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EnerTech and HDR Begin Construction of the First Full-Scale SlurryCarb Facility in Rialto, CA

Waste conversion into renewable fuel by city facility

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ATLANTA (April 19, 2007) – EnerTech Environmental, Inc. announced today that construction of its first full-scale SlurryCarb™ facility in Rialto, California is underway. HDR Design-Build, Inc. began construction on April 2nd after receiving the full notice to proceed. HDR Design-Build, Inc. is the designbuild operating company of architectural and engineering firm HDR. HDR has worked closely with EnerTech throughout the design of the Rialto facility, which is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2008.

EnerTech’s SlurryCarb™ process economically produces a renewable fuel, called E-Fuel™, from biosolids and other high-moisture wastes. The Rialto SlurryCarb™ facility will produce approximately 145 tons of renewable E-Fuel™ from biosolids supplied by five municipalities in the Los Angeles region. The E-Fuel™ will be used by a local cement kiln as a renewable alternative to coal.

“SlurryCarb™ represents the future of biosolids management,” said EnerTech President Kevin Bolin. “This facility will be a showcase for the SlurryCarb™ technology and we are pleased to be working with HDR, whose extensive experience with design-build projects in the wastewater industry will ensure the success of this project.”

California is a national leader in renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction initiatives. The Rialto facility will increase the renewable energy capacity in California and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by producing a renewable fuel that can be used as an alternative to fossil fuels. “The current focus on renewable energy makes this is an extremely timely and necessary project in Southern California. HDR is proud to be involved in the development of this state-of-the-art renewable energy facility,” said Doug Lisak, President of HDR Design-Build, Inc. A formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Rialto facility is scheduled for May 2007.

About HDR

HDR (hdrinc.com) is an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm with more than 5,800 professionals in 140 locations worldwide. All of them are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. HDR is ranked No. 19 in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms rankings for 2007.

About EnerTech Environmental

EnerTech Environmental, Inc., is a renewable energy company dedicated to the protection of public health and the environment. The company provides answers to the problems of traditional waste management methods and simultaneously creates renewable energy – in a way that makes economic sense. EnerTech’s patented SlurryCarb™ process cleanly and economically converts biosolids (sewage sludge) and other high moisture wastes into a high-grade, renewable fuel, with significant cost savings over alternative methods. EnerTech’s corporate headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information, please visit www.enertech.com.
CONTACT: EnerTech – Brian Dooley,
(404) 355-3390, bdooley@enertech.com

HDR – Jackie Fox,
(402) 926-7058, jackie.fox@hdrinc.com



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