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Switchable Solutions Recognized by Corporate Knights as Emerging Cleantech Leader

Article Date: November 27, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Toronto, November 27, 2012 -­ Switchable Solutions Inc. (Switchable Solutions) was named today by Corporate Knights Inc. as one of the “2012 Next 10 Emerging Cleantech” list of Canada's most promising clean technology start-­ups. 

Switchable Solutions’ groundbreaking solvent technology is a uniquely energy efficient and environmentally friendly means of extracting bitumen from oil sands and is particularly effective at extraction of bitumen from difficult oil sands ore.

Mark Badger, CEO of Switchable Solutions said, “We are thrilled to have Switchable Solutions and our proprietary technology recognized by Corporate Knights and their Advisory Board.  We believe our green solvent technology has the potential to deliver financial, operational and environmental benefits for oil sands operators in the near term and will be leverageable by other industrial processes in the future.”

Switchable Solutions continues to develop pre-­pilot capability in Ontario and Alberta aimed at demonstrating its greener and less expensive alternative solvent. During 2012, the company has operationalized partnerships with leading firms in the energy sector to accelerate development.

About Switchable Solutions Inc.

Switchable Solutions is a clean technology company focused on enhancing the profitability of its customers and making a positive impact on the environment. The Company’s proprietary green solvent-­‐based platform technology delivers more efficient, effective and environmentally friendly bitumen recovery and industrial processing. Learn more at www.switchablesolutions.com.