Canadian Bioenergy Corporation

Canadian Bioenergy Corporation

April 25, 2007 11:49 ET

Canola Council President, Barb Isman, to join Canadian Bioenergy

Canola Council of Canada President, Barb Isman, will be joining Canadian Bioenergy Corporation as Executive Vice President, Brand and Alliance Management

Attention: Agriculture Editor, Environment Editor, Energy Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor NORTH VANCOUVER, BC--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2007) - Canadian Bioenergy Corporation, the leading supplier of biodiesel in Western Canada, has announced that Barb Isman will be joining the company as Executive Vice President, Brand and Alliance Management. Isman is expected to begin her new role with Canadian Bioenergy in August 2007.

"We're excited that Barb has decided to bring her breadth of skill and experience in the agricultural industry to our company," says Doug Hooper, CEO of Canadian Bioenergy. "Barb has provided huge support for biodiesel policies through her work with the Canola Council of Canada, and we'll welcome her skills in helping define and deliver on the benefits of a domestic Canadian renewable fuels industry."

"Barb will focus her efforts on expanding our petroleum industry and customer alliance programs, integrating supply-side agricultural alliances, and articulating Canadian Bioenergy's high quality canola-biodiesel brand promise. She will be a tremendous asset to our company, our customers and the Canadian biodiesel industry." says Hooper.

Barb Isman says that there are a number of forces driving the biodiesel industry, including environment, agriculture and western economic development. "What makes Canadian Bioenergy Corporation unique is that they will have deep knowledge of all three of these drivers and they are committed to ensuring farmers play a role, not only in supply of canola, but as equity participants as well."

Isman has twenty five years experience in the Canadian agriculture industry, working with farmers, processors and consumers as well as with the regulations and legislation that affect them. In addition to her current position as President of the Canola Council of Canada, she has worked as a senior executive for one of Canada's international providers of food, agricultural and risk management products and services, and served as the Manager and Executive Director for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association.

"We're focusing on canola as our primary biodiesel feedstock and Barb's background in Canadian agriculture and industrial processing experience will be a great fit." says Hooper. "As we move towards biodiesel production, we're looking forward to working more closely with Canadian growers and Barb will be a valuable part of that process."

Canadian Bioenergy has announced plans to construct a biodiesel production facility on land adjacent to a canola crushing and refining plant near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. The facility will be capable of producing over 100 million litres of canola-based biodiesel annually. Canadian canola is an excellent feedstock for domestic biodiesel production, with a high oil content that offers superior fuel lubricity and cold weather operability. /For further information: For more information on Canadian Bioenergy or biodiesel, visit IN: AGRICULTURE, ENERGY, FOOD, TRANSPORT

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