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May 2018

ASHBURTON SUBSIDIARY SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES

ASHBURTON SUBSIDIARY SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

May 28, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the “Company”) is excited to announce the signing of a contract between Innotech Alberta Inc. and Progressive Planet Alberta Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ashburton Ventures Inc.) to further advance the development of two types of Lithium-Sulfur batteries.

High and Low Energy Density Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

High energy Lithium-Sulphur Ion Batteries have a theoretical storage capacity that is five times greater than Lithium-Cobalt Ion Batteries.  The latest generations of smart phones and electric cars typically use Lithium-Cobalt Ion Batteries. High energy density Lithium-Sulfur Batteries offer unique opportunities in the compact electronics space.

Ashburton believes that low energy storage devices will play a role in storing the vast amount of renewable energy that is anticipated to be added to the North American utility grid because renewable energy is not always produced at the time that it is consumed. In anticipation of this storage requirement, low density storage solutions will be paramount to provide a means to stabilize the grid by matching the supply of electricity with the demand for electricity. InnoTech Alberta has begun work on low density storage of electricity into building materials and this work will continue as part of this agreement.

InnoTech Alberta is an independent but wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates and offers a diversified range of scientific, engineering, and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology development and scale-up.

The Bio-Thermo-Chemical Team at InnoTech Alberta has a wealth of experience in developing custom carbonized materials which have super high surface area with nano-sized porosity for battery applications. Strategically, the team is focusing more on higher value products from these carbonized materials utilizing InnoTech Alberta’s proprietary processes for super high surface area activated carbon formation and sulfur impregnation. “We are pleased to partner with an entity that has a direct interest in materials associated with this technology and a keen interest in seeing our research in carbonized biomass based electrodes advance and enhance the lithium-sulfur battery industry” stated Earl Jenson, who leads the Bio-Thermo-Chemical Team at InnoTech Alberta.

Intellectual property developed as a result of this research project will be owned by Progressive Planet Alberta Inc.

“This agreement is an exciting look into the future for our company.  As we advance our lithium, graphite and zeolite properties, we are seeking to develop value-added products for the storage of heat and electricity.  As the future becomes more focused on renewable energy, we look forward to developing and owning intellectual property in this sector.” stated Steve Harpur, CEO of Ashburton Ventures.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on zeolite, lithium and graphite projects in Canada.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Stephen Harpur”
Stephen Harpur, CPA, CGA, CEO

For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact:

Derek Knight, VP Operations
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]

www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

ASHBURTON PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE ON ZEOLITE

ASHBURTON PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE ON ZEOLITE 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

 May 16, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) is providing this corporate update to its shareholders on its activities involving Zeolite. 

Zeolite Grow Trial

The Zeolite Grow Trial was announced on March 1, 2018. On March 24, 2018, 48 pots were each planted with multiple seeds to ensure that each pot contained at least one female.  At the stage where the plants expressed their gender, all the male and female plants were culled except for one female per pot. As of May 3, 2018, we now have 48 female plants which will all be tested and measured at the end of the trial. 

The plants are expected to reach maturity in late June or early July 2018.  After harvesting the mature buds and the entire biomass for measurement and sampling, lab analysis and the associated reporting are expected in August 2018.

Z-1 Zeolite Option

Ashburton has been working towards accelerating the amended agreement with the intent of earning 100% of the Z-1 property earlier than January 2019. At the time that the amended option was signed in January 2018, Ashburton has spent approximately half of the $500,000 it needed to spend on the Z-1 Zeolite Claims. Ashburton has been advancing additional funds to the operator, ZMM Minerals Canada Corp. since that time and Ashburton expects to reach the $500,000 spend during the summer months of 2018.  A facility is being negotiated for lease, as well as equipment being purchased to allow the company to store, dry and process the zeolites into various sizes demanded by different markets.  The company currently has several thousand tons of zeolite processed and piled at the mine site in Cache Creek.

Flooding in the Cache Creek area has not affected the zeolite mine site.

