Exploration Orbite receives a financial contribution from the National Research Council through its Industrial Research Assistance Program



    
                                                 EXPLORATION ORBITE VSPA INC.
                                                 "ORT.A" TSX-Venture
    

    MONTREAL, April 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Exploration Orbite announces that, in
addition to technical advice, the Industrial Research Assistance Program of
the National Research Council of Canada (NRC-IRAP) has provided Orbite with a
financial contribution for the development of a technology for selective
extraction of aluminum from the Grande Vallée clay lixiviation tailings. The
contribution represents 47% of the project costs. IRAP has also contributed to
the project with the support of the Canadian Institute for Scientific and
Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) providing important project strategic
information.
    This project carried out by the Centre d'études des procédés chimiques du
Québec (CEPROCQ) will develop a novel liquid-liquid separation approach to
selectively separate aluminum ions. "The objective is to increase the economic
and ecological efficiency for the Grande-Vallée alumina clay treatment
process" said Richard Boudreault, Orbite's president.
    "The contribution of the National Research Council allows us to extend
our development collaboration, with the CEPROCQ, which has been up to now a
source of great success. Such relationship is critical to us has it has
allowed us to reach important milestones in the Grande Vallée project" added
Richard Boudreault.

    Exploration Orbite VSPA Inc. owns 100% of the mining rights of the
Grande-Vallée property, an alumina clay deposit representing a surface area of
approximately 2,800 hectares located 32 km north-east of Murdochville, in the
Gaspé peninsula.

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    or the veracity of the information contained in this release.




For further information:

For further information: Richard Boudreault, President, (514) 849-7336,
richard@techaero.ca

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