ENPAR awarded commercial contract for pilot ammonia treatment plant

    TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Dr. Gene Shelp, President and CEO of ENPAR
Technologies Inc. (TSX:ENP),("ENPAR" or the "Company") is very pleased to
announce that ENPAR has been awarded a commercial contract for the
construction and on-site testing of a pilot scale plant to treat ammonia in
mine water using ENPAR's patented AmmEL System. Completion of the on-site
testing is expected during the first quarter of 2009.
    ENPAR anticipates that the success of the on-site pilot plant will lead
to a commercial contract for the construction and installation of a full-scale
treatment plant as part of the planned development at a mining site located in
Northern Ontario.
    The AmmEL System is an electrochemical treatment process that has proven
extremely effective at converting ammonia to environmentally friendly nitrogen
gas at temperatures that are just above freezing, thus allowing the year round
treatment and discharge of water that meets environmental guidelines. Unlike
conventional biological nitrification systems, the AmmEL System does not
produce nitrate as a by-product.
    Dr. Shelp stated, "This is a very exciting time for the company and its
many faithful shareholders who have supported the company through the long
process towards commercialization. Management believes this is the first major
step toward profitability with the potential for future sales to follow. The
Company is committed to maximizing shareholder value by the successful
commercialization of its patented state-of-the-art water treatment systems."

    ENPAR is a "Technology Company" applying its patented and proprietary
"Electrochemical Technologies" to the treatment of water used in the mining,
metal processing, chemical, agricultural, municipal and waste management
sectors. The Company's common shares trade on Tier ll of the TSX Venture
Exchange under the symbol "ENP".

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the "safe harbour" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties and other factors that may cause ENPAR Technologies Inc. results
to differ materially from expectations. These include risks relating to market
fluctuations, property performance and other risks. These forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date hereof.

For further information:

For further information: Dr. Gene Shelp, President and CEO, Tel: (519)
836-6155, Fax: (519) 836-5683, E-mail: gshelp@enpar-tech.com, Web Site:
www.enpar-tech.com; 449 Laird Rd., Unit 12, Guelph, ON, CANADA, N1G 4W1

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