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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Elects Investment Banking Veteran, Leonard Brooks, to Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Stratos Renewables Corporation, an emerging agro-energy company focused on developing a sugarcane ethanol project in South America, announced this morning that Leonard Brooks has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors.

Leonard Brooks, a senior investment banking professional with more than 20 years of investment banking experience, founded and ran a number of investment banking initiatives at prominent firms including most recently the Private Equity Finance Group at Goldman Sachs, and the Private Equity Placement Group at UBS. He graduated with an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and has been a member of the Fuqua School of Business Isle Maligne Society since 1985. He also holds a BBA from The College of William & Mary.

Stratos’ CEO, Tom Snyder, commented, “This is another very important step for Stratos Renewables in our evolution. Leonard is a very accomplished finance executive and brings to us valuable experience and contacts that will help Stratos as we evolve into a rapidly growing agro-energy business.”

“Joining Stratos’ Board of Directors, which has such a wide and deep array of talent and expertise, is a terrific opportunity,” stated Mr. Brooks. “The Company’s goal of producing low carbon sugarcane ethanol at one of the lowest costs in the world is very exciting. I’m looking forward to assisting Stratos with completing its near term objectives to increase land holdings from 24,000 hectares to over 50,000 hectares by year end and to build out over 100 million gallons of production capacity to be supplied primarily by its own land. This team is one of the strongest groups I’ve had the pleasure to work with in the renewable energy industry and I’m excited to lend my expertise to our combined efforts.”

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Poised to Create Jobs and Cleaner Air

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) views the biofuels market as an underserved but addressable market. The Peruvian government recently mandated that by 2010, 7.8 percent of gasoline include ethanol. The U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard is calling for 36 billions of renewable fuels by 2022. Despite the mandates and the obvious need for cleaner-burning fuels, production has fallen short of staying on track to meet these requirements.

Stratos intends on boosting production through its operations along the coast of Peru, which offers year-round harvest and low export transportation costs. Though Brazil has taken the lead in sugarcane ethanol production, Peru offers a tax-free trade, as compared to Brazil’s 54 cents per gallon tariff. This is ideal for Stratos, as it eyes the United States as a primary market because of its close proximity to Peru and environmental advantages.

Stratos intends on executing its planned two-phase production and expansion strategy to nix fluctuating prices while delivering competitively high yields. The company has already acquired a sugar mill, The Estrella del Norte, and has launched operations to modify and relocate the mill for maximum production capacity.

The company estimates that its operations could create more than 2,000 jobs, as there is no other mass ethanol production or operation in Peru. The company is networking, leveraged by its business model, to attain the land needed to carry out its sugarcane-based ethanol production facilities.

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Monday, March 2nd, 2009

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) on the Bandwagon for a Healthy Planet

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

In light of the current economic environment, it’s scary to think of the economic burdens our children and grandchildren will bear because of the choices we make today. But what about environmentally? As the world’s population rapidly expands, so does the number of carbon footprints. And unless we take action now, the consequences can be dangerous.

There are choices we can make now to increase the chance that future generations will be able to experience the earth and atmosphere as we’ve seen it. One such change is ramping up alternative and renewable fuel operations.

Sugarcane-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gases by up to 90 percent, as compared to gasoline. And unless you’ve been riding a bicycle for the last year and a half, you know gasoline prices are all over the place, and are slowly rising again, just in time for summer travel.

According to sugarcaneethanolfacts.com, if ethanol were completely removed from the fuel supply, the price at the pump would increase by 15 percent to 30 percent. So based on the environmental and monetary facts alone, sugarcane ethanol seems like a perfect fit for a nation struggling to gain its independence from foreign oil supply and to improve the health of the planet.

Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) is betting its money on sugarcane-based ethanol as an integral part of our nation’s future. Brazil has already taken the lead, replacing about half of its gasoline supply with sugarcane ethanol, driving down gasoline prices and harmful emissions.

