Leading biogas purification technology helps utilities, transportation,
agriculture and energy industries go green
BURNABY, BC, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - QuestAir Technologies Inc. (TSX: QAR; AIM:
QAR) has again earned recognition as a winner of the prestigious Deloitte
Technology Green 15 Award, an award created last year to showcase 15 Canadian
companies that are leading the way to create major breakthroughs in the field
of green technology.
"We are very pleased to receive the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Award
for the second consecutive year," said Andrew Hall, President and CEO,
QuestAir. "Our biogas purification technology is helping companies in sectors
such as transportation, energy and utilities go green. And we are gratified
that our R&D, pilot project and sales successes are being recognized through
awards such as the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Award and by a growing number
of QuestAir customers and partners."
QuestAir provides a unique and compelling value proposition in the
renewable energy industry. The company's gas purification technology uses a
proprietary process to recover renewable natural gas from biogas, an energy
source generated from organic wastes at facilities such as landfills, farms
and sewage treatment plants.
QuestAir's technology allows natural gas utilities to "green" their
supply base by purifying and upgrading biogas to pipeline quality. For
example, QuestAir is involved in a $1.1-million project in West Vancouver to
capture and purify biogas from a wastewater treatment plant, and inject it
into a nearby natural gas distribution pipeline for eventual use by customers
of Terasen Gas Inc., the principle natural gas distributor in British
Columbia. The project is expected to yield enough renewable natural gas to
meet the ongoing energy demands of 100 homes.
In the transportation sector, purified biogas is one of the few sources
of renewable compressed natural gas fuel for clean-burning transit buses and
trucks. QuestAir's technology is used at 10 landfills and farms in the U.S.
and Europe to purify biogas so it can be used to heat thousands of homes.
QuestAir employees have dedicated themselves to innovating green
technology, partnering with leading global companies and identifying
early-stage markets with growth potential.
"The efforts of our employees have resulted in our industry-leading gas
purification technology and growth in maturing and emerging markets," said
Hall. "It is more important than ever for Canadians and Canadian business and
governments to embrace alternative, clean energy and the technologies that
produce it. We appreciate Deloitte's support of sustainable technologies, and
applaud the B.C. government's lead role in setting aggressive greenhouse gas
reduction targets and advancing clean energy such as renewable natural gas
through the B.C. Energy Plan."
Green technology now has the potential to be a game-changing industry for
"The Deloitte Technology Green 15 Award recognizes those Canadian
companies that offer solutions to global environmental challenges by creating
intellectual property and technology that reduce society's environmental
impact," said John Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology, Media &
Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "Companies such as QuestAir are
creating technology solutions that have a significant environmental impact and
demonstrate a compelling return on investment. In doing so, they are helping
position Canada as a global leader in the development of commercially-viable
About the Deloitte Technology Green 15
The Technology Green 15 recognizes Canada's leading GreenTech companies.
GreenTech, the industry term for "green technologies", is taking on greater
importance in the world in general, and the world of business in particular.
It includes any technology that promotes a more efficient use and re-use of
the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption. GreenTech
products and services are designed to reduce or eliminate environmental
impacts and improve operational performance, productivity, or efficiency while
reducing costs, inputs, energy consumption, waste, or pollution. Although many
companies within GreenTech industry sectors are very different, they share a
common trait: all use new, innovative technology to create products and
services that compete with existing products and services on price and
performance while reducing impact on the environment.
About QuestAir Technologies Inc.
QuestAir Technologies, Inc. is a developer and supplier of proprietary
gas purification systems for several large international markets, including
biogas production, natural gas processing and oil refining. QuestAir is based
in Burnaby, British Columbia and its shares trade on the AIM Market of the
London Stock Exchange Plc. and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
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