Lignol Energy and HA International Announce Joint Product Development Agreement for High Purity Lignin HP-L(TM)



    VANCOUVER and WESTMONT, IL, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation
("Lignol") (TSX-V: LEC) a leading technology company in the cellulosic ethanol
and biorefining sector, and HA International ("HAI"), North America's largest
supplier of products for foundry core and mold production, today announced a
Joint Development Agreement (the "Agreement") for the development of
commercial applications incorporating Lignol's unique, High-Purity Lignin
HP-L(TM) ("HP-L(TM)") in foundry binders and associated applications.
    The Agreement sets forth a program to incorporate Lignol's renewable and
sustainable HP-L(TM) into existing and potentially new foundry binder
applications of HAI. The Agreement includes an exclusive conditional supply
agreement for a substantial portion of the lignin output from the proposed
Lignol commercial demonstration plant, whose terms shall be effective upon the
successful conclusion of the joint development program and the construction of
Lignol's commercial demonstration plant.
    "The development of products containing renewable and sustainable
materials that have environmental benefits is a major objective of HAI's
EcoMission program for the foundry industry and is consistent with the
industry's commitment to sustainability," said Keith McLean, President of HA
International.
    "The potential revenues associated with such Supply Agreements are an
important component of the overall revenues and economic returns that can be
derived from the Lignol biorefinery process," said David Turner, Executive
Vice President of Lignol.
    "This Agreement demonstrates continued progress in the development of
potentially large-scale commercial applications for Lignol's HP-L(TM). HAI has
tremendous experience and market access as the largest supplier of foundry
binders in North America, and we are delighted to be working with them to
create novel environmentally sustainable product," added Dr. William Armiger,
Lignol's VP Specialty Chemicals.
    In converting non-food cellulosic biomass feedstocks, such as
agricultural residues and forestry waste, into ethanol, the Lignol biorefining
process fractionates the biomass, and extracts lignin, which naturally occurs
in all cellulosic biomass, to produce a range of unique HP-L(TM) materials.
These have been shown to have application in a wide range of industrial
products replacing materials typically derived from petrochemicals, with a
consequent reduction of greenhouse gas formation.

    About HA International ("HAI")

    HA International (HAI) serves the North American foundry industry as the
largest supplier of products for core/mold production. HAI offers the North
American foundries the most comprehensive range of products supported in three
market segments: Resins Systems for bonding sand; Resin Coated Sand (RCS) for
the shell process; and Refractory Coatings. Resin systems include: shell
resins, ester cured phenolic coldbox and nobake resins, phenolic urethane
coldbox and nobake resins, acid curing furan and phenolic resins, hot box
resins, and inorganic binders. RCS's available from HAI include products for
general purpose, aluminum, low nitrogen and specialty coated sands such as
zircon. Refractory coatings include products for iron, steel, and lost foam
applications, and foundry ancillary products such as adhesives and release
agents.
    More information about HAI can be found at www.ha-international.com

    About Lignol

    Lignol (TSX-V: LEC) is a Canadian company undertaking the development of
biorefining technologies for the production of fuel-grade ethanol and other
biochemical co-products from non-food cellulosic biomass feedstocks. Lignol's
modified solvent based pre-treatment technology facilitates the rapid,
high-yield conversion of cellulose to ethanol and the production of
value-added biochemical co-products, including a High Purity Lignin HP-L(TM).
Lignol is executing on its development plan through strategic partnerships to
further develop and integrate the core technologies on a commercial scale.
Lignol also intends to invest in, or otherwise obtain, equity interests in
energy related projects which have synergies with its biorefining technology.
For more information about Lignol, please visit our website at www.lignol.ca.

    
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    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    

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For further information:

For further information: Lignol Energy Corporation, Ross MacLachlan,
President & CEO, Tel: (604) 222-9800 ext. 108, Email: info@lignol.ca; HA
International, Keith McLean, President & CEO, Tel: (630) 575-5700 ext. 5719,
Email: mcleank@ha-international.com; The Equicom Group, Bruce Wigle, Investor
Relations, Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 228, Email:bwigle@equicomgroup.com

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