AbTech Holdings Selected by The Artemis Project™ as a 2012 "Top 50" Water Company

The Benchmark for Technologies that Will Matter

Sep 13, 2012, 06:00 ET from AbTech Holdings, Inc.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AbTech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ABHD) ("AbTech"), a developer and manufacturer of patented innovative environmental technologies addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen for the 2012 Artemis Top 50 Water Tech Listing™ ("Top 50"). This is the fourth consecutive year that AbTech has appeared on the prestigious list.

"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, Top 50 Chair. "The Top 50 are some of the most promising start-ups in the emerging high tech wave in water."

AbTech 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 honored to be recognized once again by The Artemis Project," commented Glenn Rink, CEO of AbTech.  "Over the past decade we have carefully developed an efficient and cost-effective solution to eliminate contaminants such as hydrocarbons from large bodies of water.  We own 17 U.S. patents involving various technologies, including an antimicrobial product that is the first such product registered with the EPA for outdoor use.  We also recently received a Notice of Allowance from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for an additional patent regarding the Smart Sponge® Plus technology.  While the market we are currently addressing is extremely large, we intend to expand our capabilities by targeting additional harmful contaminants that pollute our waterways, as we continue our research and development efforts in areas such as heavy metals."

The Top 50 will be honored at the Cleantech Group Water Innovation Summit on September 13 in Berkley, California.  The goal of the Summit is to promote closer cooperation between corporations and technologies in an effort to facilitate their adoption into the market.

Links in this release:
The Artemis Water Tech Top 50: http://artemistop50.com/
Top 50 Awards: http://theartemisproject.com/news-events/competition/
2012 Artemis Top 50 Jury: http://artemistop50.com/information/judges/
Laura Shenkar's bio: http://theartemisproject.com/about-us/management-bio/

AbTech Investor Contact:
Yvonne L. Zappulla
Managing Director
Grannus Financial Advisors, Inc.


AbTech Industries, Inc. (a subsidiary of AbTech Holdings Inc.) is a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination. Its products are based on polymer technologies capable of removing hydrocarbons, sediment and other foreign elements in stormwater runoff (ponds, lakes and marinas), flowing water (curbside drains, pipe outflows, rivers and oceans), and industrial process and wastewater. AbTech's offerings include the ground-breaking new antimicrobial technology called Smart Sponge® Plus. This technology is effective in reducing coliform bacteria found in stormwater, industrial wastewater, and municipal wastewater. Smart Sponge® Plus is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (Registration #86256-1). AbTech's teams of water treatment technology experts, civil and environmental engineers, and field operations specialists develop solutions to improve the quality of our limited water resources. AEWS Engineering (a subsidiary of AbTech Holdings, Inc.), is an independent civil engineering and environmental engineering firm partnered with top research and engineering universities. By focusing on bringing new engineering and technology innovation to the water infrastructure sector, AEWS is positioned to be at the forefront of stormwater Best Management Practices development and to deliver the latest in design excellence to its customers. For more information please visit www.abtechindustries.com. More information on AEWS Engineering can be found at www.aewsengineering.com.


The Artemis Top 50 is hosted by Artemis Water Strategy™ Artemis is a boutique consulting practice dedicated to helping companies thrive in a world of increasing water scarcity. The Artemis Water Strategy™ operates at the intersection of corporate strategy, advanced technology, investment and policy. This entity works with global corporations to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage through operational excellence in water management and assists advanced water technology companies in maximizing the value they bring to their customers.  For more information visit: www.theartemisproject.com.

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Kate Kilduff, The Artemis Top 50

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