IRVINE, Calif. -- BlueFire Ethanol Fuels is one of three companies selected to receive a $1 million grant from the California Energy Commission.

The grant is for BlueFire's "California Lignocellulosic
Biorefinery Project."

The CEC released a Program Opportunity Notice and Application Package for Biofuels Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) Grant Solicitation under the Renewable Energy Subject Area, Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program in October 2006. The Notice announced that up to $3 million was available for PIER project funding under this solicitation.

BlueFire CEO Arnold R. Klann said, "The CEC Grant approval furthers the state's and nation's awareness of the validity and commercial viability of BlueFire's cellulosic conversion technology. This CEC Program is another example of California's leadership in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the acceptance and endorsement of environmentally friendly alternative fuels."

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc. is established to deploy the commercially ready, patented, and proven Arkenol Technology Process for the profitable conversion of cellulosic ("Green Waste") waste materials to ethanol, a viable alternative to gasoline.

SOURCE: Bluefire Ethanol via Market Wire.