Breakthrough in new clean technology biofiltration media

    GUELPH, ON, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV:BRM) announced today the
introduction of a new biofiltration media called XLD. This new media is the
result of five years of extensive research and development with the support of
the National Research Council of Canada through the Industrial Research
Assistance Program. XLD is targeted at the removal of odors from the handling
of biosolids at municipal wastewater treatment plants.
    "The global market for odor control in municipal applications is
estimated at over $1 billion per year. Over half of this market is currently
provided by chemical scrubbers." says Peter Bruijns, President and CEO.
    Biosolids generate highly odorous sulfur compounds that traditionally
require larger biofilters to achieve acceptable removal rates. However, by
using an XLD biofilter, the size can be reduced by up to 50% of conventional
units while also having greater removal capacity. "The exceptional odor
removal performance of XLD in a small footprint makes the installation of
chemical scrubbers unwarranted." says Mr. Bruijns. "Scrubbers consume large
amounts of chemicals and more than twice the electricity of an XLD biofilter.
Thus, an XLD biofilter is more environmentally friendly and is a significant
contributor to greenhouse gas reductions."
    During field trials, XLD consistently achieved up to 99% removal of
odorous compounds in approximately half of the industry's standard residence
time. This compares favorably with conventional biofilter technologies that
rarely achieve removal rates above 95%.
    Biofilters have been used for odor control since the early 1990's and
have evolved as an environmentally preferred technology for odor control in
municipal wastewater treatment plants and collection systems.

    About BIOREM Inc.

    BIOREM manufactures Biosorbens(R) biofilter media and is a leading
supplier of biofilters for air pollution control in municipal and industrial
applications, including BIOCUBE(R) modular units and Mytilus(R) biotrickling
filters. With over 500 installed systems and over a decade of experience, the
company's products are the technology of choice for odor control at wastewater
treatment plants across North America. Additional information on BIOREM is
also available at our web site at

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current
expectations. These forward-looking statements contain various risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
reflected in the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties about the
Company's business are more fully discussed in the disclosure materials,
financial statements and MD&A filed with the securities regulatory authorities
in Canada on

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For further information:

For further information: Ed Corbett, Chief Financial Officer, BIOREM
Inc.,, Tel: (519) 767-9100 x275

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