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Pierre Carabin, PyroGenesis' Director of Engineering, receives Distinguished Service Award at the 31st Annual IT3 Conference

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pierre Carabin, PyroGenesis' Director of Engineering, receives Distinguished Service Award at the 31st Annual IT3 Conference12:18 EDT Monday, October 29, 2012MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - PyroGenesis Canada Inc. ("PyroGenesis" or the "Company") (TSXV: PYR)  PyroGenesis is pleased to announce that its Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer, Pierre Carabin, received yesterday the Distinguished Service Award at the 31st Annual International Thermal Treatment Technology (IT3) Conference, in New Orleans.  Mr. Carabin has been a member of the Program Advisory Committee for IT3 since 2004. Over the years, PyroGenesis has contributed more than ten papers to IT3, chaired technical sessions on gasification and innovation in the field of thermal treatment technology, and given seminars on plasma technology and gasification at the conference."It is indeed a great pleasure and honour to receive this award after many years of involvement with the conference. IT3 is one of the most highly recognized forums in North America for scientific and technical exchanges on advancements that occur in the field of thermal treatment technologies", said Pierre Carabin, Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer of PyroGenesis. "We are proud to see our Director of Engineering's dedication and professional expertise be recognized, as they reflect Pyrogenesis' dedication to scientific and technological progress" says P. Peter Pascali CEO of PyroGenesis.Organised by the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), IT3 provides a forum for the discussion of state of the art technical information, regulations, and public policy on thermal treatment technologies and their relationship to air emissions, greenhouse gases, climate change, renewable energy or alternative energy production, and sustainability.About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.PyroGenesis is an environmental solutions company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products. PyroGenesis' proprietary plasma technologies utilize the intense energy of plasma to gasify and vitrify virtually any type of waste without producing hazardous by-products. PyroGenesis' patented gasification and vitrification technology is different from incineration because it produces a clean synthetic gas from waste, which can be used for power generation. PyroGenesis' technology can also turn waste into a glassy rock that can be utilized as construction material. PyroGenesis has marquee defense industry and civilian customers that are using its technology in marine and land-based applications. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.comNeither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.SOURCE: PyroGenesis Canada Inc.For further information: Pyrogenesis Canada Inc. P. Peter Pascali Chief Executive Officer Phone: 514.937.0002 E-mail: ir@pyrogenesis.com