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SynGest CEO Reveals Cornucopia BioRefinery Plan in Keynote Address at the 2010 International Biomass Conference

First Immediately Actionable Plan Promises to Achieve RFS2 Advanced Renewable Biofuels Goals by 2022

Jack Oswald, CEO,

SynGest, Inc.

San Francisco, California – (May 6, 2010) – SynGest, Inc. announced that its CEO, Jack Oswald, delivered the keynote address at the 2010 International Biomass Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Oswald led attendees in chants of “Till Baby Till” ( — while offering a vision of a new “cornucopia” biorefinery model to produce food, fertilizer and fuel from corn. The focus of Jack’s presentation was SynGest’s “Cornucopia BioRefineryTM”, a strategy designed to simultaneously produce the “Three F’s: Food, Fertilizer and Fuel” from a simple ear of corn. “Our integrated biorefinery model will put an end to the ‘food versus fuel’ debate,” noted Oswald. “Now you can have your fuel and eat it too.”

The Cornucopia process yields an impressive slate of end products:

• Anhydrous ammonia – nitrogen fertilizer, 0.1 ton per year for each acre of corn, plus a transportable fuel that is the perfect carrier of hydrogen.
• Food grade corn oil
• High protein food for human consumption
• Riboflavin rich dry stillage – animal feed
• Butanol – drop-in fuel for internal combustion and diesel engines, overcomes storage and transportation problems associated with ethanol.
• Biochar – for conditioning and maintaining the soil

“We intend to use each and every component in an ear of corn,” said Oswald. “The cob and bran are gasified into hydrogen for ammonia synthesis, while leaving biochar as residue. The germ is separated into food grade oil and protein, and the endosperm/starch is converted into butanol and animal feed.”

According to Jack, SynGest’s integrated biorefinery represents a true intersection between agriculture and energy interests, a formula that sets SynGest apart from others who are just making fuel, power or singular bioproducts. While detailing his Cornucopia plan, Oswald constantly emphasized the word “local” – as in local interests, local supplies of feedstock, local jobs, local consumption of products, protecting the local environment, benefits for the local economy and local financial involvement.