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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Water crisis creates new marketplace as watercluster.com launches to connect industry leaders, innovative solutions

Water crisis creates new marketplace as watercluster.com launches to connect industry leaders, innovative solutions
SANTA MONICA, California, June 19, 2015 Finding the worlds most innovative water solutions just became easier with watercluster.com, an on-line deal platform to connect technology, talent and investors that can solve urgent water problems compounded by record drought on the West Coast.
Southern California is a key, dynamic market for innovation and the perfect place to introduce a new paradigm for matching new water technology, talent and services from around the world, says founder Thomas Schumann, who was inspired to launch the on-line venture by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Water Technology Innovation Cluster Program.
Schumann seeks disruptive collaboration through the on-line site, which allows members to work together and match needs with solutions in a real-time environment. The watercluster.com platform enables water industry leaders, tech companies, investors, universities, corporates, utilities, governments, NGOs and service providers to connect, communicate, collaborate and conduct business.
The first member to join watercluster.com is Global Water Technologies (OTC: GWTR), an emerging company working to commercialize new solutions that improve efficiency in water and wastewater infrastructure.
This industry needs a dynamic marketplace where resources can quickly be matched and deployed to address the growing need for new water solutions, says Erik Hromadka, CEO of Global Water Technologies. We look forward to being part of this exciting new venture.
Schumanns decision to launch watercluster.com in the Los Angeles market allows him to leverage the nations largest Metropolitan Water District to drive positive change at ground zero of Californias and Americas water challenges.
Focusing on creating social good and financial value watercluster.com promotes and advocates the value of water and its impact on all aspects of society.
More information is available at: watercluster.com
Media Contact: Thomas Schumann
watercluster.com LLC, The Water Garden, 2425 Olympic Blvd., Suite 4000W, Santa Monica, CA 90404, U.S.A., info@watercluster.com

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Investing in Water and Energy Insights with Jud Hill, Managing Partner at Blue Star Capital

Investing in Water and Energy Insights with Jud Hill, Managing Partner at Blue Star Capital

How Consolidation in the Fracking Industry is Creating Greater Efficiencies and Opportunities For Companies Treating Water

New York, NY - Point Roberts, WA – April 7, 2015 - Investorideas.com and its water investment portal, Water-stocks.com issues an exclusive Q&A with Jud Hill, Managing Partner of Blue Star Capital, LLC.

Jud shares insight into some of the benefits in the recent drop in energy prices and how new efficiencies and opportunities have been created for service providers in the sector. His thought-provoking commentary provides a unique perspective and paints a more positive outcome for the relationship between energy and water for the future.


Interview:

Q: Investorideas.com
Jud, with your background in water and energy, you have insight into how boom and bust in the energy sector has impacted the opportunity for service providers in the water treatment business. First of all, can you tell us how the boom created such a high profile concern over water usage and treatment and how that built the opportunity?

A: Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Blue Star Capital, LLC.
The hydraulic fracturing for deep strata hydrocarbons (2 miles deep) has been around for many years.  It has only been in the last 5 to 7 years it has it gained dominance. Some 60 to 70 percent of the wells completed today are hydraulically fractured. Ironically, it is still referred to as unconventional horizontal drilling. A couple of points that are important to note about the relative usage of water in hydraulic fracturing. First - understanding the entire water value chain which considers the following: sourcing of fresh water, transporting or “provisioning” the water to the drilling pad, storing the water on-site in preparation for a frac, managing the return water coming back out of the well, post frac. This return water is referred to as flow-back, which is the water that comes back over 4 to 6 weeks post frac, followed by produced water which will last as long as the life of the well (twenty plus years potentially). The flow back and produced water then needs to be transported (by truck or pipeline) to an offsite location to be disposed of or recycled for reuse. Disposal is typically via a salt water disposal well (SWD) and recycle, albeit discussed at length, is a very small part of this water value chain…at least for the time being.

