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Jefferson Tester and Merton Flemings Join Ze-gen's Scientific Advisory Board.

BOSTON -- Ze-gen, Inc., a clean energy company providing advanced gasification technology to convert industrial and municipal waste streams into synthesis gas and low emissions electricity, announced today that it will welcome Dr. Jeff Tester and Dr. Mert Flemings to the company's Scientific Advisory Board. The Scientific Advisory Board focuses on overseeing and driving the technical development of Ze-gen's advanced gasification technology and offers scientific guidance on the company's technical direction.

"We are delighted that Dr. Tester and Dr. Flemings have joined the Ze-gen Scientific Advisory Board," said Scott Fraser, SVP of Engineering at Ze-gen, Inc. "The depth of technical knowledge and expertise that the Professors bring to this role is impressive and significant. They both have extensive background in the material science world and their understanding of the science applicable to the energy market makes them valued additions to our board."

Dr. Jefferson Tester has been involved in chemical engineering process research as it relates to renewable and conventional energy extraction and conversion and environmental control technologies for over three decades.

He is currently the H.P. Meissner Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1989-2001, Dr. Tester served as Director of MIT's Energy Laboratory. He has also served as the Director of MIT's School of Chemical Engineering Practice Program and a group leader in the Geothermal Engineering Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Tester has published extensively in the energy area and has co-authored over 200 research papers and 10 books. He is a member of numerous advisory boards, including serving as a chair of the National Advisory Council of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and a chair of the Advisory Committee of The Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. He serves on boards for American Council on Renewable Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cornell University, and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. He was a member of the Energy R&D Panel of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in 1997 and has served as an advisor to the USDOE, the Defense Science Board and the National Research Council.

Dr. Merton Flemings has been active nationally and internationally in strengthening the field of Materials Science and Engineering and in delineating new directions for the field. He has an extensive background on the engineering fundamentals of materials science, and on the innovation of materials processing operations.

Dr. Flemings is currently a Professor of Materials Processing and Director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, a program at MIT that aims to honor inventors and to inspire inventiveness in young people. He previously served as Co-Director of the Singapore-MIT Alliance. He established the Materials Processing Center at MIT in 1979 and was its director from 1979-1982. He also served as Head Department of Materials Science and Engineering, from 1982-1995, and thereafter returned to teach and research.

Dr. Flemings is the author and co-author of 335 papers, 31 patents, and two books in the fields of solidification science and engineering, foundry technology, and materials processing. He has worked closely with industry and industrial problems throughout his professional career, and currently serves on a number of corporate and technical advisory boards.

About Ze-gen, Inc:

Ze-gen was founded to develop and deploy advanced gasification technology which converts renewable biomass waste streams into high quality syngas and other beneficial products with very low emissions. In addition to the environmental problems associated with conventional means of waste disposal, there is considerable energy content in ordinary waste streams. Industry data suggests that in the United States alone, over 50,000 megawatts of latent energy potential is unexploited every year as these waste streams are buried in landfills. Ze-gen is poised to be the market leader in the environmentally friendly re-purposing of these waste streams into renewable energy. For more information about Ze-gen visit
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