reach out to us and we have more of these opportunities. In particular, they are all design, build and delivery models design, build or design, build and operate. So very, very excited about that.
Agri-customer had new contact, updated first contact and touch with that customer again this week that one continues to move forward. I am very optimistic that it looks like we might be able to make something happen for that customer. They like our approach, they like the technology, they like to reuse capability that we have. So we'll see where that goes.
Campground in Midwest
Campground prospect in the Midwest, we're basis of design. I am so tickled with that Robb and I have been nose down. It's Robb Litos. He's our technical project manager. We've been nose down all week trying to ramp up technical permitting drawings and assisting the engineer of record on that project.
Texas Residential Facility
Existing residential facility in Texas that one, I just had multiple touches with the consultant and directly with the developer on that one. I feel like that next week. I think we'll have a contract in hand on that.
Riggs: Wow, that's fast because you didn't. You hit them only about a couple of months ago, right?
Dan: Oh yeah, this one. The turn on this one's been incredibly fast. Normally, what takes 12 months? We're basically three at this point.
Dan: And I will tell you, I'll share this with you. The the other, the RV parks and the multiples. Now the plurals. I believe we might see a similar similar turn of events with those so very, very, very excited with where things are going. The design, build, design, build, operate and design, build, own operate model. On the wastewater side, we are we're really looking very, very strong looking into the next 12 to 18 months.
Clean Water Systems
I will share before I turn it back over to you that while we've talked about wastewater, particularly of the Modular Water Systems program here we have had a number of customers and engineers reach out about packaged water systems. So when it comes to decentralize, it's both clean water and dirty water. So we've got a mix of those now that are entering into the mix of the design build and the DBOO, Total Outsourced Water™ model.
Riggs: Well, and in fact, we know that Marc Stevens last week went to Nashville, where we have a a water purification customer. That very, very important one will be unveiling that soon, where the ultra pure water is coming in and and that's going to help build our reputation I'm quite sure. That is in the process of being commissioned.
So you've got the incoming water, you've got, of course, the wastewater treatment, your pump station business is continuing, you're continuing. That's sort of an ongoing bread and butter activity. You're, you're busier than a one armed paper hanger.
Dan: To put it mildly, yes, we need help. If anybody is a professional engineer in the audience and they like to submit a resume, please send it on. We could use the help.
Riggs: Send it to email@example.com, and Tom Marchesello is actively sourcing personnel. What is happening here is that, you know, when we say we want to fund these service contracts, we need to have the the competency. We know what we need to know how to do it right. So what you're doing right now to design, build operate is getting us into the business of doing this so that when we add the ownership part, we don't lay an egg. And that's the important thing. Am I right?
Dan: That is correct. This is we need really strong, sharp individuals, people with experience. It takes that level of competency in this industry and they're out there. They really are. We need more of them. The industry has a shortage, but it does require that level of talent. So we are always actively looking for top notch people, really keen intuitive engineers and technically minded people who have a passion for water. Feel free to reach out to us. We'd love to have you come join our team.
Riggs: We need a good team and we're moving extremely fast. We have too much business, which is always a problem that, well, I'm sorry, Dan just going to have to overwork you. This just how it is.
JRW says, "Good evening, everyone. Dan, what is the difference between the graphene and the porous ceramic that you use? I received a call today about a water filtration system that uses graphene. They were doing something else. Then COVID arrived and they switched to air filtration and masks and are now doing water. I should be getting more info." So what is the difference between graphene in this?
Dan: Um, I'm not a graphene expert, but I do know a little bit about the technology. Graphene is a material that emerged out of the academic world here in the material science world over the last ten years. They are, it's a nanotechnology, right? That is the one similarity with the ceramic media that we're using. Graphene is a carbon based material. They can build and construct all types of shapes and structures. They can create porous materials.
I see it more commonly being used in membranes and thin sheeting and that type of thing. The ceramic media, the ceramic media that we work with it is it does have a nanotechnology capability and the pores that are in the porous media, they are nanoparticle sized. They have an extremely small pore sizes.
And that's what that's what's unique about that and the the ceramic media, we can cast it. And just any kind of shape big or small, intermediate, any complex geometry that you're looking at, we can we have the ability to do those types of things. So those are some of the fundamental differences in a little different media manufacturing. Well, radically different between the two.
Riggs: Yeah. And I think that that the the ceramic is really well-suited for these, hosting these biofilms, these bacteria populations. I think that's really where it's excels.
Dan: It is. And the ceramic media, too, is also very cost effective because we're leveraging existing manufacturing capabilities that are somewhat conventional, but we're using them in different ways through our strategic partnerships that we have. Graphene is still an emerging material manufacturing technology. It's still it's still got some leg work and some some evolution to undergo before I think you see it really super commercialized.
Riggs: Yeah, good promise by, for example, in desalination from what I understand.
Riggs: And Paul Fetcher, one of our core investors, says, "Remember, I left engineering." Ok, well, so Paul, now you're in real estate and you're investing in OriginClear. So you're back in engineering. That's what that's what I got to say to Paul. But nonetheless, that is the input we have from our friends in the chat.
We're going to just continue with a couple more slides here. Of course, participating in our future, remember that we are doing two major things. On the one side is our the funding that we use to develop the capabilities, just like we were talking about hiring more personnel and developing technology, et cetera, and doing these new things that is ongoing and it's sweet little offering.
Then there is what we call the Series V, which is for funding these the water equipment itself. Think of it as like being an oil well, limited partnership. But here's the beautiful part unlike an oil well, it does not run dry water will keep on, you know, dirty water is never going to stop being dirty. So I think that we've got a better angle than fossil fuels, for sure. And of course, we're doing more good, in my opinion.
So. And also, Ken wants to say this there is a money show on Tuesday, October 5th, 3:30 p.m. So previously I showed you the the LD Micro on October the 14th. But before that, we have the October 5th, 3:30 p.m. Money Show, just go to money show on and Google and you'll find it, and we will send a link to all the attendees. Of course,
Ken Berenger is the man. He's the myth, he's the legend, and he knows exactly what's going on with these big offerings. We think that there's going to be a lot of exciting things happening with these equipment, operatives operational funds, and we'll be covering that more next week.
So without further ado, I'm going to say please do fill out the survey that shows up at the end of this. We do read them carefully, and I wanted to say also, Dan, that it's such a pleasure having you here tonight. Really love what you're doing. You know, we started with you in, I think, last week of June in 2018 and is really coming together. The momentum is there. And now now you just you're not sleeping, which is perfect. I love it. It's great.
Dan: My wife will be in contact with you.
Riggs: Sorry, I'll see you on the phone. Sorry, I don't know what you're talking about, but we're going to we're going to. We are working two to beef up your area and we really appreciate the hard work, my friends. So thank you so much.
I wanted to tell everyone that it's been a great evening together talking. I hope you got a lot out of it, please. You know, invite your friends, send it to oc.gold/ceo and we're going to keep having these exciting... every week, It gets more exciting.
And as the four layers, the basic layer being our custom systems, remember that $5 million deal that we got a little while ago. Second layer the modular water systems which scale up into mass assembly. Third layer being the water on demand, which is a Deebo design, build own operate and the final layer would be in the crypto. They're all activated. So exciting times.
Thank you very much, Dan. It's been a pleasure having you on board. And Michael Kyle says thanks. And also JRW. Sis, thanks for the information and education on the graphene.
Thank you all. Have a good night and enjoy your weekend.
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