Solarvest BioEnergy Inc.

Solarvest BioEnergy Inc.

July 13, 2010 09:00 ET

Solarvest BioEnergy Appoints Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) - SOLARVEST BIOENERGY INC. (TSX VENTURE:SVS) ("Solarvest" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ledwell as a director of the Company.

Mark Ledwell is a partner in Gowlings' Toronto office, practising in business law with particular emphasis in the areas of construction, energy, infrastructure and project finance. Before joining Gowlings, Mark served as chief operating officer and general counsel to a leading civil contractor in Canada. He has over 10 years' experience in P3 and infrastructure projects, including the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the Trans Canada Highway in New Brunswick, and the finance and construction of the Deh Cho Bridge in the Northwest Territories.

Mark has participated as a lawyer and executive in a number of major developments in Canada, including the Confederation Bridge, Highway 63 in Alberta, the Trans Canada Highway in New Brunswick, several oil sands projects in Canada's Athabasca Oil Sands, the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline in Atlantic Canada, arterial highway projects in a number of major municipalities, nuclear and hydro power generation, electricity transmission and wind farm developments throughout eastern Canada.

In addition, Mark has significant operating experience in a number of key industries, including forestry, agri-food, the fishery, waste management, precision machining, steel fabrication, mining, transportation and manufacturing.

Gerri Greenham, President and CEO of Solarvest, stated, "Mark's expertise in the engineering and energy fields will give us strong connections in these industries which is very important in our plan to combine these fields with our biological genetic engineering expertise."

About Solarvest: Solarvest is committed to the development of sustainable and renewable energy sources to meet growing energy demands and environmental challenges. Solarvest's intellectual property is a biologically-based hydrogen producing technology, which provides a method for controlling key genes in algae resulting in the continuous production of hydrogen gas. Solarvest's bio-energy production system utilizes light and carbon dioxide to produce hydrogen leaving a clean positive environmental footprint.

The statements made in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections.

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