SOURCE: BlueFire Ethanol

March 20, 2007 09:00 ET

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Approved for California Energy Commission Grant of $1,000,000

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- On March 14th, 2007 BlueFire (PINKSHEETS: BFRE) was one of three companies selected to receive funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC). The CEC released a Program Opportunity Notice and Application Package for Biofuels Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) Grant Solicitation under the Renewable Energy Subject Area, Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program in October 2006. The Notice announced that up to $3 million was available for PIER project funding under this solicitation.

Each proposal was screened for completeness and reviewed by CEC staff and external technical reviewers. Then, the Energy Commission's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviewed, evaluated, and scored applications submitted in response to the Solicitation using the criteria prescribed in the Application Package. Based on the TAC's scores and suggested condition on funding, the CEC's RD&D Committee has made its proposed funding recommendations for this Biofuels RD&D Grant Solicitation.

BlueFire CEO Arnold R. Klann stated, "The CEC Grant approval furthers the State and Nation's awareness of the validity and commercial viability of BlueFire's cellulosic conversion technology. This CEC Program is another example of California's leadership in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the acceptance and endorsement of environmentally friendly alternative fuels."

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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
    Fax. 888-799-9741

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Gerald Kieft or Ryan Audin
    Wall Street Resources, Inc.
    2646 SW Mapp Road, Suite 303
    Palm City, Florida 34990