Powering global trade

Enegra develops solutions for every participant in the global trade eco-system, from finance to logistics, asset authentication, dematerialisation, and trading

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From Australia, to Asia and the world

Trade innovation is in our DNA. We have been creating legal, financial, logistic, and technology solutions for commodity trading for over 9 years.

In 2011, Enegra saw an opportunity to apply their expertise in finance, trade and logistics to reduce the risk of sourcing and trading commodities from emerging economies. Application of Enegra's model to the global coal market resulted in Enegra consolidating output from various Asian producers and becoming one of the largest owners of offtake in the world.

Enegra have grown quickly from humble beginnings in Australia to a $27B capitalisation, with their Head Office in Malaysia and multiple subsidiaries in Australia, Singapore, and Indonesia. This rapid growth was enabled through the development IP for every step of the commodity life-cycle, including new models for derivative and margin pricing and the application of AI/ML, blockchain and other emerging technologies.

Enegra's IP, combined with their local market knowledge and relationships, allows them to both control and profit from every step in the commodity life cycle, while ensuring that all participants in the wider trade eco-system also benefit - including the local community.

EGX Security Tokens

We have tokenised 100% of the equity in Enegra Group Ltd, with equity represented by the T-REX compliant EGX security token issued on the Ethereum blockchain (ISIN: MYA159590209).

There are 100,000,000 EGX issued to represent the 100,000,000 ordinary shares of Enegra Group Ltd. The shares are held by a licensed Trust Company as Nominee on behalf of EGX token-holders, and all rights and distributions are passed on to EGX token-holders, including distributions and voting. As EGX are securities, in order to purchase EGX, investors need to first pass KYC/AML checks and be whitelisted. Once whitelisted, investors can buy and sell EGX via the Bancor Network, using ETH and various other tokens.

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Please contact support@enegragroup.com to purchase EGX via USD, EUR, or BTC.

Our people, the key to our success

Board of Directors

Our board of directors has the full set of skills and experience necessary to develop world-class solutions, and manage a growing global business.

Matthew is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in banking, trade finance, commodity trading and logistics. He has a track record with executive boards formulating strategies and executing on time and within budget.

Prior to Enegra, Matthew worked in Westpac Institutional Banking, managing a portfiolio in excess of $500M, broking acquisitions and leveraged buyouts.

Matthew has a B.Com (Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law).

Eli is a technology and startup expert, with over 25 years hands-on operational and leadership experience in various industries and locations, specialising in the application of disruptive technologies and paradigms to transform organisations and industries - from Aviation in New Zealand to Telecom Services in Africa.

Eli is currently CEO of Blockchain Labs Asia and focused on FinTech, with ventures changing how people work and live, leveraging new technology to get things done – faster, cheaper, easier, better, and in a more people-oriented way.

David has over 30 years of international experience across investment banking, corporate advisory, corporate public relations and capital raising services within the natural resources sector. He is currently CEO of Canamex Gold Corp and a Director of Arizona Silver Exploration Corp, Canadian listed public companies.

David was previously a Sr executive with BAE Systems, focussed on international business development, financing, management and marketing within the UK, the Middle East and Europe. Senior commissioned officer (Engineer and Pilot) in the Royal Australian Air Force.

He has a B.Eng, and Dip. FP.

Jeremy is CPA qualified and has a very strong commodity, treasury and financial markets background having worked 25 + years in a variety of large corporate and banking roles in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Jeremy is the founder and current managing director of Apxium, a financial technology business specialising invoice financing and payments.

Jeremy has valuable commodity experience from his time jointly managing the worlds largest gold hedging book at Normandy Mining and also trading precious metal at Pru-Bache in the UK. He is also a former treasurer for the South Australian Energy Network (ETSA).

Tony brings over 20 year's experience as a company director and entrepreneur in the UK, and is one of the original shareholders in Enegra.

He is currently Managing Director and co-founder of CVAM Ltd. Incorporated in 2000, CVAM has now grown to be one of the most successful independent companies of its type in the UK, trading in transportation assets across home and export markets, specialising in Africa.

Tony also acts as an advisor to a number of major FTSE100 financial institutions based in the UK, advisong on future residual value risk and exit strategies for their transportation and logistics portfolios.

Advisory Board

Our advisory board gives us the confidence to work in uncharted waters, knowing we have such deep experience to call on.

