ZERE selected to present at WBT Innovation Marketplace

ZERE’s patent pending technology of Air Independent Internal Oxidation (AIIO) for Zero Emission Production of Advanced Biofuels, Power, and Heat to be Showcased During Preeminent 9th Annual Technology Forum

SAN BRUNO, CA / ARLINGTON, TX (March 1, 2011) Following a highly selective application process, ZERE Energy and Biofuels has been selected to present its AIIO technology for Zero Emissions Renewable Energy and Biofuels and to discuss future plans for its proprietary biomass waste-to-renewable systems at WBT Innovation Marketplace’s ninth annual event. ZERE will join more than 100 companies and technology innovators from across the nation and around the world as they present to hundreds of investors and corporate and national licensees at WBT2011. The event will be held March 22 and 23 at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel and the Arlington, Texas Convention Center.

The ZERE plant oxidizes cellulosic biomass with a solid-state oxygen carrier in a fluidized bed reactor, yielding steam to drive a turbine for power/heat generation and alternatively, syngas suitable for biofuels. Waste CO2 is inherently captured, liquefied, and sold as an additional revenue stream.

“We are honored to be selected to present ZERE’s biomass waste-to-renewable energy and biofuel technology during WBT2011,” said Laura Draxler, CEO, ZERE Energy and Biofuels. “This is an acknowledgement of our technology and the value it represents for biorefinery integration and to potential customers with high electricity rates greater than 12 cents per kWh, such as those in California, Nevada, and the Northeast. We look forward to meeting leading researchers from around the world who are doing ground breaking work in competitive clean energy solutions and other novel technology areas.”

WBT Innovation Marketplace is an annual forum offering a prescreened, pre-prepped collection of undiscovered companies and intellectual property emanating from top universities, labs and research institutions from across the country.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome ZERE Energy and Biofuels to WBT2011 and support their commercialization goals at our widely recognized forum of vetted and mentored deals for institutional investors, angel investors, and corporate licensees, said, CEO, Paul Huleatt, WBT Innovation Marketplace. “As with past WBT events, presenters will have the opportunity to meet with investors and corporate and national licensees, and all WBT2011 attendees will experience two full days of content-rich sessions, an exhibitor showcase, and inspiring speakers at our unparalleled, deal-focused forum of emerging technologies.”

All presenting companies and technologies will have been rigorously prepped by WBT commercialization experts prior to presenting to an anticipated audience of more than 600 venture capitalists and Fortune 1000 licensees. ZERE will compete with the other presenting companies and technology innovators for top honors during the event. One in three WBT presenters goes on to secure venture funding, license their technology, or sell their IP outright, representing over $490 million raised to date.

About ZERE Energy and Biofuels, Inc.
ZERE Energy and Biofuels, Inc. (Zero Emissions Renewable Energy) formerly Clean EnGen Group, LLC, is a privately held business and was formed in 2008.  ZERE’s mission is to deliver profitable zero-emission energy and biofuels from green waste and to provide distributed scale electricity to the grid. ZERE has demonstrated its technology at Stanford and filed a patent for its core technology in 2009 and two additional provisional patents in 2010. ZERE was a Cleantech Open 2009 semi-finalist and awarded runner up in the renewable energy category.

About WBT Innovation Marketplace
The WBT Innovation Marketplace is the world’s premier showcase converging revolutionary new energy, life science, nanotech, material science and information technologies to seed limitless solutions for current market needs. For additional information, visit www.wbtshowcase.com.