BOSTON, Dec 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Converted Organics Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) announced today that the Company was the featured business on this morning's edition of CNBC's special report, Powering the Planet, a segment designed to inform and educate viewers about the future of energy and related investment opportunities. Powering the Planet profiled Converted Organics' unique High Temperature Liquid Composting(TM) (HTLC) process, highlighting how that technology converts food waste into organic fertilizer and soil amendment products which can be used by the retail, residential, professional turf management and agricultural markets. Powering the Planet airs on CNBC's "The Call," a nationally broadcast cable news program providing up-to-the minute market reports, economic and corporate news.
"Converted Organics is extremely pleased that this very positive profile of our Company highlighted our environmentally-friendly organic fertilizer products and our innovative manufacturing process to the extensive CNBC viewing audience," said Edward J. Gildea, President of Converted Organics.
The Powering the Planet segment featuring Converted Organics is scheduled to re-air throughout the month of December on CNBC's "The Call," and can be viewed online at www.cnbc.com.
About "The Call" and Powering The Planet
CNBC's "The Call," which airs Monday through Friday from 11:00 am ET to noon, is a full hour of analysis, discussion and debate that takes place once the Opening Bell frenzy has died down. It's the time to take a closer look at all the information floating around the market -- economic, corporate and political -- and decide how to play the rest of the day. The smartest people on Wall Street and covering Wall Street to help you make "The Call" on your investments. Powering the Planet is a special report featured every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on "The Call." It offers viewers a brief look into how companies and individuals are responding to the nation's energy and environmental needs.
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 affects 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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SOURCE: Converted Organics Inc.
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