HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (PLANET) (PINKSHEETS: PRRY), developer, manufacturer and marketer of the PetroLuxus™ family of products, is pleased to announce the successful extraction of toxic heavy metals from coal tar waste. PLANET created a special blend of its soil remediation product targeting the precipitation of heavy metals and recovery of oil from coal tar known as PetroLuxus™ 401 for the remediation of coal tar pits. Independent lab tests confirm the successful treatment and remediation (washing) of coal tar samples which will provide a new cost effective solution to the environmental remediation industry.

Prior to the US having a natural gas pipeline network, gas for lighting, heating and cooking was manufactured locally from coal and petroleum at thousands of Manufactured Gas Plants (MGPs) throughout the country. A 2003 EPA report estimated that as many as 50,000 plants were built during the 140 years, commencing in 1816 till the 1950s, of MGP operations. A by-product of MGPs were coal tars, complex and variable mixtures of phenols, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and heterocyclic compounds that are known carcinogens and toxic to humans and animals. It was common practice at MGPs to dump coal tar and other wastes into on-site ponds, bury it, or use it as fill to adjust the grade of the gas yard. These practices left an environmental legacy of hazardous waste contamination in groundwater, soil, sediment, sludge and surface water.

Current acceptable industry cleanup/remediation methods of coal tar sites are extremely costly and time consuming. These methods require the contaminated soil be excavated and transported to soil roasting processing centers. The contaminated soil is thermally desorbed in large energy consuming rotary kilns to remove the hazardous contamination rendering the soil inert and useless but still requiring disposal. In addition to this costly process, property owners need to purchase and transport clean fill dirt to replace the excavated contaminated soil.

PLANET was provided contaminated coal tar samples from a site in Newark, NJ owned by Public Service Electric and Gas, a Manufactured Gas Plant site. The samples were remediated with PetroLuxus™ 401 and analyses were performed by Aqua Pro-Tech Laboratories, Inc., a New Jersey certified environmental testing laboratory. Certified laboratory results showed that after treatment with PetroLuxus™ 401 harmful metals, such as arsenic, lead, chromium, cyanide, and mercury, were rendered inert and non-detectable. Additionally a clean coal oil was recovered which can be blended with #6 oil to provide a saleable fuel to industry instead of costly disposal. These results demonstrate that PLANET can treat soils ex-situ on site to residential soil standards for reuse thus saving clients millions of dollars in transportation and disposal costs.

Mr. Robert A. Feller, Senior Project Manager at E2PM, LLC, an environmental engineering firm, stated, "After 28 years working in the environmental industry, I have never seen anything work so quickly and completely at ambient temperature for cleaning soils before. All of our testing to date has involved no heat and no pressure; simple agitation and the results speak for themselves. The recovered oil portion doesn't even stick to the storage vessel after processing, something I have never seen before. I am only now beginning to envision the various applications where the PetroLuxus family of chemicals could be utilized for expedited remediation and recovery of contaminants from Brownfields properties across the country at substantial cost savings over conventional remediation technologies."

The US Environmental Protection Agency's 2004 Edition - "Cleaning up the Nation's Waste Site: Markets and Technology Trends" states that "It is estimated that should the 30,000-45,000 MGP and other coal tar sites require cleanup, it could cost $26 - $128 billion."

About Planet Resource Recovery, Inc.

Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. is the developer, manufacturer and marketer of the PetroLuxus™ family of products, a proprietary environmentally friendly chemical compound that dislodges oil in practically all natural and man-made environments. The PetroLuxus™ family of products are effective and efficient solutions for the remediation and recovery of petroleum-based products. PetroLuxus™ applications include Enhanced Oil Recovery, Oil Sands, oil spills, oil tank farm cleaning, marine ship cleaning, remediation of oil sludge pits, treatment of raw fuel feedstocks, waste oil segregation and biodiesel, to name a few. Through the acquisition and formation of wholly owned subsidiaries, Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. deploys the PetroLuxus™ products. Oil Recovery Ventures, Inc. deploys PetroLuxus™ through joint ventures in the Enhanced Oil Recovery market.

Coal Tar info and lab test: http://www.planetresource.net/index-451.html

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For more information visit: http://www.planetresource.net or http://www.petroluxus.com

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this release are "forward-looking" statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly from the results expressed or implied in such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to meet the terms and conditions required to obtain its project financing, risks and delays associated with product development, risk of market acceptance of new products, risk of technology or product obsolescence, competitive risks, reliance on development partners and the need for additional capital.

Contact Information: Contact: Enrique M. Salinas III Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. 281-996-5315