“Bodo Albrecht is more than just another contributor to Kitco News. His knowledge and experience in the metals industry makes him a valuable resource and a great story teller. He is an important member of the Kitco team. What makes Albrecht unique is the fact that he goes looking for the strange and unusual, whether it is an engineer developing solar panel roads in his barn to scientists creating gold with the high-powered microwaves. Because of his experience and knowledge, Albrecht presents an important global perspective and is able to highlight how different research in various countries could potentially impact the technology metals markets. From Apple products to electric cars to smart homes, Albrecht is able to keep abreast of evolving technologies, important to the metals.”

Neils Christensen, Editor, Kitco News – July 21, 2015

“Bodo Albrecht of BASIQ Corp. is an extremely knowledgeable and gifted speaker. He is insightful, able to pull data from many sources and extract from the data, meaningful trends. In September 2014, He spoke at the NY Metro AICHE 8th Annual Energy and Resources Conference on ‘Metal Chemistry – Exponential Developments that Shape our Future’. He skillfully showed how semi-precious and specialty metals including gallium, germanium, palladium, platinum and lithium are essential to many commercial processes and to consumer products like cars and smart phones. He outlined how the use of these materials will grow as society embraces new technologies. Bodo has a talent for making technical material accessible, interesting, and entertaining. He clearly enjoys science and is optimistic about the power of science to improve lives. His enthusiasm for new technologies is infectious. 

Mary K. Lynch, Chair, NY Metro Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE)


“During my multi-year service as Program Chair for the Metro NY section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), I had occasion to ask Bodo Albrecht to give a one-hour talk to the section at an evening meeting. He spoke on the subject of the use of social media in building his consulting practice. At this time, the use of social media by businesses was still in its infancy, but I was acquainted with Bodo, and impressed by his success as a serial entrepreneur, thanks to our both being members in a number of organizations. 

The audience was about 30 practicing and retired chemical engineers, and Bodo gave a very informative talk. He was also very entertaining and he made a very positive impression on the audience, and the members of the section.” 

Dr. Josepph V. Porcelli, President and Principal, JVP International, Inc. – May 20, 2015