SOURCE: BioCentric Energy Holdings, Inc.

BioCentric Energy Holdings, Inc.

March 18, 2010 13:51 ET

BioCentric Energy Announces New Talent on Board for the Deployment of Our Commercial Closed-Loop System

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) - BioCentric Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BEHL) -- BioCentric Energy Holdings, Inc., in preparation for the commercial deployment of its proprietary closed-loop Photobioreactor systems in locations throughout the US, the Company has retained the services of independent contractor Jose Sanchez as its Field Operations Director. 

BioCentric Energy's CEO, Dr. Brian Goodall stated today, "This is a highly specialized position requiring proven experience in all aspects of microalgae production including the selection of production sites, procurement of the appropriate permits, validation of commercial algae production operations and development of profitable algae products. Jose's extensive experience in large scale algae production and his broad and deep skill set make him uniquely qualified for this critical and challenging role. I am delighted to bring Jose on to the BioCentric Energy team which is now staffed for the successful implementation of our business plan."

With an outstanding academic record, Mr. Sanchez is a Harvard graduate with a Masters degree in Environmental Health. Also, Mr. Sanchez has a Masters degree in Manufacturing Systems and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering both from Monterrey Tech, Latin America's Top University. Mr. Sanchez has experience in growing algae in both Photobioreactors and open ponds, and has built and deployed both systems in different and often challenging locations. For the last two years Mr. Sanchez was General Manager of the Mexican subsidiary of Aurora BioFuels Inc., one of the top companies in the production of algae for BioFuels in open pond systems. At BioCentric Energy Mr. Sanchez will be relied upon to ensure that the land, water, nutrients and other natural resources are suitable for the Company's closed-loop Photobioreactor systems and subsequent commercial growth of algae. The information collected from each site will be analyzed by Mr. Sanchez and Algae Specialist Domini Maddox to ensure that the selected algae strain will grow at an optimal rate in its new environment. 

Another valuable addition to the BioCentric Energy team is Mr. Helmut Gass, the Company's new Manager of Research and Development. Mr. Gass has broad experience in building Biodiesel plants to produce biodiesel meeting both ASTM as well as the very stringent European standards. Mr. Gass also has both the knowledge and the experience of converting biomass to liquids, syngas to power and coal to liquids, attributes that will be instrumental in the development of new and highly sought after solutions for algae to energy. Furthermore, Mr. Gass will work diligently to streamline and further optimize the Company's algae growing equipment to maximum production rates.

Chairman of the Board Dennis Fisher stated: "Helmut Gass is an amazing and brilliant individual, uniquely creative and talented and a definite asset to BioCentric Energy."

In approximately two weeks, Rick Armstrong and PLC expert Jason Jameson will be arriving at the BioCentric Energy headquarters to help in the final installation of BioCentric Energy's 6,000 sq ft. closed-loop Photobioreactor system and its Siemens PLC sensors, valves and pumps. To watch the Company's commercial closed-loop system in action, a video camera has been installed so that Shareholders and investors can see the system first hand and witness the daily production of algae.

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Contact Information

  • Monique Berry - President, BioCentric Energy
    Office: 714-966-1234 (101)

    Dennis Fisher
    Extension 102