Stratos is jumping into the market with plans to produce up to 90 million gallons of sugarcane ethanol annually. The company has chosen Peru’s fertile soil as its landing spot, and is in the works now to relocate and expand its mill and distillery along the coastal region of the country.

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Selling at Discount in the Wake of Wall Street; Bounceback to Come from Investor Confidence in Alternative Energy

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) shares fell 11% in today’s trading, caught in the wake of the broader market as Wall Street takes another day of losses. Still, there’s reason to believe shares will be among the first to bounce back.

In Colorado, state executives are optimistic of President Obama’s new stimulus package, which is expected to generate a boost for the state’s renewable energy companies. While Stratos’ Peruvian operation is far more than a stone’s toss from Colorado, the energy, support and publicity of renewable energy is sure to rise, boosting investor confidence in the alternative energy industry.

Though the stimulus package is expected to benefit the solar industry the most, it is still a breath of fresh air for the entire alternative energy market, which has seemingly been put on the backburner in light of the deepening economic woes and financial fraud.

But in the background, Stratos continues to move forward with its plans to expand and relocate its Estrella del Norte mill and distillery in Peru in its attempt to become the global leader in low cost, high-yield sugarcane-based ethanol production.

The company is taking an innovative approach to launching operations, utilizing Peru’s ideally located ports and underground aquifers for irrigation of its sugarcane fields. When investors regain their footing and place their investments in long-term plays, Stratos may be on the receiving end.

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Why Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Believes Sugarcane Trumps all other Feedstocks

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Stratos Renewables Corp. is a development stage company preparing to launch a sugarcane-based ethanol project in Peru. The company’s near-term goal is to emerge as the leader in low-cost, high-yield sugarcane production. The company chose Peru for its climatic and geological environments, and sugarcane over other feedstocks for several significant reasons.

Sugarcane-based ethanol is a renewable fuel source that reduces carbon emissions and is less expensive to produce than its counterpart, corn. According to Stratos, sugarcane-based ethanol produces 80 percent less harmful emissions than gasoline.

But few countries have caught onto the numbers quite as fast as Brazil. Brazil is one of the first countries to heavily lean on sugarcane as a primary fuel source. Stratos believes that its Peruvian location will allow it to cultivate and harvest more than twice the amount of sugarcane per hectare (2.5 acres) than equal operations in Brazil.

Sugarcane contains more starch than any other plant stock. When compared to corn, sugarcane offers nearly three times the ethanol yields. It also generates a higher energy balance than other ethanol sources.

The debate rolls on, amongst renewable fuel source experts, as to which feedstock can offer the most attractive long and short-term benefits, economically and environmentally. Stratos firmly stands behind sugarcane-based ethanol as the way to go, and plans to complete its expansion and relocation efforts in the third quarter of 2009.

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Aiming to Lead Global Sugarcane-Ethanol Based Production, Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Utilizes Peru’s Natural Resources

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) plans to become a global leader in the production of low-cost, high yield sugarcane-based ethanol. Not only does this goal require strategic planning and operations, it requires innovative competition. The company has devised a blueprint to take advantage of water irrigation technology, as well as northern Peru’s ideal climate and geological position.

The company acquired the Estrella del Norte sugarcane mill in September of 2007, and is currently working to relocate and expand the mill by the third quarter of this year. Once the new site and expansion efforts are complete, the company will commence production of sugarcane-based ethanol. Peru offers free-trade agreements with Canada and the United States, and is closer to integral ports that will allow easier shipping. This is important as the company seeks to boost its milling capacity to produce and ship 360,000 tons of sugarcane each year.

Stratos is in discussions regarding land sourcing agreements in northern coastal Peru to negate the acquisition of several large pieces of land. The specifics of the agreements are underway and near finalization for 48,000ha of land. With this amount of land, Stratos anticipates producing more than 180 million gallons of sugarcane ethanol each year.

And with the land, must come water. Stratos plans to side-step expensive irrigation costs by utilizing underground aquifers to support the company’s planned operations. The company will dig wells to test the water supply and decide on the most effective effort to access it.

