October 07, 2009 13:34 ET

2009 Algae Biomass Summit Expecting Record Number of Speakers & Presentations in San Diego, California

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - BioCentric Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BEHL) today confirmed the company is in fact an exhibitor at the 2009 Algae Biomass Summit starting today for 2 days in San Diego, California.

Company President Dennis Fisher stated, "With the world's eyes now focusing on alternative 'Green' fuels, BioCentric can play a major awareness role by attending such events worldwide. ALGAE is now in the forefront as a major source for alternative fuels and Biomass related products. I believe the guest list of attendees predicted to be at this event includes several senior representatives of major Oil companies. As a result of such potential awareness, BioCentric's opportunity to present its patent pending closed loop photobioreactor system for the rapid reproduction of ALGAE could receive many opportunities for advancement and new system orders."

Mr. Fisher confirmed that, along with an associate company based in Southern California, both companies along with BioCentric's Czech Republic based scientific research team are in the process of completing their due diligence work on the "Lipid Trigger" technology which, if successful, would significantly enhance the natural growth and production of ALGAE in their closed loop photobioreactor system. The companies expect to have completed test results and announcements by the end of the month.

ABOUT THE 2009 ALGAE BIOMASS SUMMIT

The Algal Biomass Organization announces the dates and location of its 3rd Annual Algae Biomass Summit, hosted by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Byrne & Company, Ltd. It also announced a Call for Presentations for the summit, which will take place October 7-9, 2009 at the Marriot San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California.

The Algae Biomass Summit is currently accepting papers and presentation abstracts from now through July 5, 2009.

"Momentum continues to grow," said John Pierce, Member, Renewable Energy and CleanTech Practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. "From our first summit in 2007 which drew 350, to this year where we expect close to 1,000, global leaders, scientists, innovators, funders and policy makers look to the Algae Biomass Summit as the premiere algae-focused industry event."

Past speakers and attendees have included national and international technologists, producers, scientists, investors, and policy-makers. During the course of the event, leaders and attendees will discuss issues of critical importance to the emerging algae industry, including the commercial viability of algae production, current government and private initiatives, evolving technologies, processing concepts, life cycle analysis, and venture and project finance.

"It's never been more important for the industry to come together to find economically and environmentally sustainable solutions to climate change," said Tom Byrne, CEO of Byrne & Company, Ltd., co-host of the summit. "Interest and investment is at an all time high, but there's still a great amount of work to be done. We look forward to a highly productive event."

http://www.algalbiomass.org/events/2009ABS

2009 Algae Biomass Summit Expecting Record Number of Speakers & Presentations

More than 800 industry experts to attend three-day event designed to encourage knowledge sharing and highlight advances in industry

2009 Algae Biomass Summit

SEATTLE -- The 2009 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and the algae industry's premier global conference, announced today it is expecting to draw more than 800 attendees for a three-day event exploring the development of algae-based solutions to global energy, environmental, and economic issues. The third annual summit, which will take place October 7-9, 2009 in San Diego, will also include a record number of more than 70 expert speakers, 70 poster presentations and 25 exhibitors, providing attendees a wide range of information and expertise on the algae industry.

"The quality of speakers and presenters, record number of abstract submissions and high registrations for this year's Algae Biomass Summit reflects the growing promise of algae as a crucial source for clean and renewable energy," said Thomas Byrne, Chair of the ABO's Event Committee and founder of Byrne & Company Ltd. "This conference will be the premier event for the industry and will provide a preeminent platform for cooperation and advancement in algal technology and policy."

The ABO has posted the final conference agenda, which features dozens of presentations from national and international technologists, producers, scientists, investors, and policy-makers. During the course of the event, these leaders and the hundreds of attendees will discuss issues of critical importance to the emerging algae industry, including the commercial viability of algae production, current government and private initiatives, evolving technologies, processing concepts, and venture and project finance.

Dr. J. Craig Venter, a well-known leader in genomics and the founder of Synthetic Genomics, Inc., will open the summit with his keynote presentation titled "From Reading to Writing the Genetic Code." Also featured at the summit will be a tribute session to Ralph Lewin, "the father of green algae genetics," a distinguished scientist, author and professor, who spent nearly 50 years at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.

The Algae Biomass Summit's founding sponsors are Byrne & Co Ltd and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Additional sponsors include FedEx, Raytheon, The Boeing Company, Airbus, Stoel Rives, Invitrogen, and Sapphire Energy.

More information, including registration for the 2009 Summit, is available online: http://www.algalbiomass.org/ABS09.html.

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About the ABO

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and advocate for the development of commercially-viable transportation and power generation fuels as well as other non-energy applications for algae biomass. Its membership is comprised of people, companies and organizations across the value chain. More information about ABO, including its leadership, membership, costs, benefits and members and their affiliations, is available at the website: www.algalbiomass.org.

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About BioCentric Energy Holdings

BioCentric Energy Holdings, Inc. is dedicated to the development of new technologies as well as acquiring and fostering companies with innovative technologies designed to provide unique and effective green energy solutions for the 21st century. Along with the cultivation of important relationships and partnerships with synergistic entities, BioCentric Energy has devoted substantial time and effort in research and development in order to bring a range of innovative green alternatives to the marketplace.

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