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GREEN ISLE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH PROJECT USING WASTE TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY

 GREEN ISLE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH
 PROJECT USING WASTE TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY
 HOPKINS, Minn., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Isle Environmental Services, Inc., (NASDAQ: GIES) announced today that it has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., and three other partners to use household garbage to generate electricity and reduce air pollution from coal-fired power plants.
 Other partners in the agreement are Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, the Otter Tail Power Company of Fergus Falls, Minn., and XL Disposal of Crestwood, Ill.
 The agreement involves research into a technique that turns ordinary trash that would normally be landfilled into small pellets that can be burned along with coal in a power plant to produce electricity. The process begins with removing recyclable material from municipal solid waste such as metal, glass and plastics. The remaining waste is then processed into pellets that are densified and stabilized for efficiency in transportation and long-term storage. The pellets are mixed with coal and burned in existing utility-type boilers.
 An important step in the manufacture of the pellets is the addition of lime, which acts as a binding agent and holds the refuse together. When burned in a power plant, the lime in the pellets reacts with and neutralizes some of the sulfur dioxide released from burning coal. Sulfur dioxide is a major component of air pollution.
 Burning pellets made from garbage holds the potential of reducing the millions of tons of municipal solid waste in the nation's landfills. The pellets are already being used by a small number of power plants in the United States. The research agreement will develop a solid data base on the technical and financial aspects of the process that will help industry evaluate its large-scale feasibility. The agreement will allow researchers to study other potential emissions generated by burning densified refuse derived fuel (dRDF).
 Under the agreement, the Otter Tail Power Company will burn dRDF pellets at its power plant in Big Stone, S.D. The pellets will be supplied by Green Isle Environmental Services, Inc.'s Eden Prairie, Minn., facility and XL Disposal. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Argonne will supervise the combustion tests and help analyze the results.
 If the tests are promising, the partners in the agreement will develop a strategy to encourage other utilities to try the pellets.
 As owner and operator of the largest dRDF facility in the country, Green Isle Environmental Services, Inc., has a national reputation as a leader in the emerging technology of solid waste processing.
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 /CONTACT: Curt Swenson of Swenson Falker Eilertsen, 612-371-0000, for Green Isle Environmental; or Amy Hite of Green Isle Environmental Services, 612-935-6921/
 (GIES) CO: Green Isle Environmental Services, Inc.; Otter Tail Power Company ST: Minnesota IN: SU:


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