Alex has over 20 years’ experience working in the Financial Markets as a trader and broker with a specialisation in Options trading. With experience in Foreign Exchange, Fixed-Income and most recently, Commodities, he has a strong sense of Macro Fundamentals and Technical Analysis.

Alex is based in the UK and is delighted to work with Enegra to build out their trading operations globally. Alex has also followed the blockchain and digital securities sectors from inception and has a keen interest in Enegra’s development in this area.

Oliver Scott-Simons was formerly a director and head of Asia FX Correlation Option trading at Barclays Singapore and previously worked a several top tier banks in London spanning 13 years in front office trading up to 2015.

Since then Oliver has been consulting for a large bank in south east Asia and has founded two companies; Tronn (cloud based quantitative analytics) and Invariance (systematic trading in FX, commodities and crypto using machine learning techniques).

Oliver has a degree and masters in mathematics from Imperial College London.

Powering global trade

Enegra develops solutions for every participant in the global trade eco-system, from finance to logistics, asset authentication, dematerialisation, and trading

EGX management now available online

Industry News & Views

22 September 2020

The Positive Growth Prospects For Indonesia’s Mining Sector

Intelligent positioning should cement Indonesia’s role in global industry.

Indonesia contains an abundance of natural and human resources that have drawn traders to the archipelago for hundreds of years. Technological developments are creating new opportunities for the country allowing it to capitalise on its abundant mineral resources. Indonesia is gearing up to position itself not only as a supplier of raw materials but also as a key producer of smart technologies. The intention is to develop industries which will draw revenue into the country.

Parts of Indonesia used to be known as the Spice Islands and would attract traders from around the world to their supply of precious spices. Today Indonesia sits on mineral reserves that play a vital role in a number of developing global technologies. This is creating significant opportunities within the country that extend beyond the mining and distribution of mineral resources.

We have covered the vital role that nickel plays in the development of electric vehicle batteries in previous articles. To summarise the situation, Indonesia has significant supplies of nickel which is vital to producing the next generation of batteries. Nickel is necessary to produce energy-dense lithium-ion batteries which facilitate extended range and power for electric vehicles. Indonesia intends to leverage its nickel resources to develop further downstream industries beyond mining. A recent ban on ore exports was enacted to encourage the internal growth of these industries. Although COVID19 has put a dampener on nickel mining, Tesla’s recent announcement of a “giant contract” for responsible nickel miners is a clear indication of the direction Indonesia’s nickel mining could head.

Another significant opportunity for Indonesia is the development of its rare earth resources. Rare earth minerals play a vital role in important industries such as communications, aerospace and defence. Experts often joke that rare earth minerals are neither rare nor earth — but they are valuable. There are 17 rare earth minerals in the periodic table and Indonesia has at least 13 of these. To put things into perspective rare earth elements can be found in many of our smartphone components, ranging from the screen to the speakers.

Although proven quantities of rare earth minerals in Indonesia are currently only modest, the industry represents a significant opportunity for future growth. It is interesting that much of the currently identified resources are contained within the rock waste of existing mine sites known as tailings. Currently, many of these deposits are to be found on the islands of Bangka and Belitung near Singapore and some of the sites date back hundreds of years.

Rare earth minerals are becoming an increasingly contentious subject in geopolitics and have been identified as a “flashpoint” in global trade. China currently controls 80% the world’s trade in rare earth resources and this is adding to trade tensions with the US. Rare earth minerals are so valuable to technological development that some commentators have identified China’s control over the industry as being a point of geopolitical leverage. If commercially viable quantities of rare earth minerals can be extracted in Indonesia the country will be in a strong position to leverage this global market. Indonesia is currently the world’s second-largest producer of tin after China.

There is something appealing about retroactively utilising ancient tin mine tailings to extract rare earth minerals but it is not just tin mines which are associated with these commodities. Indonesia has identified rare earth deposits in Aceh, Jambi and West Kalimantan where they occur in conjunction with bauxite. If Indonesia can generate commercially viable quantities of rare earth minerals there exists significant export value as well as the opportunity to develop downstream industries such as those intended for nickel.

As Indonesia’s mining operations grow to meet global demands, logistics and finance are set to become increasingly valuable. The Enegra Group has core competencies in managing logistics and delivering financial instruments to organizations throughout the mineral supply chain. These skills are important for reducing friction and facilitating the liquidity of mine operators.

