West Virginia NBC/ABC Affiliate Televises Story About Zefiro Subsidiary’s Expansion into West Virginia

Reporter Jefferson Pan of the 12 WBOY television news station covered Zefiro’s recent facility expansion into West Virginia, where Zefiro subsidiary P&G opened a yard to more efficiently service growing demand for its services in the nearby area

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZEFIRO METHANE CORP. (Cboe Canada: ZEFI) (Frankfurt: Y6B) (the “Company”, “Zefiro”, or “ZEFI”) is pleased to announce that the recent facility expansion undertaken by its subsidiary Plants & Goodwin, Inc. (“P&G”) into West Virginia was covered in an evening news segment on 12 WBOY, the NBC and ABC affiliate TV station for the region. In a press release dated May 7, 2024, Zefiro announced that P&G had opened a facility in Buckhannon, WV to more efficiently service growing demand for its environmental remediation services.

Reporting on-site at P&G’s Buckhannon, WV facility, Jefferson Pan of 12 WBOY first introduced the scale of the problem at hand, with millions of Americans living within one mile of an orphaned oil or gas well (per data from the U.S. Department of the Interior). Pan explained that these wells can emit noxious gas such as methane, which can contaminate the water supply and contribute to environmental concerns with 28 times the potency of carbon dioxide. Zefiro Founder and CEO Talal Debs then came on to explain how the Company is excited to ramp up its efforts in West Virginia. Pan then detailed how there are many potential methane leak sources that are “undocumented” and need to be manually located by companies such as Zefiro. Both Pan and Debs then articulated the role of the carbon markets in this equation, with Fortune 500 companies having made commitments to “Net Zero” targets which can be achieved through the purchase of carbon offsets including those originated through environmental remediation projects such as the ones being done by Zefiro subsidiary P&G in West Virginia.

The full 12 WBOY news segment can be viewed through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaKSlHIM4xU

Additionally, 12 WBOY published a written article by Jefferson Pan about Zefiro’s expansion into West Virginia. This article can be accessed through the following link: https://www.wboy.com/news/upshur/international-company-sets-up-shop-in-buckhannon-to-plug-orphan-wells/

West Virginia NBC and ABC affiliate 12 WBOY featured Zefiro and its subsidiary P&G covering the recent expansion of its operational facilities into the state. The segment included exclusive commentary from Zefiro Founder and CEO Talal Debs PhD.

West Virginia NBC and ABC affiliate 12 WBOY featured Zefiro and its subsidiary P&G covering the recent expansion of its operational facilities into the state. The segment included exclusive commentary from Zefiro Founder and CEO Talal Debs PhD.

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Zefiro Founder and Chief Executive Officer Talal Debs PhD commented, “The opening of P&G’s new facility in West Virginia can bring about very meaningful benefits for the Buckhannon area and beyond. In the process of cleaning up these potential methane leak sites, we will also be creating high-skilled jobs which can provide impactful opportunities in the community. I am grateful for us to have had the opportunity to be featured on the local news, and we look forward to leveraging P&G’s expanded presence in Appalachia to continue tackling the orphan methane leak crisis throughout the United States.”

About Zefiro Methane Corp.

Zefiro is an environmental services company, specializing in methane abatement. Zefiro strives to be a key commercial force towards Active Sustainability. Leveraging decades of operational expertise, Zefiro is building a new toolkit to clean up air, land, and water sources directly impacted by methane leaks. The Company has built a fully integrated ground operation driven by an innovative monetization solution for the emerging methane abatement marketplace. As an originator of high-quality U.S.-based methane offsets, Zefiro aims to generate long-term economic, environmental, and social returns.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company,


“Talal Debs”

Talal Debs, Founder & CEO

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