ZERE Energy and Biofuels, Inc. Selected to Present at three Premier Entrepreneur Showcases

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ZERE’s patent pending technology for Zero Emission Production of Advanced Biofuels, Power, and Heat to be Showcased

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We are incredibly pleased to welcome ZERE Energy and Biofuels to WBT2011...

Following a highly selective application process, ZERE Energy and Biofuels (http://www.zerechp.com) has been selected to present its technology for Zero Emissions Renewable Energy and Biofuels and to discuss future plans for its proprietary biomass waste-to-renewable systems at the Cleantech Open Launch on March 11th, at the Cleantech Forum San Francisco on March 15, and at the WBT Innovation Marketplace’s ninth annual event on March 22-23.  

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 at these three great events,” said Laura Draxler, CEO, ZERE Energy and Biofuels. “This is an acknowledgment 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.”

The Cleantech Open's reputation is built on its clean technology business competition, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. Cleantech Open alumni companies continue to score scientific breakthroughs, funding, deployments and customers.

As the longest running events in the space, Cleantech Forums are where industry leaders, clean tech visionaries, and corporate executives gather to bring the trends to life, set the agenda for the year ahead, and make the connections that will drive their businesses forward.  ZERE will be one of only 20 companies selected to present at the Entrepreneur Showcase.

WBT Innovation Marketplace is an annual forum offering a pre-screened, 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 licensors. 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. For additional information, please visit the ZERE web site at http://www.zerechp.com.

About Cleantech Open
The mission of the Cleantech Open is to find, fund, and foster the big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges.  The Cleantech Open has established itself as the leader in developing clean technology startup entrepreneurs addressing these challenges. Since its inception in 2006, nearly 400 promising teams have availed themselves of the Cleantech Open’s one-of-a-kind hands-on workforce development, nurturing, and funding programs, with impressive results:  Cleantech Open Alumni have raised over $280M in private capital,  80% remain economically viable today, and more than 2,000 new clean technology jobs have been created. http://www.cleantechopen.com

About Cleantech Forum San Francisco
The annual flagship West Coast Cleantech Forum returns to San Francisco once again as the region's most important clean tech event of the year.  Cleantech Forums are the longest-running, “must-attend” conferences for the global clean tech industry.  Held annually in both the US and Europe, the Forums offer a comprehensive, multi-day education program along with exclusive opportunities to network, have fun, and get deals done.  The Forum will be held March 14-16 at the Hyatt San Francisco. For more information, visit events.cleantech.com/sanfrancisco/

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.  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. For additional information, visit http://www.wbtshowcase.com

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