BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc., a pioneer in cellulosic ethanol production via its proprietary conversion process utilizing concentrated acid hydrolysis, disclosed today that their CEO, Arnold Klann, will attend the 4th Annual Cellulosic Biofuels Summit (CBS) next week on Nov. 17. The event will be held in Washington, D.C.

Standing alongside executives from across the cellulosic biofuel industry, such as Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, Under Secretary for the Department of Energy, and Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, Klann will help resolve financing issues facing the industry.

Klann expressed BFRE’s pleasure at participating in the CBS and emphasized the importance of funding challenges faced by the entire industry. Klann cited BFRE’s Concentrated Acid Hydrolysis Technology Process as being a commercially-ready, proven and patented vehicle whereby non-foodstock urban, agricultural and forestry waste (collectively biomass) could be converted to ethanol, while growing the industry. Klann went on to say that BFRE and other industry leaders “must find solutions to financing road blocks” so that the industry can “take cellulosic ethanol one step further and begin producing on a commercial scale.”

Shovels eagerly poised to break ground at their Lancaster, CA site, BFRE’s planned biorefinery for this location is fully permitted and the Company awaits the financing needed to proceed on the completed 20-month license. This installation will consume post-sorted biomass from Southern California’s overflowing landfills and generate up to 3.9 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol annually.

This project would add capacity to BFRE’s streamlined ethanol production model, which emphasizes production within targeted markets, where high local demand translates into reduced transportation overhead. With a second 18M gallon capacity biorefinery plant being relocated to Fulton, Mississippi, BFRE capitalizes on its second major strategy element, locating production where there is abundant regional feedstock.

The ability to use a robust, proprietary process for renewable, cost-effective production of an immediately appreciable alternative to gasoline makes BFRE a company poised to cash in on the emerging green economy. With technology that has global applications, committed leadership, and real sector savvy, BFRE promises to make good on its dedication to transforming the world’s fuel paradigm.