SOURCE: Raven Biofuels Corp.

January 11, 2010 11:29 ET

Raven Biofuels Announces Hiring Engineering Firm for Tk'emlups Biorefinery Project

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - Raven Biofuels International Corporation (PINKSHEETS: RVBF) ("Raven" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its Canadian Development Partner, Raven Biofuels Ltd (RBL) and Joint Venture Partner, The Kamloops Indian Band (KIB), have hired Sandwell Engineering in conjunction with the Tk'emlups Biorefinery Project.

Sandwell was selected because of their extensive history in the Forestry Industry and the Pulp Paper Industry. Sandwell has been engaged to review and assess the technology and process which has been developed and tested to date for dilute acid hydrolysis of wood to produce certain "green chemicals" and ethanol. Sandwell is assessing the applicability of this process to lodge pole pine which has been killed by the mountain pine beetle and reviewing the application of process equipment technology to a practical, functional production plant. Sandwell is also considering new design applications in which a Biorefinery could be integrated into a kraft pulp mill.

Sandwell is reviewing all technology documentation provided by Raven and discussing the findings with specialists who are advisors to Raven that were involved in extensive pilot scale testing and research on this technology. This will form a report to identify areas that require further focus for the final engineering package. Sandwell's findings on furfural and ethanol yields from lodge pole pine, benefits of integrating with existing pulp mills, and suggestions on further improvements will require further development during subsequent phases of this project. Further lab testing or pilot plant runs will be required to confirm design criteria parameters for commercial development of the refinery.

About Sandwell Engineering

Sandwell is a leading global engineering contractor in bulk materials handling, ports & marine, rail, power, petroleum, industrial process, manufacturing and general building. They are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that enable clients to build and maintain competitive advantage.

Sandwell has received numerous awards for innovation and excellence in pulp mill design, oil drilling structures, coal handling and port facilities, bridge design and construction, and environmental and pollution abatement. Recent awards include:

--  Design award (Publics Works category) from the American Concrete
    Institute for the oil transshipment facility at Whiffen Head, Nfld.
--  Award of Excellence for the Molikpaq spacer arctic offshore platform, the
    first of its kind in the world.
--  Award of Merit for the Collahuasi copper export terminal in Iquique,
    Chile.
--  Award of Merit for the power boiler No.19 installation, Pacifica Papers
    Inc. (formerly MB Paper Ltd.) at Powell River, B.C. The Sandwell-designed
    system includes one of the largest woodwaste-fired bubbling bed boilers in
    North America.
--  Award of Merit for the Port of Long Beach, California.
--  Environmental Award for the tertiary effluent treatment system,
    Crestbrook Forest Industries Inc. at Cranbrook, British Columbia. Designed
    to remove color from the mill effluent stream, the system is the first of
    its kind in Canada.
    

About Raven Biofuels International Corporation (PINKSHEETS: RVBF)

Raven Biofuels is a clean energy technology company focused on developing technologies to produce transportation fuels and green chemicals from waste or biomass. Raven plans to build integrated biorefineries using proprietary technology.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including without limitation those statements regarding the ability of Raven Biofuels International Corporation ("Raven" or the "Company") to construct any ethanol plants or proceed with the commercialization of its technology or that it will be able to exploit, develop, acquire, finance, operate, or make profitable, any of the commercial opportunities discussed or described herein. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts and can be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phraseology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," and analogous or similar other expressions intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those reflected in such forward-looking statements. Raven and its principals will not assume any obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements to reflect any events, facts, or circumstances that may arise other than as may be required by applicable law or regulation.

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