SOURCE: BTX Holdings, Inc.

January 24, 2007 14:49 ET

BTX Holdings, Inc. Completes Its Biomass Reduction Technology Prototype; Testing Begins

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- BTX Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: BTXO) announced today that the construction of a prototype machine that utilizes its proprietary BioReduction Technology has been completed. The machine will now enter its testing phase to determine the applicability of the technology to the target market.

The BioReduction machine, or BRT, can process raw biomass waste, such as corn cobs, pineapple plants, rice husks, fruit drops, wheat, sugar cane, citrus pumice and others. These waste streams are fed into the machine either mechanically by hand, or automatically by conveyor system, and are ground into slurry so that the free water and other liquefied material can be extracted. The output is in the form of two streams, the first being a nutrient-rich liquid which can be used in ethanol production, sold as fertilizer, or disposed of into the sewage system, depending on the composition and quantity of the feedstock being used. The second stream consists of the solid waste which has been mechanically dehydrated to more than 50% of its original weight and volume. It can then be sold as animal fodder, disposed of using traditional methods or further processed using other methodologies to derive downstream value-added products when a large enough stream can be produced.

Scott J. Silverman, BTX President and CEO, said, "After two years of development, the BRT machine prototype is finally ready for testing. It represents a revolutionary step in biomass waste management. This new way to process biomass waste streams is great for our customers and great for the environment, and we are excited to be at the forefront of this new facet of the biomass waste management industry."

BTX has acquired, and is in the process of developing and acquiring, global rights and/or patents to multiple biomass reduction and alternative fuel feedstock separation and production technologies. The Company's processing technologies utilize two methods to separate the various biomass fractions: wet separation or dry separation. In the single phase process the end products can be utilized in their current state. In some cases methods may be combined in a multi-phase process to derive secondary value-added products which can then be sold into the marketplace.

About BTX Holdings

BTX Holdings, Inc. was established in 2003 to develop and employ technologies from around the world to process biomass (plant derived) waste, extract the usable fractions, and then utilize or sell those extractions in further downstream processes. Many of these waste streams have traditionally been disposed of either by dumping into landfills or by burning. BTX has acquired, developed or is in the process of acquiring several extraction and separation technologies which can process this waste to derive value-added products, such as alternative energy feedstocks, cellulose, fiber, oils and essences, and others.

BTX Holdings, Inc.'s, and its wholly owned subsidiary, BioTex Corporation's mission is to become the premier global biomass processor by utilizing our various processing technologies, and deriving value-added products from their use.

For more information, please visit the company's website at www.btxholdings.com

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Contact Information

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