Calysta Energy™ Names Industry Veteran William Rothwell As Sr. Vice President, Business Development

  Calysta Energy™ Names Industry Veteran William Rothwell As Sr. Vice
  President, Business Development

Business Wire

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- November 12, 2012

Calysta Energy™ (www.calystaenergy.com) today announced William (Bill)
Rothwell, Ph.D., has been named to the new position of Senior Vice President,
Business Development. Dr. Rothwell has a distinguished career over more than
30 years in the oil and biobased chemicals industries. He will report to Alan
Shaw, Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO. Calysta is using natural gas as a
new biological feedstock for cost-competitive, scalable biofuels and chemicals
production.

William Rothwell, Ph.D. Senior Vice President, Business Development Calysta
Energy (Photo: Business ...

William Rothwell, Ph.D. Senior Vice President, Business Development Calysta
Energy (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are very pleased to welcome Bill Rothwell to our leadership team,” Dr.
Shaw said. “Calysta is addressing the growing global demand for practical
technology to fully capture the potential of natural gas. Bill’s three decades
of petro and biobased chemicals experience will be a strategic advantage for
Calysta as we focus on new high value transportation fuels and chemicals to
meet this market need.”

Dr. Rothwell joins Calysta from Codexis, where he was Vice President and
General Manager, Biobased Chemicals, with responsibility for leveraging the
Codexis’ directed evolution platform in the field of renewable biobased
chemicals. He joined Codexis in 2010 after 29 years at Royal Dutch Shell plc,
focusing on leadership and strategic development of Shell’s global chemical
business. He represented Shell as a member of the Codexis Board of Directors
from 2007-09. He retired from Shell in 2009.

At Shell, Dr. Rothwell served from 2007-2009 as Vice President of Innovation
and Chemicals Technology, Shell Global Solutions. He led a 500-person team in
five global technology centers in the US, Europe and Asia, and sat on both the
Shell Global Solutions and Shell Chemical Leadership Teams. From 2002-2007, he
was Vice President/General Manager of Shell Chemicals Ethylene Oxide/Glycols
global business. Previously, he held strategic planning and business positions
at Shell in London and Houston, including global General Manager of Strategy,
Planning and Ventures for Shell Chemicals. He joined Shell as a chemist in
1980. Dr. Rothwell holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and chemistry from
Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT.

About Calysta Energy

Calysta Energy, LLC (www.calystaenergy.com), Menlo Park, CA., is developing a
new biological gas-to-liquids™ (BioGTL™) technology using methane – an
energy-rich component of natural gas – as a new biological feedstock for
transportation fuels and high value industrial chemicals with cost and
performance advantages over current processes. The company is a spinout of
DNA2.0, the largest US-based provider of synthetic genes for industrial and
academic use.

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for Calysta Energy, LLC
Lyn Christenson, 650-492-6880, ext. 200
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