With the creation of the first environmental industrial park in Quebec - Conporec invests $9.0m in Bécancour and implements an ultramodern composting complex



    TSX - V: CNP

    SOREL-TRACY, QC, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Conporec inc. ("Conporec" or the
"Company") (TSX Venture Exchange: CNP) today announces in Bécancour (QC), a
$9M investment to implement the first large ultramodern composting plant for
organic material in Quebec. Strategically located in the heartland of Quebec
and serviced by highways, railroads and the port of Bécancour, the new
Conporec plant will offer all regions of Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes a
performing alternative for the treatment of organic material to reach the
2008 governmental recovery rates. For Conporec and its shareholders, the La
Prade treatment plant represents a basic component of its business plan and a
major milestone in its dominance on the Canadian market.

    The new recycling centre: Conporec's flagship technology

    The first phase will be the implementation of a source separated organic
(SSO) plant with higher performance than any existing facility. Using a
patented technology developed through the cooperation between Conporec and its
Biomax subsidiary, this plant will become Conporec's technology showcase in
SSO treatment. The second construction phase will comprise the completion of
the waste management system through a sorting-composting facility, the
backbone of Conporec's technology, acknowledged worldwide for its efficiency
in processing unsorted domestic waste. This combination of technology and
know-how will allow Conporec to offer municipalities access to its performing
and competitive treatment services for their waste, no matter the collection
method used.
    "As municipalities are looking for solutions to treat organic material,
Conporec is confirming its role as technological, environmental and economic
leader in responsible waste management through this new initiative. Our new
plant will reflect this image and, similar to the Delaware County (NY)
project, the plant will set new standards in quality and performance for our
industry. The La Prade Environmental Park will be the start of a concept with
almost unlimited possibilities", stated Mr. Jean Beaudoin, Conporec Chairman
of the Board and CEO, when announcing the Company project.

    The first environmental park in Quebec

    The composting centre will be located on the new Conporec property, the
La Prade Environmental Park. Covering a total area of 110,000 m(2)
(11,000,000 sq.ft.) and comprising buildings totalling 15,000 m(2)
(150,000 sq.ft.), the new center will regroup, over time, other environmental
activities and technologies, thus effectively recycling the former Atomic
Energy of Canada Ltd. heavy water plant.
    Conporec is planning to implement in this environmental park waste
recovery units to produce biological fertilisers, biofuels or energy from the
biomass that will be treated through its processes. The La Prade Environmental
Park will help Conporec carry out projects on the transformation of biomass
into green energy, thus increasing the company's environmental performance.
For example, the transformation of waste into biofuel will help the company to
reach recovery rates of up to 90% from residual domestic waste. A multipurpose
centre, the La Prade Environmental Park will position the Company as the
Canadian leader in the strong value-added sector of waste recovery and will
help it concentrate its activities and state-of-the- art technologies.

    About Conporec

    Conporec Inc. develops and operates various patented composting and
sorting technologies for the treatment and recycling of municipal solid waste.
These technologies reduce the need for landfill disposal by treating 100% of
the organic content and achieving a recovery rate of 75% of the original waste
mass. These technologies help reduce greenhouse gases. Conporec successfully
operates a sorting-composting plant in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, and recently
delivered a second facility (New York State, USA). A third facility is
currently under construction in a suburb of Paris (France) and a fourth will
soon be underway near Perth, Australia. Through Biomax Inc., the Company has
also delivered about thirty different composting facilities that can produce
more than 300,000 tonnes of compost annually. Conporec is a socially
responsible organization listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

    Forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors that may cause actual
results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
such forward-looking statements.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not approved the information contained
    herein and accepts no responsibility for it, nor the validity of the
    operation planned.




For further information:

For further information: Jean Beaudoin, President and CEO, Conporec
Inc., (450) 746-9996, (418) 527-9996; Frédéric Bérard, HKDP Communications and
Public Affairs, (514) 395.0375, ext. 230; Source: Conporec Inc.;
www.conporec.com

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