BlueFire Renewables Signs 15-Year Feedstock Supply Contract for Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

Cellulosic biofuels company BlueFire Renewables, Inc. has signed a contract with Cooper Marine & Timberlands (CMT) to provide feedstock for BlueFire’s planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton, MS for a period of up to 15 years.

Under the agreement, CMT will supply BlueFire’s Fulton, Mississippi project with all of the feedstock required to produce approximately 19-million gallons of ethanol per year from locally sourced cellulosic materials such as wood chips, forest residual chips, pre-commercial thinnings and urban wood waste such as construction waste, storm debris, land clearing; or manufactured wood waste from furniture manufacturing.

Coupled with our recently-announced off-take agreement with Tenaska BioFuels, LLC, the key input and output contracts required for financing are now resolved.

—Arnold Klann, CEO of BlueFire Renewables, Inc.

Under the Agreement, CMT will pursue a least-cost strategy for feedstock supply made possible by the project site’s proximity to feedstock sources and the flexibility of BlueFire’s process to use a wide spectrum of cellulosic waste materials in pure or mixed forms.

Cooper Marine Timberlands (CMT), with several chip mills in operation in Mississippi and Alabama, is a member company of Cooper/T. Smith, one of America’s oldest and largest stevedoring and maritime related firms with operations on all three US coasts and foreign operations in Central and South America.

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