SOURCE: AquaStar Holdings, Inc.

December 08, 2010 08:17 ET

AquaStar Holdings, Inc.'s Compressor Technology Inventor to Speak at the 2010 Ecobuild America Conference

Dr. Mark Holtzapple to Present "A Cleaner, Greener and More Efficient Air Conditioner"

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - AquaStar Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: RPPR) is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Holtzapple, one of the distinguished inventors of the Company's patent-protected compressor technology, is a scheduled presenter at the 2010 Ecobuild America Conference, held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. from December 6-9, 2010. Dr. Holtzapple is slated to speak on December 9, 2010 starting at 10:30 a.m. EST in Hall D, theater 2. 

Dr. Holtzapple's presentation, "A Cleaner, Greener, and More Efficient Air Conditioner," explains how the AquaStar air conditioner, for residential and light commercial buildings, is made possible by using water as the refrigerant and a novel compressor. Water has been used in large commercial properties for some time, the patent-protected AquaStar system makes it possible to bring the efficiency and environmentally friendly capabilities of water to homes and small office buildings.

Under the leadership of principals Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and George Borkovich, AEC Science & Technology, LLC (Centerville, MA), manages and produces Ecobuild® America conference and exhibit and the AEC-ST® Community. Together with their executive team, they have a depth of experience in technology and event planning for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. AEC-ST's Ecobuild event and online community are designed to educate design and construction professionals on improving our built environment and cover the unique intersection where ecology meets technology.

Professor Mark T. Holtzapple received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and has been with Texas A&M since 1986. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 1978, and from 1981 to 1985, Mark served in the U.S. Army, rose to the rank of captain, and performed research on water desalination and microclimate cooling, a method for cooling soldiers encapsulated in chemical protective clothing.

"We are excited that Dr. Holtzapple was selected to give a speech at this year's Ecobuild America Conference," stated Malcolm Lennie, President of AquaStar Holdings, Inc. "It is a great opportunity to explain how our technology provides for a cleaner, greener, and more efficient air conditioner."

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About AquaStar Holdings, Inc.:

AquaStar Holdings, Inc. is a holding company, which utilizes a unique and established platform to launch new technology enterprises based on world-class university research discoveries. AquaStar Holdings provides experienced management to early stage companies, reducing risk and assuring the know-how in launching and growing a new company. In addition to this skilled management team, AquaStar Holdings can avail itself of the encyclopedic, informal knowledge of the inventor, his experience and his research team.

Safe Harbor: Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology efficacy and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. The Company is a development stage company who continues to be dependent upon outside capital to sustain its existence. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.

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