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News Article | April 17, 2017
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Aeroflow Healthcare will have a booth at the 4th annual LiveWell Expo, set to occur on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The health-centered event will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. Entrance to the event is free for all guests. This will be Aeroflow’s third year attending the expo, and representatives will focus on sharing the benefits of the company's extensive medical supply program. Aeroflow representatives will be in attendance to answer questions related to medical equipment and qualifying through insurance. They will also conduct live product demonstrations and provide education on durable medical equipment. “This year’s expo will be a great way for us to connect with current patients and have the opportunity to meet possible new patients,” says Philip Apostolico, Outside Sales Adult Division Manager at Aeroflow. “We are very excited to share our support for the community.” The LiveWell Expo features over 120 vendors, live entertainment throughout the day, and live cooking demos from local chefs on the Carolina Kitchen stage. Guests will also be able to get free health screenings from local businesses and can participate in a blood drive during the expo. In 2015 and 2016, Aeroflow was named in Inc. 5000 magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. Aeroflow is an accredited Medicare and Medicaid provider and accepts most commercial insurances. For any questions about Aeroflow Healthcare’s programs, or if you have interest in their services as a durable medical equipment supplier, visit aeroflowinc.com or call (888) 345-1780.


STUART, FL--(Marketwired - November 09, 2016) - Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. ( : ESPH), a technology development and intellectual property licensing company, today announced that its majority owned subsidiary, Sea of Green Systems, Inc. ("SOGS"), has executed a Technology Licensing Agreement with Ecosphere Development Company, LLC ("EDC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecosphere Technologies, that designs, builds and leases turnkey growing facilities that utilize SOGS products, technologies, software, nutrients and Agronomic consulting services. In exchange for this right, EDC expects to pay SOGS an agreed upon monthly licensing fee for each growing facility that EDC builds and leases to licensed marijuana growers. As part of its first installation in Washington State, EDC is constructing Phase 1 of its 6 acre Cannatech Agriculture Center that at complete build out will include up to forty-thousand square feet of growing canopy that is split among four licensed, Tier II tenants or ten-thousand square feet per tenant. Each Cannatech Ag Center will be a turnkey, high tech growing facility that incorporates SOGS Precision Agriculture technologies to maximize quality and increase plant yield. EDC plans to build and lease each Cannatech Ag Center to licensed I-502 growers in Washington State that will pay monthly rent and licensing fees to EDC for the use of the facility, complete with SOGS proprietary growing technologies and nutrients. EDC has begun construction of Phase 1 and has signed preliminary leases with its first tenant. Upon completion of construction and the granting of a license to the tenant -- which can only occur after completion of construction -- the tenant intends to commence growing marijuana in accordance with Washington State law. For each one of the four Phases of the Cannatech Ag Center, EDC expects to compensate SOGS $25,000 per month in Technology Licensing and Royalty Payments for the life of the lease term or $100,000 per month, which will equate to $1,200,000 per year for potentially up to 30 years. Corey McGuire, CEO of Sea of Green Systems, stated "SOGS has worked closely with Ecosphere and EDC over the past 2-years to assist in the designing of EDC's turnkey, high tech growing facilities. Not only will EDC be incorporating SOGS Precision Agriculture technologies into its facilities, but EDC has also engaged SOGS to provide Agronomic Consulting Services to its tenants as a holistic approach to ensure high quality and optimum yields. We are excited to be providing our proprietary technologies to EDC as it constructs Phase 1 of this first project and see this as an important step forward in designing, building and leasing turnkey growing facilities to licensed growers in the fast growing, medical and recreational marijuana industry." McGuire continued, "Collectively, we plan to design, build and lease turnkey growing facilities not just in Washington State, but throughout the entire United States market where States have approved either medical and or recreational use of marijuana. This monthly, recurring revenue contract is expected to provide SOGS and its shareholders with a significant opportunity to start monetizing its IP." Dennis McGuire, Chairman and CEO of Ecosphere Technologies, said "EDC has spent the past 2 plus years locating and acquiring its land in Washington State, designing its facilities and structuring a business model for the shareholders of Ecosphere Technologies that is expected to generate significant monthly recurring revenues over a potential lease term of up to 30 years. Rather than leasing buildings or warehouses with no technology in them, to an industry that will continue to require large volumes of commercial space, EDC is building the most state-of-the-art, turnkey "Smart" growing facilities that have been engineered to produce consistent, high quality, increased yields. By utilizing SOGS technology and services, we expect to be able to charge a premium monthly rental fee to our tenants while supplying them with the most state-of-the-art "Smart" growing facilities in Washington State." McGuire continued, "SOGS Precision Agriculture