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October, 2012:

Vision Plasma Systems announces details of agreement signed with the Mayor of the City of Londrina, Brazil for financing, tax incentives, and the donation of land for a manufacturing facility in Londrina

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October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 Reno, CA –Reno, NV – Vision Plasma Systems, Inc.
(VLNX-PINKSHEETS) today announced details of its agreement signed with the
Mayor of Londrina, in the State of Parana, Brazil promising financing, tax
incentives, and land donation to induce Vision Plasma Systems to
manufacture the company’s Arc Master I Mobile Plasma Gasification System in

With meetings that lasted over three weeks, the Mayor and his staff
discussed several business incentives that would be made available to
Vision Plasma Systems to incentivize the company to headquarter its South
American manufacturing facility in Londrina. The Agreement outlined these
incentives and signed by the Mayor hopes to help create up to 500 advanced
technology jobs to the greater Londrina area and target its customers in
South America and Africa. Emerging as the seventh largest economy in the
world, Brazil has been a quiet leader in advanced energy and environmental
solutions and as their industrial sector grows so does their need to
protect their environment and to seek out technological advancements while
positively protecting their environment. Londrina lies within the State of
Paraná and is at the center of the South American technology business zone
called Mercosul. Manufacturing capabilities in Londrina are further
optimized by a modern highway and railroad system that provides direct
logistics access to the seaport of Paranagua. The Arc Master I mobile unit,
the first of its kind, was designed to deploy a clean and green remediation
solution to various worldwide corporations, military, government, and
municipal customers. The unit is capable of converting up to 5 tons per day
of hazardous wastes without any air emissions or ash from the gasification
process. Built inside two (2) ISO 40′ metal containers, the Arc Master I
can be easily transported by truck, rail, ship, or plane worldwide to
provide an fast and mobile solution to the remediation of all forms of
waste. The Arc Master I mobile unit is entirely self-powering, creating its
own energy from the waste that it processes, and creating up to 240KW of
usable electricity at the site. About Vision Plasma Systems, Inc. Vision
Plasma Systems, Inc. is a designer, developer, and marketer of its
proprietary mobile plasma arc gasification unit called the Arc Master I.
The company is committed to providing affordable energy resource management
for federal and commercial clients through sustainable and renewable energy
technologies, land reclamation, products and services. Read the full story
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Air Products to Outline Plans for a Second Renewable Energy Plant in Tees Valley, UK

Air Products to Outline Plans for a Second Renewable Energy Plant in Tees Valley, UK

Air Products will outline plans to construct and operate a second renewable energy facility on Teesside, UK at public exhibitions to be held next week. Using the latest advanced gasification technology provided by AlterNRG, the proposed scheme will convert industrial and commercial waste into 50MW of renewable energy. A facility of this size would have the ability to generate the same amount of power that is consumed in 50,000 local homes each year.

Presently the company is constructing its first renewable energy plant on the Reclamation Pond site (next to the North Tees Chemical Complex) near Billingham. It is proposed that this second, separate plant will be located on adjacent land.

Air Products will host an exhibition about its plans next week. The exhibition is an opportunity for local people to learn more about the proposed project and meet the Air Products’ team in advance of a planning application being submitted in a few months’ time.

Lisa Jordan, Business Manager for Bio Energy said: “As with our first renewable energy plant, the availability of skilled labour, industrial land, good access to electrical infrastructure, and excellent road links were important factors in our decision to pursue an additional renewable energy plant in Teesside. Over the next three years, we would create up to 100 permanent jobs and work with local and national firms during construction. We estimate that over 1400 people would be employed during the construction of both plants.”

Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North, welcomed Air Products’ latest plans: “I was delighted to play a small part in bringing the first Air Products plant, now under construction, to Teesside but to learn of this huge vote of confidence by the company in our area by confirming a potential second plant is quite stunning and will sustain hundreds of construction jobs over several years. It shows that Teesside is successful at attracting world class technologies and corporations that create jobs and support the country’s renewable energy agenda. By diverting waste from landfill the plant offers an environmentally-friendly solution for the production of renewable energy in the North East”

The renewable energy plant requires planning consent from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and an environmental permitting consent from the Environment Agency. As part of this process, Air Products will be consulting over the coming months a range of local and national organisations such as Natural England and Northumbrian Water.

Nicola Long, Corporate Communications

New targets set for power station emissions

Submitted by calum.gordon on Oct 19th 2012, 5:42pm

News›Hong Kong

Lai Ying-kit

Hong Kong power plants will have to cut their emissions of three key pollutants by up to 17 per cent, starting in 2017, the Environmental Protection Department said on Friday.

In the second air-quality initiative in two days, the new emissions caps were set at 10,399 tonnes for sulphur dioxide, 25,950 tonnes for nitrogen oxides and 750 tonnes for respirable suspended particles.

Those levels represent reductions of 17 per cent, six per cent and 10 per cent in the three pollutants, respectively, compared with caps that will come into place in 2015.

“The tightened emission allowances will help improve the air quality in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region,” the department said.

Power generators accounted for between 16 and 50 per cent of the emissions of the three pollutants across the city, according to government figures.

Officials will table the proposal in the Legislative Council on Wednesday.

The announcement came one day after Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing said the government may phase out old diesel-powered commercial vehicles.

The new emissions limits were announced as the city recorded very high levels of air pollution in three busy districts.

The pollution index at roadside stations in Central, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay reached 100 on Friday. People with heart or respiratory illnesses are warned to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities when the reading reaches 100.


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