Each step of this value chain has a different price point depending on which shale formation you are operating in.  For example, in Texas (Permian and the Eagle Ford) where water is in short supply, fresh water is more expensive than disposal. In Pennsylvania (Marcellus) where water is prevalent, fresh water is much cheaper than transportation and disposal. Most importantly, the largest variable in this value chain pricing spectrum, almost independent of the shale formation, is the logistics or transportation costs. This is best demonstrated in Central Pennsylvania where SWD’s are currently illegal. The transportation costs can be as high as $15/bbl to haul the water to eastern Ohio to a permitted SWD. It is surprising that many of the Exploration and Production companies (E&P’s) don’t appreciate or manage the “all in” cost of water. There is a saying in the frac water business that the service provider that reduces the “windshield time” or hauling distance will win the customers’ business. In essence, frac water service is a logistics not a technology business.

Q: Investorideas.com
As the public and government reacted to the sector, new regulations and rules also came into play. How did that impact the sector on both sides, from the energy companies to the service providers treating the water?

A: Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Blue Star Capital, LLC.
Public awareness and regulation are always important drivers in the water sector. The frequently unsaid reality is that industry doesn’t mind strong regulation. They want predictability (set a standard and don’t change it frequently) and consistently enforce the standards. A high regulatory bar keeps out the bad actors and on balance doesn’t affect the all in price of crude oil that much. Generally speaking, most of the experienced and well capitalized E&P players strive to be good stewards of the water supply and want to be seen as green/sustainable actors. The brand damage that comes from doing it wrong is far greater than the perceived savings of a few cents per barrel by trying to cut corners. Of course, treatment companies embrace strong regulation. Regulation is one of the under-pinning’s of ensuring that water is priced as a valued commodity and not a “free good” as some like to think.

Q: Investorideas.com
What are some of the myths and misperceptions out there on the relationship with energy and water?

A: Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Blue Star Capital, LLC.
As mentioned in my previous answer and as crass as it may sound, behaviors are primarily driven by the pricing of the commodity, be it energy or water. Most folks know what they pay to heat and light their homes but many don’t know how much they pay for water. It is still very cheap. Furthermore, guess what the primary cost is in the pricing of water? - The cost of energy to move the water thru a pipeline.

Not a myth but a reality. More than 20% of California’s energy is used to move water around the state.

We all seem to know how much a gallon of gasoline cost at the pump…why? - Because it has a big impact on our disposable income. How much is a gallon of water that you draw from the faucet?  - Less than a penny.

Water and energy are inextricably tied. We now label it as the water/energy nexus.

Another misconception or unappreciated fact is that energy has many substitutes (e.g. oil, coal, nuclear, wind and solar).  Water has ZERO. The best example of perfect price inelasticity… without water, you will die (a need not a want) and, if need be, you will pay any price for it.

Q: Investorideas.com
You recently told me in a phone interview how the recent drop in energy prices has created a new era of efficiency in the sector and how that has created an even better opportunity for the service providers. Can you run us through the cycle and where things stand today?

A: Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Blue Star Capital, LLC.
The water value chain I described previously has changed dramatically at $50 WTI
Three things are occurring:

  1. E&P drillers are shifting from exploratory drilling that allows them to “drill to hold” acreage which are new regions of a shale formation that are not well defined in terms of yield…at $100 bbl it can justify the risk…to what is referred to as “infield drilling” or drilling between proven wells where they own the reserves. This concentrates the water volumes into a smaller geographic area.
  2. The Moore’s law of fracking is at work….drillers are getting more efficient and better at drilling tighter frac patterns which translates to more wells per pad (3 or 5 moving to 10 to 15) causing a conservative increase of the amount of water used and produced by a factor of say three.
  3. And lastly, drillers are shifting from a “gel frac” formulation to what is called a “slick frac” approach. Gel fracs require about 75,000 bbls of water per frac where slick fracs require twice the amount of water - up to around 150,000 bbls per frac - a 2x multiplier for water.

