SOURCE: EcoPlus, Inc.

October 16, 2006 08:30 ET

EcoPlus, Inc. Offers a Patent-Pending Technology and a Turnkey Solution to a High Profile Wastewater Problem

Over 19,000 U.S. Wastewater Treatment Systems (Source: EPA 2004) Challenged With Grease Issues Create Incredible Market Opportunities

CHARLOTTE, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 16, 2006 -- EcoPlus, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ECPL) The sanitary sewer system infrastructure throughout the United States is strangling on grease. America's output of grease and oil as kitchen waste has rocketed to over three billion pounds a year (Source: Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2001). In commercial kitchens, this material is generated from the dishwashers, rinse sinks, and floor drains. Unless collected and disposed of, this liquid waste, called either "FOG" (Fats, Oils, and Grease) or "Brown Grease" escapes into the sewer systems. This material has such an impact that three quarters of the sewer systems in the United States work at half capacity due to grease buildup in the lines. Ultimately it can end up in treatment plants choking the processing capacity, as it is toxic to the organisms at the plant that treat the wastewater.

ECPL (www.ecoplusinc.com) has a patent-pending, commercially proven technology that utilizes an environmentally friendly process for turning this restaurant refuse into a high quality, solid fuel product. This product can be used as a coal substitute to produce power, as an adjunct fuel in waste-heat-to-energy and steam plant operations and as a fuel for industrial process heat over a broad range of applications. This option to capture BTUs for energy that are normally wasted is a definite attraction in the tight energy environment of today.

Bill Scherffius, Chief Operating Officer of EcoPlus, said, "EcoPlus markets systems that can be tailored to the needs of city, county, or regional wastewater authorities to capture, treat, and dispose of this material before it enters the sanitary sewer system and before it impacts over 19,000 wastewater treatment facilities at the 'end of the pipe.' This is a significant, high-need, multimillion-dollar-per-year target for our technology. Our marketing position is enhanced by our ability to offer tax-exempt, lease-purchase financing that does not constitute debt."

Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company intends that such proclamations about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology effectiveness and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. EcoPlus, Inc. is a development stage company that depends on outside resources to maintain its continuation. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    EcoPlus, Inc.
    Bill Scherffius
    Chief Operating Officer
    (704) 494-0064
    Toll-free: (877) 494-0064