IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BFRE), a company focused on changing the world's transportation fuel paradigm through the production of ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, has announced the strategic relocation of its second planned biorefinery to Fulton, Mississippi.
After having been awarded a $40 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a second planned facility in California, BlueFire Ethanol, in 2007, began development and licensing work to build their second biorefinery plant.
"Navigating the development and licensing process in California in a time effective manner coupled with the challenging business climate in the State convinced BlueFire to petition the DOE for a site change to Mississippi," stated Arnold Klann, BlueFire's President and CEO. "We determined the Fulton site located in north eastern Mississippi was best suited to fulfill our requirements for our second biorefinery plant after studying various locations in several states over the past year."
"The DOE has been supportive and helpful in BlueFire's project development activities targeted at fulfilling the current administration's goal of rapid deployment of cellulosic biofuel projects. DOE's approval of the site change should help BlueFire remain on track for executing our business growth strategy," added Mr. Klann.
The Fulton, MS project will allow BlueFire to utilize green and wood wastes available in the region as feedstock for the ethanol plant that will be designed to produce approximately 18 million gallons of ethanol per year. BlueFire is currently receiving funding under the $40 million DOE grant it was awarded in 2007 for the development of the plant in Fulton, Mississippi. <
|SOURCE BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc.|
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