SOURCE: NewGen Technologies, Inc.

January 30, 2006 08:00 ET

NewGen Positioned to Commence Operations: Acquires Three Fuel Terminals

Completes $5 Million Capital Raise

CHARLOTTE, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2006 -- NewGen Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NWGN) today announced that its U.S. subsidiary, ReFuel America, has completed the purchase of three fuel terminals located on the Colonial and Plantation pipelines from Crown Central LLC. The terminals, with a total storage capacity of over 10 million gallons and an annual throughput capacity of more than 500 million gallons, will be used for the storage and distribution of alternative fuels, including biodiesel and ethanol blends, as well as traditional hydrocarbons. Two of these terminals, located in Charlotte, North Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina, are expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2006, with the Columbus, Georgia location scheduled to come on line in the fourth quarter.

Concurrently, NewGen announced that it has raised $5 million in financing through the sale of convertible debentures with an accredited investor. Complete details of the financing and its terms will be set forth in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the SEC.

S. Bruce Wunner, NewGen's Chairman and CEO, stated, "The purchase of these terminals is a very significant achievement for NewGen -- allowing us to process, blend, and store our proprietary biodiesel and ethanol products, the first step towards becoming a leading global supplier of premium biofuels. ReFuel America will begin by blending and distributing biodiesel currently available on the market, after which we intend to use the terminals for our own biofuels once production facilities are up and running. This step-by-step approach provides for rapid market growth, as we move to meet the increasing demand for biofuels driven by greater fuel efficiency, cleaner exhaust, and the need for energy independence."

About NewGen Technologies, Inc.

NewGen's mission is to be a leading manufacturer, processor and distributor of premium biofuels that are intended to dramatically reduce the ecological and economic impact of world petroleum use. NewGen believes that it has developed the cleanest burning and highest performing fuels in the world by utilizing technology that allows for more complete combustion, which NewGen believes will result in improved miles per gallon and significantly decreased harmful emissions, including reduced carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, particulates and black smoke. The company's fuel products include proprietary and complex technology, substantially and predominantly derived from petroleum sources, which are intended to improve the performance of gasoline and diesel fuels, as well as domestically produced and environmentally friendly alternative fuels such as Ethanol-based E85 and Biodiesel-based B20. The vision of NewGen and ReFuel America, NewGen's wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, is a world less dependent on oil, using secure, homegrown fuels which better preserve our most important resources -- the air we breathe and water we drink.

Additional information can be found at the company's website www.nwgntech.com.

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Contact Information

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    NewGen Technologies, Inc.
    6000 Fairview Road
    12th Floor
    Charlotte, NC 28210
    (704) 552-3590
    www.nwgntech.com