New Sorbent Technologies Mercury Product Addresses Large Market Segment


TWINSBURG, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- Sorbent Technologies Corporation (Pinksheets: SORB) today announces that it has successfully completed a technology development effort with the U.S. National Science Foundation resulting in the commercial introduction of a power plant mercury sorbent compatible with fly ash use in concretes.

The new product, called C-PAC(TM), can allow coal-fired power plants to significantly lower their mercury emissions while permitting them to continue to sell their fly ash as a substitute for cement in concretes.

A patent application broadly covering concrete-compatible carbon-based mercury-adsorbing materials and their use was previously filed.

About twenty-five percent of U.S. power plants profitably sell the fine fly ash that they collect from their stack gases for use as a cement substitute. Such beneficial reuse not only provides the utility with income, but saves landfill cost and space, substantially decreases greenhouse gas emissions, and improves concrete performance. In most cases, existing activated carbon mercury sorbents destroy this ability. The new patent- pending materials, on the other hand, were specially designed to have little deleterious effect on concretes.

"With the early support of the NSF, Sorbent Technologies' discoveries a few years ago have now resulted in an important new proprietary product," said Sid Nelson Jr., the company president. "Twenty-five percent of this quickly growing market is huge. We can already supply a few million pounds per year of this product today and are working to supply tens of millions of pounds in a year or two."

Five power plants have already tested the new product at full scale with excellent results and trial programs with additional utilities are currently underway.

About Sorbent Technologies:

Sorbent Technologies is the nation's only full-service power plant mercury control provider, supplying a variety of specialty mercury sorbents, the advanced sorbent injection systems that utilize them, and mercury testing and demonstration services.

For more information, contact:
Sid Nelson Jr., President, 330-425-2354.
See also: http://www.sorbenttechnologies.com/

CONTACT: Sid Nelson Jr., President of Sorbent Technologies Corporation, +1-330-425-2354

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