Lignol Receives Additional Funding from Ethanol BC and Announces Successful Trial Results for Mountain Pine Beetle Damaged Softwood and Other Wood Species

    VANCOUVER, June 14 /CNW/ - Lignol Innovations Ltd., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Lignol Energy Corporation (TSX-V: LEC) ("Lignol"), today
announced successful trial results in the conversion of various wood species
to cellulosic ethanol. Lignol also announced that it has received a
contribution agreement for up to $150,000 in additional funding from Ethanol
BC, an organization funded by various forest products companies in British
Columbia to encourage innovative utilization of wood residues within the
    Lignol has now established preliminary commercial operating conditions
for a number of abundant North American hardwood and softwood species,
including softwoods damaged by the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation. The
proprietary process conditions under which these results were achieved have
met, or are on track to meet, the company's preliminary commercial targets for
yields and conversion efficiency. The trial results have also either met or
exceeded several of the benchmarks for cellulosic ethanol commercial viability
established by the United States Department of Energy, to be achieved by 2012.
    "While we continue to refine our processes to obtain optimum yields and
efficiencies, our conversion results to date are encouraging and we believe
they have brought us one step closer to our goal of producing ethanol from
cellulosic feedstocks at economic levels comparable to that of grain-based
ethanol," said Alex Berlin, Lignol's VP Research.
    "These results in converting Mountain Pine Beetle damaged softwoods to
cellulosic ethanol confirm our view that this abundant feedstock currently
found in British Columbia, Alberta and the Pacific Northwest of the United
States represents a significant untapped potential for transportation fuels,"
said Ross MacLachlan, President and CEO of Lignol.

    About Lignol

    Lignol is a Canadian company undertaking the development of biorefineries
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 (HPL).
Lignol is executing on its development plan with several major companies in a
strategic partnership 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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For further information:

For further information: Lignol Energy Corporation: Ross MacLachlan,
President and 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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