Conporec Inc.

Conporec Inc.

July 11, 2007 09:59 ET

Conporec obtains certification for its compost produced from residential mixed solid waste

SOREL-TRACY, QC, July 11 - Conporec inc. ("Conporec") (TSX
VENTURE:CNP), announces it has obtained the first certification in
Canada for a compost produced from residential mixed waste. Last July 4th,
2007, after a rigorous and standardized process that lasted several months,
the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) issued to Conporec a certificate
of compliance (no 936) for the compost produced at its sorting-composting
facility in Sorel-Tracy. This compost therefore achieves some of the most
stringent agronomic and environmental quality criteria and standards in the
world. This major achievement is a first in Quebec as well as in Canada for
compost made from residential mixed solid waste (MSW), considering that the
other certified compost products(1) are made from other type of organic waste

"The BNQ certification for our compost is the result of our innovative
technology developed through ten years of sustained R&D efforts. This
recognition clearly demonstrates the efficiency of the sorting-composting
process, and the high quality of the end product. It provides assurance to
municipalities and citizens that they can achieve the highest waste recovery
rate at competitive price, while being able to use a certified and high
quality product", declared Jean Beaudoin, Conporec's Chairman of the Board and
CEO. With its sorting-composting facility in Sorel-Tracy, and based on this
BNQ certification, Conporec can guarantee the high quality of the compost
produced from a two-stream collection system, a system that greatly simplifies
the tasks both for citizens and municipalities. Moreover, the Conporec
solution allows the MRC du Bas-Richelieu to claim the highest waste recovery
rate in Québec with more than 75%, which surpasses any other region of Quebec
or any other technology.

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 and is currently under
construction of a state-of-the-art new facility in Becancour (Ca). Conporec is
a socially responsible organization listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

(1) Certificates no 665, 700 and 712; Origin: BNQ Web site:; Standard no: CAN/BNQ 0413-200

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.

Contact Information

  • Jean Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board and CEO,
    Conporec Inc., (450) 746-9996, (418) 527-9996; Frédéric Bérard, HKDP
    Communications and Public Affairs, (514) 395-0375, ext. 230; Source: Conporec