First American Scientific Corp (FASC - OTCBB) wins competition for research grant awarded by United States Department of Energy

Jun 12, 2003, 01:00 ET from First American Scientific Corp.

    VANCOUVER, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Dr. Sundar Narayan PhD, -
 Vice President of Research & Development for First American Scientific Corp.
 ("FASC") is pleased to announce that the Company has been selected for a Small
 Business Technology Transfer (STTR) - Phase I Award ($ 100,000 USD) by The
 United States Department of Energy. The grant will provide funding to continue
 research to enhance and improve the KDS Micronex biomass drying and grinding
 capabilities.
     Working with FASC on the project will be Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 (ORNL) of Tennessee, represented by Dr. Shahab Sokhansani, PhD, P. Eng, a
 world renowned and published expert in Bio-energy systems. Dr. Sokhansani also
 holds professorships at the University of BC and the University of Tennessee,
 Knoxville. The new research will cover an analysis of the effect of
 centrifugal force and other physical characteristics upon the bio-mass drying
 process, study the effect of the addition of external and re-cycled heat into
 the process, optimize blade design to minimize aerodynamic drag, and study the
 effect of air re-circulation and relative humidity on operating efficiencies.
 Detailed computer modeling and analysis will be done at Oak Ridge National
 Laboratory in Tennessee. ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology
 laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy. Scientists and engineers
 at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create
 scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's
 leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean,
 abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to
 national security. See www.ornl.gov/ornlhome/about.htm.
     According to Dr. Narayan, PhD, "we are confident the information gained
 from this research should significantly increase the efficiency of the KDS
 machine's ability to dry and grind bio-mass at much higher processing rates.
 This was an extremely tough competition. We were the winning bid out of 287
 applicants. Upon successful conclusion of the Phase I research, we will be
 eligible to apply for a Phase II Award ($750,000 US) to further enhance the
 equipment's capabilities."
 
     First American Scientific Corp is the owner of the patented KDS Micronex
 system, a unique one step process for drying and grinding waste biomass into a
 fine dry combustible fuel. Please see our new websites for additional
 information on this and other KDS applications such as glass recycling,
 precious metal recovery systems, pulp sludge, at www.fasc.net and www.ages-
 biomass.com
 
     Certain information and statements included in this release constitute
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act.
 
     ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
     C. Kantonen, Chairman
     FASC: (NASD Bulletin Board)      Web Site: www.fasc.net
     Call Corporate Communications    Toll Free: 1-800-561-8656
 
 

SOURCE First American Scientific Corp.
    VANCOUVER, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Dr. Sundar Narayan PhD, -
 Vice President of Research & Development for First American Scientific Corp.
 ("FASC") is pleased to announce that the Company has been selected for a Small
 Business Technology Transfer (STTR) - Phase I Award ($ 100,000 USD) by The
 United States Department of Energy. The grant will provide funding to continue
 research to enhance and improve the KDS Micronex biomass drying and grinding
 capabilities.
     Working with FASC on the project will be Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 (ORNL) of Tennessee, represented by Dr. Shahab Sokhansani, PhD, P. Eng, a
 world renowned and published expert in Bio-energy systems. Dr. Sokhansani also
 holds professorships at the University of BC and the University of Tennessee,
 Knoxville. The new research will cover an analysis of the effect of
 centrifugal force and other physical characteristics upon the bio-mass drying
 process, study the effect of the addition of external and re-cycled heat into
 the process, optimize blade design to minimize aerodynamic drag, and study the
 effect of air re-circulation and relative humidity on operating efficiencies.
 Detailed computer modeling and analysis will be done at Oak Ridge National
 Laboratory in Tennessee. ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology
 laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy. Scientists and engineers
 at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create
 scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's
 leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean,
 abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to
 national security. See www.ornl.gov/ornlhome/about.htm.
     According to Dr. Narayan, PhD, "we are confident the information gained
 from this research should significantly increase the efficiency of the KDS
 machine's ability to dry and grind bio-mass at much higher processing rates.
 This was an extremely tough competition. We were the winning bid out of 287
 applicants. Upon successful conclusion of the Phase I research, we will be
 eligible to apply for a Phase II Award ($750,000 US) to further enhance the
 equipment's capabilities."
 
     First American Scientific Corp is the owner of the patented KDS Micronex
 system, a unique one step process for drying and grinding waste biomass into a
 fine dry combustible fuel. Please see our new websites for additional
 information on this and other KDS applications such as glass recycling,
 precious metal recovery systems, pulp sludge, at www.fasc.net and www.ages-
 biomass.com
 
     Certain information and statements included in this release constitute
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act.
 
     ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
     C. Kantonen, Chairman
     FASC: (NASD Bulletin Board)      Web Site: www.fasc.net
     Call Corporate Communications    Toll Free: 1-800-561-8656
 
 SOURCE First American Scientific Corp.