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Stratos Renewables Energy Corp. (SRNW.OB) Taking Steps toward Fulfillment of Long-Term Sugarcane-Based Ethanol Goals

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Stratos Renewables Energy Corp. has a two phase plan to dominate the sugarcane ethanol market in Peru, with intentions to become the lowest cost and leading producer of sugarcane ethanol in the region. The company plans to take advantage of the locally grown sugarcane feedstock, as well as the country’s free trade agreements with the United States and Canada to reach its goals.

The first phase calls for the expansion and operation of ethanol production facilities. This includes developing the proper infrastructure, as well as a modernized and expanded mill and distillery. In September 2007, Stratos acquired the Estrella del Norte mill in Peru. The company is relocating and expanding the mill to boost its milling capacity to 360,000 tons of sugarcane annually, which results in the production of 20 million liters of ethanol each year.

Stratos also plans to establish a seeding nursery as part of phase I, and has launched a seedling program to evaluate the best suited sugarcane plantlet for the highest yield possible. To meet phase II operations, the company plans to acquire 48,000 ha land holdings, which calls for the expansion of development and operations in strategic locations along the Peruvian coast.

Stratos intends to develop two greenfield sugar mills and distilleries, cultivating its own sugarcane on 24,000 ha of land. The company anticipates the operation of its mills and distilleries to produce about 180 million gallons of ethanol each year by the fourth quarter of 2014.

The price tag is unsurprisingly quite high, but the company has already secured $11.6 million in private financing. It has also entered lease agreements for the needed land, initiated its first sugar mill conversion, and has entered into agreements with Biotecnologia for the seedling laboratory, as well as with RNK Capital for the sale of future carbon credits.

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Management to Lead Company through Multi-phase Development Plans

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) is a developmental-stage company securing its niche in the renewable energy market, positioning itself to emerge as one of the lowest-cost sugarcane ethanol producers in the world. The company recognizes the monetary and environmental benefits sugarcane has over corn and other feedstocks, and is laying the ground work for a multi-phase business plan to carry out its near and long-term goals.

The company’s business strategy revolves around a qualified management team of experienced and varied professionals. As the company moves forward with its plans to develop mills and distilleries in Peru, its success will depend on experienced guidance.

In October 2008, Stratos announced company President Tom Snyder’s appointment as its new CEO. Snyder has overseen more than 40 complex industrial projects, including fertilizer, ammonia, oil and gas, and petro-chemical facilities. He has raised more than $2 billion of equity and project funding, and is seasoned in joint-venture management with governments, banks, insurance companies, OPIC and global investment groups.

“This is a company founded on the belief that sugarcane ethanol is today’s most viable solution to the growing international oil shortage and the need for cleaner burning replacements for gasoline. We will continue the substantial efforts of Stratos’ founders and look forward to continuing to execute our large scale Greenfield project in Peru,” Snyder previously stated in a press release.

Snyder’s confidence in the renewable energy market, and especially sugarcane-based ethanol, should enable him to maneuver the company toward its goals and through economic obstacles.

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Maintains Market Footing; May be Out of Sight, but shouldn’t be Out of Mind

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Though the broader market took a tumble in today’s trading, Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) maintained its share price, surviving Wall Street’s fall after Treasure Secretary Timothy Geithner unveiled the new plan for the drowning financial sector.

The $838 billion recovery package moved through the Senate in a 61 to 37 vote, $546 billion of which is for spending measures. The package includes $2.4 billion for technology associated with coal-fired power plants. What the package doesn’t include is funding for the advancement of renewable and alternative energy, a topic that was once widely discussed by the new administration.

This might sound like a knock to the green parade, but even as the government moves forward with its clean coal initiatives, renewable and alternative energy solutions are still integral to the future of our nation’s dependence and will make the headlines when the fire dies down.

Stratos Renewables has committed to creating long-term growth through expansion strategies to minimize commodity price volatility and to produce high sugarcane yields. The development-stage company plans to utilize Peru’s ideal climatic and geographical location to establish an ethanol sugarcane project focused on producing a clean burning, high-octane biofuel.

