Purebase Ag Starts Lettuce Trial in Arizona
Our liquid humic acid product, Humic Advantage, is set to begin another trial in new crops and a new environment. This month we begin an exciting experiment on lettuce and brassicas, all grown in the greater area of Yuma, Arizona. These cool season vegetables are perfectly suited for a winter rotation in warmer climates but can also be grown year-round in cool areas such as the Salinas Valley of California. Arizona and California produce the lion’s share of these crops, with over 90% of the United State’s broccoli and cauliflower production coming from the Golden State. Lettuce follows suit, with California and Arizona accounting for virtually all head lettuce and a majority of leaf lettuce production.
Climate Outlook and Current Research at Purebase Ag Focusing on Water Use Efficiency
California, as a state, generated nearly 50 billion dollars in the agriculture sector alone in 2019, over 20 billion dollars more than the next closest state. Although California is the largest agricultural state in the nation, the sector is inherently tied to the water provided by winter rainfall and storage. The agricultural sector uses an average of 61% of the state’s water in dry years and a higher proportion than that in high density farming locations such as the San Joaquin Valley . Purebase Ag is currently focused on creating a full line of products that deal with helping the agricultural sector continue to farm high quality produce, while also mitigating water usage and heat stress.
HUMIC ACID PRODUCT BEGINS CDFA ORGANIC INPUT MATERIAL REGISTRATION
California has grown to be the 5th largest economy in the world, comprising roughly 13% of the United States’ GDP. California agriculture is responsible for a $50 billion USD share of the total state GDP and is a crucial producer of the world’s food supply. Located near the breadbasket of the world, the San Joaquin Valley, Purebase Ag has decided to focus its initial efforts within the state of California.
9th Edition Newsletter
In this issue:
P.1 Humic Acid Product Begins CDFA Organic Input Material Registration
P.2 David Harvey
P.3 Purebase Ag Establishes a QA/QC Laboratory
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Purebase Acquires Right To 100M Tons Of Clay for SCM
IONE, CA – (May 28 2021) – Purebase Corporation (OTCQB: PUBC) (“Purebase” or the “Company”), a diversified resource company, headquartered in Ione, California, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with U.S. Mine LLC to acquire the right to access up to 100M tons of certain raw clay materials. These clay materials will be targeted for use as a supplementary cementitious material (SCM) for use in the production of lower carbon cements.
Humic Acid Promises A More Sustainable Future For Agriculture
Humic acids bond with nutrient compounds, especially iron, in the soil to form a suitable neutrient rich environment for plant growth. Basically, the bonding optimizes the nutrient supply to the roots of the plant. Utilization of humic acid may increase plant yields, while realizing a reduction of up to 30% in the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Furthermore, water holding capacity of soils is increased considerably which means that the use of water can be reduced substantially.
Purebase Recruits The Most Internationally Acclaimed (SCM) Scientists To Help Build Our Advisory Board.
2020 has proven to be a year of tremendous growth as our Advisory Board expanded by bringing in some of the world’s top cement and Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) researchers. Our leadership has carefully sought out science experts whose work is in alignment with our product development efforts and claims. These industry leaders will help decide which potential products
Purebase Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed Scientist Dr. Karen Scrivener To The Advisory Board.
Purebase is proud to introduce Dr. Karen Scrivener as its newest Advisory Board member. Dr. Scrivener brings world-class material science education, experience, and accomplishments to Purebase. Dr. Scrivener graduated from Cambridge University in Materials Science in 1980 and went on to earn her PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College London. She was a Senior Scientist and Head of Calcium Aluminates Department for the Central Research Laboratory of Lafarge in France, and head of the Laboratory of Construction Materials in the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Kurtis receives the Arthur R. Anderson Medal from the American Concrete Institute
Dr. Kurtis joins a list of the world’s top concrete scholars as the winner of the Arthur R. Anderson Medal from the American Concrete Institute— recognition of her imaginative leadership and excellence in advancing knowledge about a material that’s the most-consumed product on the planet. Kurtis is just the second woman to win the medal in its nearly 50 years.
The development of Supplemental And Cost Cementitious Materials (SCM) by Purebase will not only help fill the supply gap created by the loss of fly ash sources, but it will also, critically provide significant impetus to achieving state and federal environmental goals related to the reduction of greenhouse gases.
