SOURCE: BlueFire Ethanol

March 05, 2008 09:30 ET

BlueFire Ethanol CEO to Present at WIREC 2008

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTCBB: BFRE), a leader in cellulosic ethanol technology, will participate in the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC), March 4-6 2008 at the Washington, DC Convention Center.

WIREC 2008 is the largest renewable energy conference in the country. Hosted by the U.S. Government in cooperation with the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the conference will examine how both public policies and private efforts can most effectively advance the adoption of renewable energy efforts on a global scale.

At the event, BlueFire CEO Arnold Klann will participate in a panel discussion, "Next Generation Bio-Alcohol Plants -- Around the Corner?" moderated by Doug Durante, Executive Director of Clean Fuels Development Coalition on Thursday, March 6, at 1:30pm.

"It is an honor to join world leaders including President Bush, various members of the U.S. government, and the countless international leaders who've come together to find solutions to global energy problems," BlueFire Ethanol CEO Arnold Klann. "We at BlueFire Ethanol are excited to be a part of that solution. BlueFire Ethanol's patented technology allows us to convert a wide variety of cellulosic feedstocks into ethanol, thus providing us with the potential to deploy our technology in various regions creating new uses for indigenous cellulosic waste materials."

BlueFire Ethanol is one of six ethanol companies awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its planned ethanol production facility, which will convert cellulosic wastes diverted from landfills in Southern California into renewable fuel. The DOE 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 utilizes its technology to help cities manage landfill waste -- solving two problems for the price of one.

The Trade Show at WIREC 2008 is anticipated to be the largest business to business and business to government conference and exposition ever held on renewable energy in the U.S. Speakers and representatives from over 70 countries will be in attendance to discuss various aspects of renewable energy use such as: Market Adoption and Finance, Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Technology, and State and Local Government Initiatives.

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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. 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

  • Inquiries/Investor Relations:
    Rigel Stone
    BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc.
    Phone: 949-588-3767 x 404

    Media Contact:
    Laura Finlayson
    Avalanche Strategic Communications
    Phone: 201-488-0049
    One University Plaza, Suite 407
    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601