Technologies are at the leading edge of what is currently available in the commercial marijuana industry as well as the commercial agriculture industry. Growers that use SOGS "Smart" technologies to monitor and control the air temperature, humidity, CO2, light levels above the plant canopy, while controlling water temperatures, DO, pH, EC, and ORP in the nutrients the plants use for photosynthesis will reduce the stress events on marijuana plants and allow them to grow to their maximum potential. Our customers have had great success growing high quality medical marijuana this past year using SOGS technology in our ECOS GROWCUBE® both in Nevada and Washington State. Additionally, SOGS CAVISONIX® treated EcosGROW and EcosBLOOM plant nutrient formulas have been used on tomatoes, blueberries, watermelons and commercial sod applications with great success, increasing plant yields and times to harvest. " Sea of Green Systems, Inc. ("SOGS") is a majority-owned subsidiary of Ecosphere Technologies that sells high-tech growing equipment and nutrients to the Precision Agriculture industry. With a global field-of-use license to Ecosphere's multi-patented OZONIX® water treatment technology and CAVISONIX® nutrient-mixing technology, SOGS is well positioned to deliver engineered solutions to the Agriculture industry worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.EcosphereTech.com/Divisions/Sea-of-Green-Systems OR https://www.SeaofGreenSystems.com Ecosphere Development Company, LLC. ("EDC") is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecosphere Technologies that was organized to develop and lease turnkey, high tech Agricultural Centers in locations around the United States that are geographically, politically and economically well positioned. EDC's first project is located in Southeastern Washington State, where water and natural resources are plentiful, with over 300 days of sunshine per year. For more information, please visit http://www.EcosphereTech.com/Divisions/Ecosphere-Development-Company Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. ( : ESPH) is a technology development and intellectual property licensing company that develops environmental solutions for global water, energy, industrial and agricultural markets. We help industry increase production, reduce costs, and protect the environment through a portfolio of unique, patented technologies: technologies like Ozonix®, the Ecos PowerCube® and the Ecos GrowCube™, which are available for sale, as well as exclusive and nonexclusive licensing opportunities across a wide range of industries and applications throughout the world. Our technologies and products are available through multiple brands and subsidiaries that include Sea of Green Systems, Ecosphere Development Company and Fidelity National Environmental Solutions For more information, please visit www.EcosphereTech.com For investor related inquiries or to stay informed of news and events, join Ecosphere's email list by visiting us at www.EcosphereTech.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the construction and development of EDC's growing facilities and the receipt of revenues, SOGS expected future revenues, SOGS future services, EDC's anticipated premium rental fees, EDC's plans with respect to the Cannatech Agricultural Center in Washington State and elsewhere, and expected improvements in crop yields. The words "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "plan," "could," "target," "potential," "is likely," "will," "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and trends that we believe may affect results of operations and business strategy. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include EDC's ability to complete construction within budget, the ability of EDC's tenants to successfully grow marijuana, and developments affecting the price of marijuana and other crops. Further information related to risks affecting us and our subsidiaries is contained in our filings with the SEC, including our Form 10-K filed on April 14, 2016. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.


Boldor D.,Louisiana State University | Kanitkar A.,Louisiana State University | Terigar B.G.,Louisiana State University | Leonardi C.,Pennington Biomedical Research Center | And 2 more authors.
Environmental Science and Technology | Year: 2010

Chinese tallow tree (TT) seeds are a rich source of lipids and have the potential to be a biodiesel feedstock, but currently, its invasive nature does not favor large scale cultivation. Being a nonfood material, they have many advantages over conventional crops that are used for biodiesel production. The purpose of this study was to determine optimal oil extraction parameters in a batch-type and laboratory scale continuous-flow microwave system to obtain maximum oil recovery from whole TT seeds using ethanol as the extracting solvent. For the batch system, extractions were carried out for different time-temperature combinations ranging from 60 to 120 °C for up to 20 min. The batch system was modified for continuous extractions, which were carried out at 50, 60, and 73 °C and maintained for various residence times of up to 20 min. Control runs were performed under similar extraction conditions and the results compared well, especially when accounting for extremely short extraction times (minutes vs hours). Maximum yields of 35.32% and 32.51% (by weight of dry mass) were obtained for the continuous and batch process, respectively. The major advantage of microwave assisted solvent extraction is the reduced time of extraction required to obtain total recoverable lipids, with corresponding reduction in energy consumption costs per unit of lipid extracted. This study indicates that microwave extraction using ethanol as a solvent can be used as a viable alternative to conventional lipid extraction techniques for TT seeds. © 2010 American Chemical Society.