Other Zeolite Initiatives

As we work towards completing the acquisition of the Z-1 Zeolite mineral claims, focus will continue on developing markets for zeolite in Canada. Tests that are required to register our zeolite in Canada are being completed. This will enable us to create products for use in animal feeds.

Other Corporate Matters

Ashburton has turned its focus to developing industrial mineral properties and associated products that include these minerals, therefore, we have requested that our shareholders approve a change of name to Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. The vote to approve the name change will occur on May 31, 2018.

As part of this progression, we expect to complete more research and development work in the province of Alberta and have recently incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, Progressive Planet Alberta Inc.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on zeolite, lithium and graphite projects in Canada. 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Stephen Harpur”
Stephen Harpur, CPA, CGA, CEO

For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact:

Derek Knight, VP Operations.
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

ASHBURTON RETAINS AYMING CONSULTING GROUP

ASHBURTON RETAINS AYMING CONSULTING GROUP 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

May 10, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has retained the services of Ayming to assist with procuring research and development grants on both federal and provincial levels.

Ayming brings 30+ years of consulting experience to the Ashburton team. Ayming’s focus on navigating the complex world of grant opportunities allows Ashburton to leverage resources it does not have in-house. Ayming will focus on helping Ashburton obtain grants related to the development of value added products made from lithium, graphite and zeolite.

“As the president of a private company in 2014, I worked with the BC office of what was Alma Consulting Group at the time and is now Ayming. The firm was very successful in helping us find grants that were aligned with the projects we had planned. I am excited to work with Ayming again to assist Ashburton in procuring grants that can bring money into the treasury without any shareholder dilution. I’m looking forward to working with many of the same professionals and take great comfort in their proven track record” stated Steve Harpur, CEO of Ashburton.

“Ayming Consulting Group operates in 16 Countries and has over 1,500 employees worldwide. We have helped some of the world’s most progressive companies obtain the government funding they need to advance their projects and continue to innovate. We count Ashburton Ventures as a highly valued long-term client. Their vision, coupled with the technical advancements of Zeolite, Lithium and Graphite product development and Research, is driving a project Ayming is excited to work on.”

-Dean McIntosh,  Ayming

 

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on zeolite, lithium and graphite projects in Canada.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Stephen Harpur”

Stephen Harpur, CPA, CGA, CEO

For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact:

Derek Knight, VP Operations
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Ashburton Announces Two Members to Advisory Board

Ashburton Announces Two Members to Advisory Board 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) is pleased to announce that Mr. Earl Jenson, and Mr. Dave Richardson, have both agreed to join Ashburton’s newly formed advisory board.

Earl Jenson is a professional engineer who has worked in the applied research and development field for nearly 20 years focused on providing product and process solutions for industrial and government clients.  Earl currently leads a team at InnoTech Alberta Inc., an independent, but provincial government owned applied R&D corporation in Alberta.  Mr. Jenson’s team is focused on biological and thermo-chemical processes that are used to develop products, enhance industrial processes and/or add value to residual materials. 

Mr. Dave Richardson is a prolific inventor with over 20 patents to his name developed over the last 2 decades.  In addition, Mr. Richardson is actively involved in a number of ventures developing, building and monetizing cutting edge technology in the green space, with a focus on building a better planet.  He has contributed his time to worthy causes including 20 years on the board of Ducks Unlimited Canada and as a director of World Wildlife Fund Canada. Mr. Richardson is a co-founder of the StigmaFreeZone.com.

 “We are excited to add these two professionals to our team. I have known and worked with both Earl and Dave for many years and am honoured that they accepted our invitation to provide advice in their respective areas of expertise. Their contributions are invaluable at this pivotal stage for our company” stated Steve Harpur, CEO of Ashburton Ventures.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on zeolite, lithium and graphite projects in Canada. 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Stephen Harpur”
Stephen Harpur, CPA, CGA, CEO

For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact:

Derek Knight, VP Operations.
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statements:

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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