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

28 July 2020

Nickel Is Set To Play An Important Role In Developing Industries

Higher prices for nickel will be generated through new industrial growth.

The market for nickel is pivotal as it forms the basis for a number of interesting and evolving industries. Nickel plays an important part in the production of both stainless steel and electric vehicles which ensures that the demand for the metal will remain strong and holds the potential for growth. As one of the world’s leading producers of nickel is Indonesia which is of particular interest to the Enegra Group. An intelligent approach to engagement with the nickel market should derive profits as the markets for nickel-based products continue to grow.

Nickel’s price continues to remain strong during 2020 and is currently around $13,500 against a backdrop of falling warehouse stocks. However, this is far from the record high of around $50,000 nickel achieved back in 2007. Nickel is the fifth most abundant element on earth and some of the biggest producers of nickel beyond Indonesia are the Philippines, Canada, Russia, Australia, Brazil and New Caledonia. Interestingly nickel is spread throughout the universe and meteorites landing on earth contain far greater quantities of nickel than most earth rocks.

As part of its development plans, Indonesia intends to increase capacity throughout its downstream mining industry. To achieve this goal Indonesia has enacted a ban on the export of nickel ore and is currently trying to enforce the ban by sanctioning businesses which fail to comply. A recent refusal to compromise on the export ban is driving Indonesia to cut export quotas or terminate permits for companies circumventing the regulations. The current issues surrounding Indonesia’s ore export ban appear to be directly tied to the fixed prices for nickel stipulated by the government and discrepancies against international market pricing. Economic factors dictate that nickel miners will look for the best prices for their ore on the global market but the government is trying to change that through the new regulations.

Nickel is an important element in the production of stainless steel and other alloys. Production of stainless steel is predicted to increase significantly over the next decade, partly due to increased demand within China. The inclusion of nickel strengthens alloys allowing them to withstand extreme temperatures and corrosion. Because of this two-thirds of current nickel mined today is used in the production of stainless steel. However, the multi-billion dollar market for nickel is set to grow in step with the growth of the market for electric vehicles. This expanding market will have significant impacts on the nickel industry and market prices over the next decade.

The electric vehicle industry relies heavily on nickel for the production of Lithium-Ion batteries. These batteries were the product of a development cycle which lead through nickel-cadmium and then nickel-metal hydride batteries. Nickel’s major advantage in battery production is that it helps deliver higher energy density and increased energy storage capacity at reduced costs. This ultimately improves the cost of producing the storage for each kWh of energy. One primary advantage of this is in improving power storage from the production of intermittent renewable energy sources like solar and wind.

As a producer of nickel with a large population, Indonesia has plans to develop a robust internal market for electric vehicles. This is in line with the desire to develop the downstream mining industry throughout the country. In the near future, Indonesia has the capacity to become a major production hub for electric vehicles and plans to become a global player in their manufacture. The growth of this industry should precipitate significant structural changes in the global nickel market. Investment in the nickel industry should provide investors with access to both the growing stainless steel and electric vehicles markets. Several commentators believe that the sector is currently undercapitalised which presents opportunities for growth, investment and profit.

The ability to identify changing market forces and trends across the sector is a major advantage to companies intending to benefit from nickel. With our strong ties to Indonesia, the Enegra Group is well-positioned to take advantage of these trends and it is our belief that there is a profitable future for those willing to invest in nickel and its associated industries. As fossil fuels begin to diminish the need for nickel will only increase. There will be significant rewards for companies who intelligently position themselves within the market for nickel. Investment into nickel today is an investment into the future.

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.

Nickel Is Set To Play An Important Role In Developing Industries was originally published in Enegra on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

20 July 2020

Security Tokens Are Revitalising Commodities Trading

Blockchain technology is bringing new opportunities and accountability to precious metals.

One of the more interesting applications of blockchain technology is emerging in the precious metals market. As fiat currencies begin to lose the trust of investors around the world, there is a surge of investment flowing into the ownership of precious metals. Innovative implementation of technology is now improving the process of ownership and trading of precious metals. This is an emerging market and the combination of gold and blockchain technology is demonstrating new advantages to the precious metals market.

In the past, money was in the form of precious metal coins. Some of the oldest coins in the world date from India in the 7th century BC and were often made of a naturally occurring alloy of silver and gold called electrum. After the invention of paper money currencies such as the US dollar were backed by physical gold deposits. In 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt removed the US dollar from the gold standard and mandated that all citizens turn in their gold stock to the Federal Reserve. Since that point, the US dollar like other fiat currencies was not based on physical assets.

With the current economic crisis brought about by the COVID19 panic, investors are becoming increasingly concerned about the fiat state of US currency. With the Federal Reserve printing over $3 trillion to prop up the US dollar system, investment is flowing into precious metals. Gold has recently breached the $1,800 mark and commentators are predicting that both gold and Bitcoin will reach record highs in the near future. The market for precious metal coins is also exhibiting strong trends and in some locations, there is a shortage of supply so gold and silver coins are trading at a significant premium.

Amidst unprecedented and unstable economic conditions, investors are bullish about precious metals and this support is driving the global prices for gold. However, there are concerns about the integrity of the global precious metals market. Analysis of the LBMA’s recent figures shows that there is a diminishing supply of physical gold on the market. Furthermore, there are unsettling trends in the balance of investors on the COMEX. There are concerns that there could soon be a shortage of physical gold to back existing futures contracts. A situation such as this could trigger a force majeure event that could decimate the futures market.

