SOURCE: Energy Quest, Inc.

September 28, 2009 08:00 ET

Energy Quest's PyStR Process for Clean Coal

Energy Quest PyStR Process for Coal Methane Extraction

HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwire - September 28, 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 way, can enhance recovery of methane gas from deep unminable coal using its PyStR process.

Energy Quest's hydrogen process known as PyStR (Pyrolysis Steam Reforming), pronounced "pie star", is a system that converts biomass and most any carbonaceous material into separate streams of hydrogen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen gases.

Traditional gasification technology lets the carbon dioxide (CO2) escape into the air, but the PyStR technology captures this green house gas that is commonly accepted to be responsible for global warming.

What is not widely known is that CO2 used under the right circumstances has tremendous value. Being able to create a pure separate stream of CO2 makes it a valuable product for many applications. In this case recovery of methane gas from coal.

The captured CO2 can be injected into coal seams to recover CH4 in a similar fashion to injecting CO2 into depleted oil wells to enhance oil recovery.

Recent industry field projects of CO2 injection into coal beds have shown that methane production is increased. Coal beds in North America represent a widely dispersed potential geological sink for CO2 storage while offering an opportunity to recover commercial quantities of methane for field uses or marketing in nearby natural gas pipelines. The U.S. Department of Energy and Canadian Government (Alberta Research Council) have been researching development of this sequestration concept for disposal of CO2 emissions.

Nearly 90% of the enormous coal resources in North America are unminable by today's mining standards, but CO2 sequestration technology has the potential to change that. Surface coal can now be mined and gasified in Energy Quest' advanced gasification and PyStR systems, with the CO2 injected (sequestered) into unminable coal beds to bring out the CH4.

More information on the PyStR process can be seen at: http://www.nrgqst.com/pystr.html

More information on CO2 enhanced coal bed methane recovery: http://carbonsequestration.us/News&Projects/htm/IEAGreen-ecbm.htm

About Energy Quest

Energy Quest, Inc. a Nevada corporation, with its subsidiaries, WaveChemInc. (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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