Jan. 26, 2012, Miami, FL - BioNitrogen Corp., the developer of a
revolutionary patent-pending technology for converting renewable
biomass waste into high-nitrogen urea, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Dr. Mario G. Beruvides, Ph.D., P.E., as Chief
In his role of Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Beruvides is responsible
for defining and implementing the corporate strategy for attaining
and maintaining technical excellence, and enhancing the yield of
BioNitrogen's technologies and products. He will oversee all
processes and research related to protecting company technology and
initiatives in their global pursuits.
"I am very motivated to join the BioNitrogen team." comments Dr.
Beruvides, "Our technologies and products have the ability to reshape
the landscape of global food production which will impact billions of
people every day, and improve over a dozen important environmental
issues impacting our planet. I am proud to be part of this noble
Dr. Beruvides specializes in systems, engineering and technology
management. He joins BioNitrogen from Texas Tech University, where he
has held a professorship since 1994, most recently as AT&T Professor
of Industrial Engineering.
Dr. Beruvides holds a number of design patents in the U.S. and
Canada, and is co-author of several patent-pending technologies and
processes, including "Modularized System and Method for Urea
Production Using a Stranded Natural Gas," "Modularized System and
Method for Urea Production Using a Biomass Feedstock," and "System,
Method and Apparatus for Producing Fertilizer and/or Mixed Fuels".
Dr. Beruvides is a founding member and sits on the Board of Directors
of Agricultural Bioenergy Products LLC and 4A Technologies. During
his academic career, he has contributed to more than 30 technical
research projects and has published more than 200 scholarly
publications, including "Utilizing Agricultural Biomass in Energy
Production and Economic Development" and "Feasibility Study for the
Implementation of Bio-Mass to Fertilizer in Ecuador."
"Dr. Beruvides' solid credentials and experience make him an integral
and important part of our team and I am pleased to welcome him to the
BioNitrogen family", stated Dr. Terry Collins, BioNitrogen President
and CEO, "Mario brings extraordinary industry, managerial strength
and world experience to our team which is so important as we begin
building our state-of-the-art urea production facilities."
Dr. Beruvides earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from the
University of Miami, and a Ph.D in Industrial and Systems Engineering
from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia
Tech). He is a certified Professional Engineer and holds an
Arbitrator and numerous Mediator certifications. He is also a Fellow
of the American Society of Engineering Management, an Engineering
Management Honor Society member since 2007 and a National Scholars
Honor Society member since 2008.
About BioNitrogen Corp.
BioNitrogen is an American company focused on building fully
operational, turnkey manufacturing facilities in the global
marketplace to produce urea. Urea is a white, crystalline solid
containing 46% nitrogen and is principally used in the agricultural
industry as a crop fertilizer. In the age of expanded world
population, a rapidly increased need for food production, and global
environmental degradation, BioNitrogen is a company at the right
place and time. The Company's innovative, patent-pending technologies
transform residual agricultural waste and other biomass materials
into high-quality bulk urea for sale to agricultural wholesalers and
retailers. Modular in design and substantially smaller than
traditional urea production plants, our facilities are capable of
manufacturing 15 tons of urea fertilizer per hour for a total annual
production of approximately 124,200 tons per plant. BioNitrogen is
headquartered in Miami, Florida, USA and trades on the
over-the-counter bulletin board under the stock symbol BION.
Additional information can be found on BioNitrogen's website at