SOURCE: W2 Energy Inc

February 24, 2011 14:01 ET

W2 Begins to Construct Biobutanol Reactor

GUELPH, ON--(Marketwire - February 24, 2011) - W2 Energy, Inc., a clean energy company (www.w2energy.com) (PINKSHEETS: WTWO), is pleased to announce that it has begun construction on a biobutanol reactor.

Biobutanol may be the liquid fuel of the future. It has run successfully in unmodified gasoline engines and emits less pollution than gasoline.

Currently, biobutanol is commercially produced from petroleum. W2 Energy can make biobutanol simply by modifying its SunFilter Algae Reactor to grow a mixture of 60% biobutanol, 30% acetone and 10% ethanol.

W2 Energy will grow these alcohols in a modified SunFilter which has been seeded with the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum rather than with algae. The Clostridium bacteria will grow on the syngas produced by the NT Plasmatron rather than the SunFilter's combination of air and carbon dioxide. W2 Energy will build the biobutanol reactor with glass tubes rather than the current SunFilter's acrylic tubes, because the Clostridium bacteria can damage acrylic.

Competing biobutanol companies are mostly using a catalyst process to release the hydrocarbons in biomass such as wood waste. W2 Energy's biobutanol reactor will grow biobutanol less expensively because the NT Plasmatron uses a low temperature process that does not use water, pressure or catalysts.

In addition to its potential as a transportation fuel, biobutanol is a popular industrial product with a worldwide market of approximately 350 million gallons per year and a price approaching $4 per gallon, yielding an aggregate worldwide sales figure of more than $1 billion. Biobutanol is used in commercial products ranging from paint to cupcakes.

"Biobutanol may become one of the transportation fuels of the future, and it already has a robust worldwide market for a variety of industrial uses," says Mike McLaren, President and CEO of W2 Energy. "Making biobutanol with our existing technology is a recipe for success."

Acetone and ethanol, the secondary products produced by the Clostridium bacteria, are also significant commercial products with a robust worldwide demand.

W2 Energy trades in the United States on the OTC market under the symbol "WTWO."

For further information, please contact Mike McLaren at (519) 341 3185 or go to www.w2energy.com

Note: Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause results to differ materially. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include but are not limited to new economic conditions, risk in product development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand, level of competition and other factors described in reports and filings with regulatory bodies.

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