SOURCE: Solix Biofuels, Inc.

Solix Biofuels, Inc.

September 21, 2009 12:13 ET

Solix Biofuels Augments Its Management Team

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Solix Biofuels, Inc. ("Solix"), an alternative energy technology company for the large-scale commercialization of microalgae-based fuels and co-products, announced today the addition of two executives to its management team as well as the appointment of Joel Butler as the Company's new chief technology officer.

Dr. Peter Lammers joins Solix as vice president of biotechnology. Prior to joining Solix, Dr. Lammers was the cultivation track lead for the Department of Energy's Algal Biofuels Roadmap. Considered a foremost authority on large-scale cultivation, Dr. Lammers left a tenured position with New Mexico State University, where he taught courses in chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics and molecular genetics for 24 years, to join the Solix team. Dr. Lammers earned his Ph.D in Environmental Biochemistry from Portland State University and was a Postdoctoral associate at the University of Chicago. Dr. Lammers will oversee Solix's efforts in algal growth and biochemical optimizations.

Dr. Joanna Money joins Solix Biofuels as vice president of business development. Dr. Money has over 20 years of industry experience, including 15 years in corporate and business development, strategy development as well as marketing and sales. She previously worked in the biotechnology industry with such companies as RxKinetix (now Part of Endo Pharmaceuticals), Proligo (now part of Sigma) and Array BioPharma. Prior to that she worked at Amoco Chemical (now part of BP), developing business opportunities for them on a global basis. Dr. Money holds a Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry from Indiana University. She brings both technical and business acumen to the company. Dr. Money will be instrumental in developing the Company's long term business strategy.

Douglas Henston, Solix's chief executive officer, commented: "Peter and Joanna will have an immediate impact on Solix. We are excited to utilize their skills and experience as we work towards commercialization."

Joel Butler has assumed the role of chief technology officer. Dr. Bryan Willson will continue to play a key role in the Company as Solix's chief technology strategist developing the Company's technology portfolio.

About Solix Biofuels

Solix Biofuels, Inc., based in Fort Collins, Colo., is an alternative energy production technology company with emphasis on supplying scalable photo-bioreactors that will enable the global production of biofuels using microalgae as a feedstock. Solix is an intellectual descendant of the U.S. Department of Energy's Aquatic Species Program, which started in 1978 to explore ways to produce biodiesel from algae. In early 2006 Solix was founded with the support of Colorado State University with a goal of creating a commercially viable biofuel that will help solve climate change and petroleum scarcity without competing with global food supply. Solix began operations at its Coyote Gulch Demonstration Facility, located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, on July 16, 2009. For more information, visit

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