TAMPA, Florida, December 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
MagneGas Corporation, ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas® fuel, announced this week a strategic collaboration aimed to expand MagneGas' technology in West Africa.
Masada Waste Management Company ("Masada"), a major waste collection and management company based in the Republic of Sierra Leone, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Company to import fuel and equipment. The MOU includes a payment of $550,000, 5% gross royalty payments and subsequent equipment imports under a two phase approach to expansion plans.
MagneGas has been focusing on expansion in Africa to better assist in the overall development and sustainability of communities in the area. Through this collaboration, MagneGas will work with Masada to try to provide a sustainable solution to the nation's sanitation, waste management, health and safety challenges by quickly and efficiently introducing their patented alternative energy technology throughout the nation. MagneGas originally became involved in the project in response to the EBOLA outbreak in the area and the multiple funding sources that came available for sanitation technologies.
Following several meetings and MagneGas site visits with key officials, Masada is currently making strides to assess and implement MagneGas® in the industrial sector as a sustainable, natural gas alternative to current fuels used. With a population of almost six million, the opportunity to create jobs and turn waste into a locally controlled fuel source has the potential to have a significant impact on the area, both environmentally and economically.
"MagneGas has presented Sierra Leone with the opportunity to create many needed jobs while also addressing waste management, resource preservation and a source of fuel," says Masada primary owner and CEO Gibril Wilson. "We are very excited to take advantage of this opportunity and work with MagneGas to implement their much needed technology while making as big of an impact as we can for our community."
Wilson, originally from Freetown, Sierra Leone, moved to the U.S. at a young age to pursue his National Football League (NFL) career where he earned a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. Following his NFL career, Mr. Wilson has since returned to Sierra Leone to focus on his business operations with the vision of bringing back beauty and helping the nation recover.
Through this partnership, Masada has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for MagneGas fuel for the country of Sierra Leone. The collaboration between the entities will have two main phases including the importation of MagneGas fuel to establish the market and support public funding initiatives, followed by implementing multiple MagneGas gasification systems in country to produce fuel locally. Masada will also be identifying and appointing local distribution partners to help seed the market with MagneGas fuel for various long-term uses.
About Masada Waste Management
Masada Waste Management Company is a private company primarly owned by Mr. Gibril Wilson, a former NFL player for the New York Giants. The company was awarded a 20 year waste management contract by the Government of Sierra Leone (contract excludes medical and marine waste) through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Freetown City Council to collect, manage and convert waste generated in the Freetown Municipality. This includes solid and liquid waste, medical, marine and industrial waste products as a commercial activity for the designated areas aforementioned. Masada focuses on implementing a cost effective household, commercial and industrial waste collection services while working with the City Council.
About MagneGas Corporation
MagneGas® Corporation (MNGA). The Company owns a patented process that converts various liquid wastes into hydrogen based fuels. These fuels can be used as a replacement to natural gas or for metal cutting. The Company's testing has shown the fuels are faster, cleaner and more productive than other alternatives on the market. They are also cost effective and safe to use with little changeover costs. The Company currently sells MagneGas® into the metalworking market as a replacement to acetylene.
The MagneGas fuel production systems can be set-up locally using various types of feedstock. The Company believes this flexibility can give them an advantage in the Government/Military marketplace as fuels can be manufactured on site from raw materials found locally worldwide and eliminates the time and expense of shipping to the specific military theater. The Company is planning to establish joint ventures with third parties to construct these supply facilities worldwide.
The Company also sells equipment for the sterilization of bio-contaminated liquid waste for various industrial and agricultural markets. In addition, the Company is developing a variety of ancillary uses for MagneGas® fuels utilizing its high flame temperature for co-combustion of hydrocarbon fuels and other advanced applications. For more information on MagneGas®, please visit the Company's website at http://www.MagneGas.com.
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