It is often underestimated by outside observers how important trade financing and logistical expertise are for operations in the mining industry. Although these processes take place in the background, without them industry costs would spiral. It is the Enegra Group’s intention to strategically position itself within Indonesia’s expanding mineral supply chains. There are significant advantages to be leveraged in the growth of both nickel and rare earth minerals. The next decade should see Indonesia cement itself as not only a global supplier of commodities but also as a growing centre for technology products and the Enegra Group will be there to assist that growth.

Enegra Group Ltd (LL15959) is a commodity trading company focused on resources in Southeast Asia. Equity in Enegra has been tokenised via the EGX security token. For enquires related to the purchase of EGX please contact support@enegragroup.com.

The Positive Growth Prospects For Indonesia’s Mining Sector was originally published in Enegra on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

7 September 2020

Tesla’s Growing Demand For Nickel Casts A Spotlight On Indonesia

The growth of the global electric vehicle industry presents opportunities and challenges for Indonesia.

Tesla has revolutionised the ways in which we view and use electric vehicles. As we drive towards increasing sustainability in our transport industry a balance must be found between the environmental impacts of transport and the sustainability of mineral mining operations. As legislation is being formed there are now opportunities to address the challenges in this new industry.

It is evident that Indonesia will play a pivotal role in this process due to its extensive mineral deposits and sustainability in mining operations will require cooperation from both industry and regulators. A balance is achievable but will only be realised through the strict monitoring of mining operations.

During the decade between 2008 and 2018 Tesla’s revenue increased from 15 million a year to 21,461 million a year. This startling growth reflects Tesla’s design but also an increasing demand for high-quality electric vehicles in the market. During 2019 Telsa delivered 367,200 vehicles to customers and is setting the standard for electric vehicles. Most major automotive manufacturers now in the process of transitioning into the electric vehicle market. Technological development has been at the heart of this incredible success and has focused on innovative battery technologies.

Electric vehicles embody a leap forward in power innovation. It is within the batteries that drive electric vehicles that materials science has delivered the required energy density. Energy density is key to improving the range and size of electric vehicles. Tesla currently relies on cobalt in their batteries but Elon Musk’s recent announcement that they would offer a “giant contract” to nickel miners indicates their intent to move from cobalt to nickel.

Although there are nickel deposits in countries such as Canada and Australia, Indonesia has some of the largest concentrations of the mineral. Tesla realised that the production of environmentally friendly cars should be based upon sustainably sourced resources. To monitor their suppliers Tesla uses third-party companies to conduct unscheduled checks. These checks are to ensure that environmental standards are being met and there is no use of child labour.

Indonesia aims to capitalise upon their nickel resources to develop its downstream industries. It has identified that the international market for electric vehicles will continue to grow and opportunities exist for Indonesia to develop a thriving electric vehicle industry. This will serve both Indonesia’s large internal market and the global export market. To encourage this growth Indonesia recently implemented a ban on nickel ore exports. Although the business logic of the ban seemed strong the controversial legislation has adversely impacted the economy during the COVID19 lockdown. Indonesia aims is to build downstream facilities such as smelters which will form the basis of burgeoning battery and electric vehicle industries.

Nickel is the second most expensive component in the production of electric vehicle batteries after cobalt. Nickel is necessary to building battery cells that have high energy densities. Without nickel, the goal of developing larger electric vehicle classes with sufficient range for industrial applications may be unachievable. As the industry becomes increasingly globalised the demand for Indonesian nickel will only increase. With the science available to us today it is possible to make informed decisions on how nickel resources will be mined to benefit both the economy and limit the impact on Indonesia’s environment.

Both cobalt and nickel have issues associated with their mining. It is the environmental impact of nickel extraction which is important to minimise. Indonesia has a unique diversity of flora and fauna that needs to be protected. Not only does this biodiversity hold biochemical secrets that could benefit medicine it also plays a vital role in the wider regional ecology.

Indonesia is an archipelago of tropical islands and nickel was first prospected on the island of Sulawesi in 1901. As Indonesia legislates the industry there are opportunities to implement environmental safety standards which can protect Indonesia’s coral reefs and tropical forests. It seems inevitable that Tesla will engage with Indonesia’s nickel miners and its avowed aim to minimise the impact of mining provides an opportunity to implement standards that could set the bar for mining in Indonesia.

It is profit which drives industry but that goal must be tempered with respect for our environment. In an enlightened age, it is only fitting that vehicles which reduce emissions are manufactured in a sustainable manner. Otherwise, as the activist Pius Ginting says “the net result is we have clear air in our cities, but then we destroy a rich biodiversity area.”