So, assume the cumulative effect of these three drivers and you have dramatically changed the water value chain…increasing the water volumes in a smaller area of geography. Now it makes more economic sense to build a “hub and spoke” collection and treatment system. The spokes are a buried network of salt water gathering pipes (dramatically reducing the need for trucks…reducing windshield time…remember?) Everybody wins…the environment, road infrastructure, safety, public acceptance, greener and at around $2/bbl to transport the water, the E&P’s save lots of money. The hub is an SWD and potentially a recycling system to return clean salt water back to the drilling area with a sister return pipeline laid next to the collection pipe. Same set of savings apply to recycling by reducing the amount of fresh water required for the next set of fracs.

Q: Investorideas.com
In closing , with analysts on both sides seeing energy prices going higher and lower in the year ahead, where do you see it headed and if prices rise will the new efficiencies in place be lost moving forward? Do you think the industry has learned to manage resources better and will hold on to that lesson?

A: Jud Hill, Managing Partner, Blue Star Capital, LLC.
I am not smart enough to predict where the price of oil is going, but as long as we price water as a valued resource - everybody will win.

Bio:
Mr. Hill recently reestablished his management advisory firm with sector verticals to include energy, water environmental services, general industrial and life sciences. Particular expertise in the nexus between energy, water and agriculture. Advisory services range from M&A, capital structures (equity/mezz. and senior debt), and operations advisory including business strategies, markets and personnel optimization.

Has over 30 years of experience in both water and environmental service company operations as well as over a decade of private equity experience in the water industry. 
 
Prior experience includes serving as a Managing Director of NGP Energy Capital Management where he led the firm's efforts in sourcing, execution and monitoring of opportunities in the water and oil field services sectors.  Prior to NGP, Mr.Hill was a Managing Partner with Summit Global Management, Inc. where he was responsible for all private equity investments in the water sector. From 1999 to 2008, he served as a Managing Director of Aqua International Partners and then The Halifax Group, both affiliates of the Texas Pacific Group. Mr. Hill’s early career was with Atlantic Richfield and Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he held operating and executive roles in the environmental and water sectors.
 
Mr. Hill received a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry in 1977 from Edinboro State University and a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering in 1979 from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as a Trustee of the Water Keeper Alliance.

Currently serves on the Board Of Directors for Abtech Industries, Inc. and Greenstone Resource Holdings. Formerly served on the Board of Directors for Meineke Auto Care Centers, Soil safe Inc., North American Video Inc., Biotronic Systems Corp. and Westinghouse Bioanalytic Systems Corp.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Water Stock Added to Directory of Global Water Stocks; Mount Everest Mineral Water Ltd

New Water Stock Added to Directory of Global Water Stocks; Mount Everest Mineral Water Ltd

New York NY- Point Roberts WA–November 18, 2014–Investorideas.com, (www.investorideas.com) global news source covering leading sectors including water, issues the updated water stocks directory for November. The Water Stocks Directory lists publicly traded water companies listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges.

Recently added to the directory is Mount Everest Mineral Water Ltd. Mount Everest Mineral Water Ltd (BSE: MOUNTEVE.BO) produces, sells, and distributes natural mineral water under the HIMALAYAN brand name in India. Its customers include hotels, airlines, embassies, etc. The company also sells its products through retail outlets, malls, multiplexes, hypermarts, and fine-dine restaurants. In addition, it exports its products worldwide. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is based in Mumbai, India. Mount Everest Mineral Water Limited is a subsidiary of Tata Global Beverages Limited.

The stock directory features water stocks ranging from desalination companies to bottled water stocks, to infrastructure, water treatment and technology as well as other sub sectors. The directory is in PDF format and features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company URL’s and company's description. For investors following water stocks this is one of the most comprehensive directories in the sector available.



