PlascoEnergy receives city garbage for the first time

    OTTAWA, Jan. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Plasco Energy Group Inc. ("PlascoEnergy")
of Ottawa today announced receipt of the first load of municipal solid waste
("garbage") from City of Ottawa trucks to the Plasco Trail Road Demonstration
Plant. A total of approximately 20 tonnes of garbage was received. Periodic
receipt of garbage will occur during the month of February as the plant moves
into regular operation.
    "This is one of the last steps in what has been a very meticulous process
to bring this first Plasco Conversion System into operation. While it is an
important achievement, there are still a few weeks of intermittent operation
to ensure that the System performs as intended before commencing 24-hour,
7-day a week processing of garbage," said Rod Bryden, President and CEO.
"Interest in the Plasco Conversion System is very high in many communities
around the world and we are very optimistic that PlascoEnergy will become a
new and meaningful choice in the management of waste and delivery of
distributed clean and green power in urban communities."
    "I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate PlascoEnergy for
initiating this exciting new technology at the Trail Road Landfill," said
Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien. "This is an important step and Ottawa City Council
is certainly proud to be part of this innovation that is poised to provide
substantial environmental benefits to the Nation's Capital."

    About PlascoEnergy Group

    Plasco Energy Group Inc. (PlascoEnergy) is an Ottawa-based private
Canadian company. PlascoEnergy and its predecessor RCL Plasma, Inc. have
operated plasma based R&D and test facilities in Ottawa and Spain for more
than a decade. The Plasco Trail Road facility is a full scale semi-commercial
demonstration plant using PlascoEnergy proprietary technologies. This project
has been supported by a contribution from Sustainable Development Technology
Canada, a loan from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation under its
Innovation Demonstration Fund, and the provision at nominal cost of the site
and supply of waste during the demonstration period by the City of Ottawa.

For further information:

For further information: Sharilyn Cyr, Executive Assistant to the CEO,
Plasco Energy Group, (613) 591-9438 ext. 501

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