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BIOCONTROL TECHNOLOGY'S SUBSIDIARY, PETROL REM, RECEIVES ORDER FOR NEW BIOREMEDIATION PRODUCT

 INDIANA, Pa., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocontrol Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BICO) announced Wednesday, Aug. 11, that its subsidiary Petrol Rem, Inc., located in Pittsburgh, has received a purchase order from Eastern Petroleum Corporation in Annapolis, Md., in the amount of $390,000 for its new bioremediation product, PRP, an acronym for Petroleum Remediation Product.
 Petrol Rem has granted exclusive distribution rights to Eastern Petroleum in Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The distribution agreement is for one year with options for year-to-year extensions provided minimum purchase requirements are met. The minimum purchase amount for the first year is 6,000 pounds of PRP (which remediates oil spills in water), and 30,000 pounds of Bio-Sorb (a combination of PRP and an absorbent material which is used in small oil spills) totaling $390,000.
 Petrol Rem's manufacturing facility in Pittsburgh is complete and has the capability of producing approximately 2,000 pounds of PRP per day. Fred E. Cooper, president of Petrol Rem, stated, "Orders of this magnitude are well within the manufacturing capabilities of our current facility."
 Biocontrol Technology is headquartered in Indiana with administrative offices in Pittsburgh and is involved in the development and manufacture of biomedical devices and bioremediation technology.
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 /CONTACT: Diane McQuaide of Biocontrol Technology, 412-429-0673, or fax, 412-279-1367/
 (BICO)


CO: Biocontrol Technology, Inc.; Petrol Rem, Inc.; Eastern Petroleum
 Corporation ST: Pennsylvania, Maryland IN: ENV SU: CON


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