MBD 2015 Equity Capital Raising
MBD have restructured our Capital Raising over the last month and is seeking to raise AUD15 million of equity capital at AUD 0.50 per share. Feedback on the new offer has been excellent and MBD expects to close the offer by 31 August, 2015.
MBD is raising the AUD 15M to fund the construction of its Astaxanthin project and implement its bioremediation projects in North Queensland. The new capital will fund the commercial deployment of the Company’s Aquaculture Bioremediation and Astaxanthin projects and the continued funding of its R&D Program and working capital requirements.
- Astaxanthin Project
- Aquaculture Bioremediation Projects
- Working Capital
- Ongoing R&D Capital – 2015 – 2016
All Additional funds above AUD 15M will be used to accelerate MBD’s activities in Australia and Asia.
For more information on MBD click on the presentation image (right) to download a copy of the document.
For additional information on the capital raising or to register for the IM document please contact:
Domain Capital Pty Limited:
Rick Horne, Director
Phone: + 61 3 8614 1092
The Information Memorandum is provided for Sophisticated Investors as specified in the Corporations Act Part 6D.2, Section 708
Pacific Reef Project Update – large scale demonstration
MBD has establish a low cost industry demonstration of bioremediation of nitrogen and phosphorous at Pacific Reef Fisheries, Ayr, QLD.
The North Queensland prawn industry has not seen any expansion for the last 10 years. Environmental regulations require the level of nitrogen and phosphorous in the discharge water to have zero nett gain from the inlet water for each new prawn farm. i.e. no new discharge of nitrogen and phosphorous to the Great Barrier Reef waters. MBD’s innovative process enables the prawn and fish industries to comply with this objective.
The use of algae to bioremediate nitrogen and phosphorous delivers a low cost remediation system that can be applied to existing and new aquaculture facilities.
Australia currently imports more than 70% of seafood. An expanded industry for the North Queensland Region has the potential to be a major producer of seafood and fish to the Australian and international markets. Declining ocean stock volumes has lead to a consistent increase in imported seafood over the last 20 years (currently greater than 50% of all shellfish and fish are grown in farms). More than 70% of the worlds farmed fish are grown in China.
The key outcome is to prove a low cost bioremediation system at Pacific Reef as a basis for the major expansion and development of the North Queensland seafood and aquaculture industry.
MBD have built a large scale demonstration at the Pacific Reef site and are currently operating the site to demonstrate the process at scale. The trial will continue through to the middle of 2014. Extensive water monitoring tests are being applied daily to the system to demonstrate the uptake of nitrogen and phosphorous to satisfy the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) requirement of zero nett discharge. Following the trial, the process will be expanded at the site and at Pacific Reef’s Guthalungra site (260Ha) and also wider across the aquatic industry.
18 August, 2015
Algae May Be Next Big Thing In Clean Energy Production - Jill Arce, Tech Times
15 August, 2015
Tim Flannery's message of hope: new third way technologies will help combat climate change - Sydney Morning Herald
14 August, 2015
Queensland algae technology expands to cane industry - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
10 June, 2015
United Nations Australia Association Sustainable Water Management Award
10 June, 2015
JCU algae researchers win top environment award
21 May, 2015
Shrimp disease still haunts booming Thai food exports - Bangkok Post - 21st May 2015
17 April, 2015
Algae set to provide $20 Million injection - The Burdekin Grower - 17th April 2015
08 April, 2015
Big catch in prawn pitch - The Burdekin Grower - 8th April 2015
03 January, 2015
The Economist - Strange Brew - Cleaning up waste water with algae
01 January, 2015
ABC Rural reports on how Queensland’s algae technology is ready to expand
27 October, 2014
MBD in Melbourne - Andrew Lawson interviewed by The City of Melbourne
23 October, 2014
Algae World News - Astaxanthin provides broad spectrum protection
24 July, 2014
MBD features at the Australian High Commission Singapore Showcase Event
29 June, 2014
Nine reasons to eat more fish - The Australian
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