STUART, FL--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. ( : ESPH), a technology development and intellectual property licensing company, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ecosphere Development Company, LLC ("EDC"), received its building permit for the first phase of its Cannatech Agriculture Center in Finley, Washington. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on November 18th and was attended by Ecosphere's Dennis McGuire Sr., Dennis McGuire Jr., Corey McGuire, Pete Grosso, and William Mckay of McKay Construction. In addition to the Groundbreaking Ceremony and Event, EDC's Custom-Designed Greenhouses and Buildings have arrived and are on location to be erected. To view pictures from the event, please visit: http://www.ecospheretech.com/water-recycling-news/blog/post?id=6748 As part of its first installation in Washington State, EDC is constructing Phase 1 of its 6 acre Cannatech Ag Center that at complete build out will include up to forty-thousand square feet of growing canopy that is split among four licensed, Tier II tenants or ten-thousand square feet per tenant. Each Cannatech Ag Center will be a turnkey, high tech growing facility that will maximize quality and increase plant yield. EDC plans to build and lease each Cannatech Ag Center to licensed I-502 growers in Washington State that will pay monthly rent and licensing fees to EDC for the use of the facility, EDC has begun construction of Phase 1 and has signed preliminary leases with its first tenant. Upon completion of construction and the granting of a license to the tenant -- which can only occur after completion of construction -- the tenant intends to commence growing marijuana in accordance with Washington State law. Dennis McGuire, Chairman and CEO of Ecosphere, said, "This Groundbreaking Event marks a significant step forward for the Shareholders of Ecosphere and the unique Business Model that has been developed with EDC. We have spent the past 2 plus years locating and acquiring our land in Washington State, designing our facilities and structuring a business model that is expected to generate significant monthly recurring revenues over a potential lease term of up to 30 years." McGuire continued, "Rather than leasing buildings or warehouses with no technology in them, EDC is building the most state-of-the-art, turnkey 'Smart' growing facilities that have been engineered to produce consistent, high quality, increased plant yields. We plan to replicate this model of designing, building and leasing turnkey growing facilities not just in Washington State, but throughout the entire United States market where States have approved either medical and or recreational use of marijuana." About Ecosphere Development Company Ecosphere Development Company, LLC. ("EDC") is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecosphere Technologies that was organized to develop and lease turnkey, high tech Agricultural Centers in locations around the United States that are geographically, politically and economically well positioned. EDC's first project is located in Southeastern Washington State, where water and natural resources are plentiful, with over 300 days of sunshine per year. For more information, please visit http://www.EcosphereTech.com/Divisions/Ecosphere-Development-Company About Ecosphere Technologies Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. ( : ESPH) is a technology development and intellectual property licensing company that develops environmental solutions for global water, energy, industrial and agricultural markets. We help industry increase production, reduce costs, and protect the environment through a portfolio of unique, patented technologies: technologies like Ozonix®, the Ecos PowerCube® and the Ecos GrowCube™, which are available for sale, as well as exclusive and nonexclusive licensing opportunities across a wide range of industries and applications throughout the world. Our technologies and products are available through multiple brands and subsidiaries that include Sea of Green Systems, Ecosphere Development Company and Fidelity National Environmental Solutions. For more information, please visit www.EcosphereTech.com For investor related inquiries or to stay informed of news and events, join Ecosphere's email list by visiting us at http://ir.stockpr.com/ecospheretech/request-information. This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the construction and development of EDC's growing facilities and the receipt of revenues, and, EDC's plans with respect to the Cannatech Agricultural Center in Washington State and elsewhere. The words "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "plan," "could," "target," "potential," "is likely," "will," "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and trends that we believe may affect results of operations and business strategy. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include EDC's ability to complete construction within budget, the ability of EDC's tenants to successfully grow marijuana, and developments affecting the price of marijuana and other crops. Further information related to risks affecting us and our subsidiaries is contained in our filings with the SEC, including our Form 10-K filed on April 14, 2016. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.


