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Alternative Energy 0.18 -9.61 -1.05 61
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12/6/2021
09:20
Velocys Daily Update: Velocys Plc is listed in the Alternative Energy sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker VLS. The last closing price for Velocys was 5.80p.
Velocys Plc has a 4 week average price of 5.02p and a 12 week average price of 5.02p.
The 1 year high share price is 16.80p while the 1 year low share price is currently 4.51p.
There are currently 1,063,756,057 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 2,247,358 shares. The market capitalisation of Velocys Plc is £60,527,719.64.
19/5/2021
11:27
mcmather: It simply boils down to whether a global blenders tax credit for SAF will be introduced. If it is, VLS' approach / technology has the largest readily available feedstock (household rubbish, and the likes of woody biomass in SE America) and is also one of, if not the most economical (2.5 times of the cost of conventional jet fuel). BA recently mentioned up to 14 SAF plants in the UK in the next 10 years. 1 is the large scale LanzaJet plant. Who will the other 13 plants be with?
17/5/2021
13:32
marktime1231: Currently watching VLS from the sidelines, at some stage SAF is going to take off (ha) and Fischer Tropsch seems to be a feasible solution. The financials suggest this is a long haul (ha ha), reassuring to have BA and Shell on board, but more fundraising will be required soon ... is that why the share price has struggled recently? A law suit has been resolved? One comment in the report today was surprising, the suggestion that "Abundant Feedstock supply available as evidenced by engagement with local suppliers". As unrecycled waste streams reduce and competing EfW schemes such as gasification develop at some stage the supply of feedstock becomes the issue ... the govt target to replace up to 10% of fossil-based jet fuel with SAF by 2030 will demand an enormous quantity of unrecycled sorted plastic waste. At present I think the UK generates about 5 million tonnes of plastic waste a year, and about half of that is recycled for reuse. 2 - 2.5 million tonnes is currently landfilled (because it is too difficult to recover), incinerated or exported ... I suppose we could realistically divert up to 1 million tonnes pa to SAF production. How much SAF would that make, process efficiency about 30%? Compared to UK demand for jet fuel approx 15-20 million tonnes pa. Might there be another UK waste stream which can be used, we do not have much of a forestry industry so we already have to import 75% of our woodwaste for biomass power stations. The UK's Sustainable Aviation report from Feb 2020 talks about 2035 deadlines, did we recently bring that forward to 2030, and uses global numbers but its base estimate is that we might replace 3% of jetfuel with sustainable alternatives in the mid 2030's. It notes, in contrast to VLS, that "the availability of sufficient quantities of sustainably produced or collected feedstock is crucial to the scale-up of the industry" In order for VLS to fly (ha ha ha) it has to take control of up to 20% of the UK's residual plastic waste stream in the decade ahead. I suggest the waste companies might having something to say about it. What this means is that for airlines to achieve 10% fossil-fuel replacement by 2030 is a huge supply challenge, and it suggests it will need large scale sources of biojet beyond synthesis of plastic waste, noting that hydrogen might replace kerosene for local short haul only.
22/4/2021
15:04
marketboy: Every business has its own business model, its your choice to believe in it or not. It doesn't mean the business can't be successful. ITM Power sells electrolysers not hydrogen or fuel cells and years away from being profitable but has a MCap over £2bn. VLS FT technology offers the best solution to decarbonise aviation at the same time solve the problem of plastic waste. Biofuels are increasingly coming under ESG scrutiny. https://www.transportenvironment.org/press/uk%E2%80%99s-imports-dubious-%E2%80%98used%E2%80%99-cooking-oil-set-rise-fuelling-deforestation
22/4/2021
14:45
mcmather: IAG “…With the right policy in place in the next ten years up to 14 plants could be built across the UK”. BA announcement with LanzaJet 9 Feb 2021 “BA is investing in LanzaJet as the company builds its first commercial scale plant in Georgia, USA. BA will purchase SAF from LanzaJet’s US plant to power a number of the airline’s flights from late 2022. Deal also involves LanzaJet conducting early stage planning for a (ie singular) potential large scale commercial SAF biorefinery in the UK”; hTtps://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/0/12796 Is that 13 VLS / BA plants then in the next 10 years?
28/3/2021
09:51
owenski: Living on grants and other people's money is their business model. This isn't a real business. Other people stump up for the infrastructure assets - still to be even built - and they will own those assets and not VLS. This is unlikely to ever be a cash generating, returns to shareholders, vehicle.