Sugarcane ethanol can be integrated into gasoline supply to reduce oil consumption and minimize emissions that contribute to global warming. The company’s business strategy allows for long-term sustainable growth. While we all clutch our wallets and scramble to keep our portfolio from devastation, green energy shouldn’t be dismissed as a play with no potential.

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) is Positioned to Take Advantage of the Next Age in Renewable Energy Supply

Monday, February 9th, 2009

California-based Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) focuses on integrated sugarcane ethanol production in South America. The development-stage company is designing a strategy to develop a project in Peru, which includes the production, processing and distribution of sugarcane ethanol.

The company leverages its strategy on the fact that while the United States has 3 percent of the world’s oil supply, it consumes 25 percent. Aside from the volatile pricing, supply and demand of oil, alternative energy is gaining ground and advocates as more people hit the unemployment lines and concern over the nation’s energy supply increases. “Green jobs” are expected to provide relief to the broken workforce and to cut the lines of energy dependence on foreign sources, which will help push initiatives, funding and legislation for renewable energy through the new U.S. administration.

While Stratos Renewables’ project will be based in Peru, the company is laying the blueprints to fulfill its mission of becoming one of the lowest cost sugarcane-based ethanol operations in the world. The location of the project is key to the company’s success in the renewable energy market. Peru boasts superior climate for sugarcane harvest, a solid export location relative to the United States, and a free-trade agreement with the United States and Canada.

While Main Street battles Wall Street, alternative energy companies such as Stratos Renewables have the upper hand in the cultural, economic and environmental shifts the entire world will soon recognize and respond to.

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Monday, February 9th, 2009

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Receives Guidance from Experienced Senior Advisors

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Stratos Renewables Corp. has made it a vital part of its mission to surround itself with industry experts. The company’s Executive Team, Operations Team, Board of Directors and Senior Advisors all take a part in leading the company to its objective of becoming one of the lowest cost sugarcane-based ethanol operations in the world.

Clean Energy Policy Advisor, Roger Ballentine, is currently the President of Green Strategies Inc. where he utilizes his extensive experience to help clients in the energy and environmental arena with domestic and international public policy matters, investment guidance in the clean tech marketplace, marketing and business development strategies, sustainability, and capital formation. Previously, Mr. Ballentine was a senior member of the White House staff, serving President Bill Clinton as Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force and Deputy Assistant to the President for Environmental Initiatives.

Ballentine is joined with Susana De La Puente who was Vice Chairman for Latin America at J.P. Morgan. Ms. De La Puente has played a key role in attracting investments to the Latin region, having participated in the most important M&A transactions, advising government and private sector companies, and leading clients access into the international capital markets. In her 24 years in Latin America finances, Ms. De La Puente has received a series of awards for her achievements.

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Has Established an Industry Leading Operations Team

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Stratos Renewables’ development and agricultural planning manager, Alfonso Altet, has more than a decade of experience in the research and development filed. He served as the manager of the Institute of Research and Development for Highlands of Universidad Nacional Agraria (Agricultural State University) in Mantaro Valley where he was responsible for researching and producing various highland crops. He also worked as Agricultural Development Manager of the National Program of Basin Management (PRONAMACH) in Cusco.

The company’s distillery advisor, Augusto De La Piedra, has four decades of experience in the sugar cane industry. He grew up on a 48,000 hectare plantation owned by his grandfather where they grew 15,000 hectares of sugar cane. De La Piedra is an industrial engineer, as well as a chemist, and is recognized as Peru’s leading expert on distilleries and refineries. He is part of the Board of Directors of many different companies, including Pomalca, where he was involved with the installment of Latin America´s most modern distillery.

Stratos Renewables’ mill advisor, Luis Rivas, graduated from Tulane University and holds a masters degree from Harvard University. Mr. Rivas has more than three decades of experience working in the sugar cane industry for companies such as Arkel Sugar, Nicaragua Sugar Estates, Azucarera Central de Honduras, Honiron, and Iberia Sugar Coop. He also works as an International Consultant and provides his experience in the direction and maintenance of refineries, energy efficiency and own fuel sourcing, sugar factory expansion and ethanol producing systems.

