Lignol Announces Additions to Management, Plant Operations and Research Teams

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corp. ("Lignol") (TSX-V: LEC)
today announced several additions to its management, plant operations, and
research teams, including the hiring of Jeff Charpentier as Vice President,
Finance and Corporate Secretary.
    Prior to joining Lignol, Mr. Charpentier held a series of progressively
senior roles at several public companies in the technology and pharmaceutical
sectors including: CFO, Vice President of Finance, and Corporate Secretary,
Inex Pharmaceutical Corp.; CFO, Vice President of Finance and Corporate
Secretary, Chromos Molecular Systems Inc.; and Director of Finance, Sierra
Wireless Inc. Mr. Charpentier will be based in Lignol's new head office in
Burnaby, B.C.
    "Jeff has thrived in high-growth, technology-based industries and, as we
continue to grow, our team will benefit from his expertise in financial
management, internal controls, product licensing and partnership development,"
said David Turner, Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") and Executive Vice
President ("EVP") of Lignol.
    In recent months, Lignol has also bolstered its Burnaby, B.C. based plant
operations and research teams through the additions of:

    -   Raymond Ma, P.Eng, Vice President, Process Development - Mr. Ma is
        the former Director of Sales at Aker Kvaerner Chemetics and has
        extensive experience in the commercialization of new technologies,
        with particular skills in operations, process design and project

    -   Gurminder Minhas, MBA, Director of Technology Deployment - Mr. Minhas
        is the former Head of Research for the Pulp and Paper Division of
        Canfor Corp. and has extensive experience in process implementation
        for new technologies, as well as plant performance and optimization.

    -   Chris Tarling, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Program Manager -
        Dr. Tarling is a highly-skilled Bio-organic Chemist and laboratory
        manager with an extensive knowledge of enzyme kinetics and assay
        development. He was formerly engaged with the University of British
        Columbia in research and laboratory management.

    -   Olena Sevastyanova, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Lignin
        Development - Dr. Sevastyanova is an experienced wood science
        researcher specializing in lignin and carbohydrates chemistry,
        chemical pulp manufacturing, and synthesis and design of composite
        biomaterials. She was formerly engaged with the University of British
        Columbia in lignin research.

    More details on Lignol's team can be found on the company's website at

    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 cellulosic biomass feedstocks. Lignol's modified
solvent based pre-treatment technology, originally developed by a former
affiliate of General Electric, and then further developed and commercialized
for wood-pulp applications by a subsidiary of Repap Enterprises Inc.,
facilitates the rapid, high-yield conversion of cellulose to ethanol and the
production of value-added biochemical co-products, including 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

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    Certain statements contained in this document may constitute
"forward-looking statements". When used in this document, the words "may",
"would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe",
"estimate", "expect", "investigate", "looking at" as they relate to Lignol or
its management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements or
information. Such statements or information reflect Lignol's current views
with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties
and assumptions. Forward-looking statements and information are necessarily
based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered
reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business,
economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could
cause Lignol's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially
different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information,
including among other things, those risk factors which are discussed elsewhere
in documents that Lignol files from time to time with securities regulatory
authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize,
or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements or information
prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described
herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. The
Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise
any forward looking statements and information whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. All written and oral forward-looking
statements and information attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf
are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary

    The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has not reviewed and does not accept
    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, Tel: (604) 222-9800 ext. 107, Email:; The Equicom
Group, Bruce Wigle, Investor Relations, Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 228, Email:

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