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Verliant Energy Partners Announces Exclusive Strategic Alliance with Achor Anaerobic for Revolutionary Anaerobic Digestion

September 1, 2011

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/Verliant Energy Partners (“VEP”), a leading developer of bioenergy power projects for utilities and large energy users, announces that it has signed an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement with Achor Anaerobic LLC (“Achor”), a provider of innovative AD technology.

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Under the agreement, VEP will use Achor’s unique “achorlytic” enzyme and digestion-inoculating technology to significantly enhance the productivity of anaerobic digestion in its projects in the US.

Achor’s technology uses enzymes to significantly increase the biogas production from digestible materials, including animal and food wastes as used by VEP at its facilities. Achor and VEP are together designing production facilities of the Achor technology at several sites in California. The results of this collaboration will be the commissioning of over 10MW of bioenergy facilities in 2012.

VEP focuses on turning animal agriculture waste streams into usable energy for America supporting region specific Renewable Portfolio Standards beginning with California. VEP develops, owns and operates clustered anaerobic digestion plants capable of producing baseload renewable energy.

Haider Nazar, Chief Executive Officer of VEP, said “With the benefit of Achor’s technology and our project design, finance, construction and operating skills, we are positioned to deliver baseload renewable power to utilities and large energy users, effectively partner with California dairies, and prove that a scalable bioenergy model can work locally as it has done all over the world.”

Chris Barry, cofounder of Achor and originator of the achorlytic approach to accelerating and enhancing anaerobic digestion, said “Achor Anaerobic is delighted to be working in partnership with Verliant Energy Partners. Taking everything we have proven from around the world and applying it to the best of breed design, build and operate facilities provided by Verliant Energy Partners provides the perfect platform for the exploitation and expansion of our technology. We aim to make Verliant Energy one of the most reliable and profitable AD Company in the US through enabling them to get the very best from the feedstocks available. We will work with them on continuing to innovate and deliver unprecedented power yields in the field of anaerobic digestion and bioenergy in the US creating even more efficient facilities.”

For more information, visit our website at www.VerliantEnergy.com or contact us at info@VerliantEnergy.com.

Media Contact: Verliant Energy Partners, (925) 948 – 8088, info@verliantenergy.com

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