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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Founder of the Ocean Futures Society and Advisory Board member of Ecosphere Technologies, Inc (ESPH) Shares a Legacy of Insight

Q&A with Jean-Michel Cousteau: "The Future of Water – The Challenges and Solutions"

Founder of the Ocean Futures Society and Advisory Board member of Ecosphere Technologies, Inc (ESPH) Shares a Legacy of Insight

New York, NY - August 19, 2014 (Investorideas.com Water Stocks Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including water and environment, issues an exclusive Q&A interview with Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau, a leading environmentalist and film producer, as well as Advisory Board member of Ecosphere Technologies, Inc (OTCBB:ESPH). Jean-Michel’s name carries a legacy of love of the oceans and a passion to conserve and protect them. He is the founder of the Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation organization.

Jean-Michel Cousteau discusses the current global state of our oceans and water sources and what we can all do to help protect them. He also shares insight on how technology can play a key role.


Interview:
Q: Investorideas.com
Jean-Michel, as an explorer and environmentalist, what are you seeing as the greatest challenges for marine conservation and the health of our oceans?

A: Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau
I think the general public doesn't completely understand that we are totally connected to the water system whether you live near the ocean or live far away from the ocean - there is one water system. And symbolically anytime you drink a glass of water you're drinking the ocean. So the quality of the water system is likely linked to the quality of our lives. There are 7 billion people on the planet and we add another 100 million people every year, increasing the pressure on the environment. And we need to come up with solutions to be able to solve the problems that we have created, not purposefully but by our mistakes or lack of understanding.

There are millions of species that disappear. We, the human species, are the only species that I know of that have the opportunity to either disappear or not disappear, because of the tools that we have, our hands and our brain. And, I am a very, very strong believer that we are going to do the right thing. We are going to do the right thing in order to make sure that, as a species, we will continue to be around for a very long time.


Q: Investorideas.com
What are the biggest contributing factors impacting the current state of the oceans?

A: Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau
Well, the biggest contribution is mismanagement of our resources; the lack of understanding on how much we affect the quality of water, and the quality of the ocean in particular, by allowing untreated sewage. And it's not just what you see because our primary sense is vision, but it's what you don't see; chemicals and heavy metals which are affecting the entire coastlines of the planet. We also have an issue with fishing because we're taking more than nature can produce. So just like what we did on land when we were taking more than nature was producing, we became farmers. We need to do what we've done on land. We need to farm herbivores, not carnivores. Farming carnivores takes too much from nature to make the food and that becomes very expensive. I am encouraging fishermen to become farmers, and if not them their children.

In addition, because of climate change and our emission of CO2, we have a huge issue which is relatively new in the minds of the scientific community and ourselves, and that is acidification. Acidification has major impact. We are finding significant impacts on different creatures, whether it's coral reefs or plants or shells, whether it's sea shells or shellfish.

Crabs, lobsters, shrimps may have their shells softened and ultimately they will not be able to replace them. So we have major issues and that is directly linked to our emission of CO2, which affects the ocean.


Q: Investorideas.com
Where are you seeing any positives? And in that context, what role do you see technology playing? Are we making any dents in these overwhelming problems?

A: Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau
Well, education for me is number one. Diplomacy is number two. We need to go and sit down with decision makers whether they are in industry or government. Let's not forget that people in industries have to show a profit at the end of the year, otherwise they lose their job. But they also have families that they care about. And government, if they haven't done what the public is expecting, or what they promised to do, they will not be re-elected in November. So we need to sit down with these people, never pointing a finger, and literally have a dialog, whereby they understand that we need to treat nature like you treat a business. We can only live off of the interest that is produced by nature without depleting the capital.

Today we are taking more than what nature can produce and we heading toward bankruptcy. We don't want to go there. We didn't know that before, but now we do. And there are people coming up with some amazing solutions and I have to say that Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. for the last many years has been focusing on developing solutions to take care of some of the problems that we are facing today.


Q: Investorideas.com
Can you give us some insight as to your role as an Advisory Board member at Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. and what attracted you to the company and its technologies originally?

