Lignol Appoints Stephen H. White to its Board of Directors

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSX-V: LEC)
("Lignol" or "the Company"), a leading technology company in the cellulosic
ethanol and biorefining sector, today announced that Stephen H. White,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Chicago Energy Partners, has
joined the Board of Directors of Lignol.
    "Steve brings considerable commercial development and international
business experience to Lignol, with particular expertise in the energy sector.
We look forward to his strategic input and guidance in support of the ongoing
growth and development of our Company," said Ross MacLachlan, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Lignol.
    Mr. White is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Chicago
Energy Partners (TSX: FCE.UN) ("Fort Chicago"), based in Calgary, Alberta.
Fort Chicago owns and operates energy infrastructure assets across North
America and has an enterprise value of approximately $3.4 billion. Fort
Chicago is engaged in three principal businesses: a pipeline transportation
business; an NGL extraction business; and a power business with cogeneration
facilities in Ontario and California, district energy systems in Ontario and
Prince Edward Island and waste heat power facilities along the Alliance
Pipeline. Previously, Mr. White worked in various capacities with Chauvco
Resources Ltd. until it was sold in 1997. Born in New Zealand, Mr. White
completed his post-secondary education at the Waikato Technical Institute in
1978 and received his accounting designation (A.C.A.) from the New Zealand
Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1981.
    Mr. White will replace Mr. Bill Schmidt on Lignol's Board. Mr. Schmidt
will resign as a member of Lignol's Board, effective September 15, 2008. "We
thank Bill for his valued contributions as a long standing member of our Board
of Directors. It was mutually intended at the time of our public listing that
Bill would eventually cede his position on the Board as we advanced our
business plan. As an accomplished securities lawyer, Bill's guidance on
corporate governance and other matters were vital in the early development of
our Company," said Mr. MacLachlan.

    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 that have synergies with its
biorefining technology. For more information about Lignol, please visit our
website at

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economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors could
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different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be
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including among other things, those risk factors which are discussed elsewhere
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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
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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
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are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary

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For further information:

For further information: Lignol Energy Corporation, Ross MacLachlan,
President & CEO, Tel: (604) 222-9800 ext. 107, Email:; The
Equicom Group, Bruce Wigle, Investor Relations, Tel: (416) 815-0700 ext. 228,

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