GLG Life Tech Corporation Receives Acceptance Notice of Patent Application for Environmentally Friendly Waste Water Treatment System



    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 25 /CNW/ -- GLG Life Tech Corporation
(TSX: GLG) ("GLG" or the "Company"), the vertically integrated leader in the
agricultural and industrial development of rebiana including R&D, high quality
stevia plant growth, production and marketing, announces that the Company's
patent application for its newly engineered and environmentally friendly waste
water treatment system has been accepted by the State Intellectual Property
Bureau of the People's Republic of China. The technology designed for the
Company's newest stevia processing facilities is part of GLG's ongoing efforts
to look for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible business
solutions.
    

    
    Processing and extraction of the stevia leaf is a water-based system. The
leaf is soaked in water to unlock and naturally extract the best tasting
components of the leaf. The new waste water treatment technology, developed by
GLG's research and development team, is a complex system that removes
impurities in the water and cleanses it before returning it to the
environment. The system is expected to improve processing efficiencies and
reduce water treatment costs for the Company.
    

    
    Chairman and CEO Dr. Luke Zhang stated, "We believe firmly in a company's
responsibility to the community within which it operates. We feel we must take
measures to ensure that the quality of the water in our environment and in our
communities is sustained and protected. This system was built as just one step
in many that our company is taking to be more socially and environmentally
responsible."
    

    About GLG Life Tech Corporation
    
    GLG Life Tech Corporation is a global leader in the supply of high purity
stevia, an all natural, zero-calorie sweetener used in food and beverages. The
Company's operations cover each step in the stevia supply chain including
non-GMO stevia seed breeding, natural propagation, stevia leaf growth and
harvest, proprietary extraction and refining, marketing and distribution of
finished product. GLG's advanced technology and extraction technique make it
the world's leading producer of rebiana. Please visit www.glglifetech.com for
further information.
    

    
    Forward-looking statements: Certain statements in this press release
constitute "forward-looking statements".  Such forward-looking statements
include, without limitation, statements evaluating the expected cost savings
and processing efficiencies associated with the new wastewater treatment
system. Forward-looking statements involve various risks and uncertainties.
There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and
actual results and future events could differ materially from those
anticipated in such statements.  Important factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include
operational risks, the effects of general economic conditions, changing
foreign exchange rates and actions by government authorities, uncertainties
associated with legal proceedings and negotiations, industry supply levels,
competitive pricing pressures and other risks and uncertainties disclosed
under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Information Form in respect of
our year-ended December 31, 2007 and the risk factors in our Management's
Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the year ended December 31, 2007, both of
which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The Company's forward-looking
statements reflect the beliefs, opinions and projections on the date the
statements are made.  The Company assumes no obligation to update
forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or
opinions change, except as required by law.
    




    




For further information:

For further information: Brian Meadows, Chief Financial Officer of GLG
Life Tech Corporation, +1-604-641-1368, fax, +1-604-641-1214,
ir@glglifetech.com Web Site: http://www.glglifetech.com

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