A: Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau
Well I have been involved since the Company’s very beginning. I remember being in New York City in 2001 pumping the water out of the Hudson River which was loaded with - possibly dead dogs and cats, but more likely a lot of pollution from chemicals or heavy metals. We were pumping that water through an Ecosphere water filtration system. As it came out of the system, I was drinking it. And I'm still alive and pretty healthy. Although this is only one example I think that the technologies that Ecosphere has created need to be expanded worldwide. And we can help a lot of people to make sure that they keep their health at the highest possible level with clean water.


Q: Investorideas.com
When it comes to treatment technologies and solutions in marine areas that have been subjected to oil spills or other contamination, what you are seeing first–hand in terms of corporate preference and results? Are companies opting for clean, environmentally sensitive technologies or resorting to more traditional chemical solutions? And in that light, based on the technology of choice, how are you seeing that directly impact the marine wildlife and aquatic eco-system?

A: Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau
Well, all these technologies are impacting the environment. We, as individuals, impact the environment, including the air we release out of our mouth, our nose. So, we have to understand that we have to face up to a lot of issues. And there is very good news thanks to companies like Ecosphere which are addressing some of these issues. And I believe that, as we identify what the problems are, we find solutions. But, as I said earlier, we have to sit down with the big corporations, big industries, and deal with the economic aspects of it. Help them understand that they can change, for example, from their traditional way of creating energy to being able to find new ways, and economically save a lot of money with new approaches. And ultimately, our health will be less impacted, and on and on and on. So I think we are in a very exciting time in our history.

And I'm looking at being able to sit down with any industrial leader and I never point a finger. If we reach peoples’ brains and hearts and we try to come up with ideas, we can help them go in a direction which will solve a lot of the problems we've created. And you know, then again, whether it's in government or industries, these people have families and they care. They want to do the right thing, but we need to help. And thanks to science and new technologies, we can make that happen.

There are ways of capturing the energy from the sun, from the wind, from the wave’s action, from the rivers, from the difference of temperature between the deep ocean and the shallow ocean. And all of these are available and renewable, and we can solve a lot of the problems. That’s what we are up against today. And I think we are heading in that direction. There are a lot of people who are willing to listen, provided that you don’t attack them and force them to be on the defensive. Provided that you have a dialogue, a conversation.

I am happy to say that I have had the privilege of sitting down with different decision makers. Whether it's representatives of governments, whether it's left, right, or center, to convince them to make differences. And I've also had the privilege of sitting down with leaders of big corporations to help them improve the way they do things and help them understand that they have opportunities to ultimately continue to make money successfully, and take care of the environment, and thus protect the quality of life for their future children.

In the mid-80s, my father and our colleagues developed a concept called Ecotechnie: the intersection of economics with the environment and technology. We need to realize that if you manage resources with new technology, we can still be economically successful. We can face the environmental issues that we have with technology and still have profitable businesses. The whole idea is to enable these companies to make money and to take care of the environment in a much better way.


Q: Investorideas.com
How can consumers and investors play a more proactive role in terms of day-to-day responsibility and also impacting the Governments’ roles globally in protecting our water sources? And what countries are leading the way in terms of proactive legislation and change?

A: Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau
Well, there are a lot of countries that are making progress and education is a critical part of it. And that's what we do at Oceans Futures Society, our not-for-profit organization which I created when my father passed away to honor his philosophy. My father used to say that people protect what they love and I say all the time, how can you protect what you don't understand.

Today we understand more and more and more, especially with companies like Ecosphere. Their Ozonix® technology offers oil and gas companies economic and environmental solutions to eliminating liquid chemicals and recycling their produced water. They use a lot of water. They create a lot of produced water. We need to use less water in these processes. We need to clean it up. And we can. That technology exists today. It's a matter of, one, making sure that decision makers know of the technology and, two, know that they're going to make more money with these solutions. There are solutions and they will stay in business. And that's what it's all about.


