SOURCE: KL Energy Corporation

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October 12, 2009 08:45 ET

KL Energy and Fair Energy Agree to Proceed With Cellulosic Ethanol Long-Term Off-Take Agreement

RAPID CITY, SD--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - KL Energy Corp. (OTCBB: KLEG) and Fair Energy have agreed to proceed with a long-term off-take agreement for their second generation cellulosic ethanol both in the United States and Europe. KL Energy operates the first commercial-size demonstration cellulosic ethanol plant in the country in Upton, WY.

Steve Corcoran, KL Energy Corp. Chief Executive Officer, said, "As the industry continues moving toward the goal of commercializing production of cellulosic ethanol, KL Energy is pleased to have Fair Energy as our partner. The commitment by Fair Energy will allow our company to complete its goal of being the first firm in North America to produce cellulosic ethanol on a constant, commercial scale for use. As other companies begin projects trying to realize industrial scale production, KL Energy will have successfully achieved that goal and become the first cellulosic ethanol plant operating under a 24-hour production schedule this year."

Unlike first generation ethanol, commonly derived from food products such as corn in North America, KL Energy has created a second-generation cellulosic ethanol that utilizes non-feedstock byproducts like wood-waste from the timber industry in their production process.

About KL Energy Corp.

KL Energy Corp. (OTCBB: KLEG), a leader in the development and commercialization of second generation cellulose-based energy products, including ethanol and high energy lignin pellets. 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 high energy lignin pellets 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.

Additional information is available at the Company's website at www.klenergycorp.com

About Fair Energy

Fair Energy is a global player in the oil and biofuel markets, sourcing, trading and supplying the full spectrum of both petroleum and biomasses products from the raw material to the finished pure and blended products.

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Contact Information

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    KL Energy Corp.
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