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ENERGY RESOURCE-17 September 2007-NanoLogix Demos Generator Powered by Hydrogen Gas(C)2007 JeraOne -

NanoLogix Inc., a nano-biotechnology company, today said it has achieved "a historical event" with the first onsite generation of electricity using hydrogen gas produced from its bioreactor prototype facility at Welch Foods Inc., a cooperative in Pennsylvania.

A 5.5 kW generator converted to run on hydrogen was utilized for the demonstration. According to the company, the generator ran "flawlessly" on hydrogen gas produced by its hydrogen bioreactor system and powered multiple strings of 100-watt light bulbs.

"To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time in history that electricity has been generated anywhere onsite using hydrogen produced through the use of bacteria to digest waste," said Harry Diz, department chair and professor of Environmental Engineering at Gannon University and chief of NanoLogix Bioreactor Development.

Bret Barnhizer, chairman and CEO of NanoLogix, said the company is "delighted at the results of the work by Professor Diz and associates and anticipate potential upscaling of the Welch's operation to commercial bioreactor status."

According to Barnhizer, the Welch's development -- enabling conversion of sugar from their wastewater stream to produce hydrogen -- "has contributed immeasurably to ongoing research and development for processing other types of waste streams. Linked to that development and following our business plan for expansion, in the spring of 2008 we intend to begin bioreactor construction at the Erie Wastewater Treatment Plant for the extraction of hydrogen from their protein-rich activated sludge waste stream."

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