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LiqTech to supply equipment for bioethanol plant

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LiqTech International, Inc. (LiqTech) has announced that the company has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to supply a US$1.8 million filtration system for a 100 000 tpy bioethanol plant to be located in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. The letter of intent is subject to execution of definitive documents and financing of the project from a Chinese Investment bank. The filtration system is based on the company’s ceramic membranes and its newly developed reverse osmosis systems.

Sune Mathiesen, LiqTech CEO, remarked, "We recently announced a letter of intent to establish a diesel particulate joint venture factory in China. We have invested significant resources in China over the past 12 months and we are very pleased to be able to announce this Letter of Intent for what will be our largest order for water treatment systems in China to date. We are excited to work with Heilongjiang ZhongDan JianJe BioEnergy Co. Ltd. in developing this project. There is a great demand for water treatment systems in China and we are currently working on several other opportunities for drinking water treatment, heavy metal removal and industrial applications. We are encouraged by this recent development and we will continue our efforts for further progress in China," Mathiesen concluded.

Torben A. Bonde, Heilongjiang ZhongDan JianJe BioEnergy Co. Ltd. CEO, remarked, "We are very pleased to place this order with LiqTech. We have searched the market for a filtration technology suitable for our water, which contains high amounts of particles. In LiqTech we have found the right partner. The LiqTech ceramic membranes gives us a perfect pre-filtration before our reverse osmosis process, and the combination of high flux and the robustness of the membrane gives us the lowest operating expense of any available technology. In LiqTech we also found a partner who could supply not only the pre-treatment but also the reverse osmosis system. It’s a great advantage for us to have only one partner for the filtration system and it allows us to have one integrated system instead of two separate systems. We have been very impressed with LiqTech’s engineering team, commercial staff and management and we are working closely with them in the development of this and future projects." Bonde concluded.

The bioethanol plant is scheduled to be in operation in 2017 and when completed it will be the largest bioethanol production facility in the world.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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