SOURCE: Energy Quest, Inc.

September 22, 2009 09:30 ET

Energy Quest's PyStR Hydrogen Process Can Enhance Algae Growth

Energy Quest Has a New Use for Its PyStR™ Process

HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - Energy Quest, Inc. ("EQI") (OTCBB: EQST), an emerging leader in alternative energy and the development and production of hydrogen-enriched alternative fuels in an environmentally responsible manner, has a new application for its PyStR™ process.

Energy Quest's hydrogen process, known as PyStR™ (Pyrolysis Steam Reforming), is a system that converts biomass and most any carbonaceous material into hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

PtStR™, pronounced "pie star," technology involves the simultaneous pyrolysis and steam reforming of virtually any solid, liquid or gaseous fuel. Its products include separate high purity streams of hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen (N2) in a relatively low cost stainless steel or refractory lined vessel. More information on the PyStR™ is available on the EQI web-site: http://www.nrgqst.com/pystr.html.

Being able to create a pure separate stream of CO2 makes it a valuable product for many applications, such as injecting into depleted oil well to extract more oil (Enhanced Oil Recovery using CO2), coal bed methane extraction using CO2, food and beverage industries and a feed stock for growing algae.

Carbon dioxide, which is a key ingredient in growing algae, can by supplied from the PyStR™ process in a very controlled and efficient way. Providing ideal concentration levels of CO2 to the algae growing pods is important for achieving maximum growth levels over a given period of time.

EQI has been in discussions with a developer from the Cleveland area who has a unique strain of fast growing algae that require higher levels of CO2 than that provided from the ambient air.

The algae developer and EQI are very interested in pursuing the use of the PyStR™ process in the algae growing operations and are working towards entering into an arrangement which would be mutually beneficial to both parties.

"Algae oil (lipids) to bio-diesel has the potential of becoming a very large industry in the next few years. Energy Quest is pleased with being given the opportunity to participate in this exiting alternate bio fuels industry," stated Wilf Ouellette, President and CEO of Energy Quest, Inc.

About Energy Quest

Energy Quest, Inc., a Nevada corporation, with its subsidiaries, WaveChem, Inc. (www.wavechem.com), and Syngas Energy Corp., is an emerging leader in the development and marketing of low-cost alternate fuels worldwide. Through superior technology, the Company is focused on becoming a GreenPowerhouse™. Record energy prices, combined with the global focus moving rapidly towards addressing pollution, has heightened the need for sustainable, zero emission energy. Energy Quest's technology is based on clean, renewable energy, positioning it to benefit from global trends. Web-site: http://www.nrgqst.com/

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