Purebase intends, initially, to focus on 2 distinct SCM products. Firstly, an engineered metakaolin to serve the current market produced in the southeast region of the US. Secondly, a high volume SCM to capture the pozzolan market served by Class F Fly Ash. While fly ash supplies are diminishing, they have not completely disappeared and still serve as the principal SCM in California.
U.S. Mine Corp is a comprehensive mining and exploration company that owns and manages mining projects in the western U.S. and provides contract services to the North American mining industry. U.S. Mine Corp operates open pit and underground mining operations in the industrial minerals and precious metals sectors.
U.S. Mine Corp’s fully-permitted Ione facility is a unique deposit of kaolin clay, high-purity silica, laterite, and lignite. The kaolin clay in Ione is the only commercially viable kaolin in the western United States. The lignite is a rare deposit of low-grade coal with unique properties (and applications.) Specifically, Montan wax can be extracted from the Ione lignite. The only other deposits in the world that can produce this unique wax are located in Amsdorf, Germany and Yunnan, China. This lignite also has beneficial properties
in agricultural soil amenements.
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What is kaolin and why is it important? Kaolin is a white clay that has many unique properties and is used in a variety of industries, both nationally and internationally. Agriculture is one such industry that takes advantage of kaolin clay.
Similar to sunscreen we use on our skin to decrease the chance of sunburn, kaolin is a natural sun protectant that is used on a variety of crops to accomplish the same goal. Sun damage can lower crop yield, reduce the value of crops, or even make crops unmarketable.
In the western United States, where sunshine and heat stress can be overwhelming during these summer months, using kaolin as a sun-protectant is a critical part of crop management. Farmers use kaolin on crops including walnuts, applies, grapes, melons, and other fruits and vegetables. These crops are worth billions of dollars in revenue each year, so it is vital that they are protected from heat stress and sun damage.
Purebase Corporation announces today that it has signed an agreement with Capstone Partners IONE, CA, November 14, 2023 - Purebase Corporation (OTCPK: PUBC), (“Purebase”) announces today that it has signed an agreement with Capstone Partners to secure financing up to...
Purebase Corporation Enters into a Material Definitive Agreement IONE, CA, November 8, 2023 – Purebase Corporation (OTCPK: PUBC), (“Purebase”) Purebase Corporation entered a Second Amendment to the Materials Extraction Agreement (“Agreement”) on November 1, 2023 with...
Purebase hosts partners in philanthropy and climate to decarbonize heavy industry IONE, CA, October 23, 2023 - Purebase Corporation (OTCPK: PUBC), (“Purebase”) recently hosted a group of energy and environment stakeholders at its Ione, CA site, coordinated by...
Purebase Corporation attends the Fall 2023 National Concrete Consortium IONE, CA, September 21, 2023 - Purebase Corporation (OTCPK: PUBC), (“Purebase”) is a diversified mineral resource company headquartered in Ione, California. Purebase Corporation representatives...
Purebase Corporation welcomes new director, Brady BartoIONE, CA, September 12, 2023 - Purebase Corporation (OTCPK: PUBC), (“Purebase”) a diversified mineral resource company, headquartered in Ione, California. Effective September 11, 2023, Purebase Corporation...
IONE, CA, July 17, 2023 - Purebase Corporation (OTCPK: PUBC), (“Purebase”) a diversified mineral resource company, headquartered in Ione, California. Purebase Corporation hosted a team from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. The...
Phase 1 Calciner Now in Operation IONE, CA, July 5, 2023 - Purebase Corporation (OTCPK: PUBC), (“Purebase”) a diversified mineral resource company, headquartered in Ione, California. Purebase Corporation is pleased to announce that its Phase 1 calciner is operational...
Purebase Corporation receives favorable results on its metakaolin from Penn State University and Purdue University
Purebase Corporation receives favorable results on its metakaolin from Penn State University and Purdue UniversityIONE, CA, June 14, 2023 - Purebase Corporation (OTCPK: PUBC), (“Purebase”) a diversified mineral resource company, headquartered in Ione, California.In...
California calcined clay operation build-out paces SB596 implementation Published by admin on June 6, 2023 Sources: Purebase Corp., Ione, Calif.; CMCM staff Purebase Corp. anticipates a Q3 start-up for a calciner engineered to process reactive, concrete-grade...
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