SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

June 04, 2008 08:30 ET

Stock Trading Report for Wednesday: CLTH! June 4, 2008

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Stock Market Alerts.

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - June 4, 2008) - Stock Market Alerts' performance stock list includes: CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (OTCBB: CLTH), Cosan Limited (NYSE: CZZ), Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ: MEOH), Xethanol Corporation (AMEX: XNL).

CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (OTCBB: CLTH) has just issued positive news, and the company should have investors monitoring the stock closely. Yesterday after the markets closed, the company issued a press release announcing that that preliminary data received from Hazen Research indicates that the sugar production potential of its licensed, dilute acid hydrolysis technology, which was originally developed at the University of California at Berkeley, is sufficient to support very economically attractive production of fuel grade ethanol from municipal garbage.

Great news for the company! CleanTech CEO, Edward P. Hennessey, commented: "The preliminary data we received from Hazen Research is extremely positive. We are optimistically awaiting the final results that will quantify more key variables in the waste-to-energy economics equation."

This "Cellulosic Ethanol" production system differs significantly from other ethanol production systems in that it uses currently-collected municipal solid waste as its feedstock rather than other, more expensive feedstocks, such as corn, sugar or other dedicated biomass crops or residues. Municipal solid waste is typically 50% to 60% organic material. Using its proprietary, licensed technology CleanTech converts this organic material into what it calls Process Engineered Fuel (PEF). The produced PEF is then converted into sugars, which are fermented to produce clean, fuel grade ethanol. Conclusive results further quantifying the efficiencies and economics of the processes will be disclosed in the coming weeks.

While corn-based ethanol production has provided the necessary impetus for development of a much needed biofuels industry, nearly everyone recognizes that ethanol production from non-food sources, called "Cellulosic Ethanol," is the future of biofuels. One of the primary challenges to cellulosic ethanol production is the cost of growing, harvesting, collecting and transporting the biomass. CleanTech's business model of using currently-collected MSW as its feedstock overcomes this problem, while simultaneously remediating landfill problems. In fact, contrary to the high feedstock costs of competing business models, MSW could even offer a negative feedstock cost, i.e. CleanTech will likely get paid to take its feedstock! This feedstock cost difference represents a tremendous advantage for CleanTech over its cellulosic ethanol producer competition.

Investors, watch this company closely!

Before the news was released, CLTH closed Tuesday at $1.08 a share.

For Stock Market Alerts' in-depth profile of CleanTech Biofuels, visit http://www.wallstreetenews.com/HotStocks/CLTH060308/default.aspx.

Other Stocks of interest yesterday were:

Cosan Limited (NYSE: CZZ) up 3.7% on 573,000 shares traded. Cosan Limited through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of sugar and ethanol primarily in Brazil. It grows and processes sugarcane to produce standard sugars, including raw sugar, crystal sugar, and organic sugar; and refined sugars, including granulated refined white sugar, amorphous refined sugar, refined sucrose liquid sugar, and refined inverted liquid sugar. The company also produces and sells hydrous, anhydrous, and industrial ethanol.

Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ: MEOH) up 1.8% on 550,000 shares traded. Methanex is a Vancouver-based, publicly traded company and is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets.

Xethanol Corporation (AMEX: XNL) down 8.7% on 234,000 shares traded. Xethanol Corporation is a renewable energy company focused on alternate energy products and technologies as well as producing ethanol and other co-products. Xethanol is focusing on renewable energy and clean technology, including biomass gasification for electricity production, wind power, solar power, energy storage, energy infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste recycling and agricultural processes.

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