Alter NRG Corp. announces appointment of Vice President, Construction and Operations

    TSX - NRG

    CALGARY, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - (TSX - NRG; OTCQX - ANRGF) - Alter NRG Corp.
("Alter NRG" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent
Hicks to the position of Vice President, Construction and Operations.
    Mr. Hicks is an energy executive with 22 years of experience in Canada,
the United States, Asia and Europe. Most recently he has worked in senior
roles for Petro Canada, Synenco Energy and OPTI Canada. He has a proven track
record in constructing, starting up, and operating energy projects including
significant experience in gasification.
    Mr. Hicks served as the Commissioning and Start-up Manager during the
early phases of the OPTI/Nexen Long Lake project, the first gasification
project in the Alberta oilsands. He also assisted as interim Gasification
Project Manager during the engineering, fabrication and initial construction
phases. Earlier in his career he worked with the Fluor Corporation where,
among other projects, he was involved in the commissioning, start-up and
operations of a large integrated Shell gasification project in the
Netherlands. Most recently Mr. Hicks was the Vice President, Downstream
Operations for Synenco Energy and General Manager in Petro Canada's Fort Hills
oilsands project.
    Mr. Hicks is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in
Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
    Mr. Hicks replaces Rick Bower who will transition from the executive role
to that of a full time consultant on a variety of Alter NRG projects. Alter
NRG wishes to express its thanks for the significant contributions that Mr.
Bower has made to the organization over the past three years as an executive
and looks forward to his ongoing role in building the organization.


    Alter NRG is pursuing alternative energy solutions to meet the growing
demand for environmentally responsible energy in world markets. The Company's
vision is to be a senior energy producer by becoming the world's leading
supplier of plasma gasification technology and developing environmentally
sustainable and economically viable gasification projects. The Company's
objective is to further commercialize the Westinghouse Plasma technology, a
wholly owned subsidiary, to provide renewable and clean energy solutions from
a wide variety of feedstocks, and providing a wide variety of energy outputs -
including hydrogen, liquid fuels like diesel, and ethanol, power, and syngas.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information:

For further information: Mark Montemurro, President and Chief Executive
Officer, (403) 806-3877,; Daniel Hay, Chief Financial
Officer, (403) 806-3881,

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