GLV Inc. Acquires a State-of-the-Art Sludge Dewatering Technology for its Water Treatment Group



    
         Developed in Quebec, this technology reduces substantially
                       the wastewater sludge volume and
    extracts a high-quality biomass that can be used to produce green energy
    

    MONTREAL, April 14 /CNW Telbec/ - (All amounts are in Canadian dollars
unless otherwise indicated.) Management of GLV Inc. ("GLV" or the "Company";
ticker symbols GLV.A, GLV.B / TSX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of
certain assets of Elcotech Technologies Inc. ("Elcotech"), a young company
based in Boucherville (Québec, Canada). The acquisition primarily covers the
intellectual property rights and patents related to the equipment line using
the state-of-the-art municipal and industrial wastewater sludge treatment
technology developed by Elcotech.
    Municipal and industrial wastewater sludge is 75% to 90% water. However,
conventional mechanical dewatering technologies can only extract the free
water (i.e., the water not adsorbed by biosolids), with the result that the
water content of the residual material remains high, at 65% to 85%. Certain
thermal processes yield better dewatering rates through water evaporation, but
these processes are costly in terms of capital and energy. Elcotech's
technology has the advantage of using electro-osmosis to separate water
molecules from biosolids, thereby reducing substantially the residual material
volume with minimal energy consumption. In addition, the technology can
eliminate pathogens and odours, resulting in a higher-quality biomass that
could be used for agricultural land spreading or as biofuel for the production
of green energy. To date, a few industrial companies have acquired Elcotech's
electro-dewatering equipment, the performance of which has impressed the
wastewater sludge treatment experts working for GLV's Water Treatment Group
(Eimco Water Technologies).
    "We are very pleased with this acquisition, which is fully consistent
with our commitment to provide our customers with increasingly
high-performance, economical and ecological solutions. With its exceptional
features, Elcotech's technology is ideally suited to sectors with particularly
challenging sludge processing needs, including the food and beverage industry,
the pulp and paper industry, the textile industry and the municipal sector. In
addition, this easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain and energy-efficient equipment
fits perfectly into our existing technological portfolio and can be marketed
in substantially all our business segments. This acquisition thereby enhances
our ability to provide our customers with comprehensive solutions, while also
enabling them to lower their landfill costs or, better yet, to produce green
biomass-based energy. We intend to leverage our international engineering and
sales network in order to maximize the benefits of this strategic acquisition
for our Water Treatment Group," indicated Richard Verreault, President and
Chief Operating Officer of GLV.

    A Third Strategic Transaction in Less Than Three Months for the Water
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    Treatment Group
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    The acquisition of Elcotech takes place following two other business
agreements recently concluded by GLV in order to expand the Water Treatment
Group's presence in targeted markets and to integrate new eco-friendly and
high performance technologies into its product offering. In January 2009, GLV
announced the creation of Global Water & Energy, LLC ("GW&E"), an Austin,
Texas, based joint venture 70%-owned by GLV. GW&E holds an exclusive and
perpetual license to market state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion technologies
for the treatment of industrial wastewater and for the conversion of the
biogas generated by the process to produce green energy. In the short term,
GW&E will primarily target the North American food and beverage processing
industry and certain other key sectors. Last January, GLV also announced it
has been granted an exclusive licence to sell and distribute the advanced
digester sludge mixing technology developed by the company Enersave Fluid
Mixers Inc., for the U.S. and Canadian municipal sludge treatment market. This
economical, ecological and user-friendly technology notably requires up to 80%
less power than conventional processes.

    About GLV Inc.
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    GLV Inc. is a leading global provider of technological solutions used in
water treatment and pulp and paper production. Its Water Treatment Group (also
known worldwide as "Eimco Water Technologies") specializes in the design and
international marketing of solutions for the treatment and re-use of municipal
and industrial wastewater and water used in various industrial processes. It
also offers water intake screening solutions for power stations and
desalination plants. With its extensive technological portfolio, the group is
positioned to provide comprehensive solutions for the filtration,
clarification, treatment and purification of water that will either be
returned into the environment, or be re-used in various industrial processes
or for domestic purposes. Its Pulp and Paper Group specializes in the design
and global marketing of equipment and systems used in various stages of pulp
and paper production, notably chemical pulping, pulp preparation and sheet
formation and finishing. This group ranks among the foremost players in its
industry and is a recognized leader in rebuilding, upgrading and optimization
services for existing equipment, as well as the sale of spare parts. GLV is
present in some 30 countries and has approximately 1,700 employees.




For further information:

For further information: Marc Barbeau, C.A., Executive Vice-President
and Chief Financial Officer, (514) 284-2224, marc.barbeau@glv.com;
www.glv.com

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