Vivakor Granted Second U.S. Patent Related to its Remediation Processing Center Technology

Further Strengthens Proprietary Technology Protection

LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / March 2, 2021 / Vivakor, Inc. (OTC PINK:VIVK) (the "Company" or "Vivakor"), a socially responsible operator, acquirer and developer of clean energy technologies and environmental solutions, primarily focused on soil remediation, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has granted Vivakor a second patent, providing key protection to its Remediation Processing Centers (RPCs).

This milestone is an important achievement for Vivakor, because it helps protect the Company's technology has been proven to separate oil from contaminated soil material at its RPC, currently deployed in Kuwait and in Utah. This involves the process of extracting the hydrocarbons from waste that leaves the hydrocarbons intact for reuse.

The RPC has successfully separated soil material that contains more than 20% oil at a rate of 20 tons per hour while maintaining all of the organics within the soil, so it is fully usable and the hydrocarbons intact so they can be made into reclaimed fuels and asphalt. The Company has plans of deploying multiple RPC's over the next year in multiple locations worldwide in furtherance of the Company's mission to utilize clean technology to turn waste material into a valuable fuel or other useful product.

Vivakor Chief Executive Officer, Matt Nicosia, commented, "We are extremely proud to have received our second patent related to our remediation technology. This gives further protection to our proprietary technology, which we believe to be the only system that can clean soil having greater than 7% hydrocarbon contamination, while leaving both the soil and the hydrocarbons intact for recycling and reuse."

About Vivakor, Inc.

Vivakor, Inc. (OTC: VIVK), a clean energy technology and asset acquisition company with a focus in the area of natural resources. Vivakor's corporate mission is to create, acquire and accumulate distinct assets, intellectual properties, and exceptional technologies that produce solid returns to its valued shareholders and partners. The Company currently focuses on bitumen (heavy crude) extraction from shallow, oil-laden areas in Eastern Utah, along with petroleum-based remediation projects across the globe. The technologies utilized are low-cost, proprietary and proving themselves industry disruptive when measured by a number of important factors. The general business model has been to be an acquisition hub, focused on building and acquiring cash-flowing assets in discrete areas that have an acknowledged technological advantage and enable a substantial market opportunity within significant target markets across the globe. Our research, and the technology we acquire are anchored by our relationships with synergistic partners and product-specific commercialization strategies. From the point of product or technology conception, or through acquisition, development and commercialization, we expect to have strategic partners, joint ventures or licensing arrangements in place for many of our products in order to sustain revenue attainment.

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