Orbite Technologies Inc.
TSX : ORT
OTCQX : EORBF

Orbite Technologies Inc.

June 29, 2015 08:00 ET

Orbite Receives Australian Patent

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 29, 2015) - Orbite Technologies Inc. (TSX:ORT)(OTCQX:EORBF) ("Orbite" or the "Company") today announced that the Company has received notification from IP Australia, the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights, of the granting and the delivery of patent 2012308068 pertaining to Processes for preparing alumina and various other products. The new patent provides protection until September 16, 2032.

The new patent covers the manufacturing of alumina from leaching an aluminum-containing material with hydrochloric acid (HCl), followed by multi-stage crystallization of the leachate obtained after filtration of the insoluble to obtain aluminum chloride hexahydrate which is subsequently converted into alumina using a two-stage calcination process.

"With broadening geographic coverage of our chloride technology, we are well positioned to pursue the commercial application of this technology," stated Glenn Kelly, CEO of Orbite. "Both in terms of waste monetization and specialty products, such as HPA, this new patent provides us with increased coverage in an important industrial and economic region."

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 94 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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The Company does not intend, nor does it undertake, any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements contained in this document to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.

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