SOURCE: BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc.

September 11, 2008 08:30 ET

BlueFire Ethanol to Present at the Scandinavian Renewable Energy Forum

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2008) - BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTCBB: BFRE), a company changing the world's transportation fuel paradigm through the production of ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, has been invited to present at the Scandinavian Renewable Energy Forum ("Scan-REF") on October 1-2, 2008 in Oslo, Norway.

BlueFire Ethanol Chairman and CEO Arnold Klann is scheduled to make a presentation to the general session at 9:40 a.m. CEST (3:40 a.m. Eastern Time), as well as participate in several meetings with analysts, institutional investors and top executives in the renewable energy field throughout the day.

Scan-REF is a large international conference focusing on solar, wind and wave energy, bioenergy and other renewable energy sources with some 50 presenters and over 100 exhibitors including General Electric and Suntech Power. Scan-REF is arranged by ABG Sundal Collier, DnB NOR Markets and Norway Trade Fairs. Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, will give the opening speech on October 1. The Norwegian government gives great priority to renewable energy in relation to business development, the environment and climate policy.

Klann will discuss how the company is deploying the world's first commercially ready, patented and proven Concentrated Acid Hydrolysis Technology Process for the profitable conversion of cellulosic waste materials to ethanol. Cellulosic ethanol, from widely available waste materials, will provide for ethanol's ability to significantly and sustainably become an important component of global energy supply. BlueFire will create geographic flexibility by locating its plants near or adjacent to available cellulosic feedstock. This will bring the benefits of ethanol to every state in America while helping to solve limited landfill space and creating regional economic development.

BlueFire Ethanol recently received its Condition Use Permit from Los Angeles County Regional Planning for its first ethanol biorefinery in Lancaster, California. The Lancaster facility will use post-sorted cellulosic wastes diverted from landfills in Southern California to produce fuel-grade ethanol.

The company was also awarded $40 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for construction of a second plant also in Southern California, and has received the first installment of funding from the DOE for the development of the BlueFire Mecca, LLC plant in Southern California.

About BlueFire Ethanol

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. is deploying the first commercially ready, patented, and proven Concentrated Acid Hydrolysis Technology Process for the profitable conversion of cellulosic ("Green Waste") waste materials to ethanol, a viable alternative to gasoline. BlueFire is 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. BlueFire Ethanol is one of six ethanol companies awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for a 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. For more information, go to

Forward-Looking Statements

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

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    Rigel Stone
    BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc.
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    Liolios Group, Inc.
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