Eco-Tec's Biogas Purification Technology Part of RGMRM's Innovative Greenhouse Gas-to-Energy Project



    PICKERING, Ontario, Dec. 14 /CNW/ -- Eco-Tec is proud to announce that it
has recently been awarded the contract for a biogas purification system by
Regie de gestion des matieres residuelles de la Mauricie (RGMRM) of Quebec. 
The integrated process includes the capture, purification and use of biogas as
an alternative energy source for greenhouses.
    
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    "Hot house tomatoes are not the only beneficiary of biogas purification
technology, and we are pleased to be a part of RGMRM's long-term plans to
reduce greenhouse gases," stated Carmine Fontana, Eco-Tec's VP Business
Development.
    RGMRM is a municipal organization that operates most of the municipal
landfills in the Mauricie region in Quebec.  The landfills, such as the
Saint-Etienne-des-Gres landfill and the Trois-Rivieres landfill have life
spans of over 60 years.  Each year one landfill will generate 18,000,000 m3 of
biogas, the energy equivalent of 9,000,000 m3 of natural gas.  RGMRM has
developed and implemented plans to capture the biogas and use it in
sustainable development projects that are designed to reduce greenhouse gas
(GHG) emissions by approximately 135,000 tons of CO2.
    RGMRM's projects have three major advantages: they provide plans to use
an environmentally sustainable process to manage the entire life cycle of
buried waste; they allow a renewable energy generated from biogas to replace a
fossil fuel; and the projects are becoming sources of revenue for RGMRM and
the municipalities that use and sell the biogas.
    Biogas is a mixture of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) and is
often contaminated with toxic quantities of hydrogen sulfide (H2S).  Eco-Tec's
biogas purification system was selected for its proven, highly efficient
technology.  The system was designed to integrate into RGMRM's process, that
includes gas conditioning through the removal of water, sulfur and H2S.  Using
a patented, high efficiency gas-liquid contacting process, H2S is absorbed and
the gas is purified for use in power generation facilities, and other heating
applications such as heat for tomato greenhouses.
    Eco-Tec was recently awarded the Canadian Innovation Award for
Environmental Technology, by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
association, for this biogas technology.
    
    About Eco-Tec (http://www.eco-tec.com)
    
    Eco-Tec is an award-winning, globally recognized manufacturer of water
purification, gas processing, and chemical recovery systems for industrial
operations. Eco-Tec provides proven integrated technologies based on
proprietary technologies that offer significant cost reduction and superior
process efficiency.  Eco-Tec has provided more than 1500 systems in over 52
countries, and is represented in all major markets.




For further information:

For further information: Lisa Hausz, Marketing Manager of Eco-Tec Inc., 
Pickering, Ontario, +1-905-427-0077, fax, +1-905-427-4477,  lhausz@eco-tec.com
Web Site: http://eco-tec.com

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