Valcent Products Inc.
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Valcent Products Inc.

February 22, 2011 10:01 ET

Stephen Fane, CEO of Valcent Products to Speak at a Free Vertical Farming Web Conference on February 28, 2011

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2011) - Valcent Products Inc. (OTCBB:VCTZF) creator of VertiCrop™, and selected by TIME MAGAZINE as one of the world's best inventions, announced today that its CEO Stephen Fane will be featured as an expert speaker in a Vertical Farming Webcast on February 28th, 2011 at 12pm EST.

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Vertical Farming is an economical and environmentally viable solution that cultivates the natural growing of crops within skyscrapers or high-rise buildings. With over 60% of the world's rising population now living in urban areas, the demand to produce nutritious food locally and efficiently, in an environmentally friendly way, has never been greater.

Stephen will be discussing how vertical farming is at the forefront of the global shift towards urban agricultural systems and the impact it will have on both farmers and consumers. The organizers have recruited five of best-known personalities in the industry.

Stephen Fane is the CEO of Valcent Products Inc. Stephen became a hydroponic greenhouse entrepreneur twenty years ago. In 1990, he acquired a five-acre hydroponic greenhouse operation that produced bell peppers, which he expanded to over 75 acres under glass. After merging with another large-scale producer, Fane took the combined entity public as an Income Trust on the TSX. Fane was President & CEO of Hot House Growers Income Fund from December 2003 to October 2006 where he was responsible for operations totaling more than 135 acres under glass and the raising of $70 Million through a public offering.

Hans Hassle is a pioneer in Corporate Social Responsibility and CEO of Plantagon. On January 20th 2011, Plantagon signed a letter of intent with the Botkyrka municipality in Sweden for establishing a vertical greenhouse. The construction of a vertical greenhouse in Botkyrka, (Sweden) will be one of the first of its kind within the Vertical Farming market.

Dr. Dickson Despommier, Ph.D. is a full-time professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University and arguably the best-known personality within the community.

Gordon Graff is responsible for designing the Toronto Skyfarm. The Toronto Skyfarm is a self-sustaining, low impact system, equipped with its own bio-gas plant that produces methane from its own waste which in turn could be burned to generate its own electricity.

Nick Brustatore is a partner at Converted Organics & Owner of TerraSphere Systems LLC. Nick is an eco-entrepreneur and owner of a series of green tech and socially responsible companies. His team has rolled out several exciting initiatives that include models in waste management, energy saving technology, recycling, up-cycling, and Vertical Farming.

This free event is an online conference starting at 12pm EST February 28th. Follow this link for more information and to register:

About Valcent Products Inc:

Named one of the 50th Best Innovations by Time Magazine and featured on CNN International, Valcent Products Inc. (OTCBB:VCTZF) specializes in eco-friendly, verticrop growing solutions for high density urban areas. For more information, visit:

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