SOURCE: KL Energy Corporation

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September 16, 2009 08:30 ET

KL Energy Appoints Two Additional Second Generation Biofuels Experts

Leading Developer of Cellulosic Ethanol Appoints Lisette Tenlep, Ph.D. and Qin Zhang, Ph.D.

RAPID CITY, SD--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) - KL Energy Corp. (OTCBB: KLEG), a leader in the development of next generation cellulosic ethanol, has announced the appointment of Lisette Tenlep, Ph.D. and Qin Zhang, Ph.D. The two new research scientists will join KL Energy with the goal of further increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the company's cellulosic ethanol production process. Already the first company in North America to have an industrial-size plant able to successfully produce cellulosic ethanol on a commercial scale, KL Energy will utilize both their science and engineering expertise to further advance KL Energy's leadership.

As a research scientist, Dr. Tenlep has extensive experience in pre-treatment strategies for cellulosic ethanol, including the development of new pre-treatment methods for biomass using supercritical fluids, microwave irradiation, and ionic liquids. As an engineer, Dr. Zhang specializes in fermentation science, with extensive experience in cellulose production and recovery, as well as fermentation piloting and scale-up. KL Energy will use the newly appointed scientist and engineer to focus on further streamlining their bio-chemical conversion process used to create cellulosic ethanol.

Steve Corcoran, KL Energy Corp. Chief Executive Officer, said, "KL Energy is pleased to welcome both Dr. Tenlep and Dr. Zhang as we continue enhancing commercialized production of cellulosic ethanol. With these new appointments, our goal is to ensure that KL Energy further improves its conversion rates making cellulosic ethanol even more commercially interesting."


KL Energy Corp. (OTCBB: KLEG), a leader in the development and commercialization of second generation cellulose-based energy products, including ethanol and lignin based solid energy products. KL's commercial demonstration facility in Wyoming is to the company's knowledge the first industrial-size facility of its type to produce cellulose based ethanol and lignin solid energy products from wood waste. The facility uses KL Energy's proprietary thermo-mechanical pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis process in what the company believes is one of the most environmental friendly processes in the sector which can be adapted for various non-food feedstock. In addition KL provides engineering, optimization and technical services for biofuels facilities.

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