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Norit Americas Announcing Major Capacity Expansion
Thursday November 29, 8:15 am ET

MARSHALL, Texas, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Norit Americas Inc. today announced that it is expanding activated carbon capacity at the Marshall, TX facility. This first new expansion will be in full production in early 2009.

"Norit Activated Carbon has been at the forefront of developing mercury control technology for the coal fired power industry using powdered activated carbon ("PAC")," says Ron Thompson, CEO of Norit Americas. "We began engineering and environmental permitting nearly two years ago to be in a position to respond when the market demanded. This expansion will allow Norit Activated Carbon to service the growing demand for activated carbon in early 2009."

Norit Activated Carbon manufactures activated carbon in the United States and Europe, which has been tested in over 40 full-scale demonstrations for coal-fired utilities. Norit is the largest producer of powdered activated carbon worldwide. Norit Activated Carbon currently supplies DARCO® Hg and DARCO® Hg-LH, a brominated carbon produced in Texas, to the first commercial installations for mercury control of coal-fired power plants. As being the world's most innovative supplier, Norit Activated Carbon will continue to develop new types of activated carbons for coal-fired power plants.

"With a long tradition as a leading supplier of activated carbon, this first expansion is yet one more step in proving Norit Activated Carbon's commitment to being a market leader. We look forward to future expansions as the coal fired utility market continues to develop," says Thompson.

In addition to activated carbon, Norit Activated Carbon also designs and manufactures activated carbon injection ("ACI") equipment. To date, over 40 systems have been put in operation, more than any other company. Norit Americas' design is well-proven and clearly the performance and value leader.

About Norit 'leading in purification'

Norit, whose headquarters is based in Zenderen, The Netherlands, is a leading supplier of consumables, components, systems and complete purification solutions. Today Norit offers products, installations and services for the water, beverage, food, dairy, pharmaceutical, chemical, gas/air, mining, catalyst, sweeteners, and remediation industries. Norit offers global coverage with production, engineering and manufacturing facilities in seven countries and a network of dedicated Norit sales and service centers, business partners and distributors in more than 150 countries around the world. Clients consider Norit their partner of choice because Norit helps them develop practical purification solutions, improve environmental, health and safety performance and achieve sustained business advantage to create long-lasting leadership.

Source: Norit Americas Inc.

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