Ecosphere Technologies Announces Completion of Ozonix(R) Ore Recovery Equipment (ORE) for Ecosphere Mining, LLC.

Ecosphere Technologies Announces Completion of Ozonix(R) Ore Recovery
Equipment (ORE) for Ecosphere Mining, LLC.

Ecosphere Also Completes Mobile Operations Vehicle (MOV) to Support Field

STUART, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.
(OTCBB:ESPH), a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative U.S.
manufacturing company, today announced completion of its first Ozonix® Ore
Recovery Equipment (ORE) system for Ecosphere Mining, LLC., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the Company, and a new Mobile Operations Vehicle (MOV) that is
designed to remain on location for extended periods of time when Ecosphere is
demonstrating its Ozonix® ORE system for customers around the United States.
The new Ecosphere Ozonix® ORE system and MOV will be on-display at Ecosphere's
Annual Shareholders Meeting in Orlando, FL at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Convention Center on Friday, December 13, 2013.

The Ecosphere MOV will be used to transport Ecosphere's Ozonix® ORE system as
well as a wide variety of Ecosphere's mobile Ozonix® water treatment systems
across a broad range of industries that Ecosphere licenses its patented
technologies to, including but not limited to Agriculture, Food & Beverage,
Industrial, Marine, Mining and Municipal wastewater treatment. In the hard
rock mining industry, Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® technology, combined with
the new Ecosphere Ozonix ORE system, will be used to pre-treat mining ores to
remove sulfur and irons and to increase ore recovery rates, while also
reducing the extensive amount of toxic chemicals associated with conventional
mining leaching operations.

Ecosphere's MOV is comprised of a custom 41-foot, 600HP Freightliner tractor
trailer that will be used to deploy the Company's equipment and engineers in
the field. The custom 4 man bunkhouse will serve as an on-site office and
operations center for Ecosphere's technicians when Ozonix® is deployed to
remote locations around the United States. Ecosphere's MOV was custom-designed
after many years of experience in the field and as a result of building
various types of vehicles and water treatment systems for responding to
natural disasters and the Company's current everyday operations in the oil and
gas industry.

The patented Ecosphere Ozonix® process is a revolutionary advanced oxidation
process that is currently being used by customers in the oil and gas industry
to reduce costs, increase treatment efficiencies and eliminate harmful
chemicals from wastewater treatment operations around the United States. The
non-chemical Ozonix® water treatment technology was proven in the oil and
natural gas industry and is poised to have the same positive impact on the
mining industry.

Ecosphere Mining, LLC., a subsidiary of Ecosphere Technologies, plans to
deploy Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® water treatment technology not only to
increase ore recovery rates for mine operators, but also to handle the
toughest water remediation problems facing the hard rock mining industry such
as acid mine drainage, tailing pond wastewater treatment and leachate
treatment and recovery.

Dennis McGuire, Chairman and CEO of Ecosphere Technologies, said, "The hard
rock mining industry uses large volumes of water and toxic chemicals that can
be harmful to the environment as well as personnel."

McGuire continued, "Since 2009, Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® technology has
enabled oil and gas customers to treat, recycle and reuse more than 3 billion
gallons of water on more than 800 oil and natural gas wells. We have proven
that Ozonix® can be used to cost-effectively replace toxic liquid chemicals in
the oil and gas fracturing industry and are now focused on bringing Ozonix® to
the mining industry to reduce the use of toxic chemicals and preserve vital
water resources."

For more information on the Ecosphere Ozonix® ORE unit and MOV, please visit

About Ecosphere Technologies

Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH) is an innovative U.S. technology
licensing and manufacturing company that develops environmental solutions for
global markets. We help industry increase production, reduce costs, and
protect the environment through a portfolio of more than 35 patented and
patent-pending technologies: Technologies like Ozonix®and Ecos PowerCube®,
which are licensable across a wide range of industries andapplications
throughout the world.

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