Q: Investorideas.com
Jean-Michel, your family is probably one of the most well-known names attached to marine conservation, passing down a vast knowledge and a deep passion for the subject. If we don’t take these matters seriously and take action, what legacy are we leaving to our next generation?

A: Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau
I will say that children are the future and they are the ones we need to meet, we need to reach. And I have the privilege of meeting young people all the time and young adults throughout the world in many different parts of the world. They are interested. They are excited. They want to do the right thing. And I see them do the right thing all the time. And they expect us to act responsibly and we cannot let them down. What's interesting is that now some of these kids who have acquired the knowledge or the understanding teach and educate their parents. And it's funny to see that happen. And it's wonderful in many ways.

Recently, I was on the sidewalk of State Street in Santa Barbara and two things happened to me at different times. There was a little kid who was with his mother in front of us, and, in front of me, and way down there was a gentleman who pulled out his pack of cigarettes and put a cigarette in his mouth. The pack was empty and he threw it on the side. And the kid ran, and said sir, sir, you dropped something. And the gentleman was so embarrassed that he went and picked up his pack of cigarettes. That's a little thing that everybody can do.

And, the other example, at a different time, there was a truck driving by and the driver stopped and the gentleman said, Jean- Michel you don't remember me. I said no, I'm sorry. He said well I want you to know that I attended one of your educational program 27 years ago. And, I want you to know that all of the decisions I make today are being impacted by the experience that I had on your program then. And, you know, we know that all of us, every one of us, can make a difference.

In this great fortunate, privileged nation of the United States, let's not forget that we represent approximately 5% of the world's population. And we consume 25% of the energy of the world. So we can easily criticize others, but we have to take care of ourselves first. Remember I told you I never point a finger, but if we do, there are three fingers pointing back at ourselves. So, I think we have the chance, the advantage and the privilege of being a leading nation, finding solutions, decreasing our consumption, and at the same time taking care of the environment and keeping our businesses profitable. And I note that's happening already, but we need to do that in a more massive way.

About Jean-Michel Cousteau
An explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer for more than 40 years, Jean-Michel Cousteau is founder and president of the Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation organization. The eldest son of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel travels the globe as the "voice of the ocean," meeting with world leaders and policymakers, educating young people, documenting stories of change and hope, and lending his reputation and support to help energize alliances for positive change. At the 2001 Winter and 2004 Summer Olympic Games, he was chosen to represent the environment, literally carrying the flag for the Earth into the Opening Ceremonies. Mr. Cousteau has been honored as a Director Emeritus for his many years of service to Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. as a Director. He has played a leading role in helping Ecosphere form eco-alliances with corporations to protect the ocean environment from industrial pollution.
For more information, please visit http://www.oceanfutures.org

About Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ESPH)
Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ESPH) is a U.S. technology licensing and innovative manufacturing company that develops environmental solutions for global markets. We help industry increase production, reduce costs, and protect the environment through a portfolio of more than 35 patented clean water and clean energy technologies: Technologies like Ozonix® and our Ecos PowerCube®, which are licensable across a wide range of industries and applications throughout the world.
For more information, please visit http://www.ecospheretech.com

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ecosphere Technologies (OTCBB:ESPH) Announces a New Purchase Order from Fidelity National Environmental Solutions

Breaking Cleantech News: Ecosphere Technologies (OTCBB:ESPH) Announces a New Purchase Order from Fidelity National Environmental Solutions

Second Ozonix® EF10M Unit for Hydrosphere Energy Solutions in the Territory of Alberta and North East British Columbia, Canada

STUART, Fla. - July 31, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH), an innovative U.S. technology licensing and manufacturing company, today announced that the Company has received a purchase order from Fidelity National Environmental Solutions ("FNES"), a company in which ESPH holds an interest in, to begin construction on a second Ozonix® EF10M unit for Hydrosphere Energy Solutions, a sub-licensee of FNES, to deploy its patented Ozonix® water treatment technology in the territory of Alberta and North East British Columbia, Canada.

