SOURCE: BlueFire Ethanol

December 20, 2007 08:00 ET

BlueFire Ethanol CEO Responds to Energy Bill Approval

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTCBB: BFRE), a leader in the development of waste-to-ethanol technology, applauds the Congress and President Bush for passing the Energy Bill which provides for revisions to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and increases the mandate for renewable fuels to 36 Billion gallons by 2022, 16 Billion of which would come from cellulosic ethanol.

"We are pleased at the government's continued commitment to the biofuels industry," stated BlueFire Ethanol CEO Arnold R. Klann. "Not only does the Energy Bill solidify America's goal of independence from foreign oil but it positions the U.S.A. as a world leader in the battle against global warming while simultaneously recognizing the need for increased biofuels production from non-traditional sources."

This Energy Bill is expected to help pave the way for companies like BlueFire Ethanol who are working to increase U.S. biofuels production through its patented, commercially viable, and profitable system that transforms cellulosic waste into ethanol.

"The United States government's continued support for the development of clean energy technologies is a key step towards full-scale commercial production of cellulosic ethanol and to America becoming energy independent," added Klann.

BlueFire Ethanol is one of six ethanol companies awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for its planned ethanol production facility using cellulosic wastes diverted from landfills in Southern California. The facility will produce approximately 17 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year from green waste, wood waste and other cellulosic urban wastes.

In addition, BlueFire is also in the process of obtaining all necessary permits to commence construction of a smaller facility near Lancaster, California. The Lancaster plant will produce 3.1 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year from the cellulosic fraction of post sorted municipal solid waste. By locating biorefineries directly in the markets with the highest demand for ethanol, BlueFire Ethanol's technology can also help cities manage landfill waste -- solving two problems for the price of one.

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About BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc.:

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. was established to deploy the commercially ready, patented, and proven Concentrated Acid Hydrolysis Process for the profitable conversion of cellulosic ("Green Waste") waste materials to ethanol, a viable alternative to gasoline. BlueFire's use of the 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.

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