Orbite Aluminae Inc.

September 09, 2009 08:42 ET

RETRANSMISSION: Orbite Announces a Contribution of $800,000 From the Government of Canada for Installation of its Pilot Plant "ORB-1" in the Gaspe

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2009) - Exploration Orbite V.S.P.A. Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ORT.A) announced the awarding of financial support of $800,000 by Canada Economic Development through the Business and Regional Growth Program (CED-Growth).

This refundable contribution is for the installation of the "ORB-1" pilot plant. Its purpose is to extract alumina from the aluminous clay from Grande-Vallee. The building and process validation project, at a cost of $7 million, will be undertaken in the facilities newly acquired by the company at Cap-Chat, and should create between 20 and 40 jobs.

"We are very pleased with this participation from the federal government," says Richard Boudreault, President of Orbite. "We will begin the installation work very soon for our "ORB-1" process at Cap-Chat for transformation of aluminous clay into alumina. The "ORB-1" pilot plant is strategically important for Quebec's aluminum plants, since its success could enable them to tap a source of supply close to their facilities, not to mention the economic potential our project represents for Quebec," Boudreault concludes.

About Orbite

Exploration Orbite V.S.P.A. Inc. owns 100% of the mining rights on the Grande-Vallee property, the site of an aluminous clay deposit composed of more than 62 cells covering 3,457.25 hectares, and located 32 km northeast of Murdochville in the Gaspe. The company also owns the rights to a process for extracting alumina from aluminous clays, a process that is the subject of a pending international patent.

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