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Hans van der Sluijs Joins BioTork as Chief Development Officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- BioTork, the leading evolution biotechnology company, today announced that biotech executive Hans van der Sluijs has joined the company as Chief Development Officer. Hans brings over 20 years of international business leadership experience, with a focus on business development, management, and building strategic alliances/partnerships. Hans will be responsible for commercializing BioTork's technology globally.

"I'm very excited to join BioTork at this stage of their development, the company possesses a unique technology and has made great strides over the past years," said Hans. "Nature continuously develops and BioTork leverages that with their adaptive evolution technology; the opportunities are endless."

"We are looking ahead to 2020, and are happy to have the opportunity to strengthen our management team with the additions of industry veterans such as Hans van der Sluijs and Mark DeAndrea earlier this month," said Eudes de Crecy, CEO and Founder of BioTork. "We believe we have the right leadership in place to guide BioTork forward and gain the necessary market penetration to become an industry standard."

Renewable fuels and bio-based alternatives are becoming increasingly more important as the world shifts from oil to bio-based products. BioTork harnesses its proprietary adaptive evolution technology to create optimum non-GMO cellular factories for the conversion of agricultural by-products, co-products and feedstock into desirable commodities or specialties.

This better positions clients to leverage their production of sustainable biomaterials, thus dramatically improving efficiency while also reducing their carbon footprint.

BioTork's diverse approach can be used to improve upon any organism, whether it be GMO, non-GMO, and organic.

Most recently, as Vice President Business & Strategy - Americas for DSM Bio-based Products & Services, Hans built the North American team, delivered on the strategic objectives, shaped new ways for growing the emerging business including launching new biotechnology into the ethanol market, and significantly grew revenue through strategic partnerships and license agreements.

Previously, Hans served as Joint Venture Director for POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels. He played a leadership role in establishing and managing the partnership to build and operate the world's first commercial scale cellulosic ethanol plant. Hans's international leadership experience also includes strategic projects (M&A) and finance management, for DSM's antibiotic division and an international food company.

About BioTork:

BioTork is the leading evolution biotechnology company that focusses on the development and improvement of organisms. The company develops and improves scalable, highly efficient, and robust microorganisms and adapts them to their related industrial processing conditions. BioTork's technology has numerous applications in industries like agriculture, biofuels, biomaterials, chemicals, consumer products, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, food, and feed.

Learn more at: https://biotork.com/

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Former POET and Domtar Executive Mark DeAndrea Joins BioTork as President and Chief Strategy Officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Industry Veteran Mark DeAndrea has been appointed as President & Chief Strategy Officer of BioTork. Mark's recent operational leadership experience includes Vice President and Business Unit Leader for Domtar BioMaterials (advanced materials and performance chemicals innovation and commercialization) and Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for POET.

Mr. DeAndrea's international leadership experience also includes private equity and investment banking, where he served as Partner and Managing Director for technology focused investment and M&A advisory firms.

BioTork, an innovator within the biotech and fermentation industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Mark DeAndrea as President & Chief Strategy Officer.

Mr. DeAndrea, a 20-year veteran of the renewable energy and bio-based materials industries, will oversee and drive strategic growth at BioTork. "Throughout my career, having led, or at least helped influenced, the growth and strategic direction for companies at various stages of the business life cycle, from early stage startup to Fortune 500, the opportunity I see at BioTork is second to none. I look forward to helping BioTork's adaptive evolution technology become the industry standard," said Mark.

He added, "This technology is transformational, as it crosses industries, improving performance and dramatically reducing costs, while maximizing partner's revenue streams and cash flows. Thereby accelerating the commercialization of new, sustainable, renewable, environmentally friendly technologies for the benefit of consumers and society."

"We are excited with the addition of Mark, as we have known him for years. He is a proven strategist and important addition to the BioTork leadership team," said Eudes de Crecy, CEO and founder of BioTork. "His vision and ability to identify new opportunities, new partners, and develop new projects, along with his knowledge, relationships, reputation, and experience, will be a great addition to the BioTork team."

DeAndrea and BioTork look forward to collaborating with firms in the biomaterials space who are looking to develop new revenue stream, leverage their biomass supply chain, and maximize profits by creating sustainable, bio-based products, and renewable energy. We are not developing new products, rather, we are solving problems for companies trying to commercialize new technology.

To learn more visit: https://biotork.com/

About BioTork:

BioTork is a biotechnology company whose focus is the optimization of industrial fermentation processes. The company develops or improves scalable, highly efficient, and robust microorganisms and adapts them to their related industrial processing conditions. Thus, making the organisms capable of converting low-value carbon sources, such as agro-industrial by-products, into high-value chemical and materials (e.g.; biofuel, feed, and food ingredients). Using a state-of-the-art patented proprietary technology, BioTork has developed and mastered an industrial scale evolutionary optimization methodology that has applications in industries Agriculture, Biofuels, Biomaterials, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Pharmaceutical, Pulp and Paper, Food, and Feed, just to name a few.

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