20/1/2021
22:39
solardave: What did Shell bring to the party anyway? VLS and BA will get the UK funding they need The guardian article will make BEIS even more determined to fund this. Its in Boris' 10 point plan. [https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/19/shell-pulls-out-of-joint-venture-to-build-uk-sustainable-jet-fuels-plant] The share price is now a great entry point
19/1/2021
09:07
owenski: Always love statements like these - "Shell remains supportive of the project in broad terms" What does that even mean in reality, are they paying money into it or not, support without money is just hot air and noise. Whoever pumps the most dosh into this assumes the most risk, and for that risk will want the lions share of the business which will equal control of the asset at some point.... That wont be zero income producer glorified project manager wannabe VLS. VLS will dilute again at some point when it needs more money and others will start to own bigger chunks of whatever VLS actually own, which is a big lump of stainless steel and some experience in what to do with it, nothing more. As said, this is not a business.
18/1/2021
17:43
owenski: 50/50 How does that work then, VLS aint got no money and building a refinery is expensive. Nothing to drive this now, I'd guess the share price will drift down on a reality check, they'll be needed more money at some point.
18/8/2020
08:54
cato the elder: Velocys plc (LSE:VLS) is your latest Frontier Tech Investor recommendation. Velocys is a technology company that has developed processing technology that’s able to turn waste into sustainable fuels for heavy goods transportation and aviation industries. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange with offices in Oxford, and Ohio and Houston over in the US. The stock is currently trading at a price of around 6.12p with a market capitalisation of around £65 million. Velocys has been in the news of late and has seen wild volatility in its stock because of its involvement in developing new sustainable fuels for aviation. However, it was an announcement on 12 June by the UK government which really sent a rocket up the backside of this small-cap star. ? During the Covid-19 daily briefing on 12 June, Grant Shapps, secretary of state for transport, announced a new “Jet Zero Council”. The Jet Zero Council will try to figure out how to, … decarbonise the aviation sector while supporting its growth and strengthening the UK’s position as a world leader in the sector. The members will look at how to work across their sectors to achieve these goals, including through brand new aircraft and engine technologies. These could include using new synthetic and sustainable aviation fuels as a clean substitute for fossil jet fuel, and eventually the development of electric planes. It was in the 12 June briefing however that Shapps said, “Our goal – within a generation – will be to demonstrate flight across the Atlantic, without harm to the environment. “And today we’re backing a company called Velocys who are building a plant for aviation biofuels in Lincolnshire.” This sent the Velocys stock price into overdrive. It went from around 5p to a high of 16.64p in a matter of days. Thankfully for us, in the weeks since, the stock price has wound off a lot of that excitement and the stock has now achieved a level where we’re ready to bring it into the portfolio for the huge potential its technology holds long term. As mentioned earlier, the airline industry isn’t going to pack up and go home. It’s here to stay and is a fundamental part of the fabric of modern society. However, it needs to undertake significant change to be sustainable, viable and “green” long term. The measures that are being put into place by global governments like the UK are a key step in making that happen. But it’s also companies like Velocys that will deliver it. Velocys use a process known as the Fischer-Tropsch process in their reactors to turn synthesis gas into liquid transport fuels. It describes the whole process as, “an integrated end-to-end process that converts solid wastes, first to synthesis gas and then to liquid transport fuels.” This isn’t some overnight success. The company was founded in 2001 and its first pilot plant in Australia was launched in 2010. Furthermore, the plans for a proposed waste-to-jet fuel plant in North East Lincolnshire were only submitted in August 2019. The good news, however, is that on ... it was an announcement on 12 June by the UK government which really sent a rocket up the backside of this small-cap star. ISSUE NO. 52 AUGUST 2020 4 20 May approval was given and then on 12 June, in conjunction with the statement from Shapps, the company also announced the following formal notice: … formal notice of the decision to grant planning permission for the Altalto Immingham plant has now been issued by North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC). That means its full steam ahead to develop this pioneering plant. The plant itself isn’t solely on the shoulders of Velocys either. It’s a Joint Development Agreement project with British Airways and Shell. This small-cap £65 million company working on a pioneering waste-to-jet fuel plant in North East Lincolnshire with £94 billion giant Shell and the UK’s major airline (owned by £4 billion giant IAG) British Airways. It’s a huge project, which I believe will be the catalyst for bigger things to come long term for Velocys. What’s important here is that we see this as the first of potentially many plants that Velocys will develop. One of the important pieces of news from Velocys, which has gone largely under the radar, was its attendance in October 2019 at the AIREG Berlin SAF Conference. It was there to discuss the potential for sustainable jet fuel produced from solid and waste biomass residues. CEO Henrik Wareborn noted in the news release that, A key benefit of the Velocys SPK fuel produced is that it meets the ASTM D7566 specification, so it is a “drop-in”; fuel at up to 50% blend into Jet A1 that requires