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Leading Wastewater Recycler Honored for Third Consecutive Year
Calgary, Alberta CANADA, September 13, 2012 /FSC/ - Aqua-Pure Ventures (AQE - TSX Venture), The premier recycler of industrial wastewater in North America, today revealed that it has been chosen by The Artemis Project(tm) for its 2012 Top 50 Water Tech Listing. This is the third consecutive year Aqua-Pure has been named among the most innovative and promising companies in the water technologies industry.
In addition, The Artemis Project judges chose Aqua-Pure as one of the five most-promising emerging leaders with revenues over US $5 million per year.
"The Artemis Top 50 is the water industry's benchmark for innovation that will matter. It identifies the new solutions that will meet the world's
water challenges," stated Laura Shenkar, Chair of the Artemis Top 50(tm). "The Top 50 are some of the most promising start-ups in the emerging high tech wave in water."
Aqua-Pure was selected by a jury that included experts from corporations such as Intel, Archer Daniels Midland, IBM, Ecolab and Syngenta as well as McKinsey, CH2M Hill, Carollo Engineers and Singapore's Public Utilities Board.
"We are very pleased to be named to The Artemis Top 50 for the third consecutive year, and especially to be chosen among the five most-promising emerging leaders in the industry," said Richard Magnus, chairman of Aqua-Pure Ventures, Inc. "We are committed to bringing our cutting-edge water treatment technologies to the oil and gas production industry. We believe cost-effective wastewater recycling is essential to environmental sustainability and the industry's long-term success."
Aqua-Pure has developed and refined its patented, industry-leading technology for recycling flowback and produced water over the past eight years in North Texas' Barnett Shale. During that time, the Company, through its subsidiary Fountain Quail Water Management LLC, has recycled more than 800 million gallons of shale gas wastewater that would otherwise have been injected into disposal wells and permanently removed from the hydrological cycle. The company's technology is also currently being utilized in the Marcellus and Eagle Ford Shales, with additional growth projected in shale plays across North America over the months ahead.
For a complete list of the 2012 Top 50 winners, visit artemistop50.com
About Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc.
Aqua-Pure ( www.aqua-pure.com
) is the premier recycler of industrial wastewater in North America. The Calgary-based oilfield engineering and services firm has developed and commercialized cutting-edge technology that transforms wastewater from a liability to an asset. Aqua-Pure's municipal and oil and gas wastewater services and technology solutions ensure environmental sustainability through the utilization of patented and proprietary technologies. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "AQE."
About Artemis Water Strategy:
The Artemis Top 50 is hosted by Artemis Water Strategy.(tm) Artemis is a boutique consulting practice dedicated to helping companies thrive in a world of increasing water scarcity. We operate at the intersection of corporate strategy, advanced technology, investment and policy. We work with global corporations to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage through operational excellence in water management and assist advanced water technology companies in maximizing the value they bring to their customers. For more information visit: www.theartemisproject.com
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