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Bion Announces Its Micro-Electron Acceptor Phosphorous Accumulating Organisms Patent Has Been Granted

October 4, 2010

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) announced today that it has received notification that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has allowed the claims submitted and thus granted the application titled “Micro-Electron Acceptor Phosphorous Accumulating Organisms.” It is anticipated that the patent will be formally issued sometime during the next three months.

Bion’s technology employs a biological nutrient removal process driven by the system’s active microbial community that utilizes and metabolizes the waste stream to convert potential pollutants to benign forms that can then be removed from the effluent discharge stream and converted into energy or valuable by-products. This newly-granted patent provides additional comprehensive protections of the Bion process by fully describing the fundamental microbial processes and community of microorganisms responsible for the Bion process’s unique ability to convert and remove phosphorus from a wide span of waste streams while maintaining nitrogen removal.

James Morris, PhD, Bion’s Chief Technology Officer, stated, “The protection granted by this new patent greatly deepens and broadens the protection of the core science responsible for nutrient control by the Bion system.”

About Bion: Bion Environmental Technologies has provided environmental treatment solutions to the agriculture and livestock industry since 1990. Bion’s patented next-generation technology provides a unique comprehensive treatment of livestock waste that achieves substantial reductions in nitrogen and phosphorus, ammonia, greenhouse and other gases, as well as pathogens, hormones, herbicides and pesticides. Bion’s process simultaneously recovers cellulosic biomass from the waste stream to produce renewable energy.

Bion’s technology enables development of large scale livestock facilities in strategic locations that provide greater efficiencies and dramatically reduced transportation costs but were previously impracticable due to their environmental impact. These environmentally-responsible, large scale facilities can be integrated with existing or new food processing and renewable energy production operations to substantially reduce risk and improve the economics of all partners. For more information, see Bion’s website: www.biontech.com.

This material includes forward-looking statements based on management’s current reasonable business expectations. In this document, the word ‘expect’, ‘will’, ‘proposed’ and similar expressions identify certain forward-looking statements. These statements are made in reliance on the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, Section 27A of the Securities act of 1933, as amended. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could result in actual results differing materially from expected outcomes.

SOURCE Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.


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