QuestAir Technologies Inc.
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QuestAir Technologies Inc.

January 24, 2007 06:00 ET

QuestAir to Supply System to Recover Methane From Biogas at a Swiss Anaerobic Digester

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 24, 2007) - QuestAir Technologies Inc. (TSX:QAR)(AIM:QAR) announced today that it has received an order for a M-3200 PSA system to recover pipeline grade methane from biogas generated by an anaerobic digester in Lavigny, Switzerland.

Verdesis Suisse SA has purchased QuestAir's system as part of a new plant that will recover methane from biogas generated by the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes at the Lavigny site. The methane recovery plant will be owned and operated by Cosvegaz S.A., a Swiss gas utility, and product methane from the plant will be injected into the local natural gas distribution grid operated by Cosvegaz.

Jonathan Wilkinson, President and CEO of QuestAir, said: "We are extremely pleased to secure our first sale into the European biogas market, which represents an exciting growth opportunity for QuestAir. We have seen growing interest across the EU in the use of renewable sources of methane to supplement or replace imported natural gas. In addition, government programs in several EU countries are promoting the use of biogas as a carbon neutral source of compressed natural gas (CNG) transportation fuel for busses and cars."

"QuestAir's methane recovery systems offer a compact solution for cost-effectively removing carbon dioxide and other impurities from biogas, recovering high purity methane for high value end-uses," Wilkinson said.

About QuestAir M-3200

QuestAir's M-3200 purifies methane-containing gas streams such as landfill gas and anaerobic digester gas to high purity methane, suitable for supplementing existing natural gas supplies. The M-3200's optimized Pressure Swing Adsorption ("PSA") process and proprietary rotary valve technology deliver higher efficiency than conventional PSA systems in a more compact, cost effective package. QuestAir's M-3200 system can upgrade up to 300,000 cubic feet of biogas per day.

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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    Andrew Hall
    Director, Corporate Development
    (604) 453-6967
    Email: hall@questairinc.com
    Website: www.questairinc.com
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