SOURCE: Raven Biofuels Corp.

December 21, 2009 16:01 ET

Leading Biomass Conversion Authority Joins Raven's Technology Advisory Team

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2009) - Raven Biofuels International Corporation (PINKSHEETS: RVBF) ("Raven" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Jacqueline Broder has joined Raven's Technical Advisory Board.

Jacqueline holds an M.S., Agriculture in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University. She has 25 years of experience specific to biomass conversion and acid hydrolysis during her tenure as a project engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). As a Project Engineer, she was involved in the research and development and economic evaluation of biomass conversion technology. Her experience has included design and management of research, bench-scale, and pilot-scale testing; evaluation and correlation of data resulting from various testing programs; design, equipment specification, start-up, and operation of pilot plant; assessment of feedstocks for availability and composition; and modeling of processes and using models to evaluate economic feasibility of generic and specific process systems. Her work has involved management of numerous contracts, directing the work of TVA employees and outside University and private consultants, interacting with the public, preparing and presenting technical reports and papers, preparing quarterly technical reports, and proposal writing. Jacqueline has served on several USDA and DOE proposal review panels and stage-gate reviews.

John Sams, President of Raven, commented, "Having access to Jacqueline's knowledge and experience with converting biomass to ethanol ('cellulosic ethanol') is an incredibly valuable asset. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with our advisors and are grateful for their involvement."

The Energy Independence and Security Act, signed in December 2007, calls for 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2022, of which 11 billion gallons must come from cellulosic, non-food ethanol. The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 calls for $90 billion to be invested into clean energy technologies by 2025.

The production of cellulosic ethanol could play a major role in the Unites States energy independence as it has in Brazil. Transportation fuels made from waste and biomass represent a viable clean fuel option that can play a part in reducing green house gas (GHG) emissions that cause global warming while keeping American's money in America. Energy security is a key factor to National security and strong economy.

About TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the largest power supplier in the U.S. TVA's power-service area covers 80,000 square miles in the southeastern United States, including almost all of Tennessee and parts of Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. The TVA was set up by Congress in 1933 and has been a leader in renewable energy research for 50 years.

About Raven Biofuels International Corporation (PINKSHEETS: RVBF)

Raven Biofuels is a clean energy technology company focused on developing technologies to produce transportation fuels and green chemicals from waste or biomass. Raven plans to build integrated biorefineries using proprietary technology.

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This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including without limitation those statements regarding the ability of Raven Biofuels International Corporation ("Raven" or the "Company") to construct any ethanol plants or proceed with the commercialization of its technology or that it will be able to exploit, develop, acquire, finance, operate, or make profitable, any of the commercial opportunities discussed or described herein. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts and can be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phraseology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," and analogous or similar other expressions intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those reflected in such forward-looking statements. Raven and its principals will not assume any obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements to reflect any events, facts, or circumstances that may arise other than as may be required by applicable law or regulation.

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