Ecovation, Biorem sign license agreement

The two companies have entered into an exclusive license agreement to use Biorem's biofilter odor control technology in the food & beverage markets in the United States and Mexico...

Sep 10th, 2005

VICTOR, NY, Sept. 9, 2005 -- Ecovation Inc. and Biorem Inc., of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, announced today that the two companies have entered into an exclusive license agreement to use Biorem's biofilter odor control technology in the food & beverage markets in the United States and Mexico. Under the terms of the license agreement, Biorem will receive royalties, which are payable over the five year term of the agreement, plus continuing revenues generated from the sale of Biosorbens™ filter media used in the licensed applications.

Ecovation manufactures the patented Mobilized Film Technology (MFTSM) anaerobic wastewater treatment system for industrial manufacturers and the Biorem technology will complement the Ecovation technology. Ecovation will focus primarily on the food & beverage industry and has multiple facilities installed and operating for major Fortune 500 companies. Its unique business model assumes responsibility of installation and operation of on-site wastewater treatment for the client, providing reduced operating costs. The decrease in effluent loadings on municipal wastewater treatment plants permits increased plant production and provides improved compliance status.

"Ecovation's dedicated, specialized sales force provides us with distribution to the entire food & beverage industry that we would otherwise be unable to cover in a comprehensive manner," said Brian Herner, president and CEO of Biorem. "Odor control will be used on both wastewater treatment emissions and on the treatment of air emissions from plant operations. There are millions of dollars of sales opportunities that are untapped in this industry and working with Ecovation will provide us both additional revenue streams that would otherwise be missed."

"Ecovation chose to license Biorem's technology after careful evaluation of the alternatives available for odor control," said Ms. Diane C. Creel, chairman and CEO of Ecovation. "Their technology is one that fits in well with our business strategy and provides a product that will generate additional market opportunities. The license approach allows us to provide our customers with immediate access to Biorem's established, leading biological odor control product."

Biorem (www.biorem.biz) manufactures Biosorbens biofilter media and is a leading supplier of biofilters for air pollution control in municipal and industrial applications, including the recently acquired Biocube® modular units. With over 400 installed systems and over a decade of experience, the company's biofilters are the technology of choice for odor control at Wastewater Treatment Plants across North America.

Ecovation (www.ecovation.com) provides value-driven, sustainable solutions to meet the wastewater management needs of industrial clients. Ecovation's customized wastewater treatment solutions include the patented Mobilized Film Technology (MFT), which provides superior treatment of high-strength organic wastes, as well as the Krofta Technologies' line of dissolved air flotation (DAF) and filtration (DAFF) treatment systems for solids removal. Based in Victor, N.Y., Ecovation has multiple facilities installed and operating for major Fortune 500 clients.

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