August 13, 2008
Converted Organics Announces Second Quarter 2008 Revenue Increase
Converted Organics Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) announced today that the Company has filed its Form 10-Q quarterly report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), announcing revenue of $752,907 for the first six months of 2008 and $492,864 for the second quarter of 2008.
Converted Organics' management will review the revenue increase and update shareholders on recent business developments in a conference call scheduled for 10:00 am EDT on Friday, August 15, 2008. Shareholders who wish to participate in the conference call may telephone 877-869-3847 from the U.S. or 201-689-8261 from international locations, approximately 15 minutes prior to the call. A digital replay will be available by telephone for two weeks and may be accessed by dialing 877-660-6853 from the U.S. or 201-612-7415 from international locations, using account # 331 and ID # 294285. The call will also be broadcasted simultaneously via a live webcast on the Converted Organics website at www.convertedorganics.com under the tab Investors and submenu Events & Presentations.
"We are very pleased to report that Converted Organics' revenue almost doubled from first quarter to second quarter of 2008, and we look forward to updating Converted Organics shareholders on the status of their business," said Edward J. Gildea, President of Converted Organics. "We are very pleased with the Company's progress thus far in 2008, and we are optimistic about future potential."
About Converted Organics Inc.
Converted Organics (NASDAQ:COIN), based in Boston, MA, is dedicated to producing valuable all-natural, organic soil amendment or fertilizer products through food waste recycling. The company uses proven, state-of-the-art technologies to create a product that helps grow healthier food and improve environmental quality. Converted Organics plans to sell and distribute its environmentally-friendly fertilizer products in the retail, turf management, and agribusiness markets.
Converted Organics' fertilizer products will be produced in both a dry pellet and liquid concentrate. Converted Organics' products have been tested in numerous field trials for more than a dozen crops with the result that, on average, the net value of the farmer's crop increased 11-16%, depending on the particular crop and product application. This is due, in part, to the disease suppression characteristics of the product, which reduce or eliminate the need for other costly, often toxic, crop protection applications. Increased use of nitrogen in commercial agriculture and turf grass applications, such as golf courses, has reduced the soil's ability to absorb nitrogen and other nutrients. Using the products produced by Converted Organics helps restore the soil by replenishing these micronutrients. This reduces the amount of nitrogen required in a virtuous cycle that benefits from long-term use. As a result, use of the product will reduce chemical run-off to streams, ponds and rivers, an objective with significant long-term benefits to the environment.
The products have a long shelf life compared to many other organic fertilizers. In a number of lab and field trials, the liquid product has been shown to be effective in mitigating powdery mildew, a leaf fungus that effects most plants and grasses and restricts the flow of water and nutrients to the plant. The Company's fertilizer products can be used on a stand-alone basis or in combination with more traditional fertilizers and crop protection products. Converted Organics expects to benefit from increased regulatory focus on organic waste processing and on environmentally-friendly growing practices.
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