Perry Q.L.,Louisiana State University | Hagius S.D.,Agricultural Center | Walker J.V.,Agricultural Center | Elzer P.H.,Louisiana State University | Elzer P.H.,Agricultural Center
Vaccine | Year: 2010

With the completion of the genomic sequence of Brucella melitensis 16M, a putative hemagglutinin gene was identified which is present in 16M and absent in Brucella abortus. The possibility of this hemagglutinin being a potential virulence factor was evaluated via gene replacement in B. melitensis yielding 16MΔE and expression in trans in B. abortus 2308-QAE. Utilizing the caprine brucellosis model, colonization and pathogenesis studies were performed to evaluate these strains. B. melitensis 16M hemagglutinin gene expression in trans in 2308-QAE revealed a significant (p≤ 0.05) increase in colonization and abortion rates when compared to B. abortus 2308, mimicking B. melitensis 16M virulence in pregnant goats. The B. melitensis disruption mutant's colonization and abortion rates demonstrated no attenuation in colonization but displayed a 28% reduction in abortions when compared to parental B. melitensis 16M. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.


Parajuli R.,Louisiana State University | Chang S.J.,Agricultural Center | Hill R.C.,Louisiana State University
Forest Science | Year: 2015

The ongoing softwood lumber trade dispute between the United States (US) and Canada is one of the most contentious and longest bilateral trade battles in international trade history. The Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) 2006 is the latest temporary solution for this dispute, requiring Canada to impose mandatory export charges on lumber shipments to the United States. By estimating a system of supply and demand equations for the US softwood lumber market, this article assesses the possible effects of the export tax on the lumber trade between the US and Canada. Unlike previous studies, this study computes the actual monthly export tax collected by Canada during the period of SLA 2006 and incorporates it into the empirical modeling. The findings reveal that SLA 2006 has no statistically significant effect on the softwood lumber trade between the United States and Canada. The Canadian lumber exports from SLA-included provinces are found to be price elastic, whereas the US domestic supply schedule is price inelastic. Further, Canadian overseas lumber exports significantly influence the Canadian lumber exports to the United States. Given that SLA 2006 is scheduled to expire in October 2015, this article provides useful insights into the decades-long trade battle between the otherwise friendly neighboring nations. © 2015 Society of American Foresters.


Parajuli R.,Louisiana State University | Chang S.J.,Agricultural Center
Forest Science | Year: 2015

This study estimates simultaneous demand and supply equations for the softwood sawtimber stumpage market in Louisiana using Johansen’s multivariate time-series analysis. The cointegration test in the presence of structural breaks is used to identify the rank of the long-run cointegrating space, and normalization restrictions are imposed to specify demand and supply models under the framework of the vector error correction model. Based on the annual data series from 1955 to 2013, the results reveal that long-run demand and supply coefficient estimates are statistically significant with expected signs. The pine beetle outbreaks in 1985–1986, the timber harvest reductions in the Pacific Northwest region in early 1990s, and the great financial crisis of 2007–2009 significantly influenced the sawtimber stumpage market in Louisiana. The estimated short-run error correction terms indicate that the speed of adjustment toward the long-run equilibrium in the sawtimber market is rather slow. © 2015 Society of American Foresters.


So C.-L.,Agricultural Center | Eberhardt T.L.,U.S. Department of Agriculture
Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy | Year: 2010

Gross calorific value (GCV) has been predicted by building models based on near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and multivariate analysis; however, to date, the impact of feedstock chemical composition on the models has not been directly assessed. In the present study, 20 longleaf pine trees were sampled at two positions (breast and mid-height) for calorimetric and spectroscopic analyses. The GCVs, which ranged from 20 MJ kg-1 to 24 MJ kg-1, showed a strong correlation with the wide-ranging values of acetone-soluble extractives content. After extraction of the samples with acetone, the range for the GCV was both lower and slightly narrower (19-21 MJ kg-1) and was poorly correlated to lignin content with its narrow range of values. Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy coupled with multivariate analysis was applied to the samples and provided a strong coefficient of determination (R2) between the values predicted by NIR and those determined by calorimetry for the unextracted, but not the extracted, samples. Plotting the regression coefficients validated the results by showing very similar plots for GCV and extractives content, thereby indicating that the same molecular features are driving the models. NIR spectroscopy coupled with multivariate analysis can predict GCV for bioenergy feedstocks and also provide insight into chemical features with the greatest impact on fuel value. © IM Publications LLP 2010.


