Orbite Technologies Inc.
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Orbite Technologies Inc.

July 23, 2015 07:30 ET

Orbite Mourns the Death of Christian Van Houtte

MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 23, 2015) - It is with tremendous sadness that Orbite Technologies Inc. (TSX:ORT)(OTCQX:EORBF) ("Orbite", or the "Company") announces the passing of Christian L. Van Houtte, distinguished and long-time member of its Board of directors.

"Christian's expertise in the field of aluminum and his dedication and commitment to Orbite were fundamental to our development and growth. Working with Christian was a privilege. He will be greatly missed and we extend our sincere condolences to his family," said Claude Lamoureux, Orbite's Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Van Houtte joined Orbite's Board in 2009 and served on a number of its committees. His distinguished career included the position of President and CEO of the Aluminum Association of Canada for 18 years and Senior Vice-President of Aluminerie de Bécancour (ABI). He has also held senior management positions with the Montreal Construction Association, Société de développement de la Baie James, Canadair, and Northern Electric. He was also a consultant to the Commission of Inquiry on the Exercise of Union Freedom in the Construction Industry, better known as Commission Cliche.

About Orbite

Orbite Technologies Inc. is a Canadian cleantech company whose innovative and proprietary processes are expected to produce alumina and other high-value products, such as rare earth and rare metal oxides, at one of the lowest costs in the industry, and in a sustainable fashion, using feedstocks that include aluminous clay, kaolin, nepheline, bauxite, red mud, fly ash as well as serpentine residues from chrysotile processing sites. Orbite is currently in the process of finalizing its first commercial high-purity alumina (HPA) production plant in Cap-Chat, Québec and has completed the basic engineering for a proposed smelter-grade alumina (SGA) production plant, which would use clay mined from its Grande-Vallée deposit. The Company's portfolio contains 15 intellectual property families, including 18 patents and 107 pending patent applications in 11 different countries and regions. The first intellectual property family is patented in Canada, USA, Australia, China, Japan and Russia. The Company also operates a state of the art technology development center in Laval, Québec, where its technologies are developed and validated.

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