Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ: PEIX) closed at $0.43 after moving up by 2.82% whereas overall traded volume stood at 1.53 million shares. Pacific Ethanol, Inc. is a marketer and producer of low carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. It produces and sells ethanol and its co-products, including wet distillers grain and provides transportation, storage and delivery of ethanol through third-party service providers in the Western United States, primarily in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho and Washington. On May 17, 2009, five of its indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, Pacific Ethanol Holding Co. LLC, Pacific Ethanol Madera LLC, Pacific Ethanol Columbia, LLC, Pacific Ethanol Stockton, LLC and Pacific Ethanol Magic Valley, LLC, each commenced a case by filing voluntary petitions for relief under the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in an effort to restructure their indebtedness. In June 2010, Pacific Ethanol Inc. announced the emergence from bankruptcy of Pacific Ethanol Holding Co. LLC (PEH) and its four wholly owned subsidiaries.

Hanmi Financial Corp (NASDAQ: HAFC) went up by 3.25% and closed at $1.27with total traded volume of 1.51 million shares in the last trading day. Hanmi Financial Corporation (Hanmi Financial) is a holding company for Hanmi Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community bank conducting general business banking, with its primary market encompassing the Korean-American community, and other communities in the multi-ethnic populations of Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, the San Francisco Bay area, and the Silicon Valley area in Santa Clara County. The Bank provides its banking services through its branch network to a variety of small- to medium-sized businesses.

Alanco Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALAN) closed at $0.21 after gaining by 4.48% whereas overall traded volume stood at 1.41 million shares for the day. Alanco Technologies, Inc. (Alanco) is a provider of advanced information technology solutions. The Company operates in two segments:  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology, which is engaged in incorporating design, production, marketing and distribution of RFID tracking technology, and Wireless Asset Management, which is engaged in incorporating the design, production, marketing, distribution and monitoring of wireless asset management products, primarily for the transportation industry. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, the Company discontinued its Data Storage segment. In March 2010, the Company announced the sale of its data storage subsidiary, Excel Meridian Data, Inc.

Cypress Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYPB) reported the gain of 2.33% to close at $3.52 with total traded volume of 1.33 million shares in the last trading session. Cypress Bioscience, Inc. provides therapeutics and personalized medicine services, facilitating improved and individualized patient care. The Company focuses on addressing the evolving needs of specialist physicians and their patients by identifying unmet medical needs in the areas of pain, rheumatology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, including challenging disorders, such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. In January 2009, the Company received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Savella (milnacipran HCl) for the management of fibromyalgia (FM).

TerreStar Corporation (NASDAQ: TSTR) closed at $0.73 after increasing by 0.47% whereas traded volume stood at 1.32 million shares. TerreStar Corporation is in the mobile communications business through its ownership of TerreStar Networks Inc. (TerreStar Networks), its principal operating subsidiary, and TerreStar Global Ltd. (TerreStar Global). TerreStar Networks, in cooperation with its Canadian partner, 4491165 Canada Inc, a majority owned subsidiary of Trio 2 General Partnership (Trio), seeks to launch an wireless communications system to provide mobile coverage throughout the United States and Canada using integrated satellite-terrestrial smartphones.

AMLM.ob Investments and Reasons Why AMLM Should Be On Your Radar


American Lithium Minerals Inc. (OTC BB: AMLM.OB) developing projects for lithium, the mineral used to manufacture the rechargeable battery of choice for computers, cell phones, and electric and hybrid-electric cars. With lithium being such an important component of the U.S. government’s green energy plan, demand for lithium-powered vehicles is expected to increase fivefold by 2010.

Moving Borate Hills to Feasibility PhaseI

-Intent is to advance to feasibility by spring 2011
-Investing US$4.5 million dollars over the next year to complete an economic pre-feasibility study
-Phase I will include surface sampling, reconnaissance drilling and metallurgical testing.

The Borate Hills Project is a large co-product lithium and boron deposit located 20 miles west of the only producing lithium mine in North America. Recently reported Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) investment will fund completion of an economic pre-feasibility study for the Borate Hills Project. The project features a very large deposit of relatively high grades of 2750 ppm lithium (0.275%) and 10,000 ppm boron (1%).

JOGMEC’s decision to join forces with AMLM will enable American Lithium to advance the pre-feasibility stage of the Project and is ultimately expected to be instrumental in increasing the United States’ market share of production of goods using lithium power, particularly in the area of electronics and automobiles where this technology is being used increasingly more often by manufacturers due to its longer battery life and lighter weight.

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Demand for lithium-powered vehicles is expected to increase fivefold by 2012. The domestic automotive industry must secure a lithium source to supply the next generation of hybrid-electric and electric vehicles.

. GM has announced plans to build a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery plant to supply the power for its
Chevy Volt, scheduled to debut in 2011.
. BMW plans to launch its remodeled Li-ion battery-powered 750i luxury sedan to the Japanese in
2010. This year, the company is producing 500 all-electric MINI Es, also with Li-ion batteries, for
leasing in select cities.
. Toyota plans to launch plug-in hybrid Priuses with Li-ion batteries later this year.
. Mercedes-Benz plans to launch its S400 Blue HYBRID with a Li-ion battery next year.
. The Ford Escape plug-in hybrid with the same power technology is slated for 2012.
. The Tesla Roadster, Chyrsler EcoVoyager, Dodge ZEO, Jeep Renegade and the Saturn Flextreme are all
slated for li-ion batteries.
. Nissan will use Li-ion batteries for the 65,000 hybrids they hope to manufacture by 2010.
. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. anticipates that demand will increase fivefold to meet the needs of electric

The president has signed a $790 billion economic stimulus plan that includes $5 billion for the development of a domestic battery industry including:

(1) $2 billion in loans, grants and tax credits to help stimulate the development and large-scale domestic
production of advanced, lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric cars.
(2) Up to $2.4 billion in tax credits for building battery plants.
(3) Another bonus included is a $7,500 tax credit for people who purchase plug-in hybrid cars, which will
indirectly boost lithium-ion battery production.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ,demand for lithium destined for battery usage is predicted to grow by 20% per year!

Currently the worldwide market for lithium batteries is estimated at over $4 billion a year.

Keep AMLM on your watch list from now!

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