FUQING CITY, China, July 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Clean Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CCGY) ("China Clean Energy", the "Company"), a producer of biodiesel fuel and environmentally-friendly specialty chemical products made from renewable resources in The People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that business conditions have improved in the second quarter 2009, compared to the first quarter, driven by improved demand and higher average selling prices for its biodiesel and specialty chemical products. The Company also re-affirmed that the construction of its Jiangyin plant is expected to be completed in September 2009. Recent pictures illustrating progress in the construction of the new plant are available at: http://www.chinacleanenergyinc.com/Picture.htm .
Upon completion of the new plant, it is expected that China Clean Energy will consolidate its position as the second largest biodiesel company in China with biodiesel production capacity of 100,000 tons from the new plant and 10,000 from the existing plant for a total of 110,000 tons per year. The new plant will also have the capability to produce up to 30,000 tons of specialty chemicals which management believes is critically important to maintain the Company's operating flexibility to optimize margins and reduce the business risk associated with mismatches of feedstock and diesel prices in China over the economic cycle.
"We are pleased to re-affirm that the Jiangyin plant is expected to be operational in the beginning of the fourth quarter 2009," said Mr. Tai-ming Ou, China Clean Energy's Chairman and CEO. "In addition, we are very pleased to announce that we have experienced improved sales volume and prices for biodiesel and specialty chemicals in the second quarter as a result of increased orders from existing customers as well as from new business development efforts. In the second quarter, two new clients started to place orders and we look forward to further enhancing our sales force to support the ramp up of our new plant."
China Clean Energy management continues to closely evaluate the developments relating to the recently announced consumption tax on diesel products in the Fujian Province, where the Company has operating facilities. Currently, the local tax authority has recommended that biodiesel be exempt from such tax, but a final decision is pending PRC government approval. Once a decision is announced by the PRC government, the Company will evaluate any potential impact on its biodiesel business and make the necessary adjustments to its business model.
China Clean Energy also wishes to reiterate that the implementation in Fujian of the Value-Added-Tax ("VAT") refund for biodiesel made from waste vegetable oil has not been finalized. The Company is monitoring the situation and will proceed to take advantage of this incentive once the provincial government provides more clarity.
About China Clean Energy:
China Clean Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Fujian Zhongde Technology Co., Ltd. and Fujian Zhongde Energy Co., Ltd, is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of biodiesel and specialty chemical products made from renewable resources. For additional information please visit: http://www.chinacleanenergyinc.com .
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