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CALGARY, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc. ("Maple Leaf") is
pleased to report that its Board of Directors have approved the Memorandum of
Understanding ("M.O.U.") with Jilin Saar County of Xinjiang autonomous region
of China ("Jilin") to establish a Bio Diesel Production Chain (the "project")
for Shiny-Leaved Yellowhorn trees ("Yellowhorn"), as previously announced by
Maple Leaf on October 16, 2007.
Maple Leaf will advance $370,000 ($3,000,000 RMB) to commence work on
this project immediately. The investment in the first year of the project is
estimated to be about $1.17 million (9,100,000 RMB). Initial funding will
assist a new Xinjiang subsidiary of Maple Leaf to handle the project and
prepare for the planting of 100,000 seedlings and purchase of 300,000
kilograms of Yellowhorn fruit for cooking oil extraction. The cooking oil
extraction will be performed by a subcontracted processing plant. The Xinjiang
subsidiary will also prepare applications to receive grants and subsidies from
the Chinese Government in the next fiscal year.
Maple Leaf would also like to provide the following information regarding
the project, as the Yellowhorn is a local Chinese species and western
communities may not be familiar with its usage.
1. Each mu (0.17 acre) can grow 200 Yellowhorn trees; the 400,000 mu
provided by Jilin to Maple Leaf under the M.O.U. will be capable of
growing up to 80 million trees.
2. Each Yellowhorn can produce 2.5 to 3 kilograms of fruit after 3 years
and 5 to 7 kilograms of fruit after 5 years.
3. Each kilogram of fruit can yield 30% or 0.3 kilograms of Yellowhorn
oil during the extraction process.
4. Maple Leaf's proposed processing plant will be able to produce
100,000 tonnes or 100 million kilograms of either cooking oil or bio
diesel oil annually by using a chemical processing method.
5. The current market price of Yellowhorn fruit cooking oil is about
$40 RMB (Cdn $5.18) a kilogram. The Yellowhorn bio diesel oil is
about $5 RMB (Cdn $0.65) a kilogram.
6. Yellowhorn oil has also been used in China for various medical
applications, including treatments for Arthritis, AIDS, Alzheimer's
Maple Leaf will be providing more relevant information and updates about
this project on its website.
Maple Leaf's primary mission is to provide top quality, value added
nursery seedlings and modern Canadian tree growing technology to assist China
in solving its desertification problems. Maple Leaf currently has over
6,000,000 various types of seedlings under cultivation in its 110,000 square
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development trends within the China's seedling industry; business strategy;
expansion and growth of Maple Leaf's business and operations and other such
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seedling product supply and demand; competition; and Maple Leaf's ability to
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what benefits Maple Leaf will derive therefrom. Subject to applicable law,
Maple Leaf disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
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events or otherwise.
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affecting forward-looking statements is available in other disclosure
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For further information:
For further information: regarding Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc., visit
www.mlreforestation.com or contact: Raymond Lai, President & CEO, Office (403)
668-7560, Fax: (403) 250-2534, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org