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Denver, CO – July 19, 2011 – We are thrilled to announce today the introduction of our groundbreaking liquid carbon dioxide based fabric and textile cleaning machine. CO2Nexus is a Denver, CO-based company dedicated to developing equipment and consumables that use liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) to clean fabrics and textiles. We are a spin-out of the premier worldwide CO2 R&D entity – FeyeCon Development & Implementation B.V. We are also pleased to announce our partnership with Denver-based Revolution Cleaners, who will field the first dry cleaning unit at their Denver plant.
Liquid CO2 – the same substance that puts the fizz in every carbonated beverage – has excellent solvent properties and is intrinsically sustainable, since it is in-exhaustible, cheap, non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-flammable, and cannot spill into the soil or groundwater. Chemical based solvents currently used in the dry cleaning industry are being phased out and/or have health and liability risks. Water based laundering methods are taxing already severely depleted water resources, especially in the Western U.S.
The CO2 used in the CO2Nexus systems is recycled from existing industrial processes and as such is completely carbon neutral.
CO2Nexus will also field a system later this year targeting the industrial laundry market, in partnership with one of the largest U.S. based service providers in that market. Industrial laundry uses water as the primary cleaning solvent.
Richard Kinsman, CEO of CO2Nexus comments: “Chemical and water based dry cleaning and laundering methods have real consumer marketing and environmental-health liabilities that will only get worse. At the same time, the performance, operating costs, sustainability and consumer marketing benefits of CO2 are attractive and will continue to get better, which is why we believe it to be the best long term option. Our association with FeyeCon on the technology side, and with the primary service providers at the industry level assures us that we have both the scientific and practical basis to implement the technology.”
CO2Nexus will offer commercial units starting in Q1 of 2012.
Denver-based Precision Pipe & Vessel, LLC will serve as our manufacturing partner. Mr. Kinsman: “PPV has tremendous know-how and a real track record in gas processing equipment and components. They bring tremendous value to our organization and we are proud to be partnered with them.”
Edward Pizzarello of Revolution Cleaners confirms their involvement: “We’re excited to be able to install the first unit in our facility. Revolution Cleaners has been on the leading edge of CO2 cleaning in Denver for over 6 years. CO2 has been our only cleaning solvent, and we’re thrilled with the opportunity to move to the next generation of CO2 cleaning technology.”
State and federal agencies have established grant based incentives to encourage the adoption of CO2 based systems, beginning in CA. Other states are anticipated to follow.
About CO2Nexus Inc.
CO2Nexus Inc. designs and sells equipment that uses recycled liquid carbon dioxide (CO2 ) to replace water and chemical based cleaning solvents in dry cleaning and industrial laundry.  Liquid CO2  – the same substance used to “fizz” beverages –  is an intrinsically excellent cleaning solvent and, unlike other solvents, is in-exhaustible, cheap, non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-flammable, and leaves zero secondary waste. www.co2nexus.com
About Revolution Cleaners
Revolution Cleaners cleans exclusively with recaptured, liquid carbon dioxide (CO2 ) & water (H2O); positioning themselves as the most experienced dry cleaner in Colorado using these methods. CO2  and H2O are naturally effective cleaning agents for a wide range of garments and household items. The absence of heat in Revolution’s  cleaning process ensures that stains come out more readily and garments have a longer life. With Revolution, your clothes are cleaner, softer and fresher than with traditional dry cleaning methods. www.revolutioncleaners.com
About Precision Pipe & Vessel
Precision Pipe & Vessel (PPV) is a Denver-based fabrication facility with extensive experience in gas processing, alternative energy and the cleantech industry. They offer top notch engineering, fabrication and product development services to clients across the US. With a track record of successfully serving customers for over 30 years PPV has proven themselves to be a reliable and effective fabrication facility. www.precision-pipe.com
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As the alternative energy industry argues who the winners and losers are in renewable based energy it is fair to say that consumers are so far unimpressed.  This is not to say that there isn’t progress being made by the industry, rather no one has yet to power their livelihoods on anything other than energy substantially generated from fossil fuels.  There are way’s to buy renewable energy credits and be a “green” consumer but there is no real way to differentiate where your energy is actually coming from.  E-85 and Bio-Diesl are good ways to reduce ones carbon footprint but our energy consumption is much greater than just our transportation needs.

Energy is one of the most important commodities of our society and economy.  However, It is ironic that the importance for us to have continuous and reliable energy has failed to launch much ingenuity or alternative in the past decades.  As the United States and Europe begin to face the reality that fossil fuels cannot be the only solution to our energy consumption, Precision Pipe has developed breakthrough technology which has the potential to change the way the world powers itself in the coming century.

Just this week Precision Pipe has successfully operated a 25 k/W generator set, for several hours, entirely powered by sewage sludge.  A bunch of nice people have, albeit unknown to them, created 1/10th of a megawatt of electricity by simply doing their business and flushing their toilets.  The potential this technology has is to take the worst of our waste problems and create a value added energy source.  This would be a first, both fiscally and physically as other groups have produced renewable energy from sewage before.  However, until now no one has been able to do it in a way that creates a positive cash flow and a reasonable ROI in a short amount of time.

Precision Pipe is in the position to bring to market this new technology which brings alternative to our communities energy needs. Suddenly, municipalities have a potential revenue stream off of what is now considered a liability.  Sewage sludge, garbage, biomass, and other waste streams have the potential to create electricity with minimal emissions, steam or heat, transportation fuels, and synthetic natural gas.  The life of a landfill will be multiplied many times over  and the volume of waste streams is reduced up to 80% of it’ s current volume. In addition to creating new revenue streams this would save cities and counties potentially millions of dollars in transportation and new land fill costs.

Although this technology isn’t the perfect solution for every application, it is however, a viable solution and a true alternative to energy needs and waste disposal problems today. This technology is ready to change the way the world powers itself.

http://www.Precision-Pipe.com

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