General Environmental Management Announces LOI with Bio-Energy Solutions Group for Management of Waste-to-Energy Project in Brazil by EON


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									General Environmental Management Announces
LOI with Bio-Energy Solutions Group for
Management of Waste-to-Energy Project in Brazil
GEM Announces Decision to Forgo Financing and Acquisition of California Living Waters

June 23, 2010 04:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time  

POMONA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--General Environmental Management Inc. (GEM) (OTCBB:
GEVI) announced today that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to execute formal agreements with Bio-Energy
Solutions Group, Inc. (BESG) to manage their waste-to-energy operations in Pernambuco, Brazil, including the
collection and processing of municipal solid waste and subsequent conversion to alternative energy. The management
agreement will have a term of 15 years.

“We are very pleased to have entered into a Letter of Intent to formalize a management contract services relationship
with BESG,” stated Timothy J. Koziol, CEO of GEM. “BESG has contracts for 34 towns in the state of
Pernambuco, Brazil, with additional towns requesting contracts. BESG offers a compelling alternative to the
traditional landfill approach by reducing municipal solid waste using natural processes, extracting marketable
recyclates from the waste input stream, and enabling the residual biomass to be used as feedstock for generating
renewable energy in an environmental friendly manner.” 

Koziol continued, “This waste-to-energy (WTE) project is enormous in scope, and GEM will have to consider the
best use of resources to accomplish the management of this project, but we are pleased to have been chosen and
look forward to making this project the main focus of our business activities. GEM will therefore not complete the
financing and acquisition of California Living Waters. The formal purchase agreements called for GEM to make a
payment to United Stated Environmental Response LLC on June 30, 2010, which we will not make. Although we
believe in the opportunity to build a strong and profitable company with Southern California Waste Water as a
foundational entity, we will change our focus to the WTE arena and build an international enterprise with BESG,
beginning with Brazil.” 

John Creel, CEO of BESG, commented, “I am thrilled to have the GEM management team join forces with BESG.
We expect them to bring the same expertise for growth and development that catapulted them onto Deloitte’s 2009
Technology Fast 500 Ranking for North America as we provide solutions to some of the waste issues affecting our
environment today. The world is faced with massive problems involving landfills, including running out of room,
destruction of the surrounding environment, and the atmospheric pollution of nearby communities. Municipalities
around the world are seeking an affordable answer to these ever-increasing problems. What better solution than to
collect and convert the waste in a process that is eco-friendly and produces much needed eco-friendly power
through our patented technology.” 

Johannes Steinacker, BESG Executive Vice President of Sales for South America, has methodically built a strong
presence in Brazil over the past two years. In 2008, he was appointed by the Brazilian government to be their
Special Secretary of State for Foreign Business and Investment, and later resigned when offered the position of Vice
President of the newly formed Chamber for New Business Development for the State of Pernambuco. Steinacker
said, “The initial installation of a facility in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil is expected to serve primarily organic
materials from towns in two states. It is anticipated that 4,900,000 tons per year of feedstock from over 368
municipalities will be managed by this initial facility by the end of 2011.” 

“Although the task is challenging, we believe the need for a solution like the one BESG brings to the table is critical,
and we are thrilled to partner with BESG,” said Bill Mitzel, President and COO of GEM. “We have proven our
ability to manage and provide environmental solutions, and believe this solution may be the beginning of a long-term
solution for WTE operations.” 
About General Environmental Management, Inc.

General Environmental Management, Inc. ( provides environmental services and solutions. GEM
is headquartered in Pomona, California.


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