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Picarro to Present as Part of the Energy Innovation Pioneer Showcase at CERAWeek

March 4, 2013

Picarro CEO Michael Woelk to Present on New Technologies in Natural Gas Emission Measurement and Natural Gas Leak Detection

HOUSTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Picarro Inc., the world’s leading producer of stable isotope and gas concentration measurement systems for science and industry, today announced that CEO Michael Woelk, an Energy Innovation Pioneer 2012 recipient, will present on new technologies in natural gas emissions measurement and natural gas safety at the 32nd annual IHS CERAWeek taking place today through March 8, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

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In a related announcement, the company today introduced Picarro Surveyor(TM) for natural gas emissions, the world’s first mobile platform for measuring fugitive methane emissions across an entire natural gas production field. At the event, Picarro will also be demonstrating Picarro Surveyor for natural gas leaks, a mobile platform that enables natural gas utilities to measure methane plumes at normal driving speeds, map them, and then immediately alert utility crews and repair teams in real-time.


    Who:                           Michael Woelk, CEO, Picarro

    What:                           CERAWeek - Energy Innovation Pioneers

    When:                           Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

    Where:                         The Hilton Americas, Houston, Texas

                                    As both an Energy Innovation Pioneer
                                    2012 Award Alum and a World Economic
                                    Forum Young Global Leader, Michael
                                    Woelk can offer a unique perspective
                                    on the importance of natural gas
                                    safety and fugitive emissions to
                                    natural gas adoption, and discuss
                                    the importance of accurate
                                    quantification across all aspects of
                                    the natural gas debate. He will
                                    discuss current technologies that
                                    natural gas utilities and producers
                                    are using to accurately identify and
                                    quantify emissions to ensure
                                    significant economic, environmental
    Details:                        and safety improvements.

                                    Picarro's technology - high
                                    precision gas and isotopic analyzers
                                    - are used in a wide variety of
                                    scientific, environmental and
                                    industrial applications. Today, the
                                    company is providing solutions to
                                    the natural gas industry built on
                                    its analyzers and cloud-based
                                    analytics platform, Picarro P-
                                    Cubed(R), to help boost natural gas
                                    efficiency, and address the safety
                                    and environmental concerns
                                    associated with natural gas
    Expertise:                      production and distribution.

“CERAWeek is a one-of-a-kind event, bringing together world leaders in energy production and distribution in an effort to continue a meaningful discussion on the future of energy innovation,” said Woelk. “I am honored to be selected as a presenter and as an Energy Innovation Pioneer alumnus, which is a testament to the importance of the work Picarro is doing in emissions measurement and quantification for the natural gas industry. Together with our customers, we are working to improve the efficiency, safety and environmental footprint of natural gas.”

About Woelk

Woelk is a proven leader with a consistent record of building new business for startups and leading companies in the scientific instrument industry. Prior to joining Picarro, Woelk was vice president of marketing for Varian Inc.’s world-wide scientific instrument business, where he was responsible for all enterprise-wide in-bound and out-bound marketing processes. Previously, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Ansys Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of sample preparation products for bio-pharmaceutical applications and kits for clinical toxicology screening. Before joining Ansys, Woelk was a co-founder of MetaChem Technologies, Inc., an emerging leader in liquid chromatography consumables for life science and environmental markets. MetaChem was acquired by Ansys in 2000. Woelk has a B.S. in microbiology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

About Picarro
Picarro is the world’s leading producer of stable isotope and gas concentration measurement systems for science and industry. Picarro’s products serve a wide variety of applications, including: Earth sciences, air quality, greenhouse gas and fugitive emissions measurements, energy exploration and distribution, and supply chain integrity. Deployed on all seven continents in places as diverse as the Greenland Ice Cap, the Eiffel Tower, NASA aircraft, and Pacific Gas & Electric’s natural gas leak detection vehicles, Picarro’s solutions are unparalleled in their precision, ease of use, portability, and reliability. The company’s products are all designed and manufactured at Picarro’s Santa Clara, California headquarters and exported to countries worldwide. Picarro’s technology is based on dozens of patents related to cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS). Investors include Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Focus Ventures, Greylock Partners, Mingxin China Growth Fund, and NTT Finance. For more information, please visit www.picarro.com.

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