Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Environmental Power Announces Achievement of Full Capacity & Commercial Operation at Huckabay Ridge Facility

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Power Corporation , a leader in the renewable bioenergy industry, today announced that its Huckabay Ridge facility in Stephenville, Texas, has achieved full-capacity production levels of pipeline-quality renewable natural gas (RNG(R)) and has now moved into full-scale commercial operation. The facility generates methane-rich biogas from manure and other agricultural waste, conditions the biogas to natural gas standards and distributes RNG(R) via a commercial pipeline. Huckabay Ridge is expected to produce approximately 635,000 MMBtus of RNG(R) per year -- the equivalent of over 4.6 million gallons of heating oil.

"Reaching targeted output-levels and commercial operation is an important milestone for the project and the Company," said Rich Kessel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Power. "Not only have we validated our technology, we have developed many innovative best practices and have gained valuable operating experience. We are applying this enhanced operating knowledge to the other large-scale biogas and RNG(R) projects we have under development. We are highly confident that this knowledge and experience will dramatically reduce the lead-time between completion of construction and reaching commercial-operation levels on future projects."

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