Plasco forms R&D partnership - Plasco Energy Group Inc and Lowe, Gravelle & Associates form Plasco LG Research and Development Services Inc.



    OTTAWA, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Plasco Energy Group Inc. ("Plasco") of
Ottawa and Lowe, Gravelle & Associates Inc ("LG&A") of Cornwall announced
today the formation of Plasco LG Research and Development Services Inc.
("Plasco LG"). Plasco LG will provide research and development services to
support Plasco's ongoing investment to improve and broaden the application of
its Conversion System.
    The partnership will strengthen Plasco's already world-leading
engineering and design capabilities as the company readies to deploy its first
fully commercial plants in Ottawa, Ontario and Red Deer, Alberta, as well as
future plant assembly facilities.
    "LG&A has played an important role in the engineering of the Plasco
technology for commercial deployment," said Plasco Vice-President of
Engineering, Marc Bacon. "We are thrilled to secure LG&A's world-class
expertise and capacity as we move forward with our commercial installations."
    "We have always been excited to be contributing to the Plasco
technology", said Jim Lowe President of Lowe, Gravelle and Associates.
"Formalizing this partnership ensures that we continue to provide invaluable
input towards the commercial deployment of a technology the world very much
needs."

    About Plasco Energy Group Inc.
    ------------------------------

    Plasco Energy Group Inc. (Plasco) is an Ottawa-based private Canadian
company. Plasco and its predecessor RCL Plasma, Inc. have operated plasma
based R&D and test facilities in Ottawa and Spain for more than a decade. The
Plasco Trail Road facility is a full scale demonstration plant using Plasco
proprietary technologies. This project has been supported by a contribution
from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, a not-for-profit corporation
created by the Government of Canada It has also been supported by a loan from
the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation under its Innovation
Demonstration Fund, and the provision at nominal cost of the site and supply
of waste during the demonstration period by the City of Ottawa.

    About Lowe, Gravelle & Associates
    ---------------------------------

    Lowe, Gravelle and Associates Inc. is an interactive project management
and engineering design group providing a wide range of services in both Canada
and the United States. The Canadian company was incorporated in 1996 and is
located in the City of Cornwall. The company offers the right balance of
engineering disciplines to meet client requirements. LG&A are experienced
competent engineers, designers and CAD operators.




For further information:

For further information: Sharilyn Cyr, Executive Assistant to the CEO,
Plasco Energy Group Inc., (613) 591-9438 ext. 1501

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