SOURCE: U.S. Sustainable Energy Corp.

January 23, 2007 09:55 ET

Vegetable Energy Group, LLC Announces Massachusetts Green Electricity Initiative

Vegetable Energy Group, LLC dba Vee-Go Energy Signs MOU With U.S. Sustainable Energy Corporation, Sustainable Power Corporation, and E2M.org for Establishment of Green Electrical Energy Consortium in Western Massachusetts

EASTHAMPTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Following more than a year of collaborations with Western Mass. elected officials, energy producers and family farmers in the United States and Canada, Vee-Go Energy CEO Michael Garjian announced today the signing of a Memorandum Of Understanding detailing the creation in Western Massachusetts of what could be the largest green electrical energy consortium in the Northeast.

The MOU calls for the formation of a green consortium to be owned jointly by United States Sustainable Energy Corporation (www.ussec.us), a publicly traded company (PINKSHEETS: USSE); Vegetable Energy Group, LLC d/b/a Vee-Go Energy; and E2M.org (www.e2m.org). This consortium will work with USSEC subsidiary Sustainable Power Corporation (www.sustainablepowercorp.com) to provide wholesale green electrical energy and generation plants to public and municipal electricity buyers throughout the state. The green electricity will be generated by Sustainable Power Corporation (SPC) using a revolutionary new biofuel invented by John H. Rivera, CEO of US Sustainable Energy Corporation (USSE).

The biofuel discovery by U.S. Sustainable Energy Corp. is a major advancement for green energy that creates a quality organic-based fertilizer, while also producing unique biofuel and biogas natural byproducts at very low cost. Unlike other biodiesel alternatives however, the USSEC biofuel has a thermal value similar to petroleum diesel, displays no corrosive behavior, and is resistant to cold weather conditions up to -90 degrees Fahrenheit. USSEC's technology, known as "The Rivera Process," also creates three times more biofuel per bushel than any known green fuel alternative, and is ideally suited for use in turbines and power plants.

This week, Vee-Go Energy hosted a USSEC and SPC executive delegation, for meetings with power generators and buyers throughout Western Massachusetts. These included the Hampshire Council of Governments Electricity Program, Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative Energy Services Program, the Mt. Tom Power Station in Holyoke, and Chicopee and Westfield municipally owned utilities. USSEC and SPC have offered to provide the fuels and equipment that could enable the Mt. Tom Power Station to significantly reduce their current CO2 and other emissions and provide 150 megawatts of new green generation capacity. The consortium has also offered to install smaller turbine generators in municipal utilities located in Western Mass. and throughout the state. The first plant could be operational in a year if local utilities are able to provide letters of intent or purchase contracts which would enable SPC to begin the engineering and permitting process. The consortium has offered to provide buyers with green electricity at a guaranteed 10% discount below the lowest fossil fuel electricity prices for a term of ten to twenty years.

Project Coordinator and E2M CEO Michael Garjian states, "Within Western Mass. alone is enough market interest in green energy and the USSEC process to justify the installation of more than 600 megawatts of new green energy production. If buyers are willing to contractually commit to purchase green power, the consortium is ready to move ahead and provide the electrical power and generation facilities." Initially, biofuel would be shipped from USSEC's 500,000 square foot manufacturing facility on the Mississippi River in Natchez, MS via barge, rail, or pipelines. To supplement USSEC's first stage manufacturing phase of 1,200,000 gallon per day capacity, Rivera's biofuel could be produced locally.

To this end, Vee-Go Energy and E2M.org will expand their long time collaboration with the Central Connecticut Cooperative Farmers Association (www.cccfeeds.com), a family farmer cooperative that produces Vee-Go Energy Pellets, a new fuel for pellet stoves. "We will help the CCC expand its educational programs to teach family farmers to grow soybeans, crambe, canola and other energy crops throughout the Northeast and eastern seaboard areas. Our intention is to develop a totally self-sustaining energy infrastructure of family farmers who provide energy crops on a guaranteed profit basis to Rivera Process facilities located in economically depressed areas, manufacturing millions of gallons of fuel a month for green electricity generators throughout the state to be sold at lower-than fossil-fuel prices," Garjian added.

In addition to their meetings with utilities, the delegation presented a seminar for postgraduates and faculty at the University of Massachusetts and discussed the creation of academic grants and internships for students committed to the bioenergy field. "Our interest is to see USSE and Vee-Go Energy involve the University of Massachusetts, a leading research institution, as it enters the emerging area of bioenergy sciences," stated Garjian. Following the week's efforts, USSEC also attended as invited guests to Senator Kerry's 2nd Annual Business Procurement Conference at Northeastern University, where the Rivera Process was introduced to key delegates and business partners in Massachusetts, including Senator Kerry, Governor Patrick, and Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino.

About E2M

E2M is the designation Garjian, a longtime inventor holding nine worldwide patents, gave to his January 1, 2000 vision of a sustainable "Economic Model for Millennium 2000." He felt it made little sense to build sustainable business and energy infrastructures in an unsustainable economy, so he founded E2M.org to establish an E2M regional model of sustainable community capitalism -- first in Western Massachusetts then throughout the commonwealth and beyond. E2M has garnered the support of elected officials, educators, economists, entrepreneurs, labor leaders, students, and community members. E2M's role is to use its equity ownership and cash flows from its percentage of green electricity sales to create millions of dollars of community wealth for E2M's Regional Economic Councils (E2M RECs). The E2M RECs are citizen populated councils mandated under the E2M model to use their community wealth for loans and entrepreneur friendly venture investments to form more E2M Certified businesses who share wealth with their communities, to create new entrepreneurial programs, and address the community's most pressing social and environmental needs. E2M's goal is to build a sustainable economic infrastructure where economically powerful communities partner with corporations and governments and where people are more valued than profits. For more information, please visit E2M online at www.e2m.org.

About U.S. Sustainable Energy Corp.

U.S. Sustainable Energy offers a revolutionary and patent pending new energy process that creates three times more fuel per feedstock unit than any other biofuel process. The company has engineered the first bio-renewable fuel able to serve as a replacement to diesel with none of the negative traits associated with competitive fuels.

The USSEC biofuel is furthermore created at a nominal cost as the byproduct of producing organic fertilizer from recycled waste products, a discovery made during research into agricultural biomass now known as the "Rivera Process." The technology offers a solution to foreign oil dependence, significant reduction to the cost of electricity and ethanol production, and the eventual reversal of greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information on U.S. Sustainable Energy Corp, the biofuel discovery, and their advancements in green energy, visit www.greenpowergroup.com.

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