Media Advisory - Canada's Blue-Zone Technologies Reaches Milestone in Reducing GHGs from Hospitals



    New technology projected to capture anaesthetic gases and allow them to
    be re-used ten to twenty times

    OTTAWA, March 31 /CNW Telbec/ - A unique way to reduce GHG emissions from
the healthcare sector has reached a significant milestone. On Monday, April 2,
2007, Blue-Zone Technologies, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
(CHEO), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Honourable
John Baird, Minister of Environment will celebrate the installation of
Blue-Zone's patented Delta(TM) technology in all of CHEO's operating rooms.
    Blue-Zone has developed a technology to capture, reclaim, and purify
halogenated inhalation anaesthetic gases, which are used in hospital operating
rooms. These are very aggressive greenhouse gases, and some have global
warming potential up to 1,900 times that of carbon dioxide. Most of these
gases escape into the atmosphere during medical application. Blue-Zone's
technology can capture and recycle the vented gases. The anaesthetic can be
re-used ten to twenty times. This offers hospitals significant savings in
their expenditures on anaesthetic gas while preventing harmful GHG emissions.

    
    Date & Time:    Monday, April, 2, 2007
                    2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Location:       Catheterization Laboratory
                    Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
                    401 Smyth Road
                    Visitor parking available directly in front of
                    building M-50

    Presenters:     Dusanka Filipovic, President, Blue-Zone Technologies

                    Vicky J. Sharpe, President and CEO Sustainable
                    Development Technology Canada

                    Michel Bilodeau, President/CEO of CHEO

                    The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Environment
    

    Presentations will be followed by interviews and photo opportunities.




For further information:

For further information: please contact: Pat Breton, Director,
Communications, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, (613) 234-6313,
x295, p.breton@sdtc.ca

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