SOURCE: Global Clean Energy

December 09, 2009 10:00 ET

A Unique Project in Canada in Waste Management: The City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Global Clean Energy Inc. Begin Testing an Experimental Gasification Technology

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QU--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - Following a grant from the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and its partner, Global Clean Energy Inc., a US public company (OTCBB: GCEI), announce field testing of an innovative gasification project to convert Municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial waste to synthetic gas and biodiesel. The testing is currently ongoing in Kingsey Falls in the Eastern Townships and will continue in the industrial park here in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

Global Clean Energy's proprietary technology for recycling carbon-based waste is the preferred solution for gasification of waste. The process was developed in collaboration with Cascades Engineering and Projects, a division of Cascades Canada Inc. The system uses high-pressure high-temperature steam in an oxygen-free reactor, thereby reducing environmental impact. This new technology allows faster reduction of carbon-based materials to produce synthetic gas that can easily be converted to fuel or other forms of energy, as needed.

This project, developed in accordance with the City's Sustainable Development Action Plan, in agreement with the Green Municipal Fund criteria and in conjunction with the government MSW objectives, will significantly reduce the amount of waste Salaberry-de-Valleyfield sends to landfill. It will also produce substantial savings on costs generated by the transportation and disposal of waste. Furthermore, the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield's continued association with Global Clean Energy on this project will eventually lead to the creation of a new source of biodiesel to fuel some of its installations and reduce its energy costs.

The field testing will validate Global Clean Energy's process. On the basis of conclusive results and in a subsequent phase, gasification in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will eliminate more than 12,500 metric tons of MSW generated by its citizens. During the commercial phase, the implementation of a regional sorting center and a gasification plant should help process 30,000 to 50,000 metric tons of waste per year. Gasification is a logical solution for the whole Beauharnois-Salaberry and the surrounding areas to reduce MSW landfill.

The full-scale gasification project will have several environmental benefits, such as the elimination of 9000 truck loads per year of MSW to landfill. Currently, MSW is carried over 115 km to reach the landfill. The full-scale plant is expected to eventually produce over 45,000,000 litres (10,000,000 gallons) of bio diesel from MSW and industrial waste products, and create local jobs during the construction and operation of the facilities. Finally, this project will significantly reduce greenhouse gases by preventing the production of biogas at landfill sites and by reducing vehicle emissions generated by the transportation of waste material to landfill sites.

"Gasification of the municipal waste is an important milestone in our sustainable development action plan," noted Mr. Denis Lapointe, mayor of the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. He added, "This gasification project is directly in line with the development plan of the Municipality and the region, as it will add to the green technology and recycling cluster and will become an important element in the recycling chain for end-of-life material."

"Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and GCEI," continued Mr. Lapointe, "are partnering with their financial contributors, the Green Municipal Fund of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the MRC of Beauharnois-Salaberry. The project has a strong technical team of experts from Global Clean Energy, Cascades Canada Inc. and Concordia University. Finally, the Sustainable Development and Environment Advisory Committee of the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will monitor progress."

"We are proud to be associated with the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield," said Mr. Kenneth Adessky, co-founder and CFO of Global Clean Energy. "This innovative project marks the accomplishment of the work started several years ago that will allow Global Clean Energy to confirm its position as a global leader in gasification."

Global Clean Energy Inc. is a public company on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OTCBB: GCEI) with offices located in Montreal, Houston and London, England. It was founded by Dr. Earl Azimov and Mr. Kenneth Adessky following the purchase of technological licenses and the development of patents in environmental technologies through its subsidiary, Vision Capital Research. Along with the gasification pilot project with the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, GCEI is researching and developing commercial applications for the production of biodiesel from algae. It is also pursuing development projects for pumping and recycling coal slurry using its revolutionary compressed AirPump™ in conjunction with its hybrid gasification technology.

"Salaberry-de-Valleyfield always seeks innovative projects that will help the city in its quest for clean sustainable development," concluded Mayor Lapointe.

Statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, may be regarded, in certain instances, as "forward-looking statements" pursuant to Section 27A of the Securities Act 1933 and Section 21B of the Securities Exchange Act 1934, respectively. "Forward-looking statements" are based on expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made, and involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those currently anticipated, including, but not limited to delays, difficulties, changed strategies, or unanticipated factors or circumstances affecting the GCEI and its business. A number of these risks and uncertainties are described in GCEI's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will ever prove to be accurate and reader should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements contained herein, which speak only as of the date hereof. The GCEI will not republish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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