SOURCE: BTX Holdings

February 08, 2007 10:00 ET

BTX Holdings, Inc. Commences Testing of HST for Ethanol Feedstocks

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2007 -- BTX Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: BTXO), a development stage company that specializes in the development and acquisition of technologies to extract useable products from biomass, today announced that it had commenced the due diligence testing of the Hypercritical Separation Technology (HST) for use in the production of Ethanol feedstock. The Company is under agreement to acquire the patent rights for the HST pending successful due diligence.

BTX Holdings chose to test wheat straw, which is the biomass waste leftover after the grain has been removed, as the first biomass waste stream to be processed utilizing the HST system.

"We are excited about the prospects of utilizing cellulosic biomass waste streams to produce ethanol in a cost effective manner," said Scott J. Silverman, the President and CEO of BTX Holdings. "We believe that the future of the ethanol is dependent on the ability to reduce costs by unlocking the energy contained in cellulose, since cellulose is by far the most abundant organic substance found in nature."

Management of BTX and the scientific panel assisting them believe that the HST System is the key to making the production of ethanol from cellulosic feedstocks commercially viable.

Mr. Silverman went on to say, "Initial testing of the HST System has shown impressive results. We anticipate that independent laboratory analyses, which are in various stages, will add to our excitement."

About BTX Holdings

BTX Holdings, Inc. is a technology company that develops, acquires and deploys technologies that extract usable products from biomass waste. BTX technologies will convert natural biomass waste products into low cost raw materials for alternative energy companies, as well as for other downstream value-added processes. These raw materials can then used to create fuels like Ethanol, or can be further processed to extract oils and essences, animal feed, industrial absorbents, beverage additives and others products. Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of the energy sector today, and BTX technologies will enable companies in this arena to lower production costs, use currently unutilized feed stocks, help the environment and reduce or eliminate waste disposal costs.

BTX Holdings, Inc. has acquired, is developing or is in the process of acquiring the global rights and/or patents to three different technologies. The company will continue to seek technologies that can complement its existing technologies. Its mission is to become the premier global biomass processor by utilizing its various processing technologies, and deriving value added products from their use.

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Contact Information

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    Scott J. Silverman
    BTX Holdings, Inc.
    Phone: 954-776-6600
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