DORAL, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) - BioNitrogen Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today that it has signed an engagement letter with St. Louis-based Stifel Nicolaus to act as a placement agent for up to up to $175 million of tax-exempt bonds.
The funds will be used by BioNitrogen for the construction of an approximately 200,000 square foot modular manufacturing plant to transform biomass through a gasification process into urea, located on 600 acres of land in Hardee County, Florida.
The bonds will be issued in $100,000 denominations and integral multiples of $5,000.
Construction on the site is slated to commence in early 2013. The proposed plant will be able to produce 15 tons of urea fertilizer hourly, totaling 360 short tons daily or 124,200 tons annually.
About Stifel Nicolaus
Stifel Financial Corp. is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel clients are served through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and through Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, the investment banking division of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, in the U.S., through Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. in Canada, and through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited in the United Kingdom and Europe. The Company's broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities. Stifel Bank & Trust offers a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. offers trust and related services. To learn more about Stifel Financial, please visit the Company's website at www.stifel.com.
About BioNitrogen Corporation
BioNitrogen Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BION) is a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer. Our mission is to provide safe, cost effective, green solutions that are economically beneficial in locations where biomass is produced and urea is consumed. Additional information can be found at www.BioNitrogen.com.
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