21.9.2006: Meldung: Ethanex Energy Announces Alliance for Construction of Ethanol Production Facility

Ethanex Energy, Inc., a renewable energy company whose mission is to become the ethanol industry"s low-cost producer, today announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with the Industrial Investment Council (IIC) www.iic.de to assist the Company with the establishment of bio-ethanol facilities in Germany. The IIC is an investment agency funded by the Federal Government of Germany, five eastern German States and Berlin whose Board includes the former CEO of Siemens Corporation, President of General Motors Europe, and Director of BASF.

"We are excited to be working with the IIC and the German Government to help establish our European initiative," said Al Knapp, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ethanex. "The European Union has recently instituted legislative mandates for bio-ethanol production similar to those called for by the Renewable Fuels Act of 2005 in the United States. To meet the new bio-ethanol requirements for direct blending European capacity has to more than triple by 2010. These growth dynamics provide Ethanex the opportunity to quickly establish itself as a global leader in the production of ethanol."

Dr. Robert Hermann, Head of Life Sciences and Chemicals at the IIC stated "We are extremely impressed with Ethanex management"s international energy project development experience and key industry relationships and view them as an ideal partner to advance Germany"s renewable energy initiatives."

The IIC is assisting Ethanex with determining project economics, supporting potential site selection, developing strategic partnerships, and accessing German Federal and State investment incentive programs with a view towards fast tracking the Company"s European development activities.

About Ethanex Energy, Inc.

Ethanex Energy, Inc. is a renewable energy company whose mission is to become the ethanol industry"s low-cost producer. The Company expects to achieve this industry position through the application of next-generation feedstock technologies and use of alternative energy sources. Ethanex Energy is currently developing three ethanol production facilities located in the Midwest, with a combined production capacity of approximately 300 million gallons of ethanol per year. The Company expects these three plants to be operational in 2008. Ethanex Energy is concentrating its geographic focus in areas that allow access to abundant supplies of corn, alternative energy sources, transportation infrastructure and the potential for expedited permitting. Ethanex Energy"s acquisition and brownfield development strategies afford it rapid capacity development with significant operating cost advantages. The Company"s senior management has over eighty years of experience in the energy sector including the design, construction and operation of hundreds of power generation facilities. Ethanex Energy is based in Basehor, Kansas with offices in Santa Rosa, California and Charleston, South Carolina. For more information about Ethanex Energy, visit www.ethanexenergy.com


Ethanex Energy, Inc.
Bryan Sherbacow, 843-724-1555
Investor Relations:
Strategic Growth International
Jennifer K. Zimmons, Ph.D., 212-838-1444

Source: Ethanex Energy, Inc.
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