Enegra Group Ltd (LL15959) is a commodity trading company focused on resources in Southeast Asia. Equity in Enegra has been tokenised via the EGX security token. For enquires related to the purchase of EGX please contact support@enegragroup.com.

Tesla’s Growing Demand For Nickel Casts A Spotlight On Indonesia was originally published in Enegra on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

1 September 2020

Balancing Efficiency & Employment With Automated Mining Systems

Mining automation is bringing challenges and opportunities.

The mining industry is increasingly adopting the use of automated processes. The industry is in a state of transition from the current methodology to a future where many of the roles currently played by humans will be superseded by automated systems. In this drive towards automation, there are numerous values to be capitalised upon and there are hurdles to be managed. How these factors are implemented into mining automation has the capacity to transform the industry into the future.

“Ultimate automation will make our modern industry as primitive and outdated as the stone age man looks to us today.” — Albert Einstein

As the technology for mining develops there are several key impacts the process will bring to mining operations. Automation is set to improve profit margins in the mining industry by delivering enhanced efficiencies and reducing the risk of accidents. Industrial giant CAT has developed automated systems called Command for Hauling which enables vehicles to autonomously move into position, haul payloads to dump points and report for maintenance. Although the initial investment in automated vehicles is higher than traditional models, these systems promise to be cost-effective over time through their improved efficiencies and reduced employees.

The development in mining machinery over the previous decades has been focused upon increasing the volume of material that can be extracted. However, this next generation of haulage vehicles improves upon the previous generation by enhancing efficiency and safety. Implementation of highspeed communication on mining sites enables faster data transmission and the imminent emergence of 5G networks will improve the efficiencies of automated networks. The ability to track and trace onsite assets will reduce the risk of accidents and environmental damage.

Although there are issues with automation impacting employment practices in the mining industry it is also opening the market to smaller players. The large traditional mining operations are slow to change and adopt new technologies. This is creating opportunities for smaller agile miners to enter the space. Global natural resources are dwindling and becoming harder to mine. Some existing resources have been identified yet represent significant technical challenges to extract. Some industry commentators are identifying mining automation as the solution to maximise resource stocks in the coming years.

Automation may also play a critical role in meeting consumer demand for ethically mined resources. The technological advantages emerging in mining along with blockchain protocols will soon be able to track commodities along the supply chain. Such advancements would mean that consumer pressure through informed purchases would drive profits towards miners who implement ethical practices that are facilitated by automation.

There are significant advantages to be gained from automated mining technologies but these come hand-in-hand with economic and social hurdles.

As mining becomes increasingly automated we will see employment opportunities fall in what has traditionally been a primary employment sector. Australia exports over $2 billion worth of mining services and equipment annually and employs 233,000 people or almost 1.9% of Australia’s workforce. As automation becomes increasingly widespread this will inevitably reduce the industry’s reliance on human resources. The cost of employing miners in developed countries is a factor which will drive the adoption of automated mining technologies. It will be in developed countries where the employment impacts of mining automation will be felt first. The trend seems unstoppable but will inevitably require a managed transition. Tensions over automation and unemployment are likely to be similar to those experienced in the transport industry as driverless vehicles erode employment opportunities.

Interestingly it is one of the oldest forms of mining which may escape the trend of automation. Artisanal mining for gold has taken place on the banks of African rivers for thousands of years. These mineral deposits support seasonal mining from farmers and often have poor safety records due to lack of regulation. Artisanal mining operations are carried out in locations that don’t have enough deposits to justify the investment by mining companies who could afford to bring automation to the site. It is for this reason that artisanal mining may be the last mining sector to be impacted by automation and will continue with the tools and processes that have lasted for millennia.

The automation of mining operations will improve the environmental impact, encourage ethical mining and make it safer. It relies on the new wave of technologically advanced vehicles and systems which are now being developed and implemented. In almost every sense mining automation is beneficial except for the impact it will have on employment within the industry. Mining is about to enter a state of flux and should take responsibility for assisting workforces to transition into other employment. If the industry is not proactive there will certainly be social issues to contend with that mirror those in other automated industries.

Enegra Group Ltd (LL15959) is a commodity trading company focused on resources in Southeast Asia. Equity in Enegra has been tokenised via the EGX security token. For enquires related to the purchase of EGX please contact support@enegragroup.com.

Balancing Efficiency & Employment With Automated Mining Systems was originally published in Enegra on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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