JUPITER, FL--(Marketwired - Dec XX, 2013) - GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC) (OTCQB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques, announces delivery of the initial order of FireIce to Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS), a unit of Xcel Energy, a major public U.S. electricity and natural gas company, with operations in eight Western and Midwestern states.
After successful field demonstrations by the FireIce team, SPS has launched a pilot project to use FireIce to combat their utility pole fires; a common problem for many utility companies. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Xcel Energy headquarters are located in Minneapolis.
“We are pleased to have another utility company begin using FireIce; the first since Con Edison began using FireIce in the fall of 2012. Con Edison has helped pave the way by bringing attention to the benefits of FireIce to other utility companies. We believe this is only the beginning of our relationship with Xcel and we look forward to what the future holds,” stated Peter Cordani, president and chief technology officer of GelTech Solutions, Inc.
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
GelTech Solutions creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public achieve environmental and safety goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires. All the products currently marketed by GelTech Solutions, Inc. were created for the Company by inventor and chief technology officer, Peter Cordani.
FireIce is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus: fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and home defense units for personal home protection.
GelTech has recently developed the patent pending Emergency Manhole FireIce Delivery System (EMFIDS) which is an innovative system designed to deliver a mixture of FireIce and water into a manhole in order to coat the ladder and the utility worker in the event of an incident involving an explosion or fire in the manhole while utility workers are performing routine repairs or maintenance.
GelTech also markets Soil2O which is both a non-toxic soil conditioner and a dust abatement product. Soil2O "Dust Control" products and solutions stop all types of particulate matter from entering the air and water, solving even the most stubborn dust control problems. Soil2O Granular and Topical blends reduce water consumption up to 50% and promote healthy root development in plants and lawns, generating faster seed germination by keeping nutrients and moisture at the root level longer.
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