This volatile situation is placed against a backdrop of negative lending rates for gold. This will disincentivize central banks from supplying additional gold liquidity into the market to facilitate the delivery of gold futures. Additionally, the Federal Reserve’s rampant printing of fiat US dollars to prop up the economy is creating inflationary pressures through their quantitative easing policies. As it stands, there seems to be a shortage of physical gold in the market to meet contractual obligations and the central banks have no incentive to lend gold to plug the hole. This is all happening within an inflationary environment. In the midst of these turbulent pressures, investors are scrambling to obtain access to physical gold.

New and innovative products for the ownership and trading of physical gold are beginning to arrive on the market. Through the use of Ethereum’s ERC-20 protocol security tokens are now being backed by gold bullion. As The Enegra Group have completely tokenised the shareholding of our company we pay close attention to the tokenisation industry.

One example of a product such as this is MetalStream’s MSGLD security tokens. MSGLD tokens represent 1 gram of LBMA certified gold bullion, can be traded online and redeemed for bullion in 1 kilogram quantities. Products such as MSGLD bring new opportunities to the market as they allow gold to be traded and owned digitally with the advantages of security tokens. What is important for the market segment to move forward will be the quality and transparency of third party auditing of the physical assets represented by security tokens.

Perhaps in the future, we will see other commodities undergo the digitisation process that gold is spearheading. Beyond other precious metals, it could be that we see coal and nickel tokenised. If this process is effectively audited then issues with futures markets could be mitigated and we may avoid the tension we are currently seeing with gold futures. A tokenisation process would open up markets too far greater numbers of investors and set the stage for greater transparency and reduced friction in mining.

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.

Security Tokens Are Revitalising Commodities Trading was originally published in Enegra on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

10 July 2020

A Greener Future For Mining

New technologies are reducing the impacts of mining.

As technology evolves new advances are improving the process of mining operations and how they impact the environment. As mining is a commercial operation the primary focus is revenue generation, yet a combination of improving legislation and the financial incentives derived from operational efficiencies are spurring developments that mitigate the environmental impact of mining. As technology transfer is global, technological innovations of this kind can spread quickly.

We have previously discussed aspects of green mining technology but this is an evolving and interesting sector with much to offer the mining industry. In this article, we look at two developing technologies which are beneficial to the environment as well as miners.

One of the most effective ways to rehabilitate land after a mining operation is an intelligent use of nature to repair itself. Mining has significant impacts on the environmental equilibrium and scientists are developing techniques to re-establish growth on disused mining land. As with so much of the natural world, it is fungi which play a vital role in the process of repairing the environmental balance.

The West Virginia University grows and maintains stocks of fungi that can colonise land previously used for mining operations to spearhead the return of other species. The process of mining often depletes the land of nutrients making it inhospitable for plants to grow. However certain kinds of fungi have the capacity to secure nutrients from the soil which are unattainable to other plants.

These strains are known as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and they form a symbiotic partnership with plant roots. To safeguard against the loss of fungi species from the effects of climate change the West Virginia University maintains live stocks of these important fungi. Between 250 and 300 strains are cultured at any one time and must be partnered with an appropriate plant host. The pairs are then developed in greenhouses for up to a year.

Once transplanted onto decommissioned mine sites these strains of fungi help plants to grow and recolonise the land. Increased mining operations and climate change factors are impacting the volume of available land suitable for growing crops. By leveraging the symbiotic qualities of nature, fungi are able to speed the recovery time for mining land. This approach is so intrinsic to the cycle of life that it is appropriate for implementation globally. Rehabilitated mining land can be repurposed for other uses providing a financial incentive to an environmental necessity.

Canada is a major mining hub due to both its environmental qualities and pro-mining legislation. In 2014–2015 over 40 companies from more than a dozen countries invested in Canada’s mining sector. The spread in yearly temperatures across the country means that delivering clean air to deep underground mines relies heavily on both refrigeration and heating systems. Both of these processes create significant operational costs for miners and increase the environmental impacts of their operations.

The Canadian government is financially backing the development of a new form of temperature management for mining operations known as Natural Heat Exchange Engineering Technology (NHEET). The principle of the NHEET system relies on pulling air through fractured rock formations engineered to act as natural heat exchangers. This approach will allow underground mining operations to effectively manage air temperatures while simultaneously reducing operational expenses.

The NHEET approach was inspired by an existing Canadian mine which leverages fractured rock from a historical operation. Through this method of heat exchange, the mine has been able to significantly reduce their energy costs and completely remove their reliance on refrigerants for their deep mining activities. The current research is utilising both software and physical models to define a methodology for engineering NHEET systems in other deep mining facilities. Technologies such as NHEET are ideal as they facilitate greater resource extraction while reducing the chemical and energetic resources required for mine opearation.

The two technologies we have discussed here are important for repairing the environmental damage caused by mining operations. As resources become harder to access mining operations are spreading further afield. We must treat our environment with respect and aim to reduce the impacts of mining.

However, it is important to note that a prime driver for the development of greener mining technologies is a financial incentive. These technologies are valuable, not only improving the operational costs of mining operations but they also deliver the capacity to rehabilitate land so that it can be used for new commercial purposes.

As is so often the case the technologies which are developed the fastest are those that achieve an economic goal. In the case of greener mining technologies, it is exciting to see those economic incentives aligning with environmental goals. Hopefully, this is a trend in which we continue to see grow — both economic and environmental.

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.

A Greener Future For Mining was originally published in Enegra on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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