"The latest equipment purchase with Hydrosphere Energy Solutions continues to serve as a testament to Ecosphere and FNES's competitive positioning in the oil and gas water treatment space," stated Dennis McGuire, Chairman and CEO of Ecosphere Technologies.

"In 2009, Ecosphere and FNES pioneered the treatment and recycling of produced and flowback waters at the well site with our patented Ozonix® technology, a chemical-free, Ozone-based Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) capable of treating 100% of the water required for hydraulic fracturing operations."


Today, Ozonix® continues to be a game-changing product for the oil and gas industry, having been used on approximately 1,000 oil and natural gas wells around the United States, treating and recycling approximately 4.5 billion gallons of water and continuing to offer customers a competitive and cost-effective advantage over the use of conventional toxic, liquid chemicals.

Ozonix® offers customers a chemical-free alternative to high-volume water treatment, disinfection and recycling for a diverse range of industries and applications ranging from the oil and natural gas industry to agriculture, food and beverage, industrial, marine, mining and municipal wastewater treatment.

Ozonix® is protected by U.S. Patent No's. 7,699,994; 7,699,988; 7,785,470; 7,943,087; 8,318,027; 8,721,898; Numerous Patents Pending.

For more information on licensing opportunities for Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® technology, please visit http://www.ecospheretech.com/environmental-engineering-technologies/licensing-opportunities.


About Fidelity National Environmental Solutions
Fidelity National Environmental Solutions, LLC, a leading water treatment provider to the energy services sector, has an exclusive field-of-use license to Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® technology for global energy applications including, but not limited to, onshore and offshore oil and natural gas exploration and production, power generation, refineries and coal. FNES currently provides energy exploration companies with mobile wastewater treatment equipment to eliminate harmful chemicals from hydraulic fracturing operations around the United States.


About Hydrosphere Energy Solutions
Hydrosphere Energy Solutions (Canada) Corp., is an exclusive sub-licensed partner to Fidelity National Environmental Solutions ("FNES"), with a strong management team bringing over 80 years of combined oilfield service experience. Hydrosphere is well positioned and excited to introduce the Ozonix® technology to Canada, and provide a solution to one of the biggest needs within the hydraulic fracturing industry.
For more information, please visit http://www.hydrospherecorp.ca.

About Brasil Clean Energy
Brasil Clean Energy, headquartered in Balneario Camboriu, SC, was established with the objective to develop, implement and capture technologies for ensuring the sustainability of business enterprises through the application of different solutions, together or separately, involving between other, wastewater treatment, biogas generation and carbon dioxide, bioenergy cogeneration, water reuse, separation of solids and liquids, fluid heating, homogenization of mixtures and application of ozone, cavitation for disinfection and sterilization of water and other uses.
For more information, please visit http://www.brasilcleanenergy.com.br/index.php#

About Ecosphere Technologies
Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH) is a U.S. technology licensing and innovative manufacturing company that develops environmental solutions for global markets. We help industry increase production, reduce costs, and protect the environment through a portfolio of more than 35 patented and patent-pending technologies: Technologies like Ozonix® and Ecos PowerCube®, which are licensable across a wide range of industries and applications throughout the world.
For more information, please visit http://www.ecospheretech.com

To receive timely information on Ecosphere Technologies, sign up for Ecosphere's email news alert system at http://www.ESPH-IR.com.

CONTACT:
Investor Relations:
Shawn Severson 
The Blueshirt Group
 
Phone: (415) 489-2198
 
E-mail:
 shawn@blueshirtgroup.com

Press and Media Relations:
Alex Wellins 
The Blueshirt Group
 
Phone: (415) 217-5861
 
E-mail:
 alex@blueshirtgroup.com

Company:
Corey McGuire 
Director of Marketing
 
Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.
 
Phone: (772) 287-4846
 
E-mail:
 cmcguire@ecospheretech.com

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