SOURCE: O2Diesel Corporation

August 09, 2005 01:00 ET

Agriculture Fuels America's Clean Air in Des Moines, Iowa Through CityHome™ Program

NEWARK, DE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- O2Diesel Corp. (AMEX: OTD), a pioneer in the development of a cost-effective, cleaner-burning diesel fuel for centrally fueled fleets, announced today that Lincoln Way Energy of Nevada, Iowa has signed up as a co-sponsor to the CityHome™ program in Des Moines, Iowa, set to commence in September 2005. The announcement coincides with the Iowa State Fair Parade where the first Des Moines Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) CityHome wrapped bus, sponsored by Lincoln Way Energy, will be unveiled.

Iowa is a leading state in ethanol production and its rise to the top has been propelled by farmers working together to create added value for their corn crops. Lincoln Way Energy, which has a state-of the-art ethanol manufacturing plant under construction in Nevada, Iowa, is a prime example of this forward-thinking, value-added success story.

"Our company was named after Lincoln Highway, the first U.S. thoroughfare opened from coast to coast. Constructed through the heartland, the historic Lincoln Highway was traveled by many American settlers who discovered central Iowa to be a most hospitable place for crop production. Our Lincoln Way Energy vision is to create an ethanol production facility that will continue to demonstrate that America's heartland will provide for the country -- plentiful food products and now energy and better air quality," said Lincoln Way Energy, LLC, President Bill Couser.

"We see CityHome as a significant asset in the push to improve urban air quality in our communities," said Rick Brehm, General Manager Lincoln Way Energy. "It demonstrates the role ethanol can play in improving air quality as well as creating new markets to sustain the growth of the ethanol industry. Use of O2Diesel™ demonstrates that ethanol, which contains 35% oxygen by weight, remains one of the best solutions to reduce tailpipe emissions from diesel-powered vehicles, including particulate emissions, which have been linked to respiratory disease."

"CityHome represents a tremendous opportunity to help transit authorities improve the air quality in the communities that they serve," commented Alan Rae CEO of O2Diesel Corporation. "Des Moines is the fourth city on a growing list of cities joining the CityHome program and we are extremely pleased that Lincoln Way Energy has the vision to become a co-sponsor of the CityHome™ program in Iowa."

More About O2Diesel: The Company and Its Fuel Technology

O2Diesel Corporation (AMEX: OTD) and its subsidiaries are pioneers in the commercial development of a cleaner-burning diesel fuel alternative that provides exceptional performance and environmental qualities for centrally fueled fleets and off-road equipment of all kinds. Engineered and designed for universal application, O2Diesel™ is an ethanol-diesel blend that substantially reduces harmful emissions without sacrificing power and performance. Extensive independent and government-recognized laboratory and in-use field tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of O2Diesel™ -- the introduction of this cost-effective, cleaner-burning diesel fuel is now underway in the United States and other global markets. For more information please refer to

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