15.8.2005: Meldung: Solar Energy Limited: Acquisition of Planktos, Inc.
Friday August 12, 1:17 pm ET
VANCOUVER, British Columbia----Aug. 12, 2005--
Solar Energy Limited (OTCBB:SLRE - News; "Solar") today announced the acquisition of Planktos, Inc. ("Planktos"), a California-based company engaged in improving the world"s marine environment by focusing on the commercial opportunities attendant to the Kyoto Protocol.
Solar issued to the sole shareholder of Planktos a five (5) year convertible debenture in the amount of one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) and agreed to advance up to one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) in the form of loans over the next twelve (12) months to capitalize Planktos" initial business plan in exchange for all the issued and outstanding shares of Planktos. The stock purchase agreement further commits Solar to assist Planktos in the process of becoming a public company within the next six (6) months either by reverse acquisition into an existing public entity or through an initial public offering of Planktos" common stock.
The Kyoto Protocol enables companies and governments to offset regulated greenhouse emission restrictions by investing in CO2 reduction programs in exchange for certified emission reduction (CER) credits. CER credits are traded much like commodities with a current value of approximately twenty five dollars ($25.00) per CER (which represents one tonne of CO2 or equivalent). The Kyoto Protocol became law effective February 16, 2005, the result of which legislation will be a rapidly expanding multi-billion-dollar market for CER credits.
Planktos" near-term commercial objective is to produce CER credits at a cost of less than one dollar ($1.00) per tonne utilizing proprietary technology designed to stimulate plankton growth in the world"s oceans as a means by which to sequester CO2. Specifically, Planktos expects to implement its program of "iron fertilization" of the ocean to sequester tonnes of CO2. The process of stimulating plankton growth and the overall mission of Planktos can be viewed on the company"s website at www.planktosinc.com.
Solar is a public company; its common shares trade on the OTCBB under the ticker symbol "SLRE".
Solar Energy Limited
Peter Tsaparas, 604-669-4771
Russ George, 650-274-6853
Source: Solar Energy Limited