Ecovation, Biotim sign license agreement

Ecovation Inc. has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Biotim N.V., Willebroek, Belgium -- a leading supplier of anaerobic treatment systems in Europe -- to sell the company's anaerobic wastewater treatment technologies in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada and Mexico...

Oct 12th, 2005

VICTOR, NY, Oct. 10, 2005 -- Ecovation Inc. announced Friday that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Biotim N.V., Willebroek, Belgium, to sell the company's anaerobic wastewater treatment technologies in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada*, and Mexico.

Biotim is a leading supplier of anaerobic treatment systems in Europe. With nearly 200 installations worldwide, the company primarily serves food and beverage industries. The companys cornerstone technology, the Biotim® UASB (upflow anaerobic sludge blanket), incorporates a proprietary three-phase settler design with cross-flow modules that are highly effective in retaining biomass within the reactor. As a result, the Biotim UASB is capable of achieving very high organic removal efficiencies.

Ecovation is a leading provider of customized wastewater treatment solutions. Ecovations patented Mobilized Film Technology (MFTSM) delivers a high rate treatment alternative for a variety of waste streams in the food and beverage industries. "Our agreement with Biotim will allow Ecovation to offer our clients a broader range of complementary technologies to suit their specific waste treatment needs," said Ecovations chairman and CEO, Diane C. Creel. "It enhances our expertise in wastewater treatment and opens the door to new sales opportunities."

"We are a natural fit with Ecovation because we are both focused specifically on anaerobic wastewater treatment," said Stefan Pousset, Managing Director for Biotim. "Ecovations sales team already has the right knowledge base so we can bring these new solutions to the North American market quickly."

Ecovation (www.ecovation.com) provides value-driven, sustainable solutions to meet the wastewater management needs of industrial clients. Ecovations customized wastewater treatment solutions include the patented 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. For more information, visit www.ecovation.com.

Biotim (www.biotim.be) serves customers in the private and public sectors with innovative, flexible solutions for the treatment of wastewater (industrial and municipal), potable water, process water and sludge. In addition to its cornerstone product, the Biotim UASB (upflow anaerobic sludge blanket), the company also developed and offers other processes, including the upflow anaerobic contact and anaerobic filter. The company provides turn-key construction of new plants, as well as upgrades to existing water treatment plants.

* Excluding Quebec

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