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Secures Approval to Produce Up to 90 Million Gallons of Sugarcane Ethanol per Year

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Today before the bell, Stratos Renewables announced that it has signed land agreements to secure enough land in the northern coastal region of Peru to produce up to 90 million gallons of sugarcane-based ethanol each year. The company plans to use the land for sugarcane cultivation, milling and distillation into ethanol.

These strategic agreements provide Stratos with land that has historically achieved some of the highest yields of sugarcane in the world. Peru’s agricultural climate conditions and rich soil allow year-round sugarcane harvesting and high yields. The advantageous position of the country also provides low transportation costs for export and distribution due to its coastal access and proximity to the Pan-American Highway.

Stratos President and CEO Tom Snyder stated, “We are pleased that our negotiations with local communities in Northern Peru have resulted in mutually beneficial relationships. Securing this land marks an important milestone in our strategy to become one of the lowest-cost ethanol producers in the world while stimulating the Peruvian economy. We have spent considerable time working with local officials to create programs that deliver a sustainable agro-investment environment. We’re encouraged by this progress and we are solidifying contracts with major engineering and construction companies to further implement our business plan.”

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB): Led By Dynamic International Executive Team

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Stratos Renewables Corporation (SRNW.OB) continues to work at becoming a leading worldwide provider of ethanol fuel. Using sugarcane as its main raw material, the company has chosen to purchase acreage on the best farmland in Peru. Whereas this location may be considered an obstacle for some companies, Stratos has an experienced executive team that is successfully leading the company.

As President and CEO, Tom Snyder is the head of the executive team. Snyder has a long track record as CEO of companies that have worldwide presences. He has successfully managed over 40 international complex industrial projects working towards the construction of petro-chemical, oil and gas, ammonia, and fertilizer facilities. The companies have had to raise funds to build facilities and each has utilized innovative methods of financing and structuring transactions to achieve the necessary funds. Snyder has cultivated relationships and managed joint ventures with banks, insurance firms, OPIC, global investment firms, and governments, as well as raised over $2 billion of project finance debt and equity.

Stratos Chief Strategy Officer, Sanjay Pai, has been involved in the sugarcane industry since the early 1990s where he worked as an advisor to a Brazilian sugarcane cooperative. Pai became so involved in the sugarcane industry that he became a founding investor and director of Comanche Clean Energy, a Brazilian sugarcane ethanol company. He worked alongside the management team of Comanche to raise over $200 million that was used to build a new state-of-the-art facility and to purchase two existing facilities.

Since the business is entrenched in Peru, it’s important that Stratos has an executive that understands the local environment. Tony Salas, the company’s Business Development Officer, brings this important element into the management team. Salas previously served as Peru’s Vice Minister of Agriculture, which is a position that is appointed by the President of Peru. He also played an essential role in directing commercial, technical, and financial evaluations of over 100 medium and large sized companies involved in the food and agribusiness niche. While he served as CEO of ACM Peru, a leading agribusiness consulting management firm, Salas played a key role in the buyout and the restructuring of a number of Peru’s largest sugar companies. Salas also brings to Stratos strong relationships with his past participation in over ten national and international boards and committees related to agriculture research and development.

As Chief Financial Officer, Julio Cesar Alonso is in charge of ensuring that Stratos financials are in order. Alonso holds a BSc in Business Administration and Finance from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, which is a member of Laureate Universities of Peru. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Alonso participated in the company’s Global Mobility Program which involved performing audit work at industrial plants in Philadelphia. He also served as a senior financial auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led teams in the planning and execution of financial audits for companies including Nextel del Perú, Grupo Backus, Grupo Graña y Montero, Grupo Quimica Suiza, IBM del Peru, Kraft Foods del Perú, Eckerd Peru and Talma Menzies. Having earned his degree and most of his work experience in Peru, Alonso provides Stratos with another group of essential business contacts.

