QuestAir Technologies Inc.
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QuestAir Technologies Inc.

October 30, 2007 17:00 ET

QuestAir Announces Start-Up of Refinery Hydrogen Purifier

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2007) - QuestAir Technologies Inc. ("QuestAir" or "the Company") (TSX:QAR)(AIM:QAR) announced today that the prototype H-6200 hydrogen purifier has been started-up at an ExxonMobil refinery in France.

The H-6200 hydrogen purifier will now be tested and monitored for the next several weeks to ensure that all sub-systems are operating as designed. Following this, the H-6200 unit will be placed into continuous operation at the refinery, in order to generate additional data under a number of process conditions to assist with broad commercial deployment of the product.

Jonathan Wilkinson, President and CEO of QuestAir, said, "The full scale commercial test of the H-6200 hydrogen purifier will be a gradual and controlled process, reflecting the fact that this installation is the first of its kind. This is another milestone towards the commercialization of the novel hydrogen purifier that QuestAir and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company ("EMRE") have been developing since 2003."

QuestAir has been working with EMRE since 2003 to develop a large capacity rapid cycle pressure swing adsorption system, marketed as the H-6200, for use in oil refineries and petrochemical plants. This product is anticipated to offer advantages relative to other hydrogen recovery options including lower total erected costs, superior recovery performance, and improved operability.

About QuestAir Technologies Inc.

QuestAir Technologies Inc. is a developer and supplier of proprietary gas purification systems for several large international markets, including existing markets such as oil refining, biogas production and natural gas processing, and emerging markets such as fuel cell power plants and fuel cell vehicle refueling stations. QuestAir is based in Burnaby, British Columbia and its shares trade on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange Plc. and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "QAR".

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Contact Information

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    Sherry Tryssenaar
    Chief Financial Officer
    (604) 453-6902
    Email: tryssenaar@questairinc.com
    Website: www.questairinc.com
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