MANCHESTER, N.H., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QED Connect, Inc. (OTC: QEDN), a New York corporation ("QED Connect"), today announced that its partner in Sofame Energy, Sofame Technologies Inc. ("Sofame Technologies") (TSXV:SDW), has received a powerful endorsement from the Canadian Center of Excellence in Energy Efficiency (C3E).
C3E has approved an investment of $301,500 in the form of a debenture that is part of a proposed round of debt financing totalling $1 million. Proceeds will be used to finance marketing of Sofame's innovative industrial water heating and heat recovery systems. The financing agreement also includes an option for C3E to acquire carbon credits generated by Sofame's systems. The center promotes projects that advance the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings, industrial processes, communications and information technology, bio-industries and transportation.
According to Mr. Yvon Brousseau, C3E's Chief Executive Officer, "Sofame's innovative heating systems are a distinct step forward in responsible energy management for institutions. Sofame has demonstrated engineering innovation by providing heat recovery solutions that have proven to be cost effective, reliable and with significant efficiency results."
John Gocek, Sofame's President and CEO, added, "This new recognition of Sofame's past achievements by experts in the energy efficiency arena, coupled with the financial assistance and marketing support, is an extraordinary opportunity for Sofame."
Tom Makmann, QED's President and CEO, commented, "Sofame is well positioned to capitalize on the market for Sofame's technology, especially in today's current economic and ecological environment. The commitment by C3E represents a significant step for our Joint Venture (JV) partner, Sofame Energy, putting them in a stronger position to increase business in the US this year. QED, per the terms of the JV Agreement, realizes profits proportionally."
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About QED Connect, Inc.
QED Connect, Inc. is a New York corporation holding company which makes acquisitions, investments, and enters into strategic business partnerships. The Company seeks businesses with strong potential which QED can assist in achieving their plans and realizing their maximum potential. This business model achieves the Company's goals and expands its overall revenue and profits and diversifies through entry into the multiple market segments. It is QED's intention to help its partners and subsidiaries realize growth, and that growth would, in turn, enhance QED's ability to increase shareholder value. www.qedconnect.com
About Sofame Technologies Inc.
Sofame Technologies Inc. custom engineers and manufactures unique, high-efficiency direct-contact industrial hot water systems which extract up to 99 percent of heat from flue gases depending on the application, and return the energy in the form of hot water or pre-heated make-up air. Sofame's products help hospitals, food processing plants, universities, central heating plants, utilities and many more large energy consumers to significantly reduce fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Using world-leading, patented green technology, Sofame serves industrial, institutional and commercial markets through a network of dedicated engineering representatives. For more information: www.sofame.com
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