Finally as Chief Operating Officer, Jorge Eduardo Aza is in charge of the daily happenings at the company. With over 10 years of experience in the supply chain management industry, Aza knows what it takes to get the job done. Interestingly, he has not only focused on gaining expertise in one industry. He has also worked in freight forwarding operations and has developed logistics projects for the mining industry. With a BSc in Business Administration and Finance, Aza has held financial positions at different global logistics companies that include Eagle Global Logistic (worth $2.5 billion) and UTI Worldwide (worth $2.8 billion).

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Explores Potential with Clean Fuels

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Stratos Renewables Corporation is an emerging South American developmental-stage company with plans to become one of the lowest cost sugarcane-based ethanol operations in the world. The young company has vastly been gaining recognition and is well-positioned to become a leader in the sugarcane ethanol industry based on multiple factors including Peru’s superior climate, strong export location to the United States and its free trade agreement with the US and Canada.

The current market demand is driving the need for more efficient, cleaner and less costly renewable fuel sources. What makes sugarcane so appealing is that it produces up to seven times more energy per land mass than what corn does. Sugarcane-based ethanol is also the only biofuel that creates no net carbon dioxide emissions.

Interest in biofuels has increased due to environmental, geo-political and economic factors, including initiatives by countries to develop new markets for agricultural products. The increase in demand for ethanol has largely been driven by tax incentives and blending mandates, which are regulatory directives requiring a minimum level of ethanol content in gasoline. Blending mandates allow governments to bring biofuels into the market without providing subsidies or tax credits for ethanol use.

With this process in hand, Stratos is quickly becoming a force in the marketplace as well as serving as a friend to the environment. For more information on Stratos, visit their website at: www.stratosrenewables.com.

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Stratos Renewables Corporation (SRNW.OB) Creates a Community Spirit with Local Residents

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Stratos Renewables Corporation (SRNW.OB), a company focused on becoming a major force in the sugarcane ethanol industry in Latin America, continues to keep the community in mind even while it expands. To obtain property to grow and to create sugarcane crops, Stratos must create ties with residents to expand the needed acreage to produce ethanol.

Stratos has the majority of its acreage in Lambayeque, which is a rural section of Peru with the best farmland in the country. As one of the oldest communities in northern Peru, Lambayeque has not changed much in the last 500 years. The people in the area are very protective of the land on which they live and work. The farmers have received many offers on their land over the years, but have been reluctant to turn their family heritage over to outsiders.

Knowing how much the farmers are a part of the land that most families have owned for generations, Stratos came into the community with a healthy respect for the farmer’s point of view. The company actually organized short training seminars with leaders in the community so that these individuals could better understand what Stratos was all about and what the company wanted to do.

San Martin de Porres, a leading university in the area, sponsored the seminars. The university’s faculty assisted in recruiting locals to participate in the seminars. The Stratos team conveyed a basic plan of the sugarcane project by utilized “talking maps” that showed participants the past, the current situation, and the possible future of the region.

All the individuals who attend the seminars receive a certification from the university. Participants leave the seminar with an understanding of the possible future for the community and a sense of pride that they will have a part in creating a healthier environment. Stratos has definitely taken a healthy approach to creating a sense of community between themselves and the local farmers.

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Announces Participation at Rohstoffmesse Equity Capital Conference

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Today shortly after the opening bell, Stratos Renewables announced that Sanjay Pai, its Chief Strategy Officer, presented the company’s strategic business plan at the Rohstoffmesse Equity Capital Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Pai is a recognized sugarcane ethanol expert and understands Peru’s potential for becoming a formidable supplier of ethanol.

Mr. Pai stated, “Stratos is emerging as one of Latin America’s most promising renewable fuel companies, and the reception from yesterday’s audience reinforced our contention that there continues to be strong interest in renewable fuels from Latin America and other emerging markets.”

