Presentations and Newsletters2020-06-28T10:49:34+00:00

COVID-19 Drives Optima’s Astute Transition to Hemp Processing from Oil Refining

COVID-19 Drives Optima’s Astute Transition to Hemp Processing from Oil Refining Optima estimates its $700,000 remediation process can generate $4 million in cash flow annually. Optima’s business model seeks to avoid risks that sunk many of its predecessors. Optima is finding traction on multiple fronts, generating initial revenues and clients. The CBD retail channel has huge margins which Optima seeks to exploit. The medicinal value of CBD and THC is well-documented and herald tremendous growth. The COVID-19 epidemic has transformed the global economy benefitting some businesses while devastating others. Optima Process Systems, Inc., has successfully transitioned from eco-compliant fossil fuel refining to hemp processing at the heart of the burgeoning cannabis industry. Optima’s team of engineers and investment bankers look for new low-cost process technologies to deploy in emerging growth markets to create recurring revenue streams. Optima has targeted THC remediation (removal) which is the highest margin part of the post-hemp-extraction process. By using a proven low-cost form of THC remediation, the company estimates a $700,000 investment could generate $4,000,000 in cash flow (“EBITDA”) in its first 12 months. Optima is trying to fund two THC remediation units and two hemp extraction units for $1,800,000. With [...]

Optima to Disrupt Hemp CBD Extraction Business

Optima to Use Safe Low-Cost Extraction Technology Human Endocannabinoid System Drives Medicinal CBD and THC New Oil Refining Technology Cuts Hemp Extraction Costs The COVID-19 pandemic has forced radical changes in businesses globally except for lockdown beneficiaries like Zoom Video, Netflix and Amazon. Optima Process Systems, Inc., an ESG tech startup, has adjusted too. By applying one of its low-cost technologies to the burgeoning hemp processing industry, Optima can reduce operating costs and quickly generate its first revenues and profits. Optima identifies new sustainable process technologies and applies those to nascent and growing markets. Its veteran team has identified several novel technologies and markets that embrace both UN Sustainable Development Goals and have compelling economics. Disruptive Mini-Refinery Technology: Optima is completing its due diligence on a new safe low-cost process technology that converts hemp crude oil into CBD, CBN, CBG and/or THC Free distillate. Hemp crude oil is a byproduct of the conventional ethanol-based hemp extraction process which is used by 70% of the industry. Following the re-legalization of hemp farming with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, a nationwide surplus of hemp has led to declining prices across the value chain including hemp crude. [...]

Energy Industry at a Crossroads

The energy industry is at a crossroads. The world and global energy markets must address the massive environmental challenge of pollution and global warming. Optima Process Systems, Inc., which offers innovative low-cost solutions to reduce the environmental impact of transport fuels, is helping to develop practical technologies and solutions to address this challenge. Fossil fuels and oil, in particular, have been highly efficient energy sources since 1850. Fossil fuels have played a major role in the growth, industrialization and modernization of the global economy. However, like coal, Big Oil’s legacy of pollution, environmental damage from its exploration and development and its impact on global warming have created an epoch problem. Optima’s Commercial Prospects: Optima has engaged with four different technology providers with proven technologies. Optima has identified several pilot projects which can reduce the toxic emissions from transport fuels and improve process efficiency. Costing between $3,000,000 to $10,000,000, these pilot projects test the commercial viability of these new cleaner low-cost technology based solutions. Not only do these projects look viable, they appear to be highly profitable. Two of the projects could generate revenues and earnings in 2020. Optima’s four technologies include: a heavy oil upgrader which converts thick [...]

Business Development Updates and Technology Overview

Optima Process Systems, Inc. is focused on helping the oil industry deliver cleaner energy by leveraging existing low-cost technologies. This letter will provide a business development update and technology overview.  FluidOil’s VHTL heavy oil upgrading technology has massive commercial potential. IMO 2020 will drive Optima’s ship-based desulfurization solutions. During the past 12 months, Optima has worked diligently to identify new low-cost technologies, reviewed the companies that own these technologies and create strategies to work with them to commercialize their products. Optima has identified certain brilliant technical solutions, but some are housed in companies that lack the industry contacts and financial wherewithal to commercialize them. This is where Optima can add tremendous value by working with these technology companies to bring their products to market. Our team of professionals has a track record of creating and transforming under-resourced companies into viable entities. Through our diligence and discussions, we have now identified the three best technologies that Optima wishes to use on its ship-based systems or on land-based applications based on client preferences. Our focus is now to deepen our relationships with these companies and develop commercially viable projects.  FluidOil, Ltd. VHTL: Last month, Optima announced that it had signed a [...]

Technology Milestone and IMO 2020 Update

Optima Announces Technology Milestone and Provides IMO 2020 Update IMO 2020 will hurt the shipping industry but not crash the stock market. Optima signs MOU with FluidOil, Ltd to secure heavy oil upgrading technology. Optima identifies new desulfurization technologies to address IMO 2020. IMO 2020 in Perspective: IMO 2020, which will reduce the sulfur limit on bunker fuel from 3.5% to 0.5%, is expected to have a broad environmental and economic impact affecting the 90,000 vessels that make up the world’s shipping fleet. One year ago, energy market historian and Yale professor Philip K. Verleger, Jr. predicted that the IMO 2020 global environmental regulation could cause an economic collapse and drive oil prices to $200/barrel. In spite of Verleger’s warning and significant reporting on the matter, insufficient industrial preparation has occurred to address this critical environmental regulation. Only a few hundred ships have converted to scrubbers which remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from ships’ emissions. Major refineries, for whom significant re-tooling can cost upwards of $10 billion, have not undergone the requisite transformations to address the 3.5 million barrels per day (b/d) shortfall of low sulfur bunker fuel needed to replace the high sulfur fuel which [...]

The Really Inconvenient Truth

The upcoming IMO 2020 rule will give sophisticated refiners a license to print money. Global fossil fuel refining is a $2.5 trillion industry. Despite the success of alternative fuels and green technologies, it is estimated that fossil fuel refining will grow by 50% by 2050. Cumulatively, this is a $99 trillion industry that will need to become environmentally compliant, optimized and sustainable. Optima’s innovative ship-based solutions provide meaningful economic and logistical benefits to both the refining and shipping industries and is positioned to play a role in the world’s energy transformation. Optima ship-based desulfurization and heavy oil upgrading solutions are gaining traction and validation from leading global shipping companies, process companies, traders and private equity investors. While our ship-based solutions are still in the prototype stage, two of the largest shipbrokers in the world are keen to work with us to commercialize this strategy. We have engaged several desulfurization and upgrading processes companies and are negotiating memorandum of understandings (MOU) for use of their technologies. We are not interested in developing new technologies. Rather we are looking at processes that can operate efficiently and effectively on a ship and provide turnkey solutions to [...]

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