Novus Energy Selects Siemens for Biochemical Production Plants

Jan 20, 2010, 15:00 ET from Siemens

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Industry, Inc. today announced that it has been selected by Novus Energy to supply the full scope of electrification, Simatic® PCS 7 process automation and instrument measurement technologies for three new biochemical production facilities. Now in the design phase of development, the facilities will convert various agricultural residues into green fuel, clean water and organic fertilizer.

Novus expects to begin construction of its first plant in Canada in 2010.

Novus Energy President John Offerman says working closely with Siemens will reduce investment risk, accelerate project execution and help the company meet growing national and international demands for alternative fuels, organic fertilizer and clean water recovery.  

"We reviewed several of the leading control system suppliers and found Siemens' quality and value were superior," Offerman says. "Siemens also invested time and engineering resources to assist us with process development, process control, engineering and even marketing. Additionally, Siemens has been instrumental in developing the automation systems, including graphics, for our NBC™ process that converts organic waste into biogas, fertilizer and clean water."

Today, development continues at Novus Energy's first NBC facility in Canada. Other facilities scheduled to begin construction in late 2010 are in Oregon and Colombia.

"Novus Energy's work transforming waste organics into green energy, organic fertilizer and clean water is at the leading edge of alternative energy and fuels production technology," says Rich Chmielewski, Siemens chemical and biofuels marketing manager. "Our partnership will not only help to bring these renewable products to market faster, but also will continue to improve the production processes over time for greater efficiencies and increased return on investment, while decreasing our environmental footprint."

About Novus Energy:

Novus Energy, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., is a developer of NextGen Biofuels and Bioenergy Systems, including the NBC™, RGL®, and BioQuest™ platforms.

The NBC™, process converts virtually all organic waste materials, including high cellulose feedstock, into green energy (biogas), N,P,K specific organic fertilizer and clean water.

RGL® (Renewable Gas-to-Liquids) technology converts the green biogas product of NBC™ facilities into a spectrum of advanced biofuels, including green gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, or alcohol based biofuels, including ethanol and butanol.

BioQuest™ is a patented biological and mineralogical process that sequesters greenhouse gas (CO2) emitted by coal-fired and other fossil fuel powered electric plants, converting it into energy and inert minerals, such as limestone.

Commercial NBC™ facilities engineering is currently underway. RGL®, facilities are planned for 2012, and BioQuest thereafter, depending on worldwide demand for greenhouse gas mitigation.

For more information about Novus Energy, please contact the company at info@novus-energy.com.

About Siemens:

A division of Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII), the Industry Automation (IA) Division is a global leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. IA's portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to enterprise-wide automation solutions for automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, IA optimizes the entire value chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales, as well as a wide range of maintenance services. With nearly 43,000 employees worldwide, Industry Automation posted worldwide revenues of $9.6 billion in fiscal year 2009.  www.usa.siemens.com/automation

Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII) is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens' global Industry Sector business—the world's leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company's integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and OSRAM SYLVANIA.  With nearly 222,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $2.7 billion on revenues of $47.7 billion in fiscal 2009.  www.usa.siemens.com/Industry

CONTACT:  Michael Krampe

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