no adaptation by the end user. This ability to “drop in” is key to ensuring that these new synthetic fuels don’t require the complete overhaul of existing aircraft systems. In the earlier mentioned sustainable fuel report from Airlines for America, it identifies the number one “Core Enabler for Airline Deployment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel” as, Equally safe and effective as petroleum-based jet fuels, meeting criteria so it may be “dropped in” to existing aviation fuelling infrastructure and aircraft. This is addressed through jet fuel specification ASTM D7566 and application of ? Source: Velocys ISSUE NO. 52 AUGUST 2020 5 with pioneering technology and early-stage development of the commercial fuel plants, the financials aren’t of the most critical importance right now. Nonetheless, it’s still worth considering to ensure that the company can deliver on this ambitious projects and go from being a small cap to a major player in the UK market. Its most recent numbers are from its 2019 annual report released just this week. And it doesn’t make for the most enticing reading. Revenues of £300,000, operating loss of £9.6 million, cash at end of period (31 December) of £4.8 million. As I say, it’s not a fundamental financial story here. It’s a company that’s going from research and development to tangible projects and development (with global players like Shell and BA). This transition phase isn’t going to necessarily deliver financial riches, but the anticipation is it will, which is why I’m bringing in the stock now. Both BA and Shell are contributing towards the Lincolnshire plant (£2.8 million in 2019 and another £1 million May 2020) and it’s received funding from the Department of Transport via the way of a grant for £500,000. So we’re not anticipating there will be issues in getting this built and operational. At the end of June the company was able to raise £20 million (upped from £10 million due to demand) so is quite heavily funded for what we would anticipate to be around two years considering the £9.8 million operating loss from 2019. From a financial perspective, I’m happy with the current position of the company. However, you should be aware that due to the transition from R&D to a commercially viable company, there still may be a situation where the company looks to the market again for another capital raise. We wouldn’t expect one soon considering one just completed. But it’s possible and as shareholders it has the potential to dilute your holdings should it again issue more stock for a raise. While our view is long term, it’s quite obvious that due to the coverage in June of the stock, it’s now somewhat of a more known stock around the market. This brings volume, which is great to get a position, but also brings the wider market volatility. We would expect that volatility will continue here. Ongoing news flow is important to keep the stock moving along – absence of developments or positive news may see a number of newer procedures to assure fuel quality is maintained. With Velocys able to meet this criteria, it opens the entire global aviation industry for its technology process and sustainable fuels. That’s what gives this small-cap UK pioneer such big long-term potential. It’s at the precipice of disrupting the entire global aviation fuel industry and it’s only just started its run. Financials and risks Now it’s important to recognise this is all pioneering technology and things are only just getting started now. The Lincolnshire plant has only just received approval and will still need to be built and tested before going into actual production. That’s why when commenting about the announcement from the government on 12 June, Wareborn made note the company and the plant, “…could be producing sustainable aviation fuel in commercial scale by the middle of this decade.” We see this as a long-term play but the gear in motion now could lift the company, and the stock price, in further anticipation of what’s coming in the next few years. And should it announce further development of other plants, for example in the US, it could see the stock price lift off (so to speak) again. With this being a long-term play, ? It’s at the precipice of disrupting the entire global aviation fuel industry and it’s only just started its run. ISSUE NO. 52 AUGUST 2020 6 shareholders looking to exit that aren’t taking a long view on this one as we are. Expect volatility and market risk while being in the stock. Still, considering the position of the company, its technology and the current push from industry and from government for a “Green Recovery”, Velocys is primed to ride this opportunity and I think deliver tremendous upside to shareholders. Buying instructions As noted, Velocys plc (LSE:VLS) is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The stock is currently trading at a price of around 6.12p with a market capitalisation of around £65 million. Average volume in the stock is around 16 million – which equates to roughly £1 million traded per day. I wouldn’t say it’s illiquid, but again our recommendation may shift the price of the stock a little higher after recommendation. As a reminder, we recommend sticking within our buy-up-to limits and not over bidding for the stock. Should it trade over the buy-up-to I’d suggest again being patient for an opportunity to enter the stock once the dust settles. I also recommend using a trailing stop-loss order to limit downside risk and to help lock away profits should we get to that point. Buy Velocys plc (LSE:VLS) the stock is currently trading at 6.12p with a market cap of £65 million. Buy up to 7.5p and set a trailing stop-loss order at 50% below entry price. Regards, Sam Volkering Editor, Frontier Tech Investor.
08/10/2019
14:44
owenski: BP advertising on TV about converting waste food into jet fuel Obviously, VLS isn't the only game in town, BP must have or be funding their own GTL process. VLS share price deffo looking like there's a problem.
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