BioPower Operations Brings on Globally Recognized Scientist & Accomplished Expert, Dr. Marco A. Baez-Vasquez, as Its New Chief

BioPower Operations Brings on Globally Recognized Scientist & Accomplished 
Expert, Dr. Marco A. Baez-Vasquez, as Its New Chief
Scientist & Chief Technology Officer 
Role Will Include Spearheading Partnerships and Collaborations With
Universities and World Class Companies in the Advance Biofuels,
Bioenergy and Bio-Based Products Space 
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/13 --  BioPower
Operations Corporation ("BioPower" or the "Company") (OTCQB: BOPO), a
company focused on developing profitable sustainable solutions
focused on the environmentally-friendly bio-conversion of biomass and
organic wastes into useful and valuable products, announced today
that the Company has brought on globally recognized scientist and
accomplished expert in the fields of biomass conversion and
commercialization, Dr. Marco A. Baez-Vasquez, as the company's first
Chief Scientist & Chief Technology Officer, effective June 24, 2013.  
Dr. Baez-Vasquez joins the Company after having tested and verified
for commercialization purposes BioPower's patented technology which
converts plant biomass, farm and organic wastes into Class A
fertilizer, ethanol and other bio-based products. After months of
testing and satisfactory test results, Dr. Baez-Vasquez agreed to
come on as the Company's Chief Scientist & Chief Technology Officer
responsible for managing technology and technological innovation,
transfer and sub-licensing, as well as directing partnerships and
He brings to the management team extensive operational and
technological management experience from various positions held
within biotechnology, biopharma, life-sciences, chemical, renewable
energy, and agrifood research sectors over the span of his 25 year
career. His experience and expertise has been utilized in bringing
together innovative partnerships, collaborations and the expansion of
international networks among world class companies, academic and
research institutions in Europe, the US and Latin America. Among his
accolades, he also holds several patents in biofuels, biorefineries,
industrial biotechnology and biopharma sectors.  
Robert Kohn, CEO of BioPower, stated: "We are thrilled and honored to
have Dr. Baez-Vasquez on board. A strong advocate for sustainability,
Dr. Baez-Vasquez has developed and successfully led projects across
the cellulosic biomass supply chain designed to accelerate biomass
commercialization and to expand, at the industrial level, the
production of electrical power, advanced biofuels, green chemicals
and other value added bio based products. In addition, he has
participated in peer review platform programs for the Department of
Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the
technology roadmap industrial alliance, along with major energy, oil,
chemical and biotechnology companies, targeting the development of
cost effective bio-engineering processes."  
He continued, "Our one-step enzymatic and fermentation process was
thoroughly tested, reviewed and deemed satisfactory by Dr.
Baez-Vasquez in June 2013. His acknowledgement and support of our
technology and Company further solidifies our waste-reducing and cost
saving capabilities as well as our visible opportunity within the
renewable bio-based products market. We look forward to working with
Marco on communicating this to our target customers, investors and
strategic partners in the time ahead." 
Dr. Baez-Vasquez commented, "I am pleased to be working at BioPower
to provide both the leadership and technical skills necessary for
spearheading the development and deployment of their technologies,
including their one-step enzymatic and fermentation process that
enables the production of high-value bio-based products and next
generation biofuels from wastes. With its cost and environmental
benefits applicable to multiple large waste-producing industries, the
market potential of BioPower's technologies is vast. I'm excited to
begin pursuing business opportunities on behalf of the company, and
look forward to securing fruitful relationships that result in
long-term growth and sustainability for our company and our future
Dr. Marco A. Baez holds a B.S. degree in Biochemical Engineering and
an MBA from Monterrey Tech, He was one of two recipients of the
International 3H award from the Rotary International-The Rotary
Foundation (Evanston, IL) allowing him to earn a MSc. degree in
Medical Biochemistry & Nutrition from the University of London,
England, and a Ph.D. from King's College London, University of
London, England focused on advanced biochemistry, bioengineering and
industrial enzymology. He was also the recipient of the American
States Organization United Nations Award (Washington, D.C.) to
conduct postdoctoral work at prestigious Massachusetts Institute of
Technology MIT. While at MIT Dr. Baez-Vasquez worked in the design of
advanced molecular biocatalysts tools using Enzyme Crystals, applying
them into chirotechnology of fine chemicals, asymmetric synthesis of
biotherapeutic intermediates, "green chemistry" in combination with
advanced industrial microbiology, molecular genetics, engineering
fermentation technology processes and the use of improved recombinant
strains for the production of advanced biofuels, biobased chemicals,
specialty enzymes, nutraceuticals, secondary metabolites and
microbial biotransformations of high commercial value.  
 BioPower Operations
Corporation (OTCQB: BOPO) is a pre-revenue, developmental stage
company focused on developing profitable sustainable solutions
focused on the environmentally-friendly bio-conversion of biomass and
organic wastes into useful and valuable products. The Company's
subsidiary, Global Energy Crops Corporation (GECC), is focused on
sub-licensing patented waste conversion technology capable of
converting organic wastes from humans, poultry and hogs into Class A
fertilizer, ethanol, animal feed and other products, to
municipalities, poultry and hog producers, corporations. Agribopo,
the Company's second subsidiary is focused on the production,
distribution and conversion of biomass crops. Its immediate focus is
on the establishment of the first castor to castor oil growing &
milling operations in the Americas. The company was founded in 2010
and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  
This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without
limitation, statements concerning our business and possible or
assumed future results of operations. Our actual results could differ
materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements
for many reasons including: our ability to continue as a going
concern, adverse economic changes affecting markets we serve;
competition in our markets and industry segments; our timing and the
profitability of entering new markets; greater than expected costs,
customer acceptance of our products or difficulties related to our
integration of the businesses we may acquire; and other risks and
uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public
announcements and SEC filings. Although we believe the expectations
reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they
relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are
made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or
achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to
update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this
document to conform these statements to actual results or to changes
in our expectations, except as required by law. There is no assurance
that a definitive agreement will be completed.  
For more information, please contact:
BioPower Operations Corporation
Robert Kohn
Phone: 954.202.6660 
American Capital Ventures
Howard Gostfrand
Phone: 305.918.7000 
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