Cleantech Transit Inc. (OTC.BB:CLNO) announced in a recent press release that funding to be provided to Phoenix Energy for the commercialization of a 500 Kilowatt biomass gasification plant should be eligible to apply for a renewable energy cash back incentive program offered by the U.S. Federal Government. If it concludes its planned investment in Phoenix Energy, under Section 1603 of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Cleantech Transit will be entitled to receive its pro-rata share of 30% cash grant payments. Once the final interconnect process and application are complete the grant should be received within 60 days. The 5-year grant vesting period, means all parties must remain owner of record for that length of time, underscoring Cleantech and its partners' commitment to this project and the host community.
The U.S. Treasury's cash grant program was created to provide funding, in lieu of tax credits, for the development of clean energy projects and clean tech jobs nationwide. The Merced facility has already employed several individuals, both for the construction phase and subsequent plant operations once in service.
As previously announced, the full commercial operation of the first plant is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2011.
Alex Holtermann, CEO of Cleantech, commented, The structure of this cash back program will add more predictability to our financing needs. The cash back incentive program also applies for new projects, which can accelerate the installation of other plants this year.
About Cleantech Transit Inc.
Cleantech Transit Inc. was founded to capitalize on technology advances and manufacturing opportunities in the growing clean energy public transportation sector. The Company has expanded its focus to invest directly in specific green projects that can maximize shareholder value. Recognizing the many economic and operational advances of converting wood waste into renewable sources of energy, Cleantech has selected to invest in Phoenix Energy (www.phoenixenergy.net). This project can generate shareholder returns as well benefit the Company's manufacturing clients worldwide. For more information, visit www.cleantechtransitinc.com.
National Health Partners, Inc. (National Health) (OTCBB:NHPR.ob), a leading provider of unique discount healthcare membership programs, is pleased to announce just recently that the Company has achieved positive earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 compared to a loss of $522,542 for the same period last year. Revenues for the 3rd quarter grew 12.3% over the same period last year. The Company attributes the net earnings to the significant cost-cutting initiatives taken over the past couple of quarters and which is continuing in the 4th quarter.
I am thrilled to announce that we have finally achieved profitability, stated David M. Daniels, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Health Partners. Due to the fact that our limited medical provider unexpectedly decided to exit the marketplace, we were unable to add any new CARExpress Plus limited medical sales during the 3rd quarter. Yet, despite this temporary setback, we were still able to substantially increase our revenue and reach profitability which is a testament to the underlying strength we have with our core CARExpress health discount programs. Although we achieved positive results in revenues and earnings, we anticipate much better results going forward into 2011.
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