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BioSolar Claims Global Rights for World’s First Solar Module Component Made from Renewable Materials

December 22nd, 2008 by kalyan89 in Press Releases, Reports, PV Industry - America, PV-General

Company Files International Patent for BioBacksheet™
Santa Clarita, CA – December 8, 2008
Source: BioSolar Inc press release

BioSolar, Inc. (OTC BB: BSRC), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar cells, announced today that it has filed for worldwide patent protection of its proprietary BioBacksheet™. BioBacksheet is the world’s first solar cell backsheet made from renewable plant based materials, rather than expensive and environmentally unfriendly petroleum-based alternatives currently in use.

“With the solar industry growing globally, we are committed to ensuring the long-term interests of the company and its shareholders by protecting our intellectual property worldwide,” said Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar.  Dr. Stanley B. Levy, CTO of BioSolar, a distinguished technologist with over a dozen patents issued or pending in the U.S. and internationally to his name, led the development of BioBacksheet as the key inventor. Prior to joining BioSolar, Dr. Levy enjoyed a long career at Dupont™ working with many of its premiere petroleum plastic films including Teflon®, Mylar® and Kapton® that are used as solar module components today. He is an active member of the solar industry including being on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Thin Film PV Module Reliability Team.

Patent protection has been sought through the World Intellectual Property Organization with the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) to ensure full protection outside of the U.S. on the BioBacksheet technology. The PCT has been ratified by most of the industrialized countries in the world, including the United States, most of Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Republics, Japan, China, Korea and India.

The announcement follows the company’s October announcement that it had filed a comprehensive patent, expected to give BioSolar full protection on the novel inventions and processes behind its BioBacksheet technology in the United States.

The BioBacksheet continues to receive attention from the media, both domestically and abroad. Most recently, BioSolar was featured in European Plastics News; CarbonFree News, a UK-based renewable energy publication; PV-Tech, the new media platform of Photovoltaics International; and AZoCleantech, the leading online science, engineering and medical publisher in Australia.