He continued to say, “Based on the demonstrated success in their homeland alternative energy endeavors, Europe offers a sophisticated biofuel and alternative energy investor market that understands the capital needs of emerging players in the space, as well as the benefits of sugarcane ethanol versus other feedstocks. With sugarcane ethanol a unique biofuel that does not produce net carbon emissions, Stratos is well positioned to become a major supplier to the US, Europe and other regions.”

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) is Advantageously Positioned to Capitalize on Burgeoning Demand

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW) is a low cost sugarcane ethanol producer focused on becoming a leader in Latin America’s emerging sugarcane ethanol industry. The company engages in the production, processing and distribution of sugarcane ethanol in Peru. Stratos’ interest in sugarcane is fueled by the increasing demand for ethanol, tax incentives and blending mandates sweeping the world.

According to a recent article, Peru’s governor, Cesar Trelles, predicts that northwest Peru will someday produce 400 million gallons of ethanol each year. While this represents only 7 percent of the ethanol sold in America in 2006, the demand for ethanol as an alternative fuel source is rising, growing 30 percent in 2006 and still climbing.

Peru’s favorable weather conditions allow for more ethanol production, and evolving environmental laws are also boosting supply. Many U.S. states require a blend of ethanol and gasoline, and automakers are hinting that more vehicles in the near future will run on 85 percent ethanol, gasoline or a combination of the two. About four million of these “flex-fuel vehicles” are expected to be on the road by 2010.

Stratos’ strategy is to be fully vertically integrated within the industry at every value chain up to the Port Logistics. By fully controlling the entire sugarcane to ethanol process, the company has the ability to keep cost as low as possible at every stage, enabling them to have above average profit margins. Stratos has chosen the right crop, the right country, at the right time and have clearly set the stage to become the world leader in low cost Ethanol production.

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Stratos Renewables Corporation (SRNW.OB) Utilizes Sugarcane and Obtains Sweet Results

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Stratos Renewables Corporation is a California based company that is quickly developing ways to help countries achieve energy self-sufficiency through the use of sugarcane ethanol created from excess plant material.

Sugarcane ethanol was an alternative used by the United States 30 years ago when our country had an oil crisis. Sugarcane ethanol is a more attractive option than its corn-based counterpart for a variety of reasons. Simply put, sugarcane ethanol created from sugar is less expensive to produce than its corn-based ethanol, burns more cleanly, and ultimately creates more energy per equivalent unit. Sugarcane, which is the primary source of our sugarcane ethanol fuel, contains the highest starch content of any plant stock, enabling sugarcane ethanol yields nearly three times that of U.S. corn.

Besides financial benefits, sugarcane ethanol is also easier to produce than its counterpart. Sugarcane can be grown and harvested year-round at Stratos Renewables’ site along the northern coast of Peru, making it exempt from the seasonality constraints of other producing nations such as Brazil, and thus allowing production to continue regardless of time of year. By having the ability to produce this valuable resource year round, Stratos Renewables will continually be one step ahead of their competition.

While the production of sugarcane ethanol makes sense from a business standpoint, this concept is also helpful to the environment. Due to the fact that sugar can be fermented directly into sugarcane ethanol, its “energy balance” is estimated at just over 8:1, considerably higher than other sugarcane ethanol sources. With 80 percent less net greenhouse gases than gasoline and a lower untaxed retail price in some countries, sugarcane ethanol from Stratos Renewables will emerge as a cleaner, more affordable and ultimately more responsible alternative to traditional fossil fuels.

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) is Producing Ethanol Responsibly – Without Corn

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

For quite some time, in the not-too-distant past, it was widely believed that ethanol derived from corn was going to be the new wave in renewable energy. What would be better than turning crops that could be provided by the American farmer into decreased dependency on foreign oil? The problem with corn, when all is said and done, is that it happens to be a terrible candidate for producing ethanol.

Studies have shown that it takes more energy to produce the corn required to make a gallon of ethanol, than that same gallon provides. Dave Pimentel, a professor at Cornell University, has been studying the levels of energy used in corn production since 1970. According to Pimentel, farmers use about 1.3 gallons of gasoline to grow and harvest the corn needed to produce enough ethanol to replace one gallon of gas on the consumer level. So corn is out.

