Where’s The Big Money For Investors?
To be clear, these aren’t exactly solar, wind, and electric vehicle companies.
While I have no doubt that many clean energy companies will do very well, the BIG money for investors will be made behind the scenes…
Remember how I told you that transitioning to 100% clean energy by 2050 would require $128 trillion in new investments?
Well… all that money has to come from somewhere!
In my next post, I will reveal the names and ticker symbols of all three stocks in a brand-new report we put together;
How the Global Green Wave Could Hand You 3,060% Total Gains
Inside, you’ll discover…
The names and ticker symbols of the three stocks that could hand you triple and quadruple-digit gains… and how to play them for maximum profits.
How clean energy stocks are trouncing fossil fuel stocks.
Why clean-energy is the latest — and perhaps biggest — profit wave ever to come from the White House.
Why those who stake their claim now in this sector will be “the owners of the wealth of the future.”
The big names financing and profiting from this multi-trillion-dollar mega-trend.
A Rare Metal Critical To Modern Technology
I’m talking about beryllium.
The name ‘beryllium’ was first used in 1828, when two chemists, Friedrich Wöhler (German) and Antoine Bussy (French), independently isolated beryllium by the chemical reaction of metallic potassium with beryllium chloride.
Beryllium didn’t really find its way into modern industry until the late 1940’s. Although, archeologists have discovered the mineral beryl (which contains beryllium) has been used since the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt.
It is very rare and seldom found in economic mineral deposits.
Beryllium is six times stronger than steel – with a very high heat capacity.
A white powder in its purest form, beryllium oxide has two tricks up its sleeve.
It’s a very effective electrical insulator and heat conductor. It might seem that these two capabilities are in opposition. And in fact, they are. After all, the free electrons that carry electricity can also carry heat. Any good conductors of electricity – think of most metals – are often good heat conductors. But crystalline beryllium oxide (just like a diamond) transfers heat as vibrations through the bonds between its atoms, which are rigid enough to ensure that little energy is lost in transmission.
The Semiconductor Solution
Being such a good insulator has given beryllium oxide a major role in modern technology. We tend only to think of the superstar players here – the semiconductors. However conductors are just as essential to carry current from component to component. And insulators are necessary to separate components from one another. As a very effective insulator, only a thin layer of beryllium oxide is required to prevent a circuit from shorting out – a property that is critical with the miniaturization of chips. But this compound is doubly effective because of its excellent conduction of heat.
Large semiconductor devices generate considerable amounts of heat from electrical resistance. Although they are engineered to withstand temperatures up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit- it’s important to dissipate some of that heat (hence the reason why we have cooling fans inside our computers). This means that mounting circuitry on a beryllium oxide insulating layer not only prevents short-circuits but enables heat to escape through the mount. This is particularly important in circuits used to switch high levels of power, where there tend to be sudden surges of heat- think nuclear power.
To make use of the oxide it is usually ‘sintered’ into a ceramic by applying heat and pressure to the powder, usually with some kind of agent, often lithium oxide. While electronics provide the most widespread applications, the compound also turns up in other places where its dual abilities are valuable. Most exotically, it has been utilized in rocket missiles and small (experimental) nuclear reactors. In the reactors, beryllium oxide acts as a neutron reflector, which bounces neutrons from the core back into it, increasing the neutron flow to make a reaction viable with less fissile material. At the same time, the beryllium oxide is a moderator, slowing down the neutrons, which is valuable as slow neutrons are required to enable nuclear fission to take place.
Ceramic beryllium oxide is also used to make lithium ion batteries, along with ‘thermal grease’ which is good at diffusing heat- thanks to a proportion of powdered beryllium oxide in the mix.
Beryllium oxides high melting point, superb heat conductivity and good electrical resistance make it a valuable resource in the electronics industry and beyond. Beryllium might be a light element, but while its oxide has to be handled with care, intrinsically, it’s no lightweight.
Applications of Beryllium:
- Metal: Because of its lightness and strength, beryllium metal is used in satellites and aerospace structural components. Beryllium is transparent to x-rays and accordingly is used in x-ray tube windows. Due to its nuclear properties, beryllium is used in nuclear and fusion power generation in shielding and as a neutron moderator, and in particle accelerators. Its anti-magnetic properties lead to use in inertial navigation systems and its anti-sparking properties lend to its use in handling of explosives. It is also used in radio speakers, microwave ovens, computer chips, sub-sea petroleum gathering systems and in cosmogenic age dating.
- Alloys: The largest end-use of beryllium is in alloys formed with copper and aluminum. It is found in aerospace applications, skidoos, motorcycles, ATV and automobile suspension, electronics, circuit boards, electrical and electronic connectors, electromechanical devices, spring functions such as keyboards and computer printers, non-sparking explosive handling tools, undersea oil wellheads and gathering systems, electric motors, generators, alternators, fibre optics and lasers, air-bag connectors and contacts, thermostats and eyeglass frames.
- Ceramics: Beryllium ceramics (or ‘beryllia’) are used for computer chip heat sinks, radio tubes, microwaves and electrical insulators.
- Other: The unique properties of beryllium also lend to its use in medical diagnostic equipment and heart implants.
Right now, this resource is used in solar panels, allowing the solar cells to operate at very high concentrations — 1,000xs the intensity of the sun — while still keeping electronics in the solar cells cool enough to operate efficiently.
What’s more, it could soon play a key role in preventing the tiny eruptions that halt fusion reactions in nuclear fusion reactors — which promise to deliver virtually unlimited energy with almost no greenhouse gases.
And it’s why I want to you to get your hands on this under-the-radar developer and supplier of beryllium.
Since I recommended this small-cap last year, it has already soared 57%.
But that’s nothing compared to where I see it going next. As a matter of fact, I’m forecasting this stock to soar up to 1,232% higher as the clean energy wave really takes off.
That’s enough to turn a small $1,000 stake into $12,320.