SOURCE: US Energy Initiatives Corporation

April 03, 2007 05:41 ET

US Energy Initiatives and BAF Technologies Launch California Port Initiative

Initiative Targets Thousands of Diesel Vehicles Used in California Ports

TAMPA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- US Energy Initiatives Corporation ("US Energy" or the "Company") (OTCBB: USEI), today announced the first Cummins engine has been shipped to the Company's development facility in PeachTree City, Georgia. The Company is partnering with BAF Technologies to achieve a California Air Resource Board (CARB) Level III Certification as an emission control device. US Energy is an ISO-9001 certified manufacturer of a patent dual-fuel system (the "Hybrid System")

"It is difficult to grasp the enormity of the problems facing our ports and particularly in California," said USEI CEO Phil Rappa. "Approximately 40% of all container loads brought into the US travel through California ports and the State of California has been the most aggressive in combating the ill effects of diesel particulates and nitrogen oxide or NOx. We are excited about the marriage of our Hybrid Dual-Fuel System together with BAF's SmartMuffler technology. In previous emission testing, our Hybrid Fuel System was able to achieve a 78.9% reduction in particulate matter or PM and a 22.9% reduction in NOx. We believe the SmartMuffler will substantially improve our NOx reduction qualifying our combined technologies as a Level III certified emission control device. This will open the door for our Company, together with BAF, to market our product throughout the United States. Equally exciting is once we've received our CARB Level III certification, we can also begin aggressive sales in Europe. The standards for a CARB Level III exceed the emission standards set by the European Union," concluded Mr. Rappa.

According to the State Environmental Resource Center, "The busy ports at Long Beach and Los Angeles, California, taken together, emit more pollution that the region's top 300 emitting industrial plants and refineries. A 2003 study in Oakland, California, revealed that diesel emission levels in the community near the port were 90 times higher per square mile than in the rest of the state. Most major U.S. ports, including Los Angeles, Oakland, Long Beach, New York, New Jersey, and Houston, violate federal safety standards for ozone and particulate matter." A full text of the article can be found at (www.serconline.org/dieselPortPollution.html).

According to the President of BAF Technologies John Bacon, "BAF Technologies has recently shipped a Cummins 8.3 Liter engine to HFS for the development of their dual fuel technology to be used on off-road vehicles at California ports. With the HFS technology, we will be able to meet the very difficult CARB Level III emission standards. This will open the door for us to upfit several hundred vehicles over the next 18 months. Once we get started in California, we can move on to the thousands of vehicles for both on-road and off-road applications at other US ports," concluded Mr. Bacon.

About US Energy Initiatives Corporation (OTCBB: USEI) (www.usenergyic.com)

US Energy, formed in 1996, commercializes a patent dual-fuel diesel to natural gas conversion technology through the automotive aftermarket and through certain original equipment manufacturers. The Company's facilities include a state-of-the-art systems development and testing lab in PeachTree City, Georgia and an ISO-9001 certified manufacturing facility in Tampa, Florida.

About BAF Technologies (www.baftechnologies.com)

BAF Technologies is the premier provider of natural gas and propane vehicle conversions. Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the company supports global clients with alternative fuel systems (both LPG and CNG), application engineering, technical training, service parts, technical consulting, research and development, design, and engineered products. During the past decade, the company has been the leader in marketing and systems integration for niche markets within the Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) industry.

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