Bunge Ltd, founded in 1818, is incorporated in Bermuda with their main offices in White Plains, New York. Bunge is an integrated, global agribusiness and food company operating in the farm-to-consumer food chain.
Bunge has three main areas of business including: Agribusiness, food products, and fertilizers. Bunge has been able to capitalize on the recent surge in biofuels by supplying fertilizer to soybean farmers and more than doubling fertilizer sales.
Calpine operates over 80 power plants in North America that generate 24,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to meet the needs of 24 million households. Calpine’s stock peaked at $55 in 2001 but due to $17 billion in debt, a weak power market and rising natural gas prices, they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2005 to restructure and allow normal operations to continue. Calpine expects to reemerge from bankruptcy before the end of February 2008, where they will be listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CPN. Under Calpine’s reorganization plan, all of the shares outstanding will be cancelled and current shareholders will get warrants to buy up to 10% of the reorganized company’s shares. A judge will determine the price per share which some estimate to be around $17 with a strike price of $23.88 and some estimate a target price of $25. The warrants will expire in 6 months from the date issued.
Based in Vancouver, Hunter Dickinson is a company of highly qualified professionals that provide services to companies that are involved in mineral exploration. The company has the capacity to serve mining companies in virtually every portion of their business.
Additionally, the company has the capacity to provide funding that many corporations lack to facilitate the movement from what is usually termed a "start-up" business to one that is actually providing goods from which other businesses can turn a profit and become stable.
Amarc, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada is a mining exploration company. Amarc currently has no assets but is actively searching for the next major discovery focusing on geological, geochemical, and geophysical exploration for bulk tonnage gold-copper deposits in British Columbia.
Headquartered in Canada, Anooraq Resources is a company dedicated to the mining of platinum group metals (PGM: platinum, palladium, rhodium, and gold) in South Africa's mineral-rich Bushveld region. Growing demand for platinum and other metals in the same family bode well for Anooraq and the platinum industry as a whole.
Anooraq Resources is in both exploratory and mining phases. Currently they are mining these metals in a single mine (Lebowa) and are in exploration phase in three other mines (Ga-Phasha, Boikgantsho, and Kwanda).
Detour Gold operates under the conglomerate of Hunter Dickinson, Inc. and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Detour Gold Corporation is dedicated to gold mining in the relatively under-explored Abitibi Greenstone Belt in northeastern Ontario.
Detour Gold Corporation was started in January, 2007, after the purchase of the land comprising what is now the Detour Lake Project in August, 2006. The area in that part of Ontario is rich with mineral resources, particularly gold.
Great Basin Gold, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, is dedicated to the mining of silver and gold metal ore properties in South Africa and Nevada. The Burnstone property is located 80 km southeast of Johannesburg in an exceptional mineral development location known for containing gold resource in excess of 7 million ounces. The Hollister property is thought to contain 1 million ounces of gold in reserves.
Currently, Great Basin Gold is an exploration stage company, and does not have any current revenues from its operations to offset its exploration expenditures.
Northern Dynasty, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada is in the business of acquiring, exploring, and developing mineral deposits. Currently, Northern Dynasty is focused on the Pebble Project located in southwestern Alaska.
The Pebble Project is host of one of the world's largest copper-gold-molybdenum deposits containing 50 billion lbs of copper , 80 million oz of gold, and 3 billion lbs of molybdenum. Production is scheduled for 2015 if all of their government permits are approved.
Rockwell Diamonds, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, is a diamond mining and exploration company with the objective of acquiring other diamond mines in production or near production.
Rockwell Diamonds has acquired interest in six alluvial diamond properties in South Africa including: Holpan Klipdam Property, Wouterspan Property, Makoenskloof Project, Kwango River Project, Galputs Project, and Trans Hex Middle Orange River Operations and Projects.
Taseko Mines, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, is a mining exploration, development, and production company. Metals mined include gold, copper, molybdenum, and Niobium.
Taseko currently owns and operates four mines all located in Canada. Gibraltar is a producing mine, Prosperity could be in production by 2011, Harmony is under a long term development plan, and Aley which is the newest addition purchased in November, 2007.
South Korea’s biggest chemical maker, LG Chem is a manufacturer engaged in the provision of petrochemical goods, plastics, flooring and automobile parts.
In 2007, LG Chem scored two big contracts with General Motors and Hyundai/Kia to supply their hybrid electric vehicles with lithium ion batteries. LG Chem has expanded its operations in emerging markets such as China and India with China accounting for over half its overseas sales.
Shares of LG Chem took off in 2007 more than doubling and they reported a 49% increase in fourth quarter net profits. Currently, shares are trading at 82,000 KRW or 87.10 USD and analyst have it listed as outperform to buy.
Vestas Wind Systems, headquartered in Randers, Denmark, is committed to the development, manufacture, sale, marketing and maintenance of systems that use wind energy to generate electricity all over the world. Currently, Vestas is the world's leading producer of high-tech wind power systems and installs a new turbine every 5 hours.
Since beginning in 1945, Vestas has changed from a small company with 60 employees into a global company with more than 13,500. During the last 25 years, Vestas has improved the output of its turbines by a factor of 100 and always working to improve and redesign their current turbine systems.
Many industry groups as well as government leaders are actively looking for energy resources that are both renewable and environmentally friendly, causing the wind power industry to have a growth rate of over 30% per year.