Alternative Fuels Americas Appoints Arup Sen Chief Science Officer


Source: Marketwire

MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/16/11 -- Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AFAI) announced today that Dr. Arup Sen will assume the position of Chief Science Officer effective immediately.

Dr. Sen is a PhD. in Biochemistry from Princeton University. He has published more than 50 articles in academic and industry publications and has 5 patents issued to his name in the United States and several additional ones in other countries. Arup has served as the President of Sustainable AgroBiotech, LLC of Puerto Rico, an algae biofuels company. Prior to Sustainable AgroBiotech, Arup served as Founder and Chairman of Solution Technologies, Inc., which is commercializing patent-pending mineral compositions for human health. Arup also founded GenoMechanix, LLC which has been providing molecular biology services to basic and industrial researchers.

'I share with AFAI the vision of bringing the economic, social and environmental benefits of alternative fuels to the emerging countries of Latin America. I appreciate the Company's do-good do-well business philosophy and I am dedicated to ensuring that AFAI continues to deploy the most effective science and continue to pursue innovations through research and development initiatives,' comments Arup Sen.

'We are pleased and fortunate to have Arup on our team,' states AFAI CEO Craig Frank. 'He has a strong foundation in commercially useful scientific approaches in the emerging biofuels field, making him quite unique. This knowledge base and his real-world business experience make us extremely confident that he will contribute greatly to our success.'

About Alternative Fuels Americas

Alternative Fuels Americas (AFA) is a 'seed to pump' company developing above ground oil fields through the planting and processing of high yield crops. The Company expects to engage in all phases of the biodiesel process -- planting, growing, and harvesting Jatropha, crushing and refining Jatropha seeds into biodiesel, and selling the biodiesel or green fuel oil into the local markets. For more information, visit

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Craig Frank

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