All Press Releases for September 19, 2007

KBC Partnership with Irving Continues

KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. (KBC) announces continued success in partnership with Irving Oil.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - LONDON, UK & HOUSTON, TX, September 19, 2007 - KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. (KBC) announces continued success in partnership with Irving Oil.

Now in its sixth year, this strategic, long-term relationship between KBC and Irving has continued to strengthen. Irving and KBC personnel review and continuously enhance operations, through operations planning, reliability, and energy efficiency. In addition, we work together to identify and evaluate possible areas of investment, and we assist in creating a plan for the future of the facility.

The relationship is enhanced by the strong working relationship between Irving and KBC personnel - starting with the KBC engineer on-site at Irving's refinery office. This approach enables him to act as a conduit between Irving and the global KBC skills pool. The result is faster communication, better project scoping, and higher value added for Irving and KBC through this strategic relationship.

About Irving:
Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is the regional refining and marketing company serving customers in Eastern Canada, Quebec, and New England with a range of finished energy products, including gasoline, diesel, home heating fuel, jet fuel and complementary products and services. The company's network of Bluecanoe and Mainway convenience stores throughout Eastern Canada and New England offers customers a wide variety of products and services, including grocery and snack items, bakeries and convenience items, in addition to fuel. In 2003, Irving Oil became the first oil company to win a USEPA Clean Air Excellence award for its low-sulphur gasoline. Approximately 7,000 people currently work with the company.

About KBC:
KBC Advanced Technologies plc, a leading independent consulting, process engineering and software group, delivers improved operating performance to the oil refining, petrochemical, and other process industries worldwide. We provide process consulting, strategic planning advice, energy price forecasting and market analysis, economic studies, capital project services, and training to help clients achieve their business objectives and improve their competitive position. Our human performance improvement division, TTS Performance Systems, provides organizational effectiveness services, training programs, operations manuals, and personnel development services. KBC consultants recommend changes for material and measurable improvements in profitability. To assist clients in realizing such improvements, KBC provides implementation services and software solutions, including the KBC SIM models and Petro-SIM for process optimization, and the Linnhoff March and Veritech energy optimization software packages. Formed in 1979, KBC has offices in the UK, USA, Canada, Singapore, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, China, and Japan. For more information, visit

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