SOURCE: BlueFire Ethanol

May 22, 2007 09:00 ET

BlueFire Announces Second Project Location

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- BlueFire Ethanol (PINKSHEETS: BFRE) announces commencement of activities on its second Ethanol Production Facility. Located in Northern Los Angeles County, near Lancaster California, BlueFire has secured a site and commenced both engineering and permitting activities for a modular biorefinery. The initial size will be based upon a roughly 3 million gallon per year module which appears to be an optimum size for multiple modular plants. This commences BlueFire's efforts to optimize, for future roll out, a design that incorporates the advantages of prefabrication that will permit rapid, cost-effective construction of future plants

One key feature of this plant will be its ability to produce other higher value fuel components. The plant design will be flexible to assess, and incorporate, system designs and component arrangements to facilitate commercialization of additional end products such as bio-butanol, which has been previously produced at Arkenol's pilot plant. Arnold Klann stated, "After numerous requests from both end users and partners alike BlueFire has designed this facility to also produce value added chemicals such as Ethyl levinate and Ethyl lactate as a diesel fuel additive which has been shown to reduce particulate emissions by 90%.

"The Lancaster facility will bring a new dimension of thinking to BlueFire, one which combines cost-effective modules for rapid deployment to meet the burgeoning demand for renewable fuels". It is anticipated that the facility will commence construction later this year after completion of all permitting efforts. "Right sizing our designs will permit BlueFire to maximize its deployment opportunities by deploying a design that can cost-effectively seize market opportunities for landfill sites of virtually any size," said CEO Arnold Klann.

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About us:

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. is established to deploy the commercially ready, patented, and proven Arkenol Technology Process for the profitable conversion of cellulosic ("Green Waste") waste materials to ethanol, a viable alternative to gasoline. BlueFire's use of the Arkenol Process Technology positions it as the only cellulose-to-ethanol company worldwide with demonstrated production of ethanol from urban trash (post-sorted MSW), rice and wheat straws, wood waste and other agricultural residues. Our goal is to develop and operate high-value carbohydrate-based transportation fuel production facilities worldwide. These "biorefineries" will convert widely available, inexpensive, organic materials such as agricultural residues, high-content biomass crops, wood residues, and cellulose from MSW into ethanol. BlueFire intends to build a multinational company that leads the world in producing biobased transportation fuels. Its business will encompass development activities leading to the construction and long-term operation of production facilities while maintaining technological advantage and ownership of the process technology and all its improvements. Ethanol will be produced from biorefinery facilities opportunistically constructed on or near landfills, waste collection and waste separation sites. Each facility will deploy the proprietary technology, which uses all cellulosic waste materials traditionally disposed of in landfills as feedstock.


Statements about BlueFire Ethanol, Inc.'s expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as the term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. BlueFire's actual results could differ materially from expected results. BlueFire undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances. Should events occur which materially affect any comments made within this press release; BlueFire will appropriately inform the public.

Contact Information

  • Institutional Investment Advisor:
    Paul Gozzo
    PMG Capital, LLC
    Tel. 888-747-5397
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    Investor Relations Contact:
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    Wall Street Resources, Inc.
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