O'Neil C.E.,Agricultural Center | Keast D.R.,Food and Nutrition Database Research Inc. | Nicklas T.A.,Baylor College of Medicine | Fulgoni III V.L.,Nutrition Impact LLC
Nutrition Research | Year: 2012

The purpose of this study was to determine the association of out-of-hand nut (OOHN) consumption with nutrient intake, diet quality, and the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Data from 24-hour recalls from individuals aged 2+ years (n = 24 385) participating in the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used. The population was divided into children aged 2 to 11, 12 to 18, and adults 19+ years, and each group was dichotomized into OOHN consumers and nonconsumers. Out-of-hand nut consumers were defined as those individuals consuming 1/4 oz of nuts or more per d. Means, standard errors, and covariate-adjusted analyses of variance were determined using appropriate sample weights. Diet quality was determined using the Healthy Eating Index-2005. Significance was set at P < .05. The percent of OOHN consumers increased with age: 2.1% ± 0.3%, 2.6% ± 0.3%, 6.5% ± 0.5%, and 9.6% ± 0.5% those aged 2 to 11, 12 to 18, 19 to 50, and 51+ years, respectively. The 2 latter groups were combined into a single group of consumers aged 19+ years for subsequent analyses. Consumers of OOHN from all age groups had higher intakes of energy, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, copper, and magnesium and lower intakes of carbohydrates, cholesterol, and sodium than did nonconsumers. Diet quality was higher in OOHN consumers of all age groups. In children aged 2 to 11 years, consumers had a higher prevalence of overweight/obesity. In those aged 12 to 18 years, weight and percent overweight were lower in consumers. Adult consumers had higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, red blood cell folate, and serum folate levels and lower insulin, glycohemoglobin, and C-reactive protein levels than did nonconsumers. Adult consumers also had a 19% decreased risk of hypertension and a 21% decreased risk of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. Data suggested that OOHN consumption was associated with improved nutrient intake, diet quality, and, in adults, a lower prevalence of 2 risk factors for metabolic syndrome. Consumption of OOHN, as part of a healthy diet, should be encouraged by health professionals. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.


Slaton N.A.,University of Arkansas | Golden B.R.,Agricultural Center | DeLong R.E.,University of Arkansas | Mozaffari M.,University of Arkansas
Soil Science Society of America Journal | Year: 2010

The ability of soil tests to identify nutrient-deficient soils and recommend fertilizer rates that optimize agronomic yield is essential for profitable soybean [Glycine max (L) Merr.] production. Our objectives were to correlate relative soybean yield to Mehlich-3 and 1 mol L -1 HNO 3-extractable soil K and trifoliolate-leaf K concentration at the R1 to R2 development stage and calibrate the K rates for Mehlich-3-extractable soil K. Experiments were established on silt loams at 34 site-years planted with a Maturity Group IV or V cultivar and fertilized at five K rates (0-148 kg K ha ). Mehlich-3-extractable soil K ranged from 46 to 167 mg K kg -1 and produced relative soybean yields of 59 to 100% when no K was applied. Eleven sites had Mehlich-3-extractable K < 91 mg K kg -1 and all responded positively to K fertilization. Soybean grown in soil having 91 to 130 mg K kg -1 responded positively at nine of 15 sites. Mehlich-3 soil K explained 76 to 79% of the variability in relative yields and had critical concentrations of 108 to 114 mg K kg -1, depending on the model. The linear-plateau model predicted the critical HNO 3-extractable soil K to be 480 mg K kg -1. Trifoliolate-leaf K concentration increased significantly, positively, and linearly as Mehlich-3- and HNO 3-extractable soil K increased, but Mehlich-3 soil K explained only 49 to 53% of the variation in trifoliolate-leaf K. Mehlich-3-extractable K is an excellent predictor of soil K availability for soybean grown on silt loams in eastern Arkansas. © Soil Science Society of America, 5585 Guilford Rd.. Madison 53711 USA All rights reserved.

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