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Velocys PLC reaches for the sky after IAG and Southwest Airways offtake offers; Powerhouse Vitality Group PLC surges after growth associate receives backing from Linde Engineering

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Shares in Velocys PLC (AIM:VLS), the sustainable fuels expertise firm, hit the heights this week after provide offers with IAG, the proprietor of British Airways, and Southwest Airways (NYSE:LUV).

The previous covers the acquisition by IAG’s constituent airways, which additionally contains Aer Lingus and Iberia, of an anticipated 73 million gallons of sustainable aviation gasoline (SAF) at a set worth. The deal covers one-third of the deliberate annual output of the corporate’s Bayou Fuels facility whereas the remaining shall be taken up by Southwest Airways (NYSE:LUV).

Shares in Velocys greater than doubled to 14.64p.

Elsewhere on the planet of inexperienced power, Powerhouse Vitality Group PLC (AIM:PHE) leapt 44% to six.05p after its growth associate Hydrogen Utopia Worldwide PLC (HUI) signed a framework settlement with Linde Engineering, the German firm that has been creating and optimising fuel processing, separation and liquefaction applied sciences for 140 years.

Below the deal, Linde has been granted the unique proper to produce HUI in HUI’s growth of Powerhouse DMG expertise notably in Poland, Hungary and Greece the place HUI holds exclusivity for the promotion and advertising of DMG expertise.

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Sabien Expertise Group PLC (AIM:SNT), an organization centered on constructing a portfolio of options within the heating, cooling, and transportation sectors, climbed 27% to 30.5p after it signed heads of phrases with Proton Applied sciences Canada in relation to a hydrogen processing licence inside UK territories.

It’s been a troublesome yr for power suppliers with most of the smaller gamers going to the wall however perhaps not such a foul one for the survivors. As an example, Yü Group PLC (AIM:YU.), the unbiased provider of fuel, electrical energy and water to the UK company sector, superior 24% to 260p this week after it was has been appointed by the trade watchdog Ofgem as a provider of final resort for Ampoweruk and agreed to tackle Ampoweruk’s electrical energy and fuel buyer e book with impact from the beginning of this week.

ProPhotonix, a designer and producer of LED illumination techniques and laser diode modules, has agreed to a takeover by Exaktera, a holding firm based by Union Park Capital.

The phrases worth every ProPhotonix share at roughly 8.7p (the acquisition is being made in US {dollars}), which led to a pleasant little 38% bounce this week within the share worth to 7.75p, though it’s lower than 4 years for the reason that shares have been buying and selling as excessive as 19.5p.

One other week, one other interval of robust demand for shares in Bens Creek Group PLC (AIM:BEN), the proprietor of a metallurgical coal mine in West Virginia.

The corporate floated in mid-October and by the start of November the shares had doubled in worth. This week the corporate took benefit of that share worth energy by paying off a company adviser in shares slightly than money. It was solely 200,000 shares out of round 350mln shares in difficulty besides, that might usually be sufficient to place a dent within the share worth; not so on this event with the shares rising 39% to 27.6p, in comparison with a flotation worth of 27.6p.

One factor virtually assured to place a little bit of oomph into an organization’s share worth is a director shopping for shares and so it proved with Mycelx Applied sciences Group PLC this week, which rose 30% to 75p after Thomas Lamb, the corporate chairman, purchased 25,000 shares at 72p a pop.

It was Lamb’s first buy of Mycelx shares and provides him a 0.13% stake within the firm.

Directa Plus PLC (AIM:DCTA, OTC:DTPKF), the producer and provider of graphene nanoplatelets based mostly merchandise to be used in shopper and industrial markets, acquired a particular point out as a “Rising Star” on this yr’s Firm Excellence Awards hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.

The accolade proved self-fulfilling because the shares rose by 26% to 169.5p.

Eckoh PLC (AIM:ECK, OTC:EKTPF), the worldwide supplier of safe cost merchandise and buyer contact options, completed the week 23% heavier at 57.5p after it landed a contract price a minimum of US$1.5mln (£1.1mln) with a world foods and drinks firm.

Eckoh will present safe funds providers from its Cloud platforms to the brand new shopper’s international contact centre operations.

Full-year outcomes from Bowleven PLC went down about in addition to an invite to Oliver Cromwell’s Christmas occasion with the Africa centered oil and fuel exploration group posting a US$2mln loss.

The shares shed near a 3rd of their worth.

Volex, the supplier of energy merchandise, has had a glowing yr however bumped into profit-taking this week after its half-year report failed to offer a contemporary surge.

Underlying revenue earlier than tax shot up 22% to US$25.4mln and the interim dividend was hiked to 1.2p from 1.1p however the market was maybe hoping for steerage on full-year income to be raised however it was left unchanged.

The shares got here off by 14% to 405.25p.

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