Stratos Renewables Corporation is in the ethanol business, but they don’t use corn. Instead, the company uses the optimal climate of Peru to grow another crop year-round that has proven to be a far more efficient ethanol source: Sugarcane.

Sugar-based ethanol is eighty percent cleaner than gasoline, and boasts a ratio of 8:1 regarding energy produced versus energy requirements for production. Sugarcane has the highest starch levels of any known plant stock, and Peru is a great place to farm it. When it comes to average yield per hectare (approximately 2.5 acres), the country ranks as one of the leading Sugarcane-producing nations. Additionally, its coastal access to major shipping lanes, and tariff-free trade to the U.S. makes Peru the prime location for Stratos to conduct its business.

Stratos’ aim is to become one of the lowest cost sugar-derived ethanol producers in the world. Its vertically integrated growth strategies and responsible cultivation practices put the company on the proper track to reach that goal.

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Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) Announces Tom Snyder as New Chief Executive Officer

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB), a company focused on becoming a leader in the sugarcane ethanol industry in Latin America, announced that it has appointed Tom Snyder as its new chief executive officer. Having served as Stratos’ president since 2nd quarter 2008, Snyder is already familiar with the company’s environment and growth potential. Co-Founder and outgoing CEO Carlos Antonio Salas will now take on the role of Business Development and focus on pursuing expansion opportunities.

“We’re very fortunate to have such depth in our management team at Stratos and to be able to pull from within our ranks to appoint such an experienced executive as our new Chief Executive. Tom’s vast experience executing large industrial projects across the globe lends well to continue Stratos’ growth and we look forward to his stewardship,” stated Steve Magami, chairman of the board.

Snyder takes on the new role at Stratos after already serving as CEO for a number of companies throughout the world. He has been at the helm of at least 40 complex industrial projects to construct facilities producing items such as petro-chemicals, oil and gas, ammonia, and fertilizer. During the construction and buildout of these facilities, Snyder was able to successfully raise more than $2 billion of equity and project finance debt. He was also instrumental in forming and managing joint ventures with banks, governments, insurance companies, OPIC, and global investment groups. Snyder is an executive who has the experience and knowledge to execute a growth plan and form alliances to achieve a goal.

“It is with great excitement that I accept this appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Stratos. This is a company founded on the belief that sugarcane ethanol is today’s most viable solution to the growing international oil shortage and the need for cleaner burning replacements for gasoline. We will continue the substantial efforts of Stratos’ founders and look forward to continuing to execute our large scale Greenfield project in Peru,” commented Snyder after the announcement was made.

Vice chairman Steve Norris had one final comment, “We are at an exciting inflection point in our evolution. My long history of working with Tom Snyder allows me to say that he is the perfect executive to lead our company through the next phase of growth.”

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RedChip Featured Company: Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB)

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW) is a low cost sugarcane ethanol producer focused on becoming a leader in Latin America’s emerging sugarcane ethanol industry. The sugarcane ethanol market is a growing segment of the renewable fuel industry and the Company is uniquely positioned to grow at a rapid pace.

The Company is currently expanding its production capacity of ethanol to 4MMgy and its sugar capacity to 1,000 tcd. Stratos’ multi-phase growth strategy has been strategically developed and aims to reach an ethanol production capacity of 154 MMgy, which is to be completely supplied by the Company’s own sugarcane plantations.

The process of producing ethanol from sugar is more simple and efficient than converting corn into ethanol. While sugar only requires yeast fermentation and removal of water, corn requires additional cooking and the application of enzymes. The ethanol produced from sugar has a high purity of 95%, matching the purity of ethanol produced from corn.

Stratos Renewables was founded by a group of leading biofuels and agricultural executives. The Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Antonio Salas, has served as a senior executive in both the agribusiness and agricultural development fields and was instrumental in directing technical, commercial, and financial evaluations of more than 100 medium to large size companies.

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