CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- EcoPlus Inc. says it has developed an alternative fuel product from the EcoPlus process that requires no direct contribution from virgin vegetable fats or oils.

The companys says deployment of the EcoPlus process has no consequences in terms of deforestation, damaged watersheds, or reduced animal habitats resulting from land clearing for farming of feedstock oils for renewable energy sources.

This is in contrast to widespread environmental damage noted in a front page Wall Street Journal article Dec. 5, 2006, which EcoPlus says discussed the pervasive negative fallout from increased agricultural cultivation for biofuels usages.

Bill Scherffius, chief operating officer for EcoPlus, said, "EcoFuel produced by the EcoPlus process is generated from a particularly noxious restaurant waste that contains food materials and fats, oils, and grease. There are few, if any, commercially viable methodologies except ours for converting this environmentally challenging material to a useful product. Our process is environmentally friendly and creates an alternative, green-fuel product with no harmful consequences."

ECPL has a patent-pending, commercially proven technology that uses an environmentally friendly process for turning brown grease restaurant refuse into a high-quality, solid fuel product. This product can be used as a coal substitute to produce power, as an adjunct fuel in waste-to-energy and steam plant operations and as a fuel for industrial process heat over a broad range of applications.

SOURCE: EcoPlus Inc. via PrimeNewswire.