updated 3/15/2011 8:16:27 AM ET 2011-03-15T12:16:27

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arcis Resources' merger partner Mobile Fluid Recovery (MFR), in conjunction with General Motors (GM), has been nominated as a semi-finalist for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award. One of five finalists, MFR, in partnership with GM, was nominated for its part in the "Intelligent Oil Spill Cleanup in the Gulf" submission to the SAE panel. The final award will be presented to one of the five finalists at the 2011 SAE World Congress in Detroit, Mich. on Tuesday, April 12.

"While we are grateful for the recognition by SAE for the success of this project, we are even more proud of the fact that we were able to contribute to a project which demonstrated the rewards of a sustainable reuse solution," said Trevis Lyon, Chief Operating Officer, Arcis Resources Corporation and Mobile Fluid Recovery. "We were able to avoid additional materials destined for landfills and reclaim the underlying materials for a new commercial purpose."

The award nomination stems from MFR's involvement in a project spearheaded by GM's Environmental Group to utilize its expertise in waste minimization to provide a solution for recycling oil booms spilled in the Gulf of Mexico in the summer of 2010. Working with GM, Heritage Environmental and Lucent Polymers, MFR's free liquids reclamation technology was the first step in the process utilized in the project. Spinning at over 1200 G's, MFR's SpinCycle ® processed over 12 miles of oil boom, removing 97% of all liquids absorbed into the boom material. After that processing, the polypropylene materials in the boom sleeves were removed, sorted and sent to Lucent Polymers for densification. After densification, the processed polypropylene material was sent on to GDC Inc.  for compounding into parts to be used in the new Chevrolet Volt.

"This was a total team effort between General Motors and our partners to find value in waste that would normally find its way into a landfill," said John Bradburn, manager of waste reduction efforts for GM. "From removing the booms from the Gulf, to creating the final baffle that goes into the Volt, this showcased how innovative companies can be when they put their minds to it."  

MFR currently services seven GM plants in the upper Midwest market with its patented "free liquids" removal services, and will begin servicing four additional plants starting in March 2011.

Arcis Resources Corporation is an environmental energy company headquartered in Birmingham, AL, which has entered into a share exchange agreement with Mobile Fluid Recovery and its parent company, American Plant Services, LLC. Arcis Resources Corporation (OTCBB:ARCS) is party to a previously-announced agreement to acquire Mobile Fluid Recovery, Inc. (MFR). The merger is projected to be completed no later than April 2011.

Mobile Fluid Recovery is an Ohio corporation ("MFR") headquartered in Birmingham, AL with operations in Ohio and Alabama. MFR currently services seven (7) GM plants with its patented "free liquids" removal process, and will begin servicing four (4) additional plants in March 2011.

About General Motors: General Motors, one of the world's largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM's largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Russia. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. General Motors acquired operations from General Motors Corporation on July 10, 2009, and references to prior periods in this and other press materials refer to operations of the old General Motors Corporation. More information on the new General Motors can be found at www.gm.com

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