Headworks Bio grants Infilco Degremont full rights to continued use of MBBR wastewater treatment technology

HOUSTON, TX, Oct. 6, 2009 -- Following its recent acquisition of Hydroxyl Systems Inc., Headworks Bio Inc. has signed an agreement with Infilco Degremont Inc. headquartered in Richmond, Virginia...

HOUSTON, TX, Oct. 6, 2009 -- Headworks Bio Inc. is pleased to announce that following its recent acquisition of Hydroxyl Systems Inc., it has signed an agreement with Infilco Degremont Inc. ("IDI") headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Originally a licensee of Hydroxyl, IDI will continue to pursue the IFAS/MBBR market under the terms of a new agreement with Headworks Bio, which grants IDI full access to the ActiveCell® Biofilm Carriers.

When asked why they entered into this agreement with IDI, Headworks Bio's CEO, Michele LaNoue, responded with "MBBR/IFAS systems require deep expertise based on years of experience. It is not simply a matter, as some would think, of throwing a bunch of plastic bits into the system and hoping for the best. Although IDI and Headworks continue to compete in the market, we both agree that a certain degree of collaboration on projects that were jointly developed with the former Hydroxyl company benefits all involved. In this way, both of our companies continue to improve our already well established expertise in this emerging technology. This is good for the technology's acceptance in the market as well as for the ultimate customers."

Headworks Bio's recent acquisition of various assets of Hydroxyl Systems Inc. and its recruitment of former members of the Hydroxyl engineering team has increased the company's capacity and expertise, strengthening it as a leading solutions provider in the fast growing IFAS and MBBR wastewater treatment systems market. MBBR technology (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor) is a biological wastewater treatment process which is more efficient than conventional or membrane wastewater treatment systems. It is not only more cost efficient, but requires less energy and space, both paramount considerations in the extremely limited confines of ships. Hydroxyl was one of the first of two companies to develop MBBR technology for use in municipalities and industrial applications and became the world leader in marine wastewater treatment.

Hydroxyl's ActiveCell Biofilm Carriers have many years of proven success in the field. Using the ActiveCell and other biofilm carriers, Headworks Bio provides innovative MBBR and IFAS solutions for compact modular systems as well as for designs which can significantly increase the flow capacity and efficiency of new and existing plants within their original footprint.

About Headworks
Headworks Bio Inc. and its sister company, Headworks Inc., are Houston, Texas, based engineering and manufacturing companies supplying biological systems and liquid/solid separation equipment to the industrial, marine, and municipal wastewater treatment industry around the world. From its innovative Mahr® Bar Screen to its unique, compact HIT™ MBBR treatment systems, Headworks' team of design and application engineers supplies solution to various wastewater treatment challenges worldwide.

Incorporating the latest technologies while maintaining competitive pricing and personalized service, Headworks is one of the international leaders in the wastewater treatment industry and its mechanical screening equipment and biological process systems set the industry standards for life cycle longevity and quality. Focuses on the highest quality equipment and continued research and development have been the foundation of Headworks' worldwide success.

The Company has taken numerous awards including one of the five nominees for the Greater Houston Partnerships 2008 Best Business Award, Water Environment Federation's 2007 Innovative Technology Award, and the City of Houston's 2008 Ideation Award - Green Category.

For more information go to www.headworksusa.com, contact Terri Mathis at +1713.647.6667 or send an email request to hw@headworksusa.com.


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