Venteco PLC

Business Update

Venteco PLC
09 October 2006

9 October 2006

                                  Venteco plc
                          ('Venteco' or the 'Company')
                                Business Update

Venteco plc is pleased to announce the first deployment of its non-toxic
Cryonite pest control technology into the hotel industry following the
completion of a field trial in a UK hotel in which it successfully eradicated
bed bugs.

This first commercial hotel deployment of Cryonite technology, which freezes
pests using a patented carbon dioxide snow, is at a major London hotel and came
through Venteco's partner RIWA Ltd following trials carried out by Insect
Investigations Limited, an independent pest control research firm, achieved a
100 per cent kill rate of bed bug adults, nymphs and eggs.

This first order is expected to mark the opening of a major new market for
Cryonite as there are an estimated 33,000 hotels in the UK alone. This order
also comes as the incidence of bed bugs is reported to be rising worldwide while
they are also reported to be more difficult to eradicate using conventional

Cryonite also offers significant operational and economic benefits to hotel
operators as - unlike with the use of traditional pesticides - the hotel can
re-let the room immediately thereby avoiding costly closures and lost revenues.

Stefan Hansson, chief executive of Venteco, said: 'Having our first unit
operational in a hotel is a significant moment for Venteco. Cryonite provides a
safe, effective and efficient option for hotel operators treating this growing
problem and we believe there is a substantial market opportunity for us in this

Dr Peter Cottee, managing director of RIWA Ltd, which is a partner to Venteco in
the UK, said: 'The hotel industry is being hit hard with a huge increase in bed
bug activity. Cryonite represents an environmentally safe method to treat the
problem without using toxic pesticides and should play an important role in
ridding the industry of this problem.'

Cryonite was developed for use in the food manufacturing and processing industry
and has sold several hundred units in Scandinavia, the UK, Germany and Japan and
is currently testing units in the US and Asia.


Venteco plc
Stefan Hansson                           +44 (0) 207 929 8985
Dr Peter Cottee                          +44 (0) 7900 265015

Corfin Communications
Ben Hunt, Neil Thapar                    +44 (0) 207 929 895

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