STUART, Fla., Aug. 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH), a diversified water engineering and environmental services company announces second quarter revenue in excess of $2.1 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. This represents an increase of 1,288% over the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Adrian Goldfarb, Ecosphere Technologies' CFO said, "We continue to show consistent improvement in our financial health as demonstrated by the significant growth in revenues. We are also reporting earnings in Q2 of $4.7 million largely as a result of the positive effect of the fair value accounting for derivative instruments this quarter. The Company has made significant progress in reducing the impact of these items such that any effect will have less of an impact in future reporting periods. We will maintain our focus on further improving the Company's balance sheet, increasing revenue from operations and reducing debt."

Michael R. Donn, Sr., COO of Ecosphere Technologies stated, "The first half of 2010 has been an extremely productive time for Ecosphere Technologies. Our majority-owned subsidiary Ecosphere Energy Services (EES) continues to build momentum and expand its operations. EES now has 26 Ecosphere Ozonix Systems working in the Fayetteville and Woodford Shales. We have moved the EES equipment from the Gulf to perform two pilot programs with two major energy companies. The non-chemical Ozonix technology allows our energy customers to fracture wells without the use of biocides, and reduce the need for scale inhibitors and friction reducers. These pilot programs are expected to be completed in August and may lead to an expansion of business in the Fayetteville Shale and new business in the Haynesville Shale."

Ecosphere Technologies is also continuing to expand its game-changing, chemical free Ozonix technology to a wide variety of applications. Mr. Donn further stated, "The Company's engineering and manufacturing team recently completed a new Ozonix System that is capable of treating produced water for the offshore oil industry, as well as meet the needs of the many industrial applications we are targeting. On another front the Company just completed a pilot program for a Fortune 500 environmental services company to treat leachate water at an industrial landfill in Louisiana."

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About Ecosphere Technologies:

Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH) is a diversified water engineering and environmental services company. The Company provides environmental services and technologies for use in large-scale and sustainable applications across industries, nations and ecosystems.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including
  • improvement in financial health including increased revenues from operations and reduced debt;
  • momentum and expansion of business including expansion of business in the Fayetteville Shale and new business in the Haynesville Shale;
  • expected completion of pilot programs; and
  • expansion of use of Ozonix to a wide variety of applications.

Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "seeks," "believes," "estimates," "expects" and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. We caution you therefore against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. They are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include the condition of the credit and financial markets, the effects of the global recession, the future price of natural gas, future legislation, the ability to finance the Company's revenue generating equipment, general reluctance of businesses to utilize new technology and continued positive results in the field.

Further information on Ecosphere's risk factors is contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

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