New Generation Biofuels Inc. announced today that it has entered into a Test Burn Agreement with FirstEnergy Corp. to demonstrate its proprietary biofuel technology in utility scale power generation applications.
The Agreement calls for New Generation Biofuels to supply its biofuel for a test program that will be performed in early 2008 at FirstEnergy's Lorain, Ohio combustion turbine facility. The test program will include the evaluation of both technical and environmental performance characteristics of New Generation Biofuel's products in combustion turbine applications.
"We're excited to be teaming with FirstEnergy to build on our recent successes as we continue to commercialize our proprietary renewable biofuel," said David A. Gillespie, president and CEO of New Generation Biofuels. "We're looking forward to further validation of our biofuel in combustion turbine applications. We also look forward to successfully completing the testing program."
"We are proud of our record of environmental achievements -- including our participation in more than a dozen clean-coal technology projects, some of which have led to the development of the most widely used control systems today," said Gary R. Leidich, FirstEnergy executive vice president and president of FirstEnergy Generation. "Working with New Generation Biofuels to test their biofuel product at one of our plants is a continuation of our commitment to producing electricity